Make a toast to these cheap happy hour deals that give you more bar for your buck.
Funnily enough, despite being an urban rooftop bar, its graffiti-clad walls, floor murals and bold adornments give this swanky hideout a somewhat underground feel. Zen isn’t a thing here – in a good way, of course – and there’s plenty of funk to take in, with a Kinki Original cocktail like the Shochu Melon Citrus (shochu, melon liqueur, lime juice, lemonade) in hand.
Happy hour: Enjoy 1-for-1 selected beers, wines and spirits, 5-8pm, Mondays to Saturdays.
#02-02 Customs House, 70 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049323
NEXT: The Green Door →
This al fresco BBQ restaurant in the chic Dempsey Hill enclave also makes a cosy spot to wind (or wine) down. Camaraderie on sofa seats and garden swings are fuelled by clinks of glasses and bar bites like skewers and sliders.
Happy hour: House pour spirits and wines and half-pint draught beers go on half price from 5-8pm Mondays to Saturdays, and 1-8pm every Sunday, because Sunday.
13A Dempsey Rd, Singapore 247694
NEXT: Loof →
This whimsical rooftop bar – its name is a play on a “lazy Singaporean’s” way of pronouncing “roof” – is as much a trip down memory lane for Singaporeans (or a road to discovery for expats) as it is a way to forget the booze-filled night.
Happy hour: Loof’s Beat The Clock promo offers house pours (beers, wines and psirits) cost only $5 from 5-5.59pm, increasing by a dollar each hour until 7.59pm, every Monday to Friday.
#03-07 Odeon Towers, 331 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 188720
NEXT: Angie’s Oyster Bar →
From its 45th floor penthouse location, Angie’s Oyster Bar boasts stunning views of the Singapore CBD skyline, tasty drinks and fresh seafood. They’ve also got seasonal, specially-imported craft beers on tap in their very own craft beer tasting room.
Happy hour: It’s more about the oysters than the beer, tbh – freshly shucked oysters go for just $1 each from 6-8pm every day! Still a perfect excuse to knock off from work on time.
#45-01/02 Singapore Land Tower, 50 Raffles Pl, Singapore 048623
NEXT: Chupitos Shots Bar →
Call (for) the shots at Singapore’s only dedicated shooters bar, with 130 power-packed shots beyond even your alcohol-addled imagination. Go from a yummy “Pumpkin Pie” to a naughty “Slippery Nipple”. Oh, may involve fire, magic and all that stuff. No biggie.
Happy hour: Knock these bad boys back for $6 a pop from 6.30-9pm daily.
3B River Valley Rd, Singapore 179021
NEXT: Marina Bay Sands →
Who said there are no good deals to be found in a tourist destination as popular as Marina Bay Sands? P.S. Another pro tip: pre-theatre menus that typically run from 5.30-7pm are much more affordable than dinner menus. You’re welcome.
Happy hour: Signature cocktails at celebrity restaurant bars and other participating establishments at MBS are priced at 50% off on Social Hour (6-9pm) on Tuesdays. Take your pick from Bread Street Kitchen, CUT, Waku Ghin and more.
Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
NEXT: FIVE Izakaya →
Modelled after the ever-so-popular izakayas in Japan, this CBD bar is popular amongst the working crowd at any time of day for some liquid stress relieve. Oh, and live performances all night long.
Happy hour: You might have guessed from its name: All-day $5 specials on Asahi draught, wine, sake, shochu, choya and all house pour spirits. Work is stressful, ok?
#01-05B, 16 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049318
NEXT: The Powder Room →
Tipples at this 1920s-themed experimental cocktail bar celebrate and reinvent oldie goldies, from The Flirty Flapper (aperol, lemon, grapefruit bitters, orange and villa syrup) to Playing with Fire (Martell Cordon Bleau, spiced dates, mixed spices, set ablaze tableside).
Happy hour: Cop a cocktail at $12 from 5-9pm Tuesdays through Fridays, or $9 house pours, house wines and draught beer from 5-8pm on these same days.
