Speak Low

The secret entrance to Shingo Gokan's standout bar might no longer be a secret, but its mystique still reigns supreme. A slide-away bookcase in a cocktail equipment shop leads to a funky space that wouldn't look out of place in downtown Manhattan and serves fine-tuned signature serves and well-wrought New York staples. The second floor is more refined with rarefied spirits and Japanese-style attention to detail. Don't miss the eponymous Speak Low cocktail, featuring rum, sherry and matcha, or the Chamomile Gimlet of gin, chamomile, apple, kiwi and elderflower. In 2019, Gokan was voted by the bartenders of Asia's 50 Best Bars as the recipient of the Bartenders' Bartender Award.