SINGAPORE – Rooftop bar Loof in Odeon Towers will likely be closing on Feb 27 subsequent 12 months (2022) as a result of the constructing in North Bridge Street is slated to endure renovations. However this doesn’t imply goodbye as The Lo & Behold Group is searching for a brand new location.
Loof – a play on the phrase “roof” – was a part of a wave of bars that popped up in 2005 after the City Redevelopment Authority launched incentives to encourage using constructing and lodge rooftops for business functions in September 2004.
It has clinched a number of accolades through the years, together with the Buyer Service Excellence for Nightspots on the Singapore Tourism Awards in 2019.
Ms Charmaine Seah-Ong, 38, remembers going for its opening social gathering in November 2005. The advertising and marketing director at a artistic company enjoys the alfresco rooftop bar’s “laid-back, unpretentious vibe” and is planning to go to once more earlier than Loof ceases operations.
On New Yr’s Day, the bar will likely be holding Loof FM, an Web radio station occasion which seeks to highlight native expertise who’ve been hit exhausting by the Covid-19 pandemic. The occasion will likely be streamed on the web platform Twitch.
From Jan 3, it is going to carry again widespread dishes and cocktails. Diners can look ahead to B.C.M Grilled Cheese ($19), a sourdough cheese toastie full of bak chor mee pork mince; and Uncle Tee-kee ($22), a tipple of gin, mandarin orange sorbet, vanilla, ginger ale and mint.
As for its subsequent house, Mr Wee Teng Wen, managing associate of The Lo & Behold Group, says: “We envision Loof’s new location to be on a rooftop with character and a narrative. Ideally, one which aligns with Loof’s mission to rejoice native tradition in all its great idiosyncrasies, making a stage for supporting our artistic neighborhood.”