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New in town: Set of Six, Tanjong Pagar — 1870s bar with Joseph Conrad-inspired cocktails

Last Updated: January 13, 2021

Written by Nicole Lam

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I do love it when my worlds collide, and that’s precisely what Set of Six promises. As anyone knows, I do love my cocktails served with a side of literature. Well, Set of Six is a novel written by Joseph Conrad, and this is not the first time the author has been the inspiration for our local nightlife. If you’ve been around the block of our local bar scene, you’ll know that Heart of Darkness also takes its cue from one of Conrad’s novels.

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Set of Six is no different, this beautiful bar brings to life Conrad’s experiences when he went to the sea at 17 when he sailed to Singapore as part of Captain James Craig’s crew from which Craig Road takes its name after. I know, this cocktail lounge is replete with culture and history.

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When you first enter the cocktail lounge, you’ll be greeted by the scents influenced by the Far East, while the quirky decorations is surely a nod to the Vidar, sailboat of Captain Craig. I’m especially swooning over the vintage spice cabinet that dominates the tiny front room and doubles as a concealed entrance to the lounge.

It only gets better, through another hidden door, a few lucky guests can enter the private room that features a quirky “Call for Champagne” button—yes, I do think this should be mandatory in all bars.

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Now, that we’ve settled into Set of Six’s plush seats and are soaking in that 1870s tropical atmosphere, it’s time to imbibe some of their cocktails. Set of Six goes all the way with their literary theme; there are six stories along with 12 cocktails that pair with a food menu for you to experience the journey Joseph Conrad went on. Savour the likes of The Cavalier (S$25), a refreshing highball or the gin forward Lady Amateur (S$25), either way; you’re in for a treat.

With such a gorgeous interior and specially crafted drinks, Set of Six is the place to be.

Price: $ $

Set of Six

20 Craig Road, #01-01, Singapore 089692

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Set of Six

20 Craig Road, #01-01, Singapore 089692

Operating Hours: 4pm - 10.30pm (Tues to Sun), (Closed on Mon)

Operating Hours: 4pm - 10.30pm (Tues to Sun), (Closed on Mon)
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