These hip new bars are shaking up the scene around Duxton and Club Street.

Inspired by owner Pierre-Emmanuel Plassart’s travels, this new upscale 76-seater exemplifies Parisian chic, with Asian accents such as Chinese lanterns. The menu features American-style dishes like the Pep’s chicken mini burger ($14) and fusion plates such as the obsiblue tartare with ginger flower and lime caviar ($16). Drinks-wise, expect premium tipples with hefty price tags. Rare Champagne offerings include Veuve Clicquot Brut Rosé Cuveé La Grande Dame ($5,000), while signature cocktails, by mixologist Louis Tan, include At World’s End ($20), comprising applejack, lemon juice, chai tea syrup, egg yolk and lime powder.

Mars Bar
This pop-up bar (here till the end of the year) by the folks behind event bartending company Mixes from Mars looks like a boutique hotel lobby, with large coffee tables, plush chairs, and art sculptures. What’s really special is the creative “mod Sin” cocktail menu. Offerings include the Chilli Crab Cocktail ($22)—kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass reduction, chilli crab paste, orgeat syrup, Malibu and Tanqueray gin, or for something a little safer, try the creamy Milo from Mars ($20), with vanilla ice cream, butterscotch Schnapps, Mozart chocolate bitters, applejack and good old Milo.

This journalists’ bar, inspired by foreign correspondent clubs, is targeted at the media industry, though non-media types are also welcome. The interior features newsprint walls and photographs of media personalities, as well as two TVs broadcasting the latest scoop. There’s even a small lounge for conducting interviews. The American-style food menu includes mac and cheese ($12) and handmade pizzas ($20). Cocktails like the raspberry and passionfruit Pornstar Martini ($22) are to be had, alongside wine, beer and shooters (from $10). Media professionals get to enjoy 1-for-1 drinks every Wednesday.