Searching for new bars and places to go on Saturday nights is my Friday night hobby. Upon googling 'new bars in Singapore' I clicked on thehoneycombers.com and Teepee Bar and Restaurant popped up. It intrigued me as it compared itself to the likes of 28 Hong Kong Street which in my humble opinion, was a long shot. 'There's a new hidden bar on Hong Kong Street that's easy on the wallet and completely unpretentious.' was the sub heading. Interesting. Reviews on Facebook was also amazing so I just had to go check it out. If it was anything like its neighbour, and easy on the wallet, I'm sold.
Pulling up to Hong Kong Street in a cab, I was expecting a hidden bar, with only a delightfully 'rabak' cardboard sign that gives away the bar's presence (apparently. quoted from the site). However, it wasn't obscure at all. The corridor door that led to the bar was open, the bar door was open and I could see right through to the back of the bar from the main street. Lame. I was expecting a completely unexpected door that opened up to a bar that made me enter into another world (Ok, so I might have just binge watched the entire season of The OA). I digress. Walking into the bar, it was cosy, small, relatively empty considering it was a Saturday night. I wasn't too fussed about the crowd as I was happy to get a seat. It honestly didn't give a very 'bar' atmosphere because it was quite bright. I guess if you were there for dinner, you'd appreciate being able to see where your chicken is on your plate.
As a bar/restaurant, they served food there but we had already eaten so we went straight to the drinks menu. As thehoneycombers.com had mention the prices were easy on the wallet, I was expecting prices to begin around $16-$22++ (or around $25 nett max) however, the cocktail list started from $20 for a basic and ranged up to the top end of $26++. The drinks menu was decent but a fairly small cocktail list. As a fruity cocktail girl, there wasn't much of an option. There was however a 'Make your own' option. I asked for the bartender to fix me something fruity with either gin or vodka. We also asked for an Espresso Martini but they didn't do it. They did however do an alternative coffee cocktail (Espresso shot, cacao and whiskey). If they have espresso shot at a bar, why can't they make an espresso martini? I mean, surely a bar will have the basic alcohol of Kahlua and Vodka. The drinks we ordered were decent, nothing to rave about, nothing to complain about. Price-wise, I would say it was almost the same price as 28 Hong Kong Street. Honestly, I'd give this bar a miss and head over next door.
Food & Drinks: 3.5/5
Glad I checked it out but will not be back