When the demands of life overwhelms you, seated at an alfresco bar – marveling at the skyscrapers decorating the stunning panoramic view in Singapore – life can be much better. If you are imagining yourself holding on to your favourite beverage, saying cheers to the horizon, explore the rooftop bars in Singapore that can offer you this fleeting moment of short escapade from this world.

The following article post originally appeared on https://expatliving.sg.

Here in Singapore, where it’s alfresco weather year-round, we’ve got rooftop bars and restaurants aplenty, which means you’ve got to make all sorts of tough decisions – like, how high you want to hang out during Happy Hour, and what kinds of views you’d like to accompany your cocktail and canapés, from skyscraper scenery to Singapore River sights. To help you in your quest, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite rooftops across town.

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Terra Rooftop Garden Bar

Topping the recently revamped Suntec City Sky Garden, this spacious, stylishly designed open-air terrace bar offers a refreshing array of cocktails. Try the Viva Brasil ($18), made with cachaça (distilled from sugarcane juice), pineapple, agave and house-made rosemary syrup, or a sangria ($18); they’ve got a weekday happy hour, too. Accompany your cocktails with Latin American and Mexican-inspired bites like the marinated tenderloin beef cubes with sliced garlic, or the seafood chimichanga (both $18).

Terra Rooftop Garden Bar
#03-308 Suntec City Sky Garden
3 Temasek Boulevard
6336 6009 | terrasingapore.com

Loof

At the top of Odeon Tower, this eclectic alfresco bar has an urban garden atmosphere, great skyline vistas (not to mention a front-row view of the Raffles Hotel), fun Southeast Asian inspired cocktails ($17 to $24), great Happy Hour deals, and a selection of locally inspired snacks like sambal chicken wings ($18) and chilli crab dip ($14); it’s a great place if you’re looking for a rooftop setting with a bit of a twist.

Loof
#03-07 Odeon Towers
31 North Bridge Road
9773 9304 | loof.com.sg

The Mad Men Attic Bar

Hidden in a Boat Quay shophouse right near Raffles Place, this is a popular spot among the working crowd. With its modern-industrial look laced with graffiti details, the casual, outdoor hangout is beloved for its daily line-up of live music, sweet Marina Bay views, naughty nibbles like truffle fries ($10) and chilli cheese dogs ($14), and after-work tipples including the infamous Black Forest mojito ($16 to $18).

The Mad Men Attic Bar
#03-02, 11 North Canal Road
6222 3529 | madmenatticbar.com

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