Bombed your booze budget? It's happy hour in Singapore to the rescue! Here's our pick of the best spots.
So what if Singapore’s one of the most expensive cities in the world? If you play it smart, hitting the bar scene doesn’t have to cost you a bomb with amazing happy hours in Singapore. Sure, we have the swanky whisky bars and hidden bars in town but we love our artisanal cocktails and wines even more during happy hour…
Best happy hours in Singapore
This Seattle-style concept seafood restaurant has some of the city’s best-tasting oysters to offer alongside cocktails, wines, and beers. Happy hour begins from opening time (4pm on weekdays, 12pm on weekends) until 6pm. You can enjoy 20% off on all wines and get oysters at just half price ($3 each). You’re sure to have a whale of a time!
Humpback, 18-20 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089834
2. Acid bar
Situated atop Emerald hill, this alfresco dining bar has both a breezy outdoor and an intimate indoor option. The generous happy hour offers include 1-for-1 beers and housepour spirits at $15, and signature cocktails at $12! Best of all, it lasts all day from Monday to Thursday, so make sure to check this one out.
Acid Bar, 180 Orchard Road, Singapore 238846
3. Holey Moley Golf Club
Mega-fun thematic mini-golf courses, punny neon signs and major photo ops aside, Holey Moley at Clarke Quay has more to offer. From Monday to Thursday, each day has its own unique offer to be enjoyed. For example, pop by on Tuesdays for this deal: with the purchase of any golf, food or drink items, you’ll get another of the same item for free! (Valid from 8pm to closing time). And on weekends, you can enjoy happy hour prices all day. Don’t forget to have your drinks with the massive metre pizza at just $58.
Holey Moley Golf Club, 3B River Valley Road, Clarke Quay, Singapore 179024
4. Mo Bar
It’s raining oysters and champagne at Mo Bar. On Wednesdays from 6pm to 9pm, enjoy a dozen freshly shucked oysters, 90 minutes of free-flow Ruinart champagne, and selected cocktails at just $78. See, you don’t need a $100 bill to live a fancy life.
Mo Bar, 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square, Singapore 039797
5. Morton’s The Steakhouse Restaurant
On ‘Mortini Nights’, (daily, from 5pm to 7pm) you’ll get to enjoy select signature martinis for just $15.95 each. Don’t forget to dig into bar bites like oysters on the half shell, jumbo shrimp cocktails and short rib steak tacos.
Morton’s, Level 4, Mandarin Oriental Singapore, Marina Square, 5 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039797
Bad day at work or just need a place to unwind? Hop on over to Publico’s outdoor terrace at Robertson Quay for a selection of gin and Italian spirit-based cocktails at $14. Sip on refreshing signature cocktails like The 5pm G&T and Choke the Negroni alongside $12 vino and beer. This happy hour in Singapore is available Mondays to Fridays from 5pm to 7pm.
Publico, InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay, 1 Nanson Road, Singapore 238909
Located at the head of Telok Ayer, 51 Soho makes a great alfresco dining spot if you’re planning after-work drinks with colleagues (or you decide to play hooky!). Enjoy free-flow beer (a trio selection of Golden Ale Lager, Hoegaarden and Stella Artois) for just $55. Plus, enjoy 1-for-1 on selected cocktails like the negroni, apple margarita, and old-fashioned. This happy hour in Singapore runs every day from 11am to 8pm.
Basdban, #01-01, 51 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 048441
Okay, we love this underground pub for its super cool concept and parties, but happy hour on Fridays and Saturdays from 5pm to 8pm? That’s the kinda good stuff we’re looking for. And if you want to get the party started earlier in the week, weekday happy hour starts on Wednesday from 5pm to 9:30pm. Its deals keep changing, so be sure to check out the social pages.
HopHeads, pop up a Blk A, #01-06, Clarke Quay, Singapore 179020
9. Chico Loco
We’ll never turn down a margarita and neither should you. Every day from 12pm to 7pm, swing by Chico Loco at Amoy Street for a frozen margarita, draught beer and house pour spirits and wines at just $10 each.
Chico Loco, 102 Amoy Street, Singapore 069922
This speakeasy and rooftop bar hybrid may be hard to find at first (you gotta enter via a back alley) but its undisrupted views of the Singapore River is totally worth it. The place is usually packed by evenings and we’re blaming it on the affordable alcohol. Happy hours are from 5pm to 8pm with prosecco at $16 and champagne at $24. House pours and beers are also on the list! Pair your drinks with signature oysters like umami and mignonette (served as six for $20). Tip: while you’re there, we suggest you try the negroni for a bittersweet ride.
