The heritage building houses four eclectic concepts to last you through the day
Photos: Weekender/The NCO CLub
In the days of yore, it was typical on weekends to catch sight of off-duty soldiers filing into the NAAFI Britannia Club for a bit of R&R: Beer-imbibing, playing billiards, lolling around poolside, shimmying on the dancefloor and indulging in more clubhouse’s comforts. The heritage building was built in 1952 and had become a treasured architectural relic, serving as one of the fondest memories that was forged in Singapore.
Several decades later, the beloved Britannia Club has finally metamorphosed into The NCO Club, a multi-concept destination that upholds the age-old purpose of being a social enclave for whoever that drops by. Exuding a colonial charm from its exterior, the building is strikingly grandiose inside with posh carpet floors, gleaming hardware fixtures, and commanding chandeliers hanging off from ceilings; even the waitstaff are clad in expensive-looking uniforms.
A few steps through the opulent hallway of the ground floor will lead you to the Stags’ Room.
Reflecting the makeup of a cigar room for brooding gentlemen, the space serves as an intimate wine room and lounge. With a knowledgeable sommelier on standby, Stags’ Room’s wine selection hails from America, Australia and New Zealand. The concept has partnered with revered wine producers, namely: Stags’ Leaps and Penfolds so as to secure seasonal rare wines, exclusively to the abode. There’s also a little private room that can sit seven for intimate affairs. Bites are also available such as truffle salami ($18) and iberico bellota ($35).