Idlewild, Singapore

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Idlewild: InterContinental Cocktail Bar

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.

Andy Griffiths | Head of Operations and Creative - 1 |Idlewild | Food For Thought

The bar is run by Andy Griffiths and seeks to takes you on a journey across the original transatlantic route, from Dublin to Lima to New York and reaching Havana. Our signature cocktails are from the Cocktail En Route section, and some of our favourites are Sugarloaf (Mexico City), Caife (Dublin), The French Cook (Paris) and Journey of Limun (Rome).

“We’re really looking to tell the story of the Golden Age of air travel and take guests back to that era of glamour and luxury and more importantly, bring back that sense of wonder and joy of venturing into the unknown that permeated these early days. From the moment guests step through our doors, we hope that they feel transported to an exotic, eclectic world and feel open to exploration and inspired to go on their own adventures and create their own stories.” — Andy Griffiths, Head of Operations and Creative, Idlewild, InterContinental Hotel Singapore.

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Come Fly With Me

Not only is the menu beautifully designed, the cocktails are all named after specific cities which are, Lima, Peru; Havana, Cuba; Mexico City, Mexico; New York, USA; Dublin, Ireland; London, England: Paris, France; Rome, Italy; Lisbon, Portugal; and Casablanca, Morocco.

Berbere Smash - Featured in Casablanca |Idlewild | Food For Thought

Berbere Smash – Featured in Casablanca

Rebel Yell Small Batch reserve, bourbon Moroccan mint tea syrup, preserved lemon, fresh mint, and supercharged cardamom bitters

The berber smash was a great version of an alcoholic Moroccan mint tea, much tastier than you’d imagine and also looks beautiful.

Journey of Limun - Featured in Rome |Idlewild | Food For Thought

Journey of Limun – Featured in Rome

House lemon & strawberry sherbet, Mancino Bianco Vermouth, Bruto Americano ‘Bitter’ and Prosecco

The nod to Italian cocktails was well balanced, with the traditional Italian flavours coming through, more sweet than bitter.

Sugarloaf - Featured in Mexico City |Idlewild | Food For Thought

Sugarloaf – Featured in Mexico City

Plantation pineapple rum, 1840 Cognac, spiced tepache, tamarind and lime

Very drinkable long drink and one for the rum fans. The spiced tepache and tamarind added a complex sourness.

Shaftesbury Theatre - Featured in London |Idlewild | Food For Thought

Shaftesbury Theatre – Featured in London

Ford’s London Dry gin, Mancino Secco vermouth, Chartreuse Genepi, and black lemon bitters

Very much for gin drinkers, the upscale gin and bitters had a nice boozy complexity.

Cross Of Lorraine - Featured in Paris |Idlewild | Food For Thought

Cross Of Lorraine – Featured in Paris

Pierre Ferrand Cognac blend, Mancino Bianco vermouth, Amaretto and Tepus Fugit Grand Classico

This French inspired cocktail had a nice sweetness to it, quite spirit forward, especially if youre a fan of that complex sweet aftertaste.

Lobby Level,
InterContinental Singapore,
80, Middle Road,
Singapore 188966
+65 6825 1045
Operating Hours:
Tuesdays to Thursdays, 5.00 pm to 1.00 am
Fridays and Saturdays, 5.00 pm to 2.00 am
Sundays, 3. 00 pm to 1.00 am
Closed on Mondays


Nicholas Ng

Nicholas Ng is a restaurant critic and drinks writer and is the editor of independent publication Food For Thought. He has been a freelance journalist for the 15 years and has previously worked as a lawyer and in digital marketing. He currently is the Principal Consultant of A Thought Full Consultancy, a food and beverage marketing consultancy.

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