Tasty new cocktails and a men’s night. Nope, you’re not wearing beer goggles (yet).

Top image: Joo


Fans of the sweet and milky Korean fermented rice booze, makgeolli, look to Joo for new cocktails. The organic house brewed tipple gets our vote in the aptly azure Busan Breeze ($20), a blend of Tanqueray No. 10, Peachtree schnapps and Blue Curaà§ao, served with a cucumber and fresh rosemary garnish in a highball glass. Jazzed up by java is the Itaewon Freedom ($22), a cosmopolitan concoction of Balvenie 17-year Double Wood, and house-infused cinnamon and coffee vodka. Also try Gangnam Dreaming ($22), Hong Dae Tripping ($24) and Insadong Memories ($20). 5 Tan Quee Lan Street. Tel: 8138 1628

Life’s fair, that’s why issho izakaya has launched a Men’s Night (Wed, 6pm onwards) where the first mug of Sapporo draft beer is an easy $1 and subsequent orders are half-priced. Ladies, eat your fill of fresh sashimi, kushiyaki and other Japanese dishes at 50 percent off on Mondays (6pm onwards). Both promotions are available till 30 June, except on eve of and public holidays. #01-13/K5 Kallang Wave @ Sports Hub, 1 Stadium Place. Tel: 6702 4708