The Powder Room at The Black Swan hasn’t yet found itself on the local bar-hopping circuit – and that’s undeservedly so.
Yes, its smack-in-the-CBD location means it’s yet another watering hole for the post-work set. But group bar mentor Julian Serna’s menu revamp breathes new life into the cocktails here. Themed to match The Powder Room’s flapper ’20s décor, the playful mixes that encourage you to loosen your tie or kick off your heels are sectioned into categories (Light & Fruity, Rich & Full-flavoured, Complex & Stiff) for easy navigation.
Highlights by the ex-Eau De Vie alum include Bubble Yum – a fizzy prosecco, lime, mint, raspberry and bubblegum vodka mix that’s served with a helium balloon ($21) – and Thank You for Smoking ($21, pictured), a spirited mix with notes of cigar, coffee, whisky and cherry.
|Venue name:||The Powder Room||Contact:|
19 Cecil Street
|Opening hours:||Tue-Thu 5pm-1am; Fri & Sat 5pm-2am|