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At Origin Bar, timeless and ingenious convene through cocktails inspired by six key districts of Singapore, namely: Orchard, Chinatown, Little India, Boat Quay, Balestier and Marina Bay. The Bar manager, Slovakian native Adam Bursik, has carefully concocted each cocktail to reflect the colours, flavours and historical anecdotes of the different neighbourhoods. In 2018, Origin Bar also was chosen as the “Best New Bar” by City Nomads – The Bars Award and the “Best New Cocktail Bar Asia Pacific” by Tales Spirited Award.

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Behind the booth:


Origin Bar’s Head Bartender, Adam Bursik, knew he wanted to be working at a bar from the age of 12, when he received a bartending kit for Christmas.

Growing up in Slovakia, the seeds of exploration and travel were planted as a child, and Bursik knew he wanted to venture beyond Slovakian shores to experience and taste the flavours the world had to offer. He was also inspired by his father, who managed a hotel bar and worked on a cruise ship.

After running well-known bars in Slovakia, as head bartender and bar manager where he made his name creating unconventional drinks, Bursik arrived in Singapore a little over 3 years ago, and managed one of Asia’s 50 Best Bars, Nutmeg & Clove, as well as The Library, prior to launching Origin Bar at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore.

To create Origin Bar’s cocktail menu, Bursik took a deep dive to immerse in local produce, enjoying the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables in Singapore’s tropical climate. From a European diet of starch and cheese, taking the plunge into this broad repertoire of tasting notes was a treat for Bursik.

At Origin Bar, Bursik and his team have captured their Singapore stories in a glass to share with voyagers from near and far.

Bar Manager: Adam Bursik