Meet Singapore BarChick - Hannah Waters

Name: Hannah Waters

Social Media Handle: @hannahewaters

Where are you from & Where are you based:

Born in the UK, raised in New Zealand, I’ve done a stint in Australia and will have lived in Singapore coming up 3 years this June.

Why are you a BarChick:

What’s not to love, I get to work with badass BarChicks, writing about Singapore and its super exciting beverage scene. Which, in doing so, gives me a platform upon which to support and promote the local bar community, to an international audience.

When you’re not BarChicking, how do you spend your time:

Full time I work within Proof and Company, training, consulting, bartending, having far too much fun for someone who works long hours. It’s can get a little crazy so outside of this I love to walk, practice yoga, read and surf. Balance is so important, and it’s something I’m working hard at to achieve, my rubber arm is the worst.

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What's your favourite neighbourhood in your city:

Tanjong Pagar and Chinatown, it encompasses all my favourite bars, restaurants, cafes, hawker centres, and Chinatown markets. It’s so convenient for my first 6 months of living in Singapore; I rarely saw any neighbourhood outside of this.

Favourite International Bars:

Singapore: 28HKS and Jigger and Pony, New Zealand: Hawthorn Lounge and Mea Culpa, Australia: Black Pearl, Bulletin Place and This Must Be The Place, South East Asia: Blind Pig, Curator and Omakase and Appreciate, Hong Kong: Feather Boa, Denmark: Ruby, England: Happiness Forgets and Pink Chihuahua, America: NoMad, EO and Sweetwater Social.. This list is dynamic though, it’s forever changing as I discover new places.

What's your go to drink:

Shit. I’ll take anything and enjoy it, provided it’s rich in flavor, alcohol and love.. Hold the rohypnol.

Guilty pleasure drink:

Pina Colada.

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Favourite city for a boozy break:

Hong Kong, it’s the Yang to Singapore's Yin, the bars are excellent, within walking distance of each other and crazy fun. I adore it, all it’s chaos and diversity.

Most epic BarChick adventure / most badass BarChick moment:

Making drinks in a church, or travelling with a group of legends to Kentucky last year for Camp Runamok.. That was epic, so epic I encourage everyone to apply. It’s UNREAL!

What do you drink at home:

Wine or whiskey.

Late night party bar:

Employees Only.

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Midnight Snack:

If I’m out, shit. Any bar serving food past midnight is my friend. If I can fathom my own cheese toastie, that’s a win.

Hangover cure:

Berocca before bed and the Peanut butter smoothie at the local upon rising.

Hottest bartender you’ve ever seen:

Dark eyes, dark hair, cute smile, great chat.. And I’m sold.

Planning a hot date, what’s the agenda:

I love live music, punk, alternative, rock, jazz, blues, folk, hip hop, I’m up for anything, add a few beers and burrito/kebab/burger/pizza/hotdog etc. after and I’m all yours.

What's one thing you can’t live without:

Concealer, hit me up If you have an amazing eye cream, until then that light coloured cream is my only weapon against panda eyes.

Who is your wingman:

Alcohol? Can’t forget life’s social lubricant.

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