19 Cecil St, Singapore 049704 (The Black Swan, mezzanine level)
NEXT: No. 5 Emerald Hill →
This sexy Peranakan bar is known for several things: first of all, it’s super-sexiness. And peanut shells flying in all directions – complementary peanuts are served to customers, and the empty shells are simply thrown on the floor. And, of course…
Happy hour: Cheers to $8 gentleman’s pour and $10 house wines every day, 12-9pm.
5 Emerald Hill Rd, Singapore 229289
NEXT: Martini Bar @ Mezza9 →
The well-heeled love these glass-enclosed martini bar for its elegant space and – you guess it – the martinis. Choose from a menu of over 30 creations, from fruity to flirty.
Happy hour: Shake it up from 5-9pm daily, enjoy a special price of $14 on all martinis, hand-crafted gin and tonics, sustainable wines by the glass and other selected house pours.
Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228211
NEXT: Oriole Coffee + Bar →
Get buzzed – and not with coffee – at this cosy cafe. Sat at the mouth of 313@Somerset, it’s a perfect spot for some people-watching, too. (Gotta say, they do make some amazing coffees and cold brews, though.)
Happy hour: Hours pours are 1-for-1 from 10am-11pm Sundays through Thursdays, and 10am-12am Fridays and Saturdays. Even brunch can afford to get boozy.
#01-01 Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard, 96 Somerset Rd, Singapore 238163
NEXT: The Beacon →
This laid-back bar enjoys the luxury of being in the heart of town yet peacefully tucked away in its own spot. Live bands performing even on weekdays – jazz, indie covers, you name it!
Happy hour: Deals vary according to each weekday (5-9pm), from bottomloss martinis on Tuesdays ($20++) to complimentary canapes on Thursdays. Keeping it simple? They’ve got 1-for-1 housepours and beers from 5-9pm daily.
#01-01/02/03 Marina Square, 6 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039594
NEXT: Astor Bar →
Behind its magnificent double-storey high brass door is the bar that prides itself for its repertoire of more than 200 whiskies as well as premium alcohols and spirits.
Happy hour: Fancy a good deal? Astor Bar’s Champagne Hour might only be an hour long from 6.30-7.30pm daily (Hit up the other happy hours after!), but their house champagne goes at $19++ per glass, a marked discount from the usual $34.
The St. Regis Singapore (Lobby level), 29 Tanglin Rd, Singapore 247911
NEXT: Jigger and Pony →
An odd to the art of alcohol in the 19th century, when cocktail recipes were listed in “jiggers” and “ponies”, choose from timeless tipples or reinvented spin-offs lovingly crafted down to the minutest detail – even the ice is hand-carved daily to a specific cube size!
Happy hour: From 6-8pm daily, 6 bespoke cocktails – the Elderflower Spritz, Savoy Cooler, Bee’s Knees, Flamingo and Old-Fashioned go for only $14.
101 Amoy St, Singapore 069921
NEXT: Bar Rouge →
Shanghai’s popular Bar Rouge is finally in Singapore. House on the 71st floor of Swissotel The Stamford, this bar and club hybrid will feature a slew of international guest DJs with an East-meets-West interior. In Shanghai, partygoers often use the code “Miss Rouge” which entitles them to free entry before midnight and if you’re wondering if it’ll be applicable for its Singapore branch, we’re crossing our fingers too.
2 Stamford Road, Swissotel the Stamford
NEXT: Atlas Bar →
NEXT: Axis Bar and Lounge →
Located within the Mandarin Oriental Singapore, the Axis Bar and Lounge makes a stylish destination, with its chic interior and panoramic views of the iconic Marina Bay. A relaxing ambience makes the bar the perfect Friday night destination for a chill night of champagne, cocktails and some light tapas. We recommend their signature Mandarin Sling, a refreshing concoction of Mandarin vodka, Cherry Brandy, peach purée, passionfruit juice, Midori, orange and lemon.
NEXT: Skybar →
Delicate cocktails, a vibrant bar and a stunning, 360 degree vista of Singapore is just the icing of the cake at CÉ LA VI Restaurant’s al fresco area. Nightly DJ sets accompany the chill vibes of the SkyBar, where you can lounge in an exclusive booth and indulge in signature cocktails and international classics alike.
NEXT: Kinki →
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