The Elephant Room: New bar serves cocktails with flavors inspired by Little India

Tekka. Photo: The Elephant Room / Courtesy
Tekka. Photo: The Elephant Room / Courtesy

Founded by the former head bartender of Smoke & Mirrors, which is also listed as one of our best rooftop bars in Singapore, The Elephant Room recently opened its doors inside a homey space atop the Michelin-starred restaurant Burnt Ends near Keong Saik Road.

Inspired by Singapore’s Little India and the unique experiences founder Yugnes “Yugi” Susela and team gained from the heritage-rich district, The Elephant Room promises a cocktail adventure through traditional Indian culture.

Its vibrant Sari-patterned menu book lists seven drinks that include Moghul’s Sweets, which is a mix of Indian single malt whiskey Amrut, salted cashew and roasted chickpeas, as well as Jothi’s Flower Shop,  which contains gin infused with fragrant jasmine flowers picked from the actual Jothi Store and Flower shop on Campbell Lane, and mixed with lime, honey and Davana herb extract — which has a fruit, grape-like aroma. 

Photo: The Elephant Room / Courtesy
Photo: The Elephant Room / Courtesy

The Tekka cocktail is inspired by (you guessed it) Tekka Center, one of the landmarks of Little India. Served in an appealing yellow-hued glass, the drink mixes India’s iconic Old Monk Rum with spiced palm and banana skin. 

It would be wrong not to mention Kamasutra. This cocktail is inspired by the renown art of love-making, which this aphrodisiac drink attempts to evoke using garlic wine, caramelized pomegranate and “kamasutra potion.”

All drinks cost at least S$22, excluding tax and service charge. 

Photo: The Elephant Room / Courtesy
Photo: The Elephant Room / Courtesy


The Elephant Room is at 20A Teck Lim Road, Singapore
Open Mon-Sat 5pm-midnight, closed Sun
Reservations: +65 9111 5131
MRT: Outram Park

More from Coconuts Singapore’s Food & Drink section:

Little London is the new English-themed pub by the river at Boat Quay 

Wanderlost Lounge: Halal rooftop bar in the CBD with mocktails inspired by classic storybooks 

Best rooftop bars in Singapore: Where to go for cocktails with a view 

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