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Food For Thought is here to share with you bar reviews from of all over Asia. We specialise in covering the newest bars around town and beyond. Have a look at our Ultimate Bar Guides for a selection including Best Bars in Kuala Lumpur and Best Bars in Hong Kong. You can also search for more specific Bar Reviews as well as Drink Reviews for whiskey, cognac and wine reviews.


“Alcohol, taken in sufficient quantities, may produce all the effects of drunkenness.”
— Oscar Wilde


Frank’s Bar x Bar Trigona: The Best Is Yet To Come

Frank’s Bar x Bar Trigona: The Best Is Yet To Come

Located within Avenue K sits a still unopened bar, named after the eponymous crooner himself, Frank’s bar lends its name from Frank Sinatra. With a menu that can only be described as sonic-centric, the new bar’s pop up at Bar Trigona sets an example of the best that’s yet to come. Continue reading →
Nadodi’s Liquid Degustation: Traversing The Indian Landscape One Drop At A Time

Nadodi’s Liquid Degustation: Traversing The Indian Landscape One Drop At A Time

When it comes to Indian fine dining in Kuala Lumpur, there are few and far between that comes close to doing what Nadodi does, and now, they have taken it further by creating a liquid degustation to match. The new menu takes you through a journey across the Indian subcontinent, taking inspiration from as far north as the Tibetan plateau, to the homelands of Nadodi’s cuisine itself, Southern India, once again taking you on their nomadic journey. Continue reading →
Bar Trigona: Life Cycle Of A Fruit

Bar Trigona: Life Cycle Of A Fruit

Bar Trigona at the Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur has recently won Ketel One’s Sustainable Bar at the Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020, and they have continued in that stride with their latest menu, the Life Cycle Of A Fruit. The concept is simple, to completely utilise a fruit so that nothing goes to waste, not even the peels. Continue reading →
JungleBird: The Bird Is The Word

JungleBird: The Bird Is The Word

If you live in Kuala Lumpur and have never heard of JungleBird, then you really need to visit. The eponymous rum bar is named after Malaysia’s only national cocktail, a rum and Campari concoction originally concocted at the original Aviary Bar at the Hilton Kuala Lumpur in 1973. By consistently placing at the Asia’s 50 Best Bars, you can see why they’re known for not only for their collection of some of the most outstanding rums, but having a home away from home hospitality, as well as a newfound delivery service to match. Continue reading →
Classing It Up at Three X Co

Classing It Up at Three X Co

Located within Bangsar Shopping Centre sits Three X Co, one of the best speakeasies in Kuala Lumpur. The prohibition-styled bar is serves twists on classics with an eastern touch, with many of their signature drinks looking quite familiar if you’ve grown up in Malaysia. From their delicious Penang nutmeg juice influenced Balik Pulau to their ginseng herbal tea inspired Eastern Poem, there is something for everyone, and that’s not even considering their amazing classics. But the latest conditions have caused businesses to change, and that's where home deliveries come to save the day. Continue reading →
Suzie Wong

Suzie Wong

Located behind the wall of a little wonton shop, Suzie Wong is known for its decadent nightlife and exciting cabaret shows. The much bigger than it looks hole in the wall is actually home to one of Kuala Lumpur’s best kept secrets, which opens up into two large areas, the medieval influenced Robert Lounge, and the cabaret and performance hall named the Suzie Room. Although they carry a decent cocktail programme and dinner menu, the star of Suzie Wong is really its performances. Continue reading →
Best Bars in Singapore 2019

Best Bars in Singapore 2019

Singapore is world renown for having some of the best bars in the world. With some of the most talented bartenders gracing the city, Singapore bars offer a plethora of experiences, from luxurious hotel bars to unique concepts of experimental concoctions. With a continuous effort to elevate their bar scene, and so many making the top 10 at the Asia’s 50 Best Bars, we take a look at some of our favourites. Continue reading →
Junior “The Pocket Bar”, Singapore

Junior “The Pocket Bar”, Singapore

If you’ve never heard about Junior The Pocket Bar, you really should. The little 8-seater bar located in Tanjung Pagar, Singapore is one of the most unique of its kind. Not only do they essentially change their concept every 6 months, the pocket-sized bar is unique down to its minute detail, from its previous feature Pacifica, a 1920's tiki theme, to the Petit Chalet, a 1970's showcase. Continue reading →
Sakura Den

Sakura Den

Located on the edge of Old Klang Road sits a quiet little bar, with a theme that is quite simple yet elegant, Sakura Den. This Japanese sake cocktail bar seeks to do one thing, to serve high quality Asian spirits blended with great local ingredients. With a menu focusing on traditional Asian health remedies to their Cocktail’s Creed programme, you need to see why you should take your horse to the Old Klang Road. Continue reading →
Idlewild, Singapore

Idlewild, Singapore

Located within the InterContinental Singapore sits Idlewild, a speakeasy cocktail bar taking its name from the original name of the John F. Kennedy International Airport. The theme of the bar is simple, to take you on its transatlantic flights, all within a cocktail glass. With some wonderful cocktails inspired from each international destination, fasten your seatbelt before you depart on you journey. Continue reading →
IB HQ, Singapore

IB HQ, Singapore

For those familiar with the Indigenous Bartender, you will be familiar with IB HQ Singapore. This quirky little bar serves cocktails made with local ingredients, mainly from discoveries through years of research. Fair warning, the bar is not for the faint-hearted as the flavours can come pretty bold. All in all, quite fascinating really. Continue reading →
ATLAS, Singapore

ATLAS, Singapore

There are few bars that can claim a reputation as being one of the most beautiful bars in the world, and ATLAS Singapore is one of them. The art deco design of the building houses one of the most extensive gin collections in all of Singapore and is known not only for its aesthetics, but consistently makes the World’s 50 Best Bars and Asia’s 50 Best Bars. Continue reading →
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