Singapore: The reopening of Sugarhall evokes a sense of community by marrying elements of the old with the new.
- The first much-beloved Sugarhall was launched in 2014 on Amoy Street and closed in 2018.
- Sugarhall was recognised at the inaugural Asia’s 50 Best Bars in 2016 (#48) and rose up the list to #38 in 2017.
- The reopening of Sugarhall in March 2022 is now a rum focused cocktail pub within a 1920s heritage building near Raffles Place (above Rosemead)
- Seating capacity is at 70 pax.
- The interior design is by Lim Siew Hui of Hui Designs, who previously worked on Jigger & Pony at Amara Hotel, Cafe Fernet and Rosemead
- Sugarhall is located in Level 2, 19 Cecil Street, Singapore 049704 (Entrance via Cecil Street)
- Opening hours are from Wednesday to Sunday, 4.00pm to 10.30pm, Happy Hour, 4.00pm to 6.00pm (last order 5.30pm). Make your reservation here
Why are we excited about the reopening of Sugarhall?
Jigger & Pony‘s Sugarhall was one of their most popular bars. Sugarhall is back after a four-year hiatus, with a “new approachable attitude,” but with the same old feel-good spirit and passion for rum, as well as the homey ambiance of a neighbourhood bar. Eat, drink, and be merry to the sounds of funk, reggae, and ska in an atmosphere modelled after British neighbourhood pubs: dark wood furnishings are lit by warm fairy lights, and existing pillars are left exposed for a distressed look that pays homage to the building’s rich history.
Meet the team
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Leading the team and beverage programme at Sugarhall is Davide Boncimino. “I love rum, let’s drink some rum together.” A winner of Don Papa UK and Bacardi Legacy Singapore competition, he strived to make cocktail culture and rums as approachable as possible to guests, attracting people who might not be expert cocktail drinkers.
Principal bartender Sam Loh was from the original team of Sugarhall. He was there when it all started. “We want to keep Sugarhall fun. I get feedback from our old customers on how much they missed the old place, the vibes, the music, the crowd.”
Executive Chef David Tang, a California native, also leads the cuisine programmes for Jigger & Pony Group’s Cafe Fernet and Rosemead. Chef David’s simple philosohpy of great food, done right, is heavily influenced by his personal experiences of his best evenings out, Los Angeles-style.
What to expect
Prepare to be swept away by delectable crafted classics, a rotating menu of rumflights, and elevated pub fare served with the award-winning Jigger & Pony’s familiar convivial hospitality and fun-loving warmth.
Sticking to their original guns, the beverage programme promises a rediscovery of classics across the cocktail spectrum.
Expect outstanding renditions of oldies with the goal of converting guests into fellow rum connoisseurs. A returning crowd favourite is Sugarhall’s signature Dark & Stormy (S$24.00/S$50.00) with Hampden 8-year aged overproof Jamaican rum, then finished with a fresh lime and Sugarhall’s brand new “I Shot the Ginger” ginger beer – a collaboration brewed at The 1925 Brewing Co. that ferments young, old and galangal ginger with secret spices. And available in two sizes!
Sugarhall’s version of the classic Daiquiri (S$22.00) is straightforward yet incredibly nuanced, which consist of Bacardi Superior 1909 and Veritas blended rum. Mai Tai (S$24.00) consist of Appleton Estate 12 year old Rum, Clairin Communal, orgeat, orange liqueur, lime.
On the food menu, expect a mighty selection of pub fare executed with fine-dining flair. Signatures include Orange Fried Chicken inspired by the dish made popular by American Chinese restaurants, Snapper, Fennel and Laver Pie, made to be mopped up with the buttery pastry crust and Cheese Burger, dry-aged beef patty, topped with beer and treacle cured smoked bacon, served with old bay salt-seasoned fries for sharing or a solo indulgence.
Experience the Rum of the Month, where premium or exclusive rums will be introduced as a flight and a cocktail, patrons can explore the ever-growing selection with the guiding hands of Sugarhall’s bartenders.
“We hope you can continue to find comfort, forge friendships, and share happiness in our new hall!”