Green Door

Bar in Holland Village, Dempsey Hill & the Botanic Gardens

Image by Ria de Jong Lonely Planet

Wide sky, sinuous palms and the odd frangipani breeze: slip behind the green door for a little tropical seduction. Under gramophone lights, barkeepers shake and stir cocktails splashed with herbs and fruit straight from the garden, of which the Garden Goddess is particularly refreshing. Early-bird specials (5pm to 8pm daily) are decent, pulling in a languid expat crowd.