From Mogambo to Harry's, here are some of our favourite spots along Boat Quay for cheap beers, spirits, and wines
To the avid drinker, Boat Quay requires absolutely no introduction. After all, it is one of the most popular nightlife destinations in Singapore. But, come by early (usually before 8pm) and you can enjoy some stellar happy hour deals while taking in the sunset view of the Singapore River.
“I’m only having one drink” is a blatant lie we constantly tell ourselves when we are at BQ Bar. And what makes that endeavour particularly difficult is the bar’s daily happy hour from opening to 8pm, where you’ll enjoy discounts on house pour spirits ($8.50++) and bottled beers ($10++). And if you want to keep the party going, BQ bar stays open all the way ‘til 3am on Thursdays and Saturdays.
BQ Bar, 39 Boat Quay, Singapore 049828, p. 6536 9722.
This late-night drinking joint along Boat Quay is inspired by the legendary party bar, Mogambo Tokyo. Skip the clubs and head here for a fun night out instead. Happy hour runs weekdays 11am-8pm (all day on Monday!), and 5pm to 8pm on Saturdays where you’ll get discounts on all spirits, beers, wines, and even Champagne. Feeling generous? Ring the big brass bell and buy a round of shots from the bar!
Mogambo, 3 Canton Street, Boat Quay, Singapore 049745, p. 6438 9808.
The throngs of regulars can’t be wrong – this good-vibe-y chain of bars is popular for its affordable bar bites (get the wings!) and its fantastic one-for-one daily happy hour (from 5pm to 8pm) on beers, house spirits, and house wine. If you like your beers, it’s worth noting that the one-for-one happy hour includes Harry’s Premium Lager. The bar regularly screens sporting events too, so come by early to make sure you get a seat for the game.
Harry’s, 28 Boat Quay, Singapore 049818. p. 6538 3029.
Show this local brewery some love and indulge in their daily happy hour from opening ‘til 8pm, where you’ll enjoy happy hour discounts on house pours, wines, and its excellent microbrewed beers. For $11, you can grab a pint of crowd-pleasings brews like the Czech Pilsner, Lime Wheat, and its iconic Monster Green Lager.
RedDot Brewhouse, 33/34 Boat Quay, Singapore 049823. p. 6535 4500.
The Mad Men Attic Bar
No, you won’t spot Don Draper at this industrial-chic rooftop bar. But if it’s any consolation, you can drink to your hearts delight (and your liver’s chagrin) with happy hour from opening to 8pm, daily! The cherry on top is regular live music sessions that’ll keep you hear way past your bedtime.
The Mad Men Attic Bar, #03-02, 11 North Canal Road, Singapore 044826, p. 62223529.