Singapore’s drinking scene is flourishing, and it’s all too easy to go bar-hopping all night. It’s home to some of the best bars in Asia (even the world), and with hotspots like Boat Quay, Clarke Quay and Holland Village all abuzz till the wee hours every weekend, you can’t accuse the Lion City of being boring. What sweetens the pot here are the plethora of happy hour promotions available in Singapore, with popular hangouts like Jigger & Pony and Sque offering some of the most attractive deals. Here are seven bars you should check out for wallet-friendly pours.
1. Jigger & Pony
Cocktail connoisseurs in Singapore will undoubtedly be acquainted with Jigger & Pony, an acclaimed bar that’s become a regular fixture on the World’s Top 50 Bars list (#12 in the world and #1 in Asia in 2022). The bar’s current location in Amara Singapore features a polished, dark wood counter that lends it an old-world charm. Fittingly, the cocktails often feature a vintage twist. The happy hour menu includes IBA classics like the Negroni – made with Botanist Gin, Cinzano Rosso and Campari – and special monthly cocktails like the Charlie Chaplin. While the cocktails here are the highlight, you can also enjoy happy hour prices on wine, champagne and beer.
The deal: From 6pm to 7.30pm daily, enjoy special prices on a selection of beer, spritzes, wines and cocktails. Happy hour cocktail prices start at $16.
165 Tanjong Pagar Road, Amara Hotel. Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar
Known for having one of the longest happy hour deals in Singapore, Sque is a top pick for beer lovers thanks to its wide variety of uncommon beers from Germany, the UK and beyond. In addition to London Pride, Franziskaner Weissbier and Kona Big Wave Golden Ale, Sque also offers their own seasonal craft beer. After a couple of beers, you going to want some nosh, and Sque delivers with a hearty menu that includes a massive meat platter with a pork knuckle, spring chicken, bratwurst and barbecued pork ribs.
The deal: Guests enjoy one-for-one deals on all draught beers and selected cocktails and wines daily from 11.30am to 8.30pm.
Eu Tong Sen St, #01-70 The Central. Nearest MRT: Clarke Quay
3. Thirty Six Brewlab and Smokehouse
If you’re looking for more craft brews, head to Thirty Six Brewlab and Smokehouse in the Telok Ayer neighbourhood. The bar and restaurant is home to Lion Brewery Co, so you’ll find many of the homegrown brewery’s beers on tap here. There’s also a selection of intriguing ales from their on-site Brewlab along with other international and local craft brews, making for an impressive total of 25 beers on tap. While beer clearly takes centre stage, the dining menu isn’t a mere afterthought. Open-flame cooking is a speciality here so expect wood-fired pizzas, grilled meats, hearty burgers and classic bar bites like calamari rings.
The deal: Happy Hour runs daily from opening to 7pm (excluding Christmas and New Year’s Eve/Day). Guests enjoy up to 20% off for all Lion Brewing Co’s core range and seasonal Brewlab pints along with selected wines by the glass and cocktails on tap.
36 Club Street. Nearest MRT: Telok Ayer
4. Bar Square
Bar Square, set within Andaz Singapore, has recently refreshed its drinks menu with 14 new cocktails, each paying homage to iconic Singaporean sights and cultural hotspots. For example, the Vic Haiboru draws inspiration from Victoria Concert Hall and features a backbone of sake and Nikka whisky mellowed with a bright and refreshing yuzu tonic. If you prefer something a little smokier, try the Nostalgia. Made with Blanton bourbon, cocchi rosa, campari and chocolate bitters, it makes for an excellent nightcap.
The deal: Happy hour runs from 4pm to 6pm on weekdays and 3pm to 6pm on weekends. During happy hour, the Singapore-inspired cocktails are available at $15 instead of the usual $26.
5 Fraser Street. Nearest MRT: Bugis
If you’re an oenophile looking for a happy hour in Singapore with something a little more special than the usual house pours, Wine Down Wednesdays at Ginett might be just what you’re looking for. Every Wednesday, you can enjoy one-for-one deals on a selection of French wines from Grand Cru. The bistro-style French restaurant and wine bar also has an extensive charcuterie and cheese selection along with more substantial sandwiches, burgers and vegetarian options.
The deal: Enjoy one-for-one wines from selected labels on Wednesdays from 6pm to closing.
200 Middle Road, Hotel G Singapore. Nearest MRT: Bugis
For happy hour drinks with a little something more, Humpback by the Jigger & Pony Group is well worth a visit. This seafood restaurant at Bukit Pasoh Road offers happy hour deals on both wine by the bottle and a selection of oysters of the day that include picks from Summerstone, Blue Pool and Eld Inlet in Washington. Come by on a Monday and you’ll enjoy happy hour prices on oysters all day long.
The deal: Guests will enjoy 20% off all bottle wines and $4 oysters of the day from opening till 6.30pm daily. Oyster happy hour also runs all day on Monday.
18-20 Bukit Pasoh Road. Nearest MRT: Outram Park
7. Live Twice
The newest addition to the Jigger & Pony Group (and right above Humpback), Live Twice takes inspiration from mid-century Japan, most apparent in its design – think clean lines, wood panelling and warm lighting. The bars cocktail programme follows through with the theme, incorporating Japanese craft spirits and ingredients like tea and honeydew nectar into their cocktails. Happy hour drinks here are priced at $16 and include Japanese-inflected creations like the Shiso Fizz made with daiyame shochu, shiso and umeboshi. The King Cole Old Fashioned is another happy hour pick that puts a spin on the classic cocktail with the addition of Fernet-Branca and Okinawa sugar.
The deal: From 6pm to 7.30pm daily, select cocktails are priced at $16 each.
20 Bukit Pasoh Road (Above Humpback). Nearest MRT Outram Park
Additional reporting by Isabel Ong