Smoking Kills Bar

1 Review
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Phone Number 0713468804 Opening Hours

Wednesday to Sunday 5pm to 2am

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Menu - Smoking Kills Bar - Graffiti Cocktails Menu - Updated in February 2019


R60 avg main meal
Pub fare
R60 avg main meal
Bar scene, Groups
Mastercard, Visa
Accepts credit cards, Cocktails, Food, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Zanele Kumalo

Smoking Kills Bar is Melville’s new hole-in-the-wall dive bar with an unpretentious look and feel. Having taken over a part of Mootee Bar next door, the seemingly unassuming new neighbour is all about the rum, with a few Cuban sandwiches thrown in.

The small menu includes a build-your-own-sandwich option – choose either the cheese-only version or the one where you can choose one meat and two veg. If going for the former, choose blue, brie, swiss or mozzarella; while the latter is best enjoyed with pulled pork, juicy pickles and eggplant cooked in coconut. The meal is a generous portion the size of two fists, but don’t skip the perfectly seasoned curly fries to accompany it.

If you have the space, warm churros are a treat, especially in cold weather.

Anything goes here, which makes it a welcome haven for smokers and imbibers. Sit at the bar and chat to the friendly hostess, who can match your mood to one of the seven rum cocktails, like the Fresh to Death with pineapple, lime and bitters, or the Sweet Thrills with sweet vermouth, coconut, maple and cassia rum.


This could easily become your new hangout spot, with staff remembering your name and drinks order. All bar staff are warm, knowledgeable and welcoming.

There’s little fuss or frill in this pet-friendly shabby-chic space. It’s simple, with a playlist of soulful music that allows you to still hear the person across from you and enjoy great value for money.

Best for…
Perching at one of the bar tables to catch up with friends after a hard day at the office.


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