One-Ninety Bar, previously established by Barcelona-based mixologist Javier de las Muelas, has now completely reinvented itself as a day-to-night bar destination for discerning drinkers.

Joseph Haywood now mans the bar and its alfresco counterpart, Terraza. Previously from Bar Margot at Four Seasons Atlanta, the bartender is no stranger to the hotel business. He’s renowned for his bespoke cocktails, but his newly launched l’aperitivo programme at One-Ninety is a unique stamp on the local bar scene that we fully appreciate.

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Joseph Haywood of One-Ninety Bar.

Aperitifs, as the French say, come in familiar forms like the negroni or gin and tonic. These have always been a hallmark of any solid cocktail programme, but are too easy to get wrong.

At One-Ninety, Haywood will bring the Aperol Spritz, Sherry Cobbler, the Negroni, the French 75 and the Bamboo to patrons. Each order of a cocktail or mocktail entitles the customer to the cold cuts and cheese selection by the bar — really cementing the notion of a pre-meal drink.

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The One-Ninety Negroni.

Aside from the l’aperitivo hour, One-Ninety Bar has established Afternoon Coffee. Playing on the concept of afternoon tea, the bar will be preparing hot or cold brews of coffee using 100% Arabica beans from Tanzania. Accompanying the coffee is a selection of cakes and pastries, as per what one would normally get at a high tea session.

If you find yourself in Orchard Road, and need a serene bar for a couple of after-work drinks or a midday chat session to unwind, you ought to give the revamped One-Ninety a shot.

One-Ninety Bar, Four Seasons Hotel, 190 Orchard Boulevard, Singapore 248646, +65 6734 1110

Beatrice Bowers
Features Editor
Beatrice Bowers writes about beauty, drinks, and other nice things. When not bound to her keyboard, she moonlights as a Niffler for novels and can be found en route to bankruptcy at your nearest bookstore. Don't tell her boss.