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American Express Chillax Bar Hop Night


American Express Platinum Reserve and Platinum Credit Card Nightlife benefit was launched on 15th October 2014
I was very honoured to be part of the preview team to be on board the very first Bar Hop Bus!
The Chillax Bus will run on 25th October and 8th November:
from 7 pm to 1 am
with 30 minute bus intervals

American Express Platinum Reserve and Platinum Credit Card Members can bring up to 2 friends to hop on and off the Chillax Bus to visit any of American Express Bar Partners and enjoy a complimentary (*T&C applies) drink at each one of the Bar Partners!



16 Bar Partners

1. Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall
2. Horse Mouth’s Bar
3. Maison Ikkoku
4. Spiffy Dapper
5. Bitters and Love
6. Orgo Restaurant & Bar
7. The Pecking Order
8. : Pluck
9. Gem Bar
10. Manor Cocktail Room
11. Zui Hong Lou
12. The Secret Mermaid
13. The Merry Men Kitchen + Bar
14. Quaich Bar
15. The Men’s Room
16. The Mad Men Attic Bar

Mr Masuda and myself arrived at the very first location to kick start the Chillax Bus Tour:
The Men’s Room @ 13 North Canal Road



Bus Route

North Canal > Bugis > Esplanade > Ann Siang Hill > Orchard > Havelock Road > Robertson Quay




The photos for the night taken in the bars are all of poor lighting and we have limited time to snap as well
Hence the photos may not turn out ideal..



Enjoy a complimentary whisky taster @ The Men’s Room







I’ve also tried one of The Men’s Room signature cocktail:
Chrysanthemum Martini
– Light weight and fragrant, special and easy to drink! –


Heading on the next location… boarding the Bar Hop Bus



Located at 60A Boat Quay
Just further down from Red Dot Brewery


The old school signboard and penned graffiti on the wall reminds you a lot on childhood
The 80s in Singapore
In direct contrast from the signboard, Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall doesn’t provide your normal cold drinks
Yes, it gives you yummy alcoholic pleasures~



This is Ah Sam
The man behind all the cocktail creations available in his stall




Mr Masuda opted to try Ah Sam’s creation that involves coconut milk



I chose to have the milo infused whisky
Ah Sam named it “Tat Kiu”
In hokkien, it is directly translated as “Kick Ball” – football


It was at this moment where the Bar Hop Bus Go-ers felt hungry
And we shouldn’t go hungry when we are going to have alcohol through the night

We had Fried Hokkien Noodles and Chicken Wings at Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall



The food is really worth trying!
Your local delicacies at its prime~



There’s this little corner with the kind of chairs I would find in my granny’s home 20 years ago


View from Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall overlooking the Singapore River, our CBD area and Marina Bay Sands


The next location is right beside
Located at 61 Boat Quay


Love those ancient arch doors that opens up to the secret space upstairs



I was asked for my desired cocktail flavour
With my descriptions:
“fruity, sweet, easy and orange based”

The owner came up with a special blend for my tastebuds
Absolutely appropriate

Mr Masuda’s cocktail was done as requested:
“ginger-y, whisky based and sharp”

We were granted what we wanted!
Probably the best place for the customised cocktail!




Moving on to the 4th location


The Secret Mermaid
10 Collyer Quay, B1-08 Ocean Financial Centre


It’s really a secret location stashed away in the heart of the financial district
Storing wall-high lengths of imported vodkas and other spirits
The good soul who can appreciate the distinct tastes of global spirits will love The Secret Mermaid to bits


Enjoy 1-for-1 for your first drink with your American Express Platinum Reserve and Platinum Credit Card


The chairs in The Secret Mermaid are specially designed for them

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We were treated to a sampling tray of 2 Vodkas and a Whisky


One of which is the Indigenous Apple Vodka


I asked for an Apple Vodka Cocktail to top it off
– Refreshing and Lovely! –



Have you heard?
The Secret Mermaid is widely known for 2 specialties:
The Bacon and Smoked Salmon Flavored Vodka

Mr Masuda had his hands on the smoked salmon vodka
and indeed, perfectly infused!


When you change beers in the draught all the time,
you decide not to install professional logos of the beer brands anymore
It’s just too much hassle
The Secret Mermaid resorted to expressing their creativity in drawing
& designed their own beer labels instead~



Other than spirits, I also finally had my booze-fix
The Secret Mermaid has a collection of imported beersIf you’re a beer-lover like me, you will enjoy tasting unique beers here!


The Secret Mermaid concludes the final location for Mr Masuda and myself while the rest of the peeps in the Bar Hop Bus continued their adventure
I would love to carry on but time has it that we ought to go
Hop on and off the Bar Hop Bus from any location indicated in the bus route and embark on your cocktail and spirits-sipping sessions!

View more information on Chillax Benefits and the Chillax Bus at:

Chillax Benefits

Enjoy a complimentary bespoke cocktail at

  • Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall
  • Horse Mouth’s Bar
  • Maison Ikkoku
  • Spiffy Dapper
  • Bitters and Love

Enjoy a complimentary welcome drink at

  • Orgo Restaurant & Bar

Enjoy a complimentary signature cocktail at

  • The Peking Order

Enjoy 1-for-1 on your first drink at

  • :Pluck
  • Gem Bar
  • Manor Cocktail Room
  • Zui Hong Lou
  • The Secret Mermaid

Enjoy a complimentary house glass of wine at

  • The Merry Men Kitchen + Bar

Enjoy a complimentary Whisky Taster at

  • Quaich Bar
  • The Men’s Room

Enjoy a complimentary Kirin Beer at

  • The Mad Men Attic Bar

Terms and Conditions

Offer is valid from 15th October 2014 to 14th October 2015, for dine-in only
Offer is valid for the first drink per day per card member per outlet
Offer is only available when Card is presented at the time of order, and payment is made with the American Express Platinum Reserve and Platinum Credit Card issued in Singapore


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