Aug 01 2011
It doesn’t take long to realise that drinking in Singapore is an expensive habit, but drink promotions can make an evening out a little more affordable. While we have already covered Singapore’s best happy hours, here are my latest suggestions for getting the most booze for your buck every day of the week.
Timbre@Arts House, a riverside bar known for its nightly live music, kicks off the week with all-night happy hour on cocktails and premium spirits – drinks that would cost S$15 any other night of the week are discounted to S$10. Monday night also means free satay at Loof, a rooftop bar with an artsy vibe, from 18:00 to 21:00 with purchase of a drink.
The best beer deal in all of Singapore is S$10 pitchers every Tuesday at Cuscaden Patio, a super-casual spot just off Orchard Road. Any other night of the week they’re still a bargain at S$16. For a little entertainment with your beer, Tuesday is Quiz Night at Brewerkz and participants lock in the happy hour price of S$9 for their pints all night long.
At many Singapore clubs Wednesday is “Ladies Night” with free drinks and cover for female clubbers – here’s a whole post about Ladies Night promotions. For a mid-week deal that doesn’t discriminate check out Le Baroque for “Guys & Girls Night” with free-flow booze from 21:00 to 23:00 for just S$20 – hopefully you don’t have to wake up early the next day.
It’s “Playaz Night” over at dbl O, a convenient place to party if you’re staying at one of the Bugis area hostels, with free-flow drinks from 22:30 to 00:30. Guys pay cover of S$25 but for the ladies it’s free. Over at Clarke Quay every Thursday is “Rebellion” at Zirca with DJs spinning hip hop and R&B ’til the wee hours. If you can show a student ID card there’s no cover charge and drinks are buy-1-get-1-free until 23:00.
Every Friday from 18:30 to 22:30 a glass of wine or beer is S$7 at Soma Bar near Tanglin Mall. The smells from the attached Indian restaurant are so good you just might stay for dinner. A little further down Orchard Road, Ballymoons cocktail bar kicks off the weekend with their “Six in the City” promotion. Starting from 18:00 martinis and house pour spirits are just S$6 and there are special prices on 6 bottle of beer, 6 shooters, and 6 glasses of wine.
The beaches of Sentosa are the perfect place to spend a sunny Saturday afternoon and promotions at the beach bars make it even sweeter — combine some cheap drinks with free things to do on Sentosa for an affordable day out. Swim over to Bikini Bar for 2 ice cold bottles of beer for S$15 and S$8 mojitos from 16:00 to 19:00. Saturday is busy enough that most clubs don’t need promotions, but one exception is Stereolounge, the chill-out bar attached to thumping Stereolab, where standard drinks are buy-1-get-1-free from 21:00 through to midnight.
If you’re travelling with the family check out Hog’s Breath Cafe, a casual Aussie-inspired restaurant at CHJIMES, where Sunday means S$8 premium beers for the parents and free meals for kids 12 and under. Sunday afternoons mean cheap drinks and live music at the newish Prince of Wales Boat Quay with S$6 ciders, S$8 pints, and S$30 margarita jugs from 14:00 to 19:00.
Timbre @ Arts House: 45 Armenian Street, (65) 6338 8030
Loof: 331 North Bridge Road, (65) 6338 8035
Cuscaden Patio: 21 Cuscaden Road, B1-11 Ming Arcade, (65) 6887 3319
Brewerkz Riverside Point: 30 Merchant Road, (65) 6438 7438
Le Baroque: 30 Victoria Street, B1-07 CHJIMES, (65) 6339 6696
Dbl O: 222 Queen Street, (65) 6735 2008
Zirca: #01-02/05 Blk C River Valley Road, Clarke Quay, (65) 6305 6768
Soma Bar: 163 Tanglin Road, #01-28 Tanglin Mall, (65) 6836 3088
Ballymoons: 422 Orchard Road, Orchard Parade Hotel, (65) 6735 0400
Bikini Bar: 50 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa, (65) 6276 6070
Stereolounge: 7 Raffles Boulevard, Pan Pacific Hotel, (65) 8182 5857
Hog’s Breath Cafe: 30 Victoria Street, CHJIMES, (65) 6338 1387
Prince of Wales: 51 Boat Quay, (65) 6536 9697
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