The buzz: Can you believe that this low-key newcomer in Surpass Court is owned by the people behind Blue Frog? Elegant and sophisticated, Brownstone is very different from the latter, but both share a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere.
The look: Brown brick walls, simple leather sofas, stone bar with a wooden top - this cocktail lounge is more about warmth and comfort than glamour and glitz. It's the kind of place where you can instantly feel like at home. The metal framework adourning the ceiling adds a modern edgy, while the shiny DJ booth reminds you this is also a place for dancing when the mood is right.
The music: Soft lounge music in the early evening, and party music when it gets late (deep house, tech house, funk, soul and even Latin depending on the theme of the night). The sound system here is serious - serious enough for a real dance club.
The drinks: Classic cocktails reign supreme. The long list of martinis is impressive. Try the clean and fresh sour apple martini (60rmb) if you are just getting started for the night, or opt for a sexy yet strong Tarantini (60rmb) to satisfy your late night cravings.
The crowd: Thanks to its versatility, Brownstone accomodates all types of guests, from the typical afterwork crowd to serious party people.
Why you'll be back: For a quiet after-dinner drink, or three drinks before you hit the club. - Stella Shu