As expected of any fixture in the Philippe Starck-designed JW Marriott Singapore South Beach, Court Martial Bar tosses out the mould for what hotel spaces should look like, and the result is a specialty cocktail bar sporting the trendy urban-industrial aesthetic.
The venue has room for just 55 pax, but this makes sense as a non-competing offer to what’s available at the nearby Suntec Singapore, one of the city’s main convention facilities.
Delegates attending exhibitions and conventions at Suntec need only to cross a road to adjourn to smaller events at the hotel. Housed with 15 meeting rooms in the hotel’s Assembly tower, Court Martial Bar itself functions as a breakout space in the day.
At night, the bar can be booked for a variety of events, particularly if you’re looking to impress your VIP guests with boozy after-parties and networking sessions.
The standard menu has three main cocktail categories. Court Martial Bar Signatures features potions that pay homage to Singapore such as the Heritage Classic, which mixes Tiger beer with the Singapore Sling. Re-Defined Classics include the Bloody Maria, where a savoury classic gets a touch of Dijon Mustard. And from the Barrel-Aged Classics list, you’d find favourites like the Negroni and Rum Ol’Fashioned rested in American Oak Barrels for two to four weeks.