Bangsar’s latest speakeasy Three X Co opened its doors to those who can locate it on the third floor of Bangsar Shopping Centre.
Unlike others that hide behind soundproof doors next to dimly lit stairwells, to get to Three X Co, first you have to get past a couple of young men who arm themselves with blow dryers and scissors. The barber shop, OTHRS, is founded by none other than our 2016 Man of the Year, Lex Low.
Thereafter, look out for a prominent wall poster featuring the late boxing great Muhammad Ali. Gently nudge the door next to the poster and a room of prohibition-era-inspired setting will greet you with open arms.
The speakeasy is the brainchild of three friends – Wong Wai Hung, Eugene Yeoh and Daniel Gunawan – and mixologist consultant David Hans, Asia’s first World Champion of the Giffard West Cup 2017 Competition. Three X Co also marks Hans maiden bar bearing his signature.
Hans’ cocktail style is noted for his choice of ingredients, especially those of Asian and Oriental origins.
A number of his unique creations include Eastern Poem (chrysanthemum-infused gin, Pei Pa Koa syrup, yuzu tonic water and ginger rootlets) and Chocolate Fashioned (kraken-spiced dark rum, palm sugar and chocolate bitters).
We will also be featuring other concoctions exclusively available only at Three X Co in our upcoming print issues.
Three X Co opens every Mondays to Saturdays, from 5pm till 2am, and event bookings can be made via its Facebook page at facebook.com/threexco.