Tipsy Collective’s dynamic ultra lounge Wallich Manor is one of Singapore’s newer party spots, and offers surprisingly elevated dining to go with its whimsical cocktails.
The bars under homegrown hospitality group Tipsy Collective are generally casual affairs – think the likes of Tipsy Penguin, Tipsy Flamingo, Tipsy Bunny, or even the latest, Tipsy Unicorn at Siloso Beach on Sentosa.
Not Wallich Manor. Wallich Manor is anything but. Among the newer party hotspots in town, this high-energy nightlife venue is tucked surreptitiously within Sofitel Singapore City Centre and can be hard to find. When you do, its doors open up to an enchanting cocktail and dining destination in the evenings, but transforms into a throbbing, pulsating ultra lounge after dark.
Wallich Manor is, of course, named for Wallich Street that flanks one side of the Sofitel Singapore City Centre. But it also refers to Wallich the 9th, a fictional personality the nightspot is supposed to embody as imagined by Tipsy Collective. Rebellious yet refined, Wallich the 9th loves to host the most elaborate soirées in this extravagant mansion of his.
And guess what? You’re invited.
Wallich Manor has tapped party enabler DJ KoFlow for its music and party programming, and the Singapore hiphop pioneer has curated a smashing lineup of internationally acclaimed and locally talented acts that should get the whole place pumping.
But we’ll have to admit, we’re not quite the party sort. We prefer to come earlier in the evenings, when the space is far cosier and more intimate.
And however much it surprises us to say, we’d come back for the food. It’s not your basic lounge fare. Wallich Manor puts out some surprisingly elevated and creative contemporary European fare that’s easily on par with – and in some cases, better than – what you find at award-winning restaurants.
The signature Grilled Octopus & Porridge was an absolute delight, with succulent grilled Spanish-style pulpo and scallops on pea-scented risotto, while the Prized Spanish Pork featured iberico grilled to juicy perfection. Don’t skip the appetisers, either. We totally relished the mouthwatering caviar-topped Onion Tartlets, as well as the lusciously creamy Traditional Chicken Mousse (which is far from traditionally at all).
Cocktails at Wallich Manor are whimsical and eccentric. They can also come with a bit of theatre. There’s Wildstyle, a fruit-forward vodka-based tipple that’s set alight in front of you, for example, or Holy Smokes, a herbaceous concoction smoked up for more intensity.
And if you enjoy your cocktails more complex, there’s Disco Mushrooms. Mushroom-infused rum and amaro make this bittersweet, earthy yet also umami. Otherwise there’s also Smoke Purp, a take on a Mezcal Old Fashioned.
As the night progresses, Wallich Manor slowly morphs. The music changes – more rhythmic and frenetic. The crowd changes as well; a different set arrives, denizens of the dark out to have a good night. The punch bowls appear and the bubbles start to flow.
Wallich the 9th must be quite the party animal.
We take it as our time to go.
Address 9 Wallich St, Level 6 Sofitel Singapore City Centre, Singapore 078885 (Google Maps link)
Opening Hours 5pm to 11pm on Mondays and Tuesdays; 5pm to 1am Wednesdays and Thursdays; 5pm to 2am on Fridays to Sundays
Tel (65) 9836 8022
Reservations book here
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