So you’ve overindulged and need to watch the cocktail budget. Here’s how you can still enjoy a craft beer, cocktail or glass of vino... or three.
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 wine bars even more during happy hour…
The best happy hours in Singapore
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 – happy hour, everyday! From 12pm to 8pm it’s $40++ for buckets of beers, $10++ for select beers on tap and $9++ on wine or spirits. Don’t forget to have ‘em with the massive metre pizza at just $49++!
Holey Moley Golf Club, 3B River Valley Rd, Clarke Quay, Singapore 179024
It’s raining oysters and champagne at Mo Bar. On Wednesdays from 6pm to 10pm, enjoy two hours of free-flow New Zealand Pacific oysters and Ruinart champagne at just $68++ (there’s even an option for you to extend for an hour at $48++). And if you want to treat yourself, the Ruinart Blanc de Blanc Champagne option at $98++ is the way to go.
Mo Bar, 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square, Singapore 039797
Bad day at work or just need a place to unwind? Hop on over to Publico’s outdoor terrace for the ‘Terrazza Martini’ happy hour deal. Sip on refreshing signature cocktails like Grey Goose martini, Pesca Spritz, martini Spritz and Spritz Bianco at just $12++, alongside delish pizza slices. Available from Sunday to Friday from 5pm to 7pm.
Publico, InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay, 1 Nanson Rd, Singapore 238909
We’ll never turn down a margarita and neither should you. On weekdays from 3pm to 7pm, swing by Chico Loco for a frozen chico margarita, plus frozen loco Paloma, draught beer, cider Aperol spritz, summer Spritz, Prosecco (plenty of choices!) at just $11+ each. If beer is your poison, the beer bucket deal gets you five craft beers of your choice at $8 off.
Chico Loco, 102 Amoy St, Singapore 069922
This American diner, known for their diet-busting fare runs its happy hour on the weekdays from 5pm to 8pm. Expect 1-for-1 on all housepour spirits, wine and beer. With views across to Marina Bay Sands, it makes this spot even sweeter.
Overeasy, 1 Fullerton Road, #01-06 One Fullerton Singapore 049213
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, duck rillettes; and edam, brie, mimolette and fourmed’Ambert cheeses from The Cheese Artisans. Spread them on top of bread from Tiong Bahru Bakery, and that’s not all, fried chicken lovers will enjoy crispy fried wings served with house-made aioli and French fries. They sure do know how to spoil us!
Andaz Kitchen Party, Alley on 25 at Andaz Singapore, 5 Fraser St, Singapore 189354
Shang Social Bar
Here’s another reason to visit Jewel Changi Airport. Shang Social’s Asian-infused cocktails are a departure from the ordinary – and you can now have ‘em at half price. Their latest happy hour one-for-one deal includes house wines, beers and a Shang Social special chrysanthemum pale ale but we’re looking forward to try the Ooooh-Loong Fizz cocktail and Lychee Lemon-Aid mocktail. First of all, how adorable is this name? The Ooooh-Loong Fizz cocktail is a refreshing concoction of vodka, oolong tea, grapefruit tonic, lemon juice, and lemongrass. For non-drinkers and mocktail lovers, Lychee Lemon-Aid has a mix of lychee puree and yuzu juice topped with soda and mint leaves. The happy hour runs from 3pm to 7pm on weekdays.
Shang Social Bar, 78 Airport Boulevard #01-219 to 222 Jewel, Changi Airport Singapore 819666
We’ve heard about three or four hours of happy hour but a whopping eight hours? We’re sold. Swing by Artemis Grill for happy hours from 3pm daily. Drink your fill, 40 floors high at the Artemis’ Sky Lounge rooftop bar. Enjoy beers at $10 each, as well as cocktails, G&Ts and wines (including Prosecco) at $15.
