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 hour deals in Singapore
1. Caffe Fernet
With views of the Marina Bay Sands skyline perched along the Singapore River, nothing’s quite as beautiful as the view at Caffe Fernet. Happy hour here starts the second this cushy spot opens till 6.30pm. If you’re an early bird, settle down into an alfresco spot and order Aperol Spritzes galore at just $16 a glass. Other drinks you can get are the Anita Garibaldi cocktail, Negroni, prosecco, wines, or even a bucket of five pilsners.
Caffe Fernet, #01-05, Customs House, 70 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049323
2. Atrium Bar 317
Planning to stay on a budget for your next night out? Make a visit for Atrium Bar 317 where the housepour wine, beer, and spirits will only set you back $10 a pop. What a steal! We say the cocktails here are pretty affordable too if you’re looking for something more complex. Remember to order some food to go along with all the booze! The dim sum is delicious, btw. (We speak from experience.)
Atrium Bar 317, Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium, 317 Outram Road, Singapore 169075
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 (5pm on weekdays, 12pm on weekends) until 6.30pm. Oysters are $4 for that whole time! And on Wednesdays, get 20% off selected bottles of wine. Head over for a whale of a time!
Humpback, 18-20 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089834
4. Acid Bar
Situated at Emerald Hill, this alfresco dining bar has both a breezy outdoor and an intimate indoor option. The generous happy hour offers include beers, house-pour spirits, as well as house-pour wines at $11! Best of all, it happens daily so you can have fun all week.
Acid Bar, 180 Orchard Road, Singapore 238846
Pop by breezy rooftop bar Levant for chill vibes and happy hour promos from Sundays to Thursdays, 5pm to 8pm. You can take your pick from gin, vodka, tequila, rum, wine, beer and more, or get one-for-one G&Ts to share the love with your drinking buddies.
In the mood for after-work drinks on Mondays and Tuesdays? Head over from 5pm to get standard cocktail choices like mojito, whisky sour, margarita and daiquiri for just $12. On Wednesdays from 5pm, it’s ladies’ night with one-for-one martinis at $20 – try varieties such as espresso, apple and lychee. When Thursdays roll around, the bar becomes a whisky wonderland from 5pm, with sweet deals on bottles.
Levant, Level 4, ST Signature, 32 Tras Street, Singapore 078972
Bad day at work or just need a place to unwind? Hop on over to Publico’s outdoor terrace at Robertson Quay for the free-flow rituals available during brunch. Over the weekend, enjoy a selection of prosecco, rose, red wine, white wine, and beer from 12.30pm to 3.30pm. Talk about a boozy brunch!
Publico, InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay, 1 Nanson Road, Singapore 238909
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 $9 and a pint of Asahi “Super Dry” or Kronenbourg Blanc for $13. If you’re not a heavy drinker, go for the half-pint of said beers instead for $8. How’s that for happy hour in Singapore?
Oriole, #01-01, Pan Pacific Serviced Suites, 96 Somerset Road, Singapore 238163
8. Chico Loco
We’ll never turn down a margarita and neither should you. From Mondays to Fridays between 12pm to 7pm, swing by Chico Loco at Amoy Street for frozen margaritas, draught beers and house-pour spirits and wines at just $11 each.
Chico Loco, 102 Amoy Street, Singapore 069922
9. 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 one-for-one soju-based martini deals.
No. 5 Emerald Hill Cocktail Bar, 5 Emerald Hill Road, Singapore 229289
10. Farrer Horse
Inspired by Singapore’s former Race Course, this equestrian-themed dining concept houses a restaurant and a bar. You can munch on Asian-inspired bar bites like silver fish tempura and yakitori skewers. Drop by from Tuesdays to Sundays and toast to happy hour between 4pm to 7pm. Crack open beers like Asahi, Corona, or Kronenberg in a bucket of five for $35. Or get gin or vodka by the glass for $12.
Farrer Horse, #01-02, The Sultan, 101 Jalan Sultan, Singapore 199002
11. Five Bar
So, 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 get there as early as 5pm.
Five Bar, Cuppage Terrace, 25 Cuppage Road, Singapore 229454
12. Alley on 25
With free-flow red and white wines and beers, the Andaz Kitchen Party is not to be missed. Every Thursday, sip on everything from free-flow red and white wine to beers and soft drinks. Oh, and bar bites aren’t your regular ‘mixed peanuts in a bowl’ type. Feast on the likes of chicken karaage, and a variety of loaded fries with Korean and Mexican toppings. You can even DIY your own cheese board!
Alley on 25, Andaz Singapore, 5 Fraser Street, Singapore 189354
13. Jekyll and Hyde
A daily two-hour liquid buffet at a snazzy bar? We like the sound of that. For just $68, you get you treat yourself to a cocktail liquid buffet. We’re talking free-flowing bellinis, Old Fashions, Negronis, and margaritas. And if cocktails aren’t your speed, go for beer or wine instead. No more Monday blues for us, we’re making our reservations already.
Jekyll & Hyde, 74 Neil Road, Singapore 088839
14. Alley Bar
This gorgeous bar just gave us another reason to hit it up. Selected spirits start from $7, wines are $9 and beers go for $10 at this architectural gem in the iconic Emerald Hill neighbourhood. The best part? Happy hour is daily from 5pm to 8pm. There’s also cocktail happy hour for our boozy aficionados. And ladies, listen up. Wednesdays are Bubbly Wednesdays, which means free-flowing bubbles for you from 7pm to 9pm.
