CITYLIFE / Bars & Cafes

For well-manicured boys
By Mimi Wong (City Weekend)
Updated: 2006-08-04 11:11

Not to be confused with the nail bar chain, this Frangipani caters less toward a group of gossiping girlfriends than it does to a crowd of well-manicured boys.

Aesthetics come first at this intimate gay-friendly bar where deconstructive decor favors clean lines, exposed concrete ceilings with a lone-hanging disco ball, and a unisex bathroom lined with a hall of mirrors. Footage from 80s catwalks and nude photo shoots flash across a big screen, which can be viewed from both the high stools downstairs and the large couch set on the second floor loft.

Also upstairs, secluded tables backlit by a wall fashioned like a starry night sky invite the ultimate seduction. Young and gracious servers are happy to recommend one of their fun and fruity cocktails, such as the favorite Pink Lady (RMB 40).

Frangipani
Location: No.399 Dagulu
Tel: 021-53750084
Perfect for: a sexy, pre-party affair