SINGAPORE BAR

The Oak Room

The buzz: The Oak Room is modeled after a vineyard sampling area—you grab an order sheet with columns for tasting notes as you enter—this laidback space debuted in Greenwood about six weeks ago.

The décor: Pretty basic with black wooden tables and a slate tasting counter. A few quirky elements personalize the space, including ceiling lamps made from repurposed wine bottles and a pair of New York-themed art pieces.

The food: Not much for now, although they do offer a cheese plate ($15). The plan’s to bring in guest chefs and allow delivery of grub from surrounding restaurants in time to come.

The drinks: Most wines—roughly two thirds—are served up in a range of portion sizes: tasting (from $4), glass (from $14) and bottle (from $42). Offerings run the gamut from fruity whites such as Embers Chardonnay 2010 by Margaret River vineyard Flametree (from $4.50) to French reds including a light-bodied 2009 Usseglio-Chateauneuf Du Pape (from $5) from Bordeaux.

The music: Soothing jazz and acoustic tunes.

The crowd: Local residents looking for a nightcap after dinner.

Why you’ll be back: For a relaxing and affordable drink at the area’s sole wine specialist.

Venue Details
Address: The Oak Room, 18 Greenwood Ave., Singapore,
Phone: 6314-3170
Website: www.facebook.com/theoakroomasia
Area: Bukit Timah
Open since: April, 2012
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 6-11:30pm; Fri 6pm-midnight; Sat-Sun 3pm-midnight
Nearest trainBotanic Gardens
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