Aha Saloon

This music-themed hostelry, led by established Taiwan ‘tender Kae Lin, houses stacks of old vinyl records and vintage cassettes alongside beakers containing spices, berries and seeds from around the world. First appearing on the Asia’s 50 Best Bars list in 2019, Aha’s old-world feel meets a retro aesthetic, honing in on Taiwanese and core Asian flavours including oolong tea and mung bean to craft the drinks. The bar team here builds sophisticated tipples with a playful twist, like the Guns N’ Roses fuelled Welcome to the Jungle with Scotch, Campari, mulberry vinegar and sesame seed or the Lou Reed inspired Walk on the Wild Side, with mezcal, Frangelico, coconut, walnut bitters and cayenne.