The Japanese “izakaya” concept is usually a bar, traditionally the type of establishment that serves a variety of small dishes and snacks to pair with alcohol. Live Twice is a brand new bar in Singapore that takes this concept to the next level. Perhaps the only way that this strays from the traditional izakaya is that those are usually inexpensive. Live Twice, on the other hand, is up-market, focusing on a clear and sophisticated aesthetic — descriptors that can also be applied to their cocktails.
While none of the drinks we had here were in themselves ground-breaking, the beverages we had were all top-knotch. Vespers, G&Ts, and the like were spiced up by the occasional oolong or cascara ingredient, without bringing into question the original identity of the cocktail. It takes a refined touch to master this kind of approach, and I think that Live Twice has done it.
Come to live twice with good company. It’s a beautiful spot to share some drinks and conversation with friends or that special someone in your life.