The Boom Boom Room
Underneath Donna Chang’s glitzy surroundings sits The Boom Boom Room, a hip bar and music hangout steeped in its heritage and creative inspirations. The space utilises several of the building’s original elements in its fit-out – bank vaults have been transformed into velvet draped private rooms, exposed brick alcoves harbour luxurious booths and even the toilets retain heritage fixtures. The Boom Boom Room has been fashioned into a high-end jazz bar with decorative touches evoking the early days of aviation from 1920–40 (be sure to check out the feature mural by artist Matt Stewart). Music plays a key role in the bar’s overall vibe – and not just on stage. The Boom Boom Room’s cocktail list is divided into three playlists, with iconic songs from bygone eras forming the conceptual basis of each reworked classic – all imbued with the spirit of the song and a good dose of high-end ingredients. On the Jazz + Soul list, one will find the likes of ‘Feeling Good’ and ‘What a Wonderful World’, while Rhythm + Blues boasts ‘A Change is Gonna Come’ and ‘Respect’. Uptempo rounds out the set, with ‘24k Magic’ and ‘Valerie’ offering a dose of modern hits. An extensive wine list and seasonally changing beer range also feature, alongside top-shelf spirits in the back bar and several exclusive rarities – we’re talking discontinued lines and drops from distilleries no longer in operation. Bottle service allows drinkers the chance to absorb the atmosphere without having to lift a finger, while a late-night menu of steamed dumplings, Pacific oysters, pork-belly baos and Sichuan spiced chicken wings will save you from getting hungry.