Maduro: Cosy, colourful interiors in this jazz lounge and bar
The newly-opened spot at Dempsey also boasts one of the most compelling music programmes around.
The birth of Maduro is the result of one of Singapore’s most successful real estate brokers rekindling his love for music and his desire to create a place where a community of wine and whisky connoisseurs can meet. This man is none other than Peter Ng, who is not just a reputable niche property broker dealing with shophouses in Singapore and international developments, but also a classically trained pianist who has played alongside musical talents like Frances Yip and Anita Sarawak.
Opening Maduro is a dream come true for Peter as it brings him back to the days when he visited private members’ clubs while working in London. It is also a step back into the world of music, which he had lost touch with when he gave up the piano to focus on real estate.
A spot to sit back, relax and enjoy fine alcohol and jazzy tunes by a three- to four-piece band, Maduro is decked out in mismatched velvet couches in a variety of colours from pink to mustard. These are complemented by marble-top coffee tables and the occasional leather armchair. The walls are dressed with brightly hued paintings, which are part of Peter’s eclectic art collection, to lend the listening lounge a homey, cosy ambience that sets the tone for a soothing wind-down.
Unknown to many, Maduro also hides a by-invite-only “private den” that’s located adjacent to the listening lounge, and is exclusive to VIPs including businessmen and corporate clients.
What better way to end your Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays than with live music performances at Maduro, booze in one hand, and delicious bar bites from French bistro Atout in another.