Artemis Grill, Level 40, 138 Market Street, Singapore 048946
This vibrant craft cocktail bar perched on the 70th floor of the iconic Swissôtel, The Stamford, has just unveiled two cocktail promos you can indulge in on Mondays and Tuesdays from 5pm-8pm. No judgment: we celebrate cocktail o’clock every day of the week here. On Mondays, treat yourself to the amazing view and a glass of Skai Bar’s Copper Gin Martini, served with a twist or olives at $19++ per glass. Tuesdays are all about the Maracatu Caipirinha or Butterfly Effect, made with Maracatu Cachaça for that little pick-me-up. Each of these cocktails is priced at $19++. Now that’s how we like to start our week…
Skai, Level 70, Swissôtel The Stamford, p. 6837 3322
The swanky new kid on the block offers beer on tap as well as Champagne, white and red wine if that’s your preferred tipple, from just $10. Located at the head of Telok Ayer Street, 51 Soho makes a great alfresco dining spot if you’re planning after-work drinks with the colleagues. Speaking of big groups, go for the bucket of five bottles to get a bottle on the house.
51 Soho, 51 Telok Ayer Street #01-01, Singapore 048441
Salt Grill & Sky Bar
This rooftop bar on ION Orchard is taking happy hours to a whole new level. Get this – everything on the happy hour menu goes for $10++ and under. Classic cocktails and wine (house red, white and sparkling) at this modern Australian all-day restaurant and bar are priced at a cook $10++ every single day (on weekends too but not public holidays) from 5pm to 7.30pm. Take in the view with a cold one – Corona and Peroni beers are at $9++ as are spirits including Jim Beam, Broker’s Gin and Famous Grouse.
Salt Grill & Sky Bar, 55th and 56th floors of ION Orchard Mall, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801
Beer drinkers, listen up! Frieda’s at Capitol Kempinski does one mean beer o’clock session every Thursday. At 5pm, every pint of draught beer you order costs just $5++ and it goes up by a dollar – $6++ at 6pm, $7++ at 7pm etc – right up to 9.30pm. Friday doesn’t really have a happy hour but if you like your bar bites as much as your drinks, you’re entitled to free flow fritters stuffed with meatloaf and cheese with every drink.
Frieda’s, The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore 15 Stamford Road Singapore 178906
Morton’s The Steakhouse Restaurant
On ‘Mortini Nights’, (daily, 5pm-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, Mandarin Oriental Singapore, Level 4, 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square, Singapore 039797
Okay, we love this underground pub for its super cool concept and parties but happy hour on a Saturday till two in the morning? That’s the kinda good stuff we’re looking for. Weekday happy hour starts from 11.30am to 9pm, while saturday’s happy hour is from 5pm to 2am – basically the whole night. Its deals keep changing, so be sure to check out their social media.
Hopheads, 178 Clemenceau Ave, Haw Par Glass Tower B1-00, Singapore 239926
This speakeasy and rooftop bar hybrid may be hard to find at first (you gotta enter via a back alley) but the undisrupted view of the Singapore River is totally worth it. The place is usually packed by evenings and we’re blaming it on the (affordable) a a a a alcohol. Happy hours are from 5-8pm with prosecco at $16, Champagne at $20 and sparkling cocktails from $18. House pours and beers are also on the list. Accompany your drinks with umami, tropical or Habana signature oysters (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
Five Izakaya Bar
Payday is still a week away but you’re in dire need for an after-work tipple? We get you and so do the folks behind Five, a bar with daily $5 drinks promotion that includes 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 Izakaya, multiple locations
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 their premium house pours and selected beers from $8 nett. Happy hour runs from 12 noon till 9pm and from 1am till closing.
No. 5 Emerald Hill Cocktail Bar, 5 Emerald Hill Road, Singapore 229289
Cuscaden Patio & Chips Pub
This no-frills underground drinking den has no happy hour but they make up for it with really affordable beer around the clock (we’re not complaining!). For $20, you get a 1.5-litre San Miguel and on Tuesday, their jugs are priced at $14.
Cuscaden Patio & Chips Pub, #B1-111 Ming Arcade, 21 Cuscaden Road, Singapore 249720
There are various happy hour promotions on selected weekdays at this glitzy restaurant by celebrity chef David Myers. On Tuesdays for example, all cocktails are at half price (try the one with chilli padi-infused gin!) from 6pm to 9pm and on Thursdays, you can get housepour spirits at $15++. Take your pick!
