Risky Business: New Duxton Hill bar bases its drinks and decor on Tom Cruise flicks

Photo: Risky Business
Photo: Risky Business

They had us at Tom Cruise-inspired cocktail bar. Hollywood’s most popular Scientologist, runner, and all-around insane guy will be getting a watering hole he can (kinda) call his own at Duxton Hill.

Taking its name from the 1983 movie that had Tom Cruise stripping down to his jocks and sliding across the floor, Risky Business is an 80-seater bar that pays tribute to all things Tom Cruise. The bar decor and signature drinks (all $18 each) draw inspiration from his classic flicks, including Risky Business, Cocktail, Top Gun (of course) and more.

Photo: Risky Business
Photo: Risky Business

Patrons feeling a little Maverick can try the Top Gun-inspired Your Ego Is Writing Cheques Your Body Can’t Cash, a heady old fashioned that could send anyone flying into a crisis situation. Yell “Show Me The Money” from Jerry Maguire and you’ll get a dark rum daiquiri.

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Your Ego Is Writing Cheques Your Body Can’t Cash. Photo: Risky Business

With his Magnolia co-star Julianne Moore drinking Ketel One in the movie, there’s the cosmo cocktail called You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling filled with the vodka. For something a little on-the-nose, there’s a negroni called You Can’t Handle The Vermouth, which is (duh) inspired by A Few Good Men.

Photo: Risky Business
You Can’t Handle The Vermouth. Photo: Risky Business

The cocktail menu is pretty limited for now, but that could change in the future — hopefully inspired by more of good ol’ Tommy’s later work. Hell yes to concoctions that pay tribute to An Interview With the Vampire, Edge of Tomorrow and Tropic Thunder; a firm no to drinks involving The Mummy. Yech.


Risky Business is at 37 Duxton Hill
Reservations at 8787 0765
Open Mondays to Saturdays, 5pm-12am
MRT: Outram Park

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