Alley Bar, Peranakan Place, 2 Emerald Hill Road, Singapore 229287
15. Live Twice
Be transported back to mid-century Japan at Live Twice. Happening daily from 6pm to 8pm, the happy hour menu features exquisite cocktails at just $16 each. They feature classic spirits with Japanese ingredients to give drinks an Eastern twist.
Live Twice, 18-20 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089834
16. Jigger and Pony
Bespoke cocktails for happy hour in Singapore? Yes, please! From 6pm to 7.30pm, Jigger and Pony offers lip-smacking concoctions like the Left Bank Martini, yuzu whiskey sour and negroni at just $19 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
17. Alter Ego
Known for amazing bar bites like pizza fries, spicy buffalo wings and nachos, Alter Ego also has a sweet happy hour deal. Expect $5 beers, G&Ts, whiskey sodas, and rum and coke drinks. Oh, and the views of Marina Bay make this spot even sweeter.
Alter Ego, #01-13D, Esplanade Mall, 8 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039802
18. Wine Connection Tapas Bar & Bistro
Serving good beats and awesome vibes, Wine Connection has always been our choice for a casual night out with your mates. We won’t deny that the reasonably priced booze, which can go as low as $9, is a total pulling factor.
Wine Connection, multiple locations including VivoCity and United Square
19. Wala Wala Cafe Bar
Wala Wala at Holland Village needs no introduction. Every day till 9pm, you can grab a glass of spirit, beer or vino for less than $15. It also serves house spirits at $6 and draught beer for $12.
Wala Wala Cafe Bar, 31 Lorong Mambong, Singapore 277689
20. The Chupitos Bar
Shots, anyone? This bar is well-known for its crazy selection of shot concoctions. Bestsellers include Milo, Paddle Pop, and Black Absinthe Trilogy. There’s even a cheeky lineup of shots with playful adult elements (we’ll let you find them for yourselves). The only thing that’s even crazier is the happy hour deals. Think $8 for selected shots, bottled beers and house pours from the moment the doors open till 8pm daily.
The Chupitos Bar, #01-01, Clarke Quay, 3E Clarke Quay, Singapore 179024
21. Joo Bar
Addicted to K-dramas? 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 craft beers, prosecco, wines and Guinness draughts.
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, wines and house-pours go for $9.90 till 8pm from Sundays to Thursdays. Enjoy them with deliciously savoury burgers served with fries and crispy onion rings.
Mischief, #01-10/12, Esplanade Theatres on the Bay, 8 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039802
23. Tanuki Raw
Unlike the pesky alcohol police, the peeps at Tanuki Raw know how to have a good time. Its Orchard Central branch’s 3pm to 8pm happy hour offers cocktails from $14 and drafts beers from $11. Food-wise, tuck into $7 salmon sashimi plates and freshly shucked oysters at $3 a piece.
Tanuki Raw, multiple locations including Orchard Central and Jewel Changi Airport
24. The Exchange
Despite its distinctly high-end metropolitan surroundings, this bar offers a mean promo for boozehounds. From 3pm to 7pm on weekdays, you can get bottled beer at just $10. For something a little stronger, get spirits at $14.50 a glass.
The Exchange, #01-05, Asia Square Tower 1, 8 Marina View, Singapore 018960
25. 25 Degrees Singapore
This burger joint hailing from Los Angeles has a cool deal for everyone. Enjoy one-for-one promos on selected beers and bites from 3pm to 7pm daily. If you’re not in the mood for booze (which we totally get), opt for the one-for-one milkshakes on Wednesdays.
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 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 to enjoy one-for-one deals on beers, cocktails and wines from 5pm to 8pm – every day except Friday. Free-flow more your style? It’s unlimited cava at $35 for all. If you’re slogging away your life in the office till late, fret not. You can enjoy this promo on Saturdays, too.
Bar.celona, #01-10/11, 30 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238251
From 11.30am to 8.30pm, this hotspot in Singapore offers one-for-one happy hour deals on beers, wines and cocktails. Take yourself around the world with draught beers from Italy, Ireland, the US and Germany.
Sque, #01-70, The Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, Singapore 059817
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 are totally worth it. The place is usually packed by evenings and we’re blaming it on the affordable alcohol. Happy hour deals last from 5pm to 8pm on weekdays with prosecco at $16 and champagne at $24. House pours and beers are also on the list! Pair your drinks with signature oysters. Tip: while you’re there, we suggest you try the Negroni for a bittersweet ride.
Southbridge, Level 5, 80 Boat Quay, Singapore 049868
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!). From Mondays to Fridays, enjoy happy hour deals from 11am to 7pm at this restaurant in Singapore. Get one-for-one cocktails like margaritas, negronis, and highballs, or go for beers below $10. Staying classy? Prosecco and wines are available at $12 a glass, or $60 a bottle if you’re extra thirsty.
Basdban, #01-01, 51 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 048441
Gather your thirsty pals and drink up! You’ve got plenty of bars to explore with this massive list of happy hours in Singapore.