Sipping on Negroni Nirvana: The Hottest Bars of 2023
Ovolo invites you out for an aperitif this month, and do you know what we’re craving? A Negroni on the rocks. Constructed in Florence, Italy in 1919 by Count Camillo Negroni, the cocktail composed of Gin, Sweet Vermouth, Bittersweet Campari, and an orange peel gained global success. Over time, bartenders from around the world started adding their twist to the recipe. From a classic Negroni to “a Negroni… sbagliato… with prosecco in it, stunning”, you can never go wrong with this cocktail delight. If you find pleasure in the harmony of a perfectly crafted Negroni, then you’re in for a treat. Join us as we explore some of the best bars from around the world, each offering their special spin on the classic Negroni…
Tropic City | Location: 672/65 Soi Charoen Krung 28 Bang Rak, Bangkok, Thailand
First, we will escape to the bustling streets of Bangkok where the classic Negroni meets the heat of the Tropics. At Tropic City, Negronis are infused with local Thai ingredients to create a fusion of flavour that bursts in your mouth. Picture this, you are sipping a tropical rendition of the classic Negroni by the Chao Phraya River. Sounds dreamy, right? Tropic City’s pledge to use fresh ingredients boosts the classic Negroni, making it a must-try for our cocktail lovers seeking a taste of the exotic.
Sidecar | Location: M-29, First floor (above HDFC bank), GK 2, M Block Market, New Delhi, India
Next, we are exploring New Delhi, home to Sidecar. Ranked 18th in Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2022 and 26th in the World’s 50 Best Bars 2022, this stylish bar is a must-go-to unwind, drink fantastic cocktails, and spend an unforgettable night with your friends. Sidecar blends the usual with the flavours of Delhi, resulting in cocktails that excite your palate.
28 Hong Kong Street | 28 HongKong Street, Singapore
For our next stop, we are landing in the lively city of Singapore. The hidden gem of 28 Hong Kong Street is renowned for its exceptional cocktail menu. This speakeasy-style bar takes the Negroni on a memorable journey, offering a range of variations, leaving you wanting more. With drinks such as the Pini Colada Negroni, their talented mixologists’ creativity shines through with each sip. For a cocktail experience that combines sophistication with new ingredients, 28 Hong Kong Street is the place to be.
The Wise King | Tsung Wing Lane, 25 Staunton St, Central, Hong Kong
Pitstop! The Wise King reigns supreme as one of Hong Kong’s best Negroni Bars. Influenced by King Alfonso X, this classic bar transports you to cocktail heaven with their Negroni rendition taking centre stage. The finest bartenders focus on creating a menu that illustrates their modern approach to beloved cocktails. With a menu that changes almost every three months, this regal bar ensures that you will leave wanting to come back for more. From Negronis infused with Mandarin oranges to Negroni containing Nutella, The Wise King’s menu will capture you with new flavours.
Galaxy Bar | Unit C01, Ground Floor, Gate Village, Building 9 DIFC Dubai, UAE
Don’t look down! Galaxy Bar takes the Negroni to new heights. Located in the glamorous city of Dubai and found within a luxury hotel, this rooftop bar offers panoramic views of the city while you savour your cocktail. Established in 2019, Galaxy Bar mirrors their Greek roots in the experience they present. With cocktails that look like they have just come out of a magazine, their dedication to creating drinks that look as good as they taste shines through in every cocktail, including their Negroni.
Baba Au Rum | Klitiou 6, Athens, Greece
Book tickets for the Parthenon because we are going to Athens. What was once known as a bar specialised in Rum, Baba Au Rum began exploring creative variations of classic cocktails. Having opened in 2009, their take on cocktail culture largely impacted Athens nightlife (in a good way!), putting their name on the list of the World’s 50 Best Bars 2022. All their drinks are infused with the spirit of the Caribbean, making their take on the Negroni an essential order.
The Clumsies | Praxitelous 30, Athens 105 61, Greece
Continuing our journey through Athens, we arrive at The Clumsies, a world-renowned bar that has made waves in the global cocktail scene. Combining; art, food, and mixology, this all-day bar creates an extraordinary Negroni experience. With bartenders considered Greek World Class Winners, their take on the Negroni named Aegan Negroni has engraved itself in the minds of many visitors. The blue-coloured signature cocktail uses local Greek ingredients to make it stand out. With their unique twists, The Clumsies bar will push you to book a flight to Greece (we’re coming with you).
Locale | Via Delle Seggiole, 12 Firenze, Italy
Pack your bags because our last stop is in Italy! When it comes to the birthplace of the Negroni, Florence, Italy, holds a special place in the hearts of cocktail connoisseurs. The drink’s legacy is paid homage at this authentic-Italian bar with its renditions of the cocktail. Located in the heart of Florence, at Locale, you will discover the essence of Italian mixology. Crafted with local ingredients, your Negroni will remind you of the culture and valued history that inspired this heavenly drink. Cin cin the night away sipping on your authentic Negroni!
At Ovolo, we’re turning Negroni Week into Mese Del Negroni, or Negroni Month! After visiting some of the best bars around the world, we’ve joined forces to bring their highly coveted Negroni recipes to every Ovolo Hotel and By Ovolo Collective Hotel bar or restaurant. Let Negroni Month be your passport to explore the fascinating world of the Negroni at Ovolo. Book now.
Tropic City, Bangkok, Thailand
Sidecar, New Delhi, India
28 Hong Kong Street, Singapore
The Wise King, Hong Kong
Galaxy Bar, Dubai, U.A.E
Baba Au Rum, Athens, Greece
The Clumsies, Athens, Greece
Locale, Florence, Italy