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Smoke and Mirrors

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Time Out says

In skyscraper-dense Singapore, rooftop bars are no rarity, But Smoke and Mirrors stands out with its storied location (perched atop the former City Hall building; the current National Gallery), and stunning panoramic views of the city’s skyline.

The menu combines spirits and magical illusions – and makes use of equipment like a rotary evaporator to redistil and create unexpected flavours in its cocktails.

It’s hard to go wrong when choosing from The Real Art of Drinking section. The signature menu features libations inspired by various artworks and iconic spaces By The Padang ($25) reimagines the national monument to create a rum-based drink mixed with apple brandy and spices; while Bananas in a Glass ($26) takes inspiration from a work by local artist Georgette Chen, Bananas in a Basket, to create a tropical tipple that highlights an in-house barrel-aged canna-infused cognac.

Written by
Time Out Singapore editors


#06-01, National Gallery Singapore
1 St Andrews Rd
Opening hours:
Daily 3pm-11pm
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