Unwinding with a tipple or two can quickly add up. Use these tips to unwind affordably.
“Here’s to alcohol, the rose coloured glasses of life.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald
Why do we drink? We drink to celebrate, to laugh, to be merry with our friends and family, to unwind, to forget, to see the world in a different light… There are a myriad of reasons. For these reasons alone, drinking should be an affordable sport, so you can just chill out. Here are some places that offer one of the most wallet-friendly beer all day long. Think of it as extended Happy Hours.
Here’s an even happier memo: From time to time, these places offer promotions, so remember, it pays (literally) to ask before you foot the bill. But be warned: It may get crowded because Singaporeans are pretty savvy when it comes to snaring a good bargain.
Cocotto and Kanpai 789
Cocotto and Kanpai 789 are Japanese fusion diner-and-bars as well as sister stores, which serve food and drinks at very reasonable prices. The two locations are perfect for big crowds as they are known for their beer towers, with crowd favourites like Kronenbourg and Asahi at S$40 a tower. Also offering bite-sized food options like Spam Fries (S$7) at Cocotto to Karage with Oriental Sauce (S$9) at Kanpai 789, your booze and food cravings will no doubt be satisfied.
A tip: We hear that the waiting time for food can take quite long, so just be sure to check with the staff. You’ll do well to call or message them to make a reservation.
Address: 38 Pekin Street #01-01 S048768
Opening hours: 11am to 2am (Monday to Sunday)
Telephone: 9800 4954
Address: 11 Unity Street Singapore 237995
Opening hours: 11am to 2am (Monday to Thursday); 11am to 3am (Friday and Saturday)
Telephone: 9800 4954
No. 5 Emerald Hill
This one’s for the ladies, thanks to their 1-for-1 Martini (from two for S$20 for their Marvellous Martinis, to two for S$26 for their Premium Martinis) promo all night long (we hear their chili martini is a must try). Coined “Singapore’s most authentic cocktail bar”, this place is named after the road itself. Occupying two levels, the interior of No 5 Emerald Hill is very nicely decorated and creates great atmosphere, so feel free to get some #selfies or #wefies here as well. Don’t be surprised if you see peanut shells on the floor, too, as they encourage their customers to do as part of the experience.
Address: 5 Emerald Hill Road, Singapore 229289
Opening hours: Noon to 2am (Monday to Thursday); Noon to 3am (Fridays, Saturdays and eve of public holidays); 5pm to 2am (Sundays & public holidays)
Telephone: 6732 0818
Al Capone’s Ristorante & Bar
Named after Al Capone and his famous quote “All I do is supply a demand”, it seems that the restaurant has managed to do just that. This is one of the few places along the Orchard Road belt that serves up beer at affordable prices. For just S$13 nett for three bottles of Heineken or a Guinness Draught Pint at S$8.80 nett, you’re ready to drink the night away.
Address: 2 Orchard Link, Scape Building #02-38 Singapore 237978
Opening hours: 5.30pm to 3am daily
Telephone: 6509 5097
#wtf Holland Village by IndoChine
Don’t be mistaken, #wtf here stands for Wine, Tapas and Friends. Ok, we know we said where to find beer at cheap prices after happy hour. But if a place offers 1-for-1 happy hour all day long, it still counts, right? #wtf offers just that, with international and crafted beer options as well as wine. From S$10 for Erdinger to S$8 for Sauvignon Blanc, this place has got all wine and beer lovers covered.
Address: 44 Lorong Mambong, Holland Village, Singapore 277697
Opening hours: 3pm to 1am (Monday to Thursday); 3pm to 2am (Fridays, Saturdays and eve of public holidays)
Telephone: 6468 5798
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By Alexa Fang
Alexa is a pop-culture vulture. She lives to read, write and travel, and decided long ago that life is stranger than fiction. When she's having croissant, she thinks in French. "31 Rue Cambon" is her favourite address, and she believes that money one enjoyed spending is never money wasted.