First started in early 2020 by drinks events specialists Elite Bar Solutions as a pivoting move during the onset of Covid-19, cheeky bottled cocktail brand GudSht has now expanded to the offline world with its own standalone physical space.
The opening of a venue comes amidst a time when bars are doubling down on online efforts. Bucking the digital trend, they are directing efforts towards brick-and-mortar in hopes to “translate the brand ecosystem into a physical space without diluting our brand persona,” explains Turaiya Noor, Creative Cat at GudSht.
Simply named eponymously as GudSht @ Cineleisure, the bar and bistro opened in April 2021, shortly after their first offline venture in collaboration with The Refinery in February.
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Expect bright neon lights, eye-catching cat murals and tongue-in-cheek slogans adorning the space, perfect for those who appreciate a good throwback to the ‘80s.
GudSht’s wide range of bottled cocktails are available (including outlet exclusives Frooty Booty and Nacho Hombrè), but so are a wide selection of wines, spirits and the highly party-appropriate highball towers.
For food, find a menu of Japanese bites with a local twist, such as grilled skewers, shoyu pepper wings, beef croquettes, rice cake poppers, fluffy garlic rice and more.
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“GudSht has come a long way over the past year,” adds Noor. “While we started GudSht to help preserve the livelihoods of the bar staff at Elite Bar Solutions and to spread some joy amid Circuit Breaker and Phase One last year, we always knew, even back then, that GudSht was destined to be more than that.”
GudSht @ Cineleisure is open daily from 5pm to 6.30pm at #01-04, 8 Grange Rd, Singapore 239695.
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Dannon Har is the Managing Editor of Spill. Discovering his innate gift for drinking only at a ripe age, he spares no time trying to find more delicious drops to imbibe during his time on Earth. When he’s not minding every detail at Spill, he spends his time concocting luscious libations and sharing them with folks that visit his home bar.