Southbridge, 80 Boat Quay, Singapore 049868
11. Five Bar
Payday is still a week away but you’re in dire need of an after-work tipple. We get you and so do the folks behind Five, a bar with daily $5 drink promos that include half-pints of Kronenberg. Inspired by Tokyo’s ‘salary man’ 300-yen, tachinomi (standing) bars, the minimalist watering hole is bursting with people who are there as early as 5pm.
Five Bar, multiple locations including Cuppage Terrace and Changi City Point
12. Alley on 25 at Andaz
With free-flow red and white wines and beers, the Andaz Kitchen Party is not to be missed. Every Wednesday and Thursday from 6pm to 9pm, sip on everything from Karri Oak Chardonnay to Karri Oak Cabernet Merlot, and a special Andaz Pale Ale brewed specially in collab with local microbrewery, Red Dot Brewhouse. Bar bites aren’t your regular ‘mixed peanuts in a bowl’ types. Feast on a variety of cold cuts such as mortadella, salami and duck rillettes, plus edam, brie and mimolette cheeses from The Cheese Artisans and bread from Tiong Bahru Bakery. That’s not all – fried chicken lovers will enjoy crispy fried wings served with house-made aioli and fries. Enjoy all this at just $50!
Alley on 25, Andaz Singapore, 5 Fraser Street, Singapore 189354
13. Jekyll and Hyde
Swing by anytime from 4pm to 7pm to enjoy selected classic cocktails at only $12. For weekend fun, there’s the Jekyll’s Insanity Drinks ($48) where you can drink glasses of beer, prosecco, wine, mimosa and bellini to your heart’s content for two hours.
Jekyll & Hyde, 74 Neil Road, Singapore 088839
14. No. 5 Emerald Hill
This sexy Peranakan-inspired bar has won our hearts with its beautiful decor and amazing prawn paste chicken wings – perfect for bar bites. Get buzzed with its all-day 1-for-1 martini deals (which includes the Glorious Martini and Champagne Martini selections) starting from $22.
No. 5 Emerald Hill Cocktail Bar, 5 Emerald Hill Road, Singapore 229289
15. Alley Bar
This gorgeous bar just gave us another reason to hit it up. Selected spirits start from $9, wines are $10 and classic cocktails go for $15 at this architectural gem in the iconic Emerald Hill neighbourhood. And the best part, its happy hour is daily from 5pm to 8pm.
Alley Bar, Peranakan Place, 2 Emerald Hill Road, Singapore 229287
Celebrate hump day at this glitzy restaurant by celebrity chef David Myers. On Wednesdays, you can enjoy 1-for-1 cocktails from 5:30pm. And since you’re already there, missing out on its stellar plates would be considered almost criminal.
Adrift, Marina Bay Sands, Hotel Lobby, Tower 2, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
Need a little pick-me-up after all that shopping in Orchard? Kick back at Oriole from 2pm to 6pm or 8pm till late to enjoy a glass of wine for $8 and a pint of Asahi “Super Dry” and Kronenbourg Blanc for $12 and $13 respectively. Not a heavy drinker? Go for the half-pint of said beers instead for less than $10. How’s the for happy hour in Singapore?
Oriole, #01-01, Pan Pacific Serviced Suites, 96 Somerset Road, Singapore 238163
18. Live Twice
Be transported back to mid-century Japan at Live Twice. Happening daily from 4pm to 7pm, the happy hour menu features exquisite cocktails like Southside (Roku gin, lime, ice mint and angostura) and Ume Highball (kayuki ume spirits, shiso leaf, umeboshi and soda) for only $16. Don’t leave without trying the Mizuwari, a blend of Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky and Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky that is steeped in a pot with Hokkaido soft water for a minimum of three days.
Live Twice, 20 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089834
19. Jigger and Pony
Bespoke cocktails for happy hour in Singapore? Yes, please! From 4pm to 7pm, Jigger and Pony offers five of its lip-smacking concoctions: Genmaicha bellini, vodka soda, daiquiri, old fashioned and yuzu whiskey sour. And it’s just $16 each! If you’re in the mood for wine and beer, get ’em at $14 per glass and $12 per bottle respectively.
Jigger & Pony, Amara Hotel, 165 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088539
20. Alter Ego
Known for amazing bar bites like pizza fries, spicy buffalo wings and nachos, Alter Ego runs its happy hour daily from 2.30pm to 6.30pm (yup, it starts early here). Expect $5 beer, G&T, whiskey soda, and rum and coke. Oh, and the views of Marina Bay make this spot even sweeter.
