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.
Madame Fan’s The Lounge
Whether if you’re yearning for an aperitif or nightcap, Madame Fan’s The Lounge will wet those parched lips with its range of Old World wines and Grower Champagnes, alongside classic cocktails and coffee brewed from Arabica beans. But it is the bar’s opulent setting of emeralds and gold, further lavished with a black marbled top and neoclassical light features that prompt a second round of drinks.