They had us at Tom Cruise-inspired cocktail bar. Hollywoodâ€™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.
Patrons feeling a little Maverick can try the Top Gun-inspired Your Ego Is Writing Cheques Your Body Canâ€™t Cash, a headyÂ old fashioned that could send anyone flying into a crisis situation. Yell â€œShow Me The Moneyâ€ from Jerry Maguire and youâ€™ll get a dark rum daiquiri.
With his Magnolia co-star Julianne Moore drinking Ketel One in the movie, thereâ€™s the cosmo cocktail called Youâ€™ve Lost That Loving Feeling filled with the vodka. For something a little on-the-nose, thereâ€™s a negroni called You Canâ€™t Handle The Vermouth, which is (duh) inspired by A Few Good Men.
The cocktail menu is pretty limited for now, but that could change in the future â€” hopefully inspired by more of good olâ€™ Tommyâ€™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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