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Sling Bar

When James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz visited Singapore, he fell for the country's hawker stalls and night markets. The experience led him to create Sling Bar, an Asian-inspired lounge that offers "culinary cocktails" — Singaporean-style libations meant to be strong and filling. The rum-based Curry Colada subs in passionfruit for a piña colada's pineapple and adds the sweet-tart liqueur velvet falernum and curry syrup to the traditional coconut cream and lime ($17). The floral SB Sling combines Bombay Sapphire East gin, Benedictine, orange curaçao, pineapple, lime, and cherry cordial ($16). Naturally, Schwartz has created a food menu to pair with the drinks; the fare is heavy on Southeast Asian spices such as chili, ginger, and basil.