Here’s what else we like besides generous happy hour promos (and Media Bar’s 9-hour long one for $8 house pours, $9 wines and $12 craft beers is pretty darn generous): a quiet drinking hole where we can actually chill out.
For now, human traffic at Media Bar is still on the low end, which means you get your pick of seats (the arm chairs are all comfy and spaced apart enough so you don’t have to listen in on your neighbours’ conversations) and service is brisk and efficient.
Order their surprisingly decent Singapore-inspired bar snacks to go with the drinks. The Beer Battered Onion Rings, Scotch Eggs and Media Bar Wings in a pineapple-chilli glaze were all decent.
Media Bar is located at JW Marriott Singapore South Beach.
Bochinche (weekdays from 5 to 730pm)
If you care about filling your stomach just as much as getting buzzed, Bochinche’s food-and-drink happy hour combo will be right up your alley.
For 2.5 hours, a pair of empanadas (chicken or spinach) plus a pint of Estrella Galicia go for only $18. Happy hour prices also apply on select cocktails and Estrella beer buckets.
Montreux Jazz Cafe (every Wednesday night)
How’s this for a throwback to those university years where you and your girlfriends would hit the town every Wednesday for the best ladies night promos clubs and bars had to offer: every Wednesday at Montreux Jazz Cafe, all ladies receive five (!) Martinis, while groups of four will be treated to a bottle of Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc.
And because you’d obviously be needing food to go along with all those drinks, weekly-changing complimentary bites of spam fries, nuts and chips will also be served. All the better to enjoy the live music acts late into the night with.
Montreux Jazz Cafe is located at Pan Pacific Orchard.
Ding Dong (8-11pm every Wednesday)
You don’t have to miss out on happy hour if you, like most regular people, can’t get off work at 5pm sharp.
At Ding Dong, ladies night starts at 8pm and runs to 11pm, and for just $50 (nett!), you get three whole hours of free-flow Prosecco, plus a complimentary plate of carbon-battered prawns. It might just put you in enough of a party mood to start grooving along to the live DJ sets happening in-house.
Lounge@Jen (every Wednesday and Friday, 6-9pm)
We’d never have thought bars would offer happy hour prices on Friday nights, but Lounge@Jen has proven us wrong.
Every Wednesday and Friday, ladies get free-flow red and white wine and Prosecco for three whole hours from 6 to 9pm at just $25 per person (guys, you can join in the fun for $35 per person). And if you want to start the party early, daily happy hour runs from 10am to 7pm, where $15 nett gets you two glasses of house wine, half pints of draught beer, or standard pour of spirits.
This is easily one of the most generous happy hour promos in town.
Lounge@Jen is located at Hotel Jen Orchard Gateway.