The first Asian transplant of arguably the world’s funnest bar, Employees Only Singapore brings the allure, conviviality, and raucousness from its legendary NYC original. Imbibers should prepare to enjoy the three pillars of the EO experience: flawlessly (and rapidly) executed cocktails, elevated comfort food and a lively atmosphere, all under one roof. Led by head barman Steve Schneider who built the Singapore cocktail program and team from the ground up, EO Singapore has quickly established itself as an industry favourite, further cementing Amoy Street as a must-visit drinks destination.
Number 23 on The Worlds 50 Best Bars Asia.
Steve Schneider has earned a reputation as one of the most respected and successful bartenders in the industry. Of his fifteen years professionally crafting cocktails, he has spent the last nine building his career at one of the most highly esteemed NYC cocktail bars, Employees Only, which in 2011 won the coveted “World’s Best Cocktail Bar” award at Tales of the Cocktail. In June of 2016, he became a partner in Employees Only Singapore, the company’s first expansion outside of NYC.
A former US marine, Steve’s first career in the military was cut short after a nearly fatal accident left him in a coma. When he miraculously recovered, he took the first job he could find – a position at a local dive bar. However, Steve found himself enjoying the fast paced environment and the science behind creating a truly stunning craft cocktail. He soon turned the initially temporary stint into a serious life change and worked tirelessly with the goal of donning the white Principal Bartender’s jacket at Employees Only. “I almost died in a bar,” Steve says of that night, “And I was reborn in a bar.”