Photo: The Black Swan/Facebook
We can’t think of anything better than kicking off your shoes after a long day at work and unwinding at the nearest bar – wait, scratch that, actually we can: Hitting a bar that offers amazing happy hour promotions and wallet-friendly deals. Now that’s something worth looking forward to after the daily grind.
So for those of you nodding your heads in agreement, we’ve rounded up the best bars where you can enjoy the best prices for a drink or two. And the best part? We’ve covered bars island-wide, from downtown CBD to Changi Biz Park and even one-north; yes, we’ve not neglected you, west/east-siders. Go on and scroll forth, happy hour awaits.
Housed in a stunningly opulent art decor-influenced building, you’ll feel like a jazzy flapper in the Roaring Twenties when you’re at The Black Swan. Lavish interior aside, you’re also looking at an inspired wine list to go along with the elaborate menu that pays homage to New York’s fine cuisine scene.
Happy hour: Monday to Friday from 5pm-9pm, enjoy house wines, house pours and draught beers at $9 each and $2 oysters*
*Limited to 6 oysters per drink order
19 Cecil Street, 049704
Photo: The Black Swan
If you’re looking for an intimate and contemporary setting in the heart of the CBD, the bar at this premium 5-star service apartment fits the bill. Look forward to a curation of cocktails, spirits and premium wine and an array of delicious bar bites.
Happy hour: From 6pm-9pm daily, enjoy free-flow wines and beers at S$29.90 per pax with minimum 2 orders of bar bites
6 Shenton Way, OUE Downtown 1 Level 7, 068809
Photo: Oakwood Premier OUE
Take in the view of the Marina Bay skyfront at this Japanese urban rooftop bar as you sip on sake-influenced cocktails and original tipples made with a creative Japanese twist.
Happy hour: Enjoy a 1-for-1 deal from Monday to Saturday 5pm-8pm
70 Collyer Quay, Customs House #02-02, 049323
Photo: Kinki Restaurant + Bar
A spiffy bar that’s prominent in Singapore’s nightlife scene, Jigger and Pony offers a convivial atmosphere reminiscent of 19th century glamour. The bespoke drinks are equally as charming, with charming vintage cocktails like the Old Fashioned and colourful spin-offs such as the Naked and Famous.
Happy hour: From 5pm-8pm daily, enjoy happy hour cocktails at $15 each, wine at $14 per glass and beer at $12 per bottle
165 Tanjong Pagar Rd, Amara Hotel, 088539
Photo: Jigger and Pony
Inspired by Japanese izakayas, this famous bar that’s conveniently located near Raffles Place MRT is indubitably well-known for its affordable pricing. Well, its $5 a glass pricing to be specific. With house pours and half-pints of Asahi draughts going for $5++ all evening long, you’re looking at the definition of cheap thrills here at FIVE Oriental.
Happy hour: Daily, all-day, $5 specials on Asahi draught, wine, sake, shochu, choya & all housepour spirits
16 Collyer Quay, Hitachi Tower #01-05B, 049318
Photo: FIVE Oriental
Craving for delicious bar grub? Alter Ego is the place to be for a great selection of bar food, which include their famed grilled cheeses, which equal that of their drinks in terms of quality and taste.
Happy hour: Daily, all-day, $5 bottled beers, $5 gin and tonic or vodka mixers, $9 pints of any beer on draft, and all-day liquid buffet for $29.90 on Wednesdays and Thursdays
8 Raffles Avenue, #01-13D, 039802
Photo: Alter Ego
Live music, naturally crafted beer from New Zealand on tap, and great food. Put it all together and you get Moa Tiki, a bar and grill located near Changi Biz Park that pays homage to Maori art and culture.
Happy hour: 11.30am-8pm, Saturday to Wednesday, $6 to $10 for beer
5 Changi Business Park Central 1, The Oasis @ Changi City Point #01-70/71, 486038
Offering Adriatic cuisine and a wide-range of authentic food made with love, Next Door looks to provide a simple yet wholesome experience for its customers.
They’ve got over 101 varieties of beers and ales which have been hand selected from craft breweries, so you know you’re getting only the best of the best here.
Happy hour: Daily, 6pm-11pm, 20% off beer and house pours
699 E Coast Rd, 459061
Photo: Next Door Bar & Cafe
Serving up Mediterranean tapas, a contemporary dining menu, and no shortage of signature drinks in the heart of Serangoon Gardens, this Australian bar has a hip and youthful setting for a casual chill out session with friends.
Happy hour: 4pm-7pm daily, select beers including Pure Blond, Asahi and Peroni for under $10, white or red fresh fruit sangria jug for $35. There’s also all-day happy hour prices on Monday
7 Maju Ave, 556685
Take in the beautiful waterfront view as you indulge in western fare and a good ol’ tipple at Frienzie. Located along the Punggol Promenade Riverside Walk, this cafe-slash-bar serves up signature cocktails from $16-$18.
Happy hour: Monday to Thursday, all night long, any two beers for $20; On Fridays, $49 for a Heineken tower and $59++ for an Erdinger Weiss tower
10 Tebing Lane, 01-02, 828836
Photo: Frienzie Bar and Bistro
The longest standing bar located at Upper Thomson Road, Sara’s is a delightful establishment that serves up your usual pints of beers, wine and creative in-house cocktails. If you like a bar to be cosy, with a jovial environment, and filled with friendly exchanges, this one’s for you.
Happy hour: From 3pm-8pm daily, beers start as low as $6
217 Upper Thomson Road, 574350
Located in Yishun, this open concept bar has both indoor and alfresco settings that faces the prawning ponds at ORTO. Boast laid-back kampong vibes, you can expect to indulge in a wide selection of draught and international craft beers.
Happy hour: All day, everyday, Singha beer towers at $55 each and beer bucket deals with 5 bottles going for $35
1 Lorong Chencharu, ORTO #01-10, 769198
Photo: Quench! Bistro and Bar
Asian fusion noodle house by day, and trendy bar by night. RED offers a unique experience, hearty food that warms the heart, and an ambience that’s great for socialising with friends.
Happy hour: Daily 3pm-9pm, 2 for $20 for a full pint of Asahi Super Dry, 2 for $22 for a full pint of Kronenbourg Blanc, and more
1 Fusionopolis Place, Galaxis #01-12, 138522
Photo: RED Noodle & Bottle Bar/Instagram
Nestled near Upper Bukit Timah and Bukit Batok, this neighbourhood favourite has a great selection of draught beers including London Pride ale, cocktail selections and bottled beers. Keep an eye out for their famous beer battered fish and chips, and have a go at the pool table or electronic darts.
Happy hour: Daily, opening till 8pm, $8.50 to $10 for a pint of beer, $8.50 for a glass of wine, and $7.50 for a glass of house pour
15 Chu Lin Rd, 669907
Photo: The Jolly Roger
Rumours serves large platter meals that star fried or grilled meats, burgers and fries – the perfect companion to a cold glass of beer. Everyday from 8pm-12am, you’d also get to enjoy two whole hours of free-flow drinks for just $35 per pax.
Happy hour: Daily, 5pm-8pm, free bar snack with purchase of every house pour Rumours ($70) or Heineken beer tower ($95)
24A Lorong Mambong, 277683
Photo: Rumours Bar and Grill
With fresh-from-the-tap Archipelago craft beers that start from $9.90 per pint, The Pit has everything from bottled ciders, wines, cocktails like Long Island Tea and Strawberry Margarita to housepour shots at just $6 each.
Happy hour: All day, everyday, 2 pints of draft beers for $16
21 Lor Liput, 277733
Photo: The Pit