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Earl’s Juke Joint Get A Singaporean Makeover To Celebrate Singapore’s 50th Birthday

August 5, 2015 Destination ASEAN No Comments Email Email

Earl’s Juke Joint, Newtown’s New Orleans cocktail bar, is creating a bespoke Singaporean inspired cocktail menu for the month of August, to coincide with Singapore celebrating its 50th birthday.


Partnering with one of Singapore’s famous speakeasy bars, 28 HongKong Street (recently voted one of the World’s 50 Best Bars), Earl’s Juke Joint will create a Singaporean themed menu, bringing a slice of Singapore to Sydney.

Sydneysiders will be able to enjoy the unique flavours of Singapore in their own backyard, with a bespoke range of Singapore-infused cocktails replacing the regular menu.

The menu will appeal to Australians and their love of the classic Singapore Sling, with The Earl’s own interpretation of this iconic, pink-coloured cocktail taking centre stage on the menu. Named the ‘Long Tong Boon Lah’, it pays homage to the Long Bar at Raffles Hotel (where the Singapore Sling is served daily), the original Raffles Hotel bartender who invented the drink in 1915, Ngiam Tong Boon, and the Singlish word ‘Lah’. This re-invention of the world-famous refreshment will transport you from Newtown to Singapore in just one sip!

  • What: Earl’s Juke Joint will be turning Singaporean for the month of August, featuring a bespoke cocktail menu to celebrate Singapore’s 50th birthday
  • When: 1st – 30th August, 2015
  • Where: Earl’s Juke Joint, 407 King Street, Newtown, Sydney 2042
  • Bespoke Menu: A full range of cocktails including The Earl’s award winning ‘Long Tong Boon Lah’ Singapore Sling. Come along to find out and enjoy…

Pasan Wijesena, Owner of Earl’s Juke Joint and ex-manger of Shady Pines Saloon, recently visited Singapore with his team to seek inspiration for the makeover. They were impressed by the strangely unique and wonderfully diverse experiences around every corner, the melting pot of cultures and the diverse nightlife, offering fun seekers an endless menu of entertainment options.

“Singapore is a city full of buzz, from the sumptuous local hawker markets, the cutting-edge nightclubs to the underground secret speakeasy bars. I was so inspired by the culture that I wanted to share my experience, and what better way to do that than by turning Earl’s Juke Joint Singaporean for a month, to celebrate the city’s milestone,” said Wijesena.

Sharon Lam, Area Director Singapore Tourism Board Oceania, is always looking for new and exciting ways to give Australians authentic Singaporean experiences.

“Trendy, ambient bars like 28 HongKong Street are such an intrinsic part of Singapore now, that we’re delighted we have a chance to team up with Earl’s Juke Joint, to offer a similar experience locally,” said Sharon.

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