Speakeasy cocktail bars are all the rage these days. It’s not often though, especially in the Far East, that you find one that manages to capture the spirit of prohibition-era America authentically—the girls, the gangsters and, above all else, the whiskey. The Senator Saloon, though, does so with aplomb.
From the dark wood paneling and the thick velvet curtains blotting out the windows to the pressed tin roof imported straight from Texas, this place recreates the dimly-lit glamor of the 1920s US underground down to a tee. Appropriately, it’s whiskey and bourbon that are the bar staff’s main weapons of choice—either served straight up, sans pretense, or mixed into both classic and newly-created cocktails using the Saloon’s impressive selection of bitters.