Alter Ego, #01-13D, Esplanade Mall, 8 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039802
21. Wine Connection Tapas Bar & Bistro
Serving good beats and awesome vibes, Wine Connection has always been our choice for a casual night out with the mates. Although we won’t deny that the reasonably priced booze, which can go as low as $6, is a total pulling factor.
Wine Connection, multiple locations including VivoCity and United Square
22. Wala Wala Cafe Bar
Wala Wala at Holland Village needs no introduction. Every day till 8pm, you can grab a glass of house pour spirit, beer or vino for less than $10. It also serves house spirits at $6 and draught beer between $9-$11.
Wala Wala Cafe Bar, 31 Lorong Mambong, Singapore 277689
23. Joo Bar
Addicted to K-drama? This Korean joint will have you imagining you’re in Itaewon after a couple of makgeolli jugs. Grab them by the pint for only $10 every day from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. The happy hour promo also extends to Hite and craft beers.
Joo Bar, 5 Tan Quee Lan Street, Singapore 188094
This spot is decked out with diner-style seats and TV screens, filled with a sports-loving crowd and serving up a tempting happy hour deal in Singapore for your game-watching gatherings. Here, wine and house pours go for $9.90 till 8pm from Sundays to Thursdays. Come weekend brunch (till 3pm), you can swig two pineapple mimosas for $16, two glasses of house pour for $14 or an entire bottle of Elvio Cogno Moscato d’Asti for $38.
Mischief, #01-10/12, Esplanade Theatres on the Bay, 8 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039802
25. The Chupitos Bar
Shots, anybody? This bar is well-known for its crazy selection of shots and even crazier happy hour deals. Think $6 for selected shots, bottled beers and house pours from 6.30pm till 9pm daily. Drinks are categorised according to different drinking palettes and tolerance levels: deadly, fruity, yummy and dare. Bestsellers include Milo Godzilla and Black Absinthe Bohemian.
The Chupitos Bar, #01-05, Clarke Quay, 3B River Valley Road, Singapore 179021
26. Tanuki Raw
Unlike the pesky alcohol police, the peeps at Tanuki Raw know how to have a good time. Its Orchard Central branch’s 5pm to 8pm happy hour offers cocktails from $12 and drafts beers from $10. Food-wise, tuck into $7 salmon sashimi plates and freshly shucked oysters at $2 a piece.
Tanuki Raw, multiple locations including Orchard Central and Jewel Changi Airport
27. The Exchange
Despite its distinctly high-end metropolitan surroundings, this bar offers a mean promo for boozehounds. A pint of Tiger Beer or Heineken for only $12++ all day, every day!
The Exchange, #01-05, Asia Square Tower 1, 8 Marina View, Singapore 018960
From 11:30am to 9:30pm, this hotspot in Singapore offers 1-for-1 happy hour deals on beers, wines, cocktails and even mocktails. Still want more? After 9:30pm, draught beers are served in large glasses for only $12.
Sque, #01-70, The Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, Singapore 059817
29. 25 Degrees Singapore
This burger joint hailing from Los Angeles has a cool deal for everyone. Enjoy 1-for-1 promos on selected beers and bites from 3pm to 7pm daily. On Mondays, look forward to $1 chicken wings. Plus, craft beers from Brooklyn Brewery get special attention on Tuesdays with bottles going at $10 each. And on Wednesdays, you can enjoy two milkshakes for the price of one.
25 Degrees Singapore, Hotel G Singapore, 200 Middle Road, Singapore 188980
As one of Singapore’s most popular bar chains, you know what to expect at Harry’s. The vibe is relaxed and homely – great for an unpretentious, no-judgement session with the pals over reliable beers and decent bites. Its happy hour promotions are always changing and each outlet has its own deals, so check before you head over!
Harry’s, multiple locations including Chijmes and Clarke Quay
Head here for 1-for-1 deals on beers, cocktails and wines from 5pm to 8pm, every day except Monday, Friday, and Sunday. Free-flow more your style? It’s unlimited cava at $35 from 5pm to 7pm or $40 from 5pm to 8pm on Monday and Tuesday respectively. If you’re slogging away your life in the office till late, fret not as you can enjoy this promo on Saturdays too!
Bar.celona, 44 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089857
Gather your thirsty pals and drink up! There are plenty of bars to explore with this massive list of happy hours in Singapore.