The metallic façade and slate-coloured tiles make the already utilitarian bar look even more military at night, which is why at first glance it’s surprising to find the crowd heavy on the ladies. But it’s not hard to see why; this calm, standalone semi-circular space provides a refuge from the usual bar bustle.
Its unobstructed panoramic point is a haven for married-with-children women who enjoy tipples with a gossip nugget or two, and Halo knows it: the drinks list has a page dedicated to seven Halo speciality drinks ($16), categorised by colours.
The Gold is a concoction of champagne, gin, Tia Maria, Monin Mojito, soda water, beer and a very light dust of gold flakes. It’s a refreshing fruity mix that sips a little too easily. On Wednesday nights, there is a one-for-one cocktail deal ($14) for ladies until closing time. Okay, so maybe it’s more than just a calming vibe that’s reeling ’em in.
tanya said: “Great ambiance, but service, food & drinks need work”
As is so often the case in Singapore, all of the effort has been put into the bar's beautiful ambiance and none into the quality of service or products.
If you're going to have a mojito night, you'd hope the bartender would be able to make a decent mojito. We quickly switched to beer and house pour. There's a good variety of finger foods, but really hit or miss: french fries ($7) were served luke-warm and without any sauce, spring rolls were fine, baby fried squid was so overcooked it was inedible. Of course, no one came to the table to ask how anything was - it was hard enough simply getting staff's attention to order drinks!
Posted on Mon 14 May 2012 11:17:52
Yumetori said: “Yumetori@Halo on Fridays! ”
We are pleased to announce that Yumetori now performs every Friday at Halo, 8-11pm
Here are more details on the band and performance timing:
Yumetori (Fridays, 8pm-11pm, no cover charge)
Fresh from four successful back-to-back performances at the Esplanade,
this dynamic duo had been playing together for weddings and corporate
events for two years before they were officially known as Yumetori.
Expect to chill your corporate blues away as the duo delivers pop tunes
and chilled grooves with a touch of jazz here at Halo.
Ariel Foo, lead vocalist, is a local songstress who has impressed
crowds with her euphonic and crystal-clear vocals, and is proud of her
mix of East-West musical influences such as Misia, Sandy Lam, Alison
Krauss and Corinne Bailey Rae. First discovered through Ocean
Butterflies’ singer development programme in 2007, Ariel was later
selected as one of the top 40 finalists of Mediacorp’s “Live The
Dream”, a reality TV talent show in 2007.
Talented jazz pianist Ian Soh's style is deeply rooted in rhythm and
blues. From playing swing standards to Asian pop, he displays a strong
dynamism in his musical approach which engages listeners on all
levels. From his emergence in 2003 as a professional musician, Ian is
a seasoned musician who has performed in the cacpacity of a pianist
and music director on various stages from the Esplanade to the
Victoria Concert Hall.