Smoke & Mirrors
Contrary to its name, there’s nothing deceptive about this new rooftop bar at the National Gallery Singapore. Head bartender Yugnes Susela, who perfected his craft at Tippling Club, just wants to serve amazing cocktails; and he does this by focusing on the ingredients, presentation and flavour.
His handcrafted cocktails include Southeast Asian inspired ones like Papaya Daiquiri, which has a base of Caribbean white rum, and Tiger Blood Daisy powered by Reposada tequila and sour plum grenadine. Those who prefer the classics can turn to Susela’s New & Old Sling, Paloma and Espresso Martini. (Photo taken from Smoke & Mirrors' Facebook page)
Smoke & Mirrors | 1 St., St Andrew's Road, 06-01 National Gallery, S(178957) | 9234 8122
Nutmeg & Clove
After a brief hiatus, Nutmeg & Clove re-opens its doors in a new space at Ann Siang Hill. With the same bar manager, Leon Tan, leading the team, you can still expect popular tipples inspired by the different eras in Singapore. But of course, he has expanded the list with new concoctions such as the Barrel Age SG Sling from the Trading Post era and The Opium Wars from the Crown Colony.
Drinks aside, the food menu is also worth checking out. To enhance your overall experience, culinary director, Brandon Teo has included local favourite bar bites like salted egg crispy chicken and spam fries. (Photo courtesy of Nutmeg & Clove)
Nutmeg & Clove | 17 Ann Siang Road, S(069697) | 6423 9885