Co-founder, Jigger & Pony Group
Gan Guoyi is raising the bar in Singapore’s cocktail scene
Since founding their first cocktail bar Jigger & Pony in 2012, Gan Guoyi and Indra Kantono have expanded their business to include contemporary Italian restaurant and bar Caffe Fernet, mid-century Japan-inspired bar Live Twice, and creative small plates and oyster bar Humpback, among others. In 2020, Jigger & Pony clinched the top spot on Asia’s 50 Best Bars list for the first time, and secured the ninth spot in the World’s 50 Best Bars list. The secret behind the brand’s success? Providing a place where guests can consistently find comfort, forge friendships and share happiness over well-crafted drinks and bites.
Together with other industry leaders, Gan also set up the Singapore Cocktail Bar Association at the height of the Covid pandemic. The non-profit has helped to raise relief funds for bar staff and operators, not to mention encourage the industry to band together so as to emerge stronger post-pandemic. The company has also extended their repertoire into bottled cocktails line called “Pony”, which offers exquisitely made Negroni, Old Fashioned, Sakura Martini and more.
World’s 50 Best Bars: #9
Asia’s 50 Best Bars: #1
Asia’s 50 Best Bars: #2
Did You Know?
A flight attendant for five years, Gan Guoyi is an expert at the art of hospitality to say the least.