Adrift, Marina Bay Sands, Hotel Lobby Tower 2, Singapore 018956
The Black Swan
Dress to the nines and have a swanky evening as the 1920’s-inspired The Black Swan. The luxe establishment has an indulgent happy hour special – $9 drinks and oysters from $3 – on weekdays from 5pm to 8pm. The Black Swan’s new bar, The Powder Room also offers signature cocktails on weekdays from 5pm to 9pm at just $12.
The Black Swan, 19 Cecil Street, Singapore 049704
Martini Bar @ Mezza 9
Shake it up a little and tipple in style at The Grand Hyatt. enjoy a special price of SGD 14++ on all signature and classic martinis, handcrafted gin and tonics, sustainable wines by the glass along with other selected house pours. Happy hour runs everyday, from 3pm to 9pm.
Martini Bar @ Mezza9, Mezzanine Level Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road, Singapore 228211
Mr Punch Public House
Blink, and you’ll miss this kitschy bar at Mint Museum of Toys. Named after the famous puppet show Punch and Judy, the bar sports oh-so-Instagrammable vintage decor. The all-important drinks menu packs a punch (!), with a wide array of whiskies, beers and cocktails. Swing by anytime from 11am to 9pm daily to enjoy a cold glass of beer because at Mr Punch Public House it’s always beer o’clock! There’s recently introduced a ‘Thirsty Thursday’ special where signature punch jars are 20% off from 3pm to 11pm.
Mr Punch Public House, 26 Seah Street, Singapore 188382
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 their reasonably priced booze, which can go as low as $6, is a total pulling factor.
Wine Connection, #01-19/20 Robertson Walk,11 Unity Street, Singapore 237995
Verre Modern Bistro & Wine Bar
Getting off work early? Kick back at this unpretentious wine bar at Robertson Quay at 4pm-8pm on Monday-Thursdays, 4pm-6pm on Fridays and weekends to enjoy a stellar one-for-one deal on house pours and wine. And don’t worry about going hungry – Verre does up a hearty selection of European-inspired dishes like suckling pig seafood papillote, as well as thin crust pizzas.
Verre Modern Bistro & Wine Bar, #01-05/06, 8 Rodyk Street, Singapore 238216
Wala Wala at Holland Village needs no introduction. The exceptional live music bar is constantly packed and not just because the band is awesome. Between 4pm to 9pm on weekdays (and 3pm to 9pm on weekends), you can grab a beer, or vino if you prefer, for less than $10.
Wala Wala Cafe Bar, 31 Lorong Mambong, Singapore 277689
Jigger and Pony
Bespoke cocktails for happy hour? Yes, please! From 5pm to 8pm, Jigger and Pony offers five of their lip-smacking concoctions – Java Cooler, Sakura Martini,White Toreador, Old Fashioned and Yuzu Whiskey Sour– for only $15. If you’re in the mood for wine, get ’em at $14 per glass.
Jigger & Pony, 165 Tangjong Pagar Road, Amara Hotel, Singapore 088539
Six, seven, eight. Such are the prices of loose house pours at the roof-top bar, and the number of glasses we’d be having from 5pm on weekdays. Every hour, the price increases according to the time. This means the earlier you are, the cheaper the grog. Our advice? If you’re slogging your life in the office till late, fret not as the happy hour has been extended to Saturdays as well.
Loof, #03-07 Odeon Towers Extension Rooftop, 331 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188720
These BBQ buds are our answer whenever we’re craving some smoked, juicy meat for lunch. Though sometimes, we can’t help but get a bit thirsty (if y’know what we mean) with its daily happy hour specials from 3pm-7pm. You can get lagers of Pabst Blue Ribbon for $12 and a bottle of Shiraz for $50.
MeatSmith, 167/169 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068620
Get your Mojo on with spectacular happy hour deals at this new bar on Telok Ayer Street. From 11am to 9pm daily (yup, they start early here), take your pick from two Asahi’s for $15 or two glasses of wine starting from $22. If you’re feeling fancy you can opt for two glasses of bubbly at $30. Here’s a tip from us: Before happy hour ends, make sure you get your hands on the martinis. At two for $24, you really can’t say no.
