The Green Door
13A Dempsey Road, tel: 6479-5945, www.theprivegroup.com.sg/thegreendoor/about-us.html

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A selection of craft beers, spirits, wines and cocktails – the most popular being the garden-inspired, fruit-based tipples – goes on happy hour pricing every day here. Fancy a gin-based Passion In The Garden (with passion fruit pulp and fresh pineapple) or Mango A Go-Go (vodka and Grand Marnier with fresh mango and strawberries), anyone?

Happy hour: 5-8pm (Monday to Saturday) and 1-8pm (Sunday)

Bedrock Bar & Grill
#01-05 Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard, 96 Somerset Road, tel: 6238-0054, www.bedrock.com.sg

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It’s possibly one of the most generous happy hour promotions in town: Bedrock offers one-for-one deals on draft beer, house pour wines and spirits from noon to 9pm every day – yes, even Sunday. We’re not saying you should excuse yourself for a long lunch on Friday, but it would be a real pity if you didn’t.

Happy hour: Noon to 9pm, daily

Manhattan Bar
Level 2 Regent Singapore, tel: 6725-3377, www.facebook.com/manhattansg

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Happy hour here is dubbed Violet Hour, and all guests are welcomed with complimentary cocktail and gourmet sandwiches (the most popular on rotation is the pastrami-spiced sandwich). Drink prices don’t change at this place during happy hour, but you get sandwiches for every cocktail you order. Perfect for curbing those munchies.

Happy hour: 5-7pm, Monday to Friday

Oriole Coffee + Bar
#01-01 Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard, 96 Somerset Road, tel: 6238-8348, www.oriole.com.sg

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You don’t have to stick to coffee just because you’re in a cafe. Start your boozing early here with one-for-one offers on draft beers, house wines, spirits and sangria all the way until 9pm. And if you’re still inclined to go on after that, any three bottles from a selection of popular beer and cider brands are priced at just $30.

Happy hour: 3pm till late, daily

Salt Grill & Sky Bar
#55-01 and #56-01 Ion Orchard, tel: 6592-5118, www.saltgrill.com

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For $25, you won’t get much more than a drink at a regular bar, but head for Salt Grill & Sky Bar at dusk, and in addition to a happy hour tipple (choose from the happy hour menu, which includes a range of spirits, beers and classic cocktails), you’ll enjoy half a dozen freshly shucked oysters. And that’s on top of the awesome view of the sweeping city skyline from the 55th floor.

Happy hour: 5-7:30pm, daily

Astor Bar
Lobby level, The St Regis Singapore, tel: 6506-6859, www.astrobar.com

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The best way to kick-start your Friday night shenanigans: enjoy flutes of “R” de Ruinart at St Regis’ plush Astor Bar. During Champagne Hour, the bubbly goes for $19 a glass, a marked discount from the usual $34. It even ends early enough so you can hit the town for more happy hour promotions.

Happy hour: 6:30-7:30pm, daily

This story was first published in HerWorld Magazine June 2015.

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