Singapore bar offers controversial new shots delivery system

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Patrons at a nightlife venue in Singapore’s Jurong East are being tempted by a new way of enjoying alcoholic shots, but not all customers are happy about the latest development. Our reporter Anna Huang recently visited the bar to investigate further…

Steel Pineapples is a popular night life venue that has been operating in Singapore for the past three years. Recently, the bar has gained notoriety across the island for serving up their shots in a very unusual manner, although it’s proving popular with the male clientèle. On my visit in early January, I proceeded to witness a group of businessmen order up the famous Steel Pineapples Xiongbu Shot. “Basically the waitress takes the shot glass and nestles it in-between her breasts,” said one of the businessmen, who understandably refused to be identified in this article. “You then have to proceed to drink the shot, without using your hands. As you can imagine, it’s pretty damn hard!” I watched as one of the man’s colleagues demonstrated the most common technique. “As you can see, he uses his lips to grasp the shot glass, and then tilts his head back so the liquor pours down his throat,” commented the man. “Once he’s finished the shot, he then returns it to between the breasts of the barmaid.” I observed as the man carefully deposited the shot glass back into the barmaid’s cleavage. “That’ll be SG$500,” she said, and the businessman dutifully handed over his credit card.

Xiongbu shots can be ordered as doubles
Patrons who are up for a harder challenge can order double xiongbu shots – although they don’t come cheaply, priced at SG$699

“Would you like to try?” asked the waitress, looking in my direction. With enthusiastic cheers from the businessmen, I decided to give it a go. Grasping the shot glass with my lips, I proceeded to tug it free from the firm hold of the barmaid’s breasts. It made a noise I can only describe as Schloop! as it eventually slid out. There was a fresh round of cheers from the businessmen as I downed the shot and returned the glass to its home. “It was actually quite fun!” I admitted, as I plucked out my Batty Post corporate card to pay for the drink. “No charge for women,” insisted the barmaid, much to my surprise. Later, when interviewing the bar’s owner, I asked him why this was the case. “In honesty, we’ve seen a sharp decline in female customers after introducing the shots,” he admitted. “We’re not entirely sure why.”

In other news, a tragic tale from Geylang is making headlines across Singapore after a man discovered his female companion for the evening was his long-lost daughter.

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