Mojo, 204 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068640
Feeling the post-work munchies coming on, but want to grab a cocktail ASAP? Hit BoCHINche after work for their aperitivo hour on weekdays from 5.30pm-7pm to enjoy a pint of Estrella beer with two empanadas for just $18++. Keep the party going with a selection of cocktails going for $15++ or an Estrella beer bucket of five bottles for $49++.
boCHINche, #01-02, 115 Amoy Street, Singapore 239058
Mischief Esplanade is decked out with diner-style seats and TV screens, filled with a sports-loving crowd and serving up a tempting happy hour deal for your late-night game-watching gatherings. Here draught beer, wine (red, white or sparkling) and house pours are for $10++ from 5 – 8 pm every single day. Win-win, immaright?
Mischief Esplanade, 8 Raffles Ave, #01-10/12, Singapore 039802
Sque has promotions every day, from 50% off on your second beer on Tuesdays to 1-for-1 spirit deals on Thursdays, you won’t burn a hole in your wallet. Their deals also extend to their food menu – we ain’t complaining.
Sque, #01- 70, The Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, Singapore 059817
No fancy-schmancy gimmicks, no flamboyant concept, no secret passwords for entry; this is one fuss-free dive bar to simply enjoy a drink with your gals and mates. Helmed by the trusty hands behind Jigger & Pony, Gibson and Humpback, The Flagship is all about rock & roll and whiskies. The Flagship’s happy hour from 6pm-8pm offers selected cocktails at $14. BTW, being a whisky centric bar, its house pour offerings are a class above the rest – you can expect Monkey Shoulder scotch, Bulleit Bourbon, and Rittenhouse Rye.
The Flagship, 20 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089834
Kanpai takes their beer o’clock seriously. From 3pm to 6pm,gin, vodka,whiskey and a pint of Asahi will be priced by the clock. And after 7pm, get six of the aforementioned tipples and you will one glass for free!
Kanpai, #01-02, 25 Church Street, Singapore 048768
Shots everybody? This shot bar is well-known for their crazy selection of shots and their even crazier happy hour deals: $6 for all selected shots, bottled beers, and houses pours from 6.30pm till 9pm daily. It also opens ’til 3.30am on party nights (Wednesday, Friday and Saturday), and that means you have time to sample all 130 shots at The Chupitos Bar. Drinks here are categorised according to different drinking palettes and tolerance levels: Deadly, Fruity, Yummy and Dare. The bestsellers are the Milo Godzilla and Black Absinthe Bohemian.
The Chupitos Bar, #01-05, 3B River Valley Road, Clarke Quay, Singapore 179021
Unlike the pesky alcohol police, the peeps at Tanuki Raw know how to have a good time. Its Kapok branch offers a daily happy hour from 5pm-8pm not only includes $10 martinis and cocktails and $12 pints of beer, but freshly shucked oysters at $2 apiece as well. The Orchard Central branch’s 5pm to 8pm happy hour offers the same drink and oyster deals with the addition of $7 salmon sashimi plates.
Tanuki Raw, two locations at Kapok at National Design Centre and Orchard Central
Wala Wala needs no introduction. The exceptional live music bar is constantly packed, and it’s not just because of the raucous rock bands that tear the roof off with classic, hair-flinging anthems and more. Before 9pm, you can grab a beer and spirit as low as $8 and $7 respectively.
Wala Wala Cafe Bar, 31 Lorong Mambong, Singapore 277689
Have a drink by the riverside at contemporary Mexican bar, Café Iguana. From 12pm to 3pm, grab a glass or jug of house margarita (lime, raspberry, blueberry, peach, strawberry, mango, soursop, pink guava, or kiwi) for 7$ or $28. Too early for you? From 3pm to 7pm it’s $10 for a glass and $40 for a jug, after which regular prices start.
Café Iguana, #01-03 Riverside Point, 30 Merchant Road, Singapore 05828
Ice-cold pints of Tiger are great, no doubt, but we do like ourselves some proper German lager sometimes – and it’s a bonus if that doesn’t burn a hole in our wallets. At Sque, indulge in one-for-one pints of Schneider Weisse, Benediktiner Weissbier, Stella Artois, as well as lighter Asian brews like Singha and San Miguel between from 11am-8pm at the Mapletree Business City outlet and from 11.30am – 7pm and 9pm – 11pm at The Central. Not a fan of beer? Enjoy selected wine, cocktails and mocktails.
