Taiwan Barhopping Adventures – Tainan City

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Our first trip out of Singapore was to Taiwan and we had an awesome time bar hopping around the little island. For a country better known for their huge ass fried chicken steaks and starchy umami laden oyster rice noodles, their bar scene is a really legitimate excuse to fly in for a few nights. 

Flying into Taipei in the morning allowed us to hit the ground running. Between getting off the plane at Taoyuan Airport, to checking in at our humble abode in Tainan, we already had a bowl of beef noodles, a large XXL chicken cutlet, a plate of (tempura), an egg roll, oyster meesua, chive pancake and a serving of flame grilled beef cubes. All that served to line our stomachs for a night of imbibing which we had carefully planned. 

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Lucky for us the bars were all very near our AirBnb

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Happy New Year from DeconDrinks, onwards to 2018!


2017 flew by and it was the year we first thought of having a blog and our masterclasses. For those who have been with us, we thank you and promise there is more content and activities to come.

Come on, your post count towards the tail end of 2017 were falling off the cliff, can we really expect anything from u!???!” – Anonymous

Fair enough, mea culpa. 😦

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Our first outing at CulinaryOn

Crazy well stocked bar as you can see!! Unbelievable Masterchef-like infrastructure!!

Not too long ago we had an awesome opportunity to host a birthday party at CulinaryOn.

Louis from @mixesfrommars contacted us and ask if we wanted to take on this super fun lobang.

Phone: 6254 7126

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mixesfrommars.sg/

How could we refuse!!?? We just could not say no and promptly agreed.

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Tasting Cocktails: A Sensory Journey

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Our DeconDrinks masterclass on tasting cocktails will take you on a sensory journey.

We will cover:

  • How important are garnishes to cocktails?
  • How does sound affect our perception of flavour?
  • Realising our nose is our biggest asset in “taste”.
  • What are the basic tastes and what do we know about them?
  • Can we actually feel a cocktail?
  • Understanding the intricacies of cocktail craft
  • How great tasting cocktails can be replicated at home by anyone!
  • Tasting of 1 mocktail and 3 cocktails*

To sign up, just send us an email at decondrinks@gmail.com or sms/whatsapp at 9239 9568/9380 2963 with your name, contact number and email address for our team to follow-up with you.

The Joys of being a Barback – our shift at OLA

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Chris Hp: “Eh Bro, you free this Sunday anot?”

Last week, our ex-colleague Chris shot us the text above. He is currently the bar manager at OLA Bar, a bar and restaurant located along the sandy beaches of Sentosa. Even though it was a Sunday, it was also a great opportunity to work alongside him again, with the added plus of being in a new bar with things to learn so we said yes!

On the way to OLA
On the way to OLA via the Sentosa Express

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Singapore Cocktail Festival 2017 – Guest shift from Alice Bar

안녕하세요! As part of Singapore Cocktail Festival, we had the opportunity to observe two amazeballs bartenders from Alice Bar, Asia’s 11th Best Bar 2016.

Flying in from Seoul, they did a two hour guest shift, delighting our customers with two of their signature drinks and providing us with the opportunity to observe their technique and style, up close and personal. You can see them in action here.

Alice Bar’s staff badge and a graphic novel about their bar

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