At the end of a series of snaking stairs lies Atap Bar, a fifth-storey hidden halal rooftop bar overlooking town.
Yes, you have to ask staff for the 'secret door' entrance.
The place is only about a month old, but is already packed with reservations on weekends.
Besides the usual beverages like coffee, tea, and juices, Atap Bar is known for its local folklore-inspired mocktails. Prices range from S$13 - $16, and the establishment does not charge for service and GST.
For example, there are drinks like Sang Nila Utama's Mango Madness (S$15), made with soda, fresh lime juice, mango kombucha, mango pudding, nata de coco and such.
There's also [email protected] Serai (S$14), which has ginger ale, lemon juice, elderflower presse, and fresh lemongrass paste.
And Rasa Sayang (S$14) looks interesting with coconut juice, lime juice, strawberry, rose infused water, and demerara (large-grained sugar).
Naturally, bar bites such as Honey Wings (S$10), Chicken Nuggets (S$8), and Classic Curly Fries (S$7) are also available.
Plus, they have childhood games like Snakes & Ladders and Five Stones that you can borrow:
And the view up there looks pretty good too, as do its interior:
Judging by its popularity, we'd suggest going on weekdays, or making a reservation in advance on weekends.
However, note that reservations have a cut-off time of 3pm on the same day.
Where to go:
48 Arab Street, Level 5, Singapore99745
When to go:
Mon, Weds, Thurs, 5pm — 12am
Fri, 5pm — 12am
Sat, 4pm — 1am
Sun, 4pm — 12am
Closed on Tuesdays.