Shaken and stirred

Published Thu, Feb 21, 2019 · 09:50 PM

AS Singapore's cocktail scene flourishes, bars seem to be popping up faster than you can shake a swizzle stick at. What might seem like a cool passion project that will win many friends is in fact a never-ending shift of planning, hard work and keeping a close eye on costs.

BT goes behind the scenes of three popular bars to find out what it takes to stand out, in Brunch in The Business Times Weekend this Saturday.

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The Finish Line previews the Asia Pilates Summit taking place in March, which will mark the coming of age of the Pilates industry in Singapore.

Our resident Barfly examines the multi-faceted martini, a seemingly infinitely changeable cocktail.

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