Get off ground level and head to the roof at Loof. A long-time favourite for both Singaporeans and visitors, the sleek outdoor space focuses on everything around it for inspiration: beers are of the Asian variety, cocktails feature local ingredients (its Singapore Sour, made with vodka, sour plum and kalamansi juice, is a spin on the island’s most famous drink, the Singapore Sling) and the kitchen takes classics and makes them new again.
Chilli crab cheese fries and hoisin duck spring rolls, anyone? It’s a great spot to chill early on, with excellent views of Downtown, but things certainly ratchet up a notch as the night ages and the beer pong table goes off. Local DJs play at popular nights like Pops of the Top and Flidays at Loof. Love it sick? You can pick up a cute souvenir – an old-school game or anodised tea flask, for example – from the Mamashop.
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Happy Hour is from 5-8pm, and includes beer, wine and spirits, but ensure you take note of the time – the cost of your tipple coincides with the hour, so keen an eye on the clock!