Unveiling Ume Maru: Speakeasy Bar with a Literary Twist

Unveiling Ume Maru: Speakeasy Bar with a Literary Twist

Food & Drink
By Anthony Teo on 01 May 2024

Looking for a unique and bookish bar experience in Singapore? Look no further than Ume Maru, a new bar located on the fifth floor of Far East Plaza. Inspired by the bookstores of Jimbocho in Japan, Ume Maru is a hidden gem that offers a speakeasy vibe with a touch of class.


Unlock Ume Maru's secrets with every delicious bite and sip! Photo from IG | umemarusg

Immerse Yourself in Literary Intrigue

To enter Ume Maru, guests must push on a middle shelf that opens inwards, revealing a secret entrance. Once inside, you'll be greeted by a cozy and stylish space adorned with bookish decor. The bar has successfully recreated the nostalgic atmosphere of Jimbocho, making it a must-visit destination for book lovers and cocktail enthusiasts alike.

Ume Maru: Where cocktails meet cozy book nooks! Photo from GirlStyle Singapore

Speaking of cocktails, they offers an impressive selection of drinks. Two highly recommended options are the Tiffany Sky and Light of Nara, both priced at $22. These expertly crafted cocktails perfectly complement the relaxed yet sophisticated ambiance of the bar. Whether you prefer something sweet or something with a hint of exotic flavors, Ume Maru has got you covered.

Beyond Cocktails: Ume Maru's Culinary Delights!

But Ume Maru is not just about the drinks; they also serve delicious food. Their menu includes sharing platters and mains such as Crudo, Wagyu Kushi, Buta Don, Yuzu Soba, and Kitsune Udon. So, whether you're looking for a quick bite or a full meal, Ume Maru has something to satisfy your taste buds.


reat yourself to the exquisite flavors of Tiffany Sky and Light of Nara.Photo from GirlStyle Singapore

If you're planning to visit here, keep in mind that they are open from Wednesday to Sunday. Specific opening hours can be found on their website, ensuring you don't miss out on this extraordinary bar experience.

ndulge in culinary bliss with Crudo, Wagyu Kushi, and Truffle Hotplate Maki.Photo from GirlStyle Singapore

And if you're looking for more unique food and drink spots in Singapore, make sure to check out Slurp Mee DIY Noodle Cafe, Chef x Clarke Quay Central, and Thai Hunks' Mr. Mookata Plus. These establishments offer their own special twists on culinary experiences, making Singapore a true haven for food and drink lovers.

Savor the flavors of Japan with Buta Don and Yuzu Soba at Ume Maru!Photo from GirlStyle Singapore

So, gather your friends, push that middle shelf, and step into the hidden world of Ume Maru. It's a place where books and cocktails intertwine, creating an unforgettable experience for anyone who appreciates both.

Elevate your dining experience with Ume Maru.Photo from Girlstyle Singapore

📍Far East Plaza, #05-26/26A, Singapore 228213 (10 minute walk from Orchard MRT)

⏰12pm - 2pm, 5pm - 11pm from Wednesday to Saturday | 11am - 2pm, 5pm - 10pm on Sunday | Closed on Monday & Tuesday

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