Sque, two locations
Despite its distinctly high-end metropolitan surroundings, this brasserie and bar offers a mean happy hour that starts at 4pm (oh my!). On Thursdays aka Draught Up Thursdays, pints go low as $11!
The Exchange Singapore, 8 Marina View, #01-05 Asia Square Tower 1, Singapore 018960
The Cider Pit
You know what’s better than a great bottle of cider? A sweet deal. At $10 a pint, The Cider Pit has got your cider cravings covered. Prefer something stronger? A glass of Jack Daniel’s will only set you back $6.
The Cider Pit, 328 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427585
Cook & Tras Social Library
We came for the drinks but fell in love with the place – first of all, the swanky library-inspired decor wins top marks for bookworms like us (we hear there are over 3000 titles that hotel guests may borrow). The happy hour deals do not disappoint too. Enjoy one-for-one deals on selected cocktails from 5 to 8pm.
Cook & Tras Social Library, Six Senses Maxwell, 2 Cook Street, Singapore 078857
25 Degrees Singapore
This burger joint hailing from Los Angeles has a cool deal that doesn’t just stop at drinks. Enjoy one-for-one craft beers and bites like Filthy Fries doused in bacon gravy and cheese and hot and heavy 25 Degrees Wings from 3pm to 7pm daily. We love a good tipple and grub party.
25 Degrees Singapore, Hotel G Singapore, 200 Middle Road, Singapore
Selected cocktails at Fat Prince are priced at $14 from 5pm to 7pm. Try Middle Eastern-inspired cocktails like Maleficent, a zesty concoction with mezcal, prosecco, gin and pomegranate honey or the sweet-spicy Sultan’s Martini stirred with cardamom-infused vodka, dry vermouth, honey and olive – we can almost imagine the aromatic scents. Or order a beer at $10++ or a bottle of wine for $70++.
Fat Prince, 48 Peck Seah Street, Singapore 079317
$10 pints and wine all day, every day at the beautiful Duxton Hill? We’d tap that. There are over 20 choices of rotating international craft beers on draft, so drink away!
SG Taps, 13 Duxton Hill, #01-01, Singapore 089597
One of Singapore’s most promising bar chains, you know what to expect at Harry’s. The vibe is relaxed, and homely even – great for an unpretentious, no-judgement session with the pals over reliable beers and decent bites. Their happy hour promotions are always changing up and each outlet has its own deals. You can check it out here.
Harry’s @ Boat Quay, 28 Boat Quay, Singapore 049818
Crazy about cava, huh? Sit pretty at Bar.celona any day of the week (except Sunday). They’ve got one-for-one beer, cocktails and wine from 5 to 8 pm. Free-flow more your style? It’s free flow cava for 25$++ from 5 to 7pm and for 35$++ from 5 to 8pm.
Bar.celona, 21 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089604
Perched on the 33rd floor of Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena, this tallest bar in Novena offers breathtaking views of the cityscape. From 5pm to 8pm, you can enjoy 1-for-1 on all drinks… and yes, Urbana’s happy hour runs daily. To make things even sweeter, on Thursdays, their happy hour is all night!
Urbana, Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena, 99 Irrawaddy Rd, Singapore 329568
Calling all winos, you’re gonna love this one. Summerlong’s Wine Down Wednesday lets you indulge in unlimited pours of wines from Italy and French for either two or three hours. Priced at $39++ for the former and $45++ for the latter, swing by anytime between 6pm to 11pm and live your best Mediterranean life without taking a plane.
Summerlong, #01-04, 60 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238252
This gorgeous bar just gave us another reason to hit it up ever since we moved to Somerset. Selected spirits, wine and beers go at $6++, 8++ and $10++ respectively at this architectural gem in the iconic Emerald Hill neighbourhood. And the best part is its happy hour is daily, from 5pm to 9pm. Gather your thirsty pals and drink up!
Alley Bar, 2 Emerald Hill Rd, Peranakan Place, Singapore 229287