White Shades is a unique cocktail experience in Singapore, created by JiaWei Bai, Co-Founder of Stay Gold Flamingo, ranked #32 on Asia's 50 Best Bar 2023. This four-story shophouse on Boon Tat Street offers a unique opportunity to explore spirits in different forms, from boozy gelatos to bespoke craft concoctions, draft cocktails, and beer. White Shades' space is designed to offer a multi-sensory experience, marrying different concepts under one roof for the ultimate convenience of inviting diners to embrace the extraordinary. It's the perfect place for cocktail enthusiasts to indulge their senses and enjoy a one-of-a-kind drinking experience.
The first floor houses the ice cream parlour Dessert, where joy and playfulness are the norm. The white walls provide the perfect backdrop for the vibrant furniture and hanging art installations that add pops of colour. The playlist of famous hits sets the mood. The menu boasts 12 types of ice cream, including four tantalising alcoholic flavours, four classics, two sorbets, and the remaining are seasonal and experimental. The housemade juniper-flavored cones complement the ice cream, and guests can also enjoy cold-brewed tea and coffee, as well as low-ABV tea cocktails, providing a lighter experience of the innovative cocktail program that is the DNA of White Shades.
Upon ascending to the second floor, guests will arrive at the Cocktail, a sophisticated bar adorned with dark gradient tones and man-made stone. The ambience shifts to a more refined and luxurious mood, with soulful R&B music providing a mellower acoustic experience from the cushioned walls. On this level, hospitality is taken to the highest level, with exceptional service being the top priority. Guests are encouraged to socialise in this area, with cosy indoor seating for intimate conversations, outdoor tables for those looking to party, and waist-high ledges for those who prefer to stand close to the bar and mingle.
The Cocktail's menu is unique and carefully crafted, featuring innovative cocktails and fusion dishes. Bai, the creator of the first cocktail menu concept called "unRAW", shares his journey in creating White Shades. One of the cocktails offered at the venue is called Savi Galloping. It is made with Codigo Blanco tequila, paprika, lime, fire water, and smoked chips. The inspiration behind this unique cocktail comes from the Hermès scarves that adorn the space and the dust that was stirred up during the construction process.
The menu presents a narrative that unfolds gradually. As the dust settles down, the team is ready to kick off the show, reflected in Bomber J. The cocktail, named after the bomber jacket uniform that the team wears, is a well-balanced mix of Suntory World Whisky AO, toasted rice syrup, and Hinkoi bitters. Other cocktails on the menu provide a sneak peek into Bai's plans to innovate the menu in the next five months.
To hand its customers an ultimate indulgence experience, White Shades offers a menu of bold, contemporary fusion dishes artfully composed by Chef Hosni, who formerly worked at Employees Only in Singapore. The menu features standout dishes such as Beef Tartare topped with a runny quail yolk and sambal matah, and Tagliatelle tossed with spiced bebek ragu and winged bean. The Beef Cheek Rendang Grilled Cheese with brie and red cheddar is a decadent option to satisfy guests' appetite while enjoying their cocktails. The menu is the epitome of gastronomy.
Ride the lift to the next floor and teleport into the Event, a blank canvas illuminated by ambient ceiling lights that can alter into any colour. The space is perfect for creative minds with the freedom to fill it with their unique imagination, vibe, and style. The customisable setting can be tailored to fit any branding or occasion. This event space in Singapore has a capacity of 35 guests, making it ideal for intimate gatherings.
At the top of this shophouse in Singapore, on the stunning rooftop, White Shades takes the concept of relaxed cocktail experiences to new heights. The Rooftop will be filled with the sounds of soulful acoustic covers and live music, creating a perfect atmosphere. Additionally, there will be a corner dedicated to games, which will add even more fun to the space. To cater to a wide range of guests, White Shades will serve draft beers and draft cocktails, all affordably priced under $20.
All in all, White Shades is a cocktail spot that is sure to leave a lasting impression and provide an unforgettable sensory experience. White Shades Singapore Hours: MON-SAT, 12:00 – 00:00 Hours Reservation: www.sevenrooms.com/reservations/whiteshades
Tel: +65 8575 8578
Location: 25 Boon Tat St, Singapore 069622