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KULALA Weekends: Mezza9

It's restaurant, martini bar and gin and tonic haven rolled into one – right smack in the middle of the city. Need respite? This seriously chill watering hole will help you forget your week's woes.

Having spent most of our lives in Singapore, we will be the first to tell you that while the Orchard Road stretch is a quintessential part of the local lifestyle and frankly, where most of our hanging out happens, it isn’t the best place to be when you’re desperate for respite. Even more so with the coming festive season when you will inevitably find yourself shoulder-to-shoulder in a crowd of thousands. Yikes.

Unforch, as it is were most of the action happens – by which we mean the extreme sport that is Christmas shopping – heading to the stretch is a must. Still, there are pockets of quiet even in the epicentre of the chaos. You just need to know how to look for it.

Forget coffee houses. Nestled just above the entrance of Grand Hyatt is Mezza9, specifically its martini bar, a spot so chill you kind of forget that you are right smack in the middle of one of the busiest spots in the country. First, there’s the ambience – a glass house style bar area that allows sunsets and moonlight to peek in. Then, there’s the seating that feels so intimate and cosy, even when it’s a full house.

Finally, we have the martinis. Oh, the martinis. We don’t want to be one of those girls who pretends that she and her girlfriends are constantly reenacting scenes from Sex and the City, but if we had to choose a place to do it, this would be it. Mezza9’s repertoire of martinis is one of the best in the city. They’ve got everything from the classics to things like apple truffle martinis to bloodyritas to gummy bear martinis, the beverage that I feel speaks to my soul.

Mezza9 also gets that when you’ve got woes to unload, proper grub needs to go with that martini. Bring on the wagyu bresaola and truffled cheeses! If you need the heavier stuff, just step out – Mezza9’s restaurant is just outside. On the other hand if you want to take the night’s activities up a notch, Mezza9 has a party room stocked with 60 of the world’s best gins. Casual.

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