Got promoted at work? Finished a project before the deadline? Good! Don’t let the thrill fizzle out post work. And if you are having a slow, dull, almost sad day where the hours are only crawling by, it’s going to get better!
Plan a fun night out after work and end the gloomy day with a huge smile. Both ways, your answer is a few rounds of drinks that will give you a happy buzz.
Head out to these places around the Central Business District (CBD) to enjoy some delicious drinks at pocket-friendly prices.
Time to get happy with happy hour drinks around the CBD
Amazing views, energetic vibes, fantastic food, and lip-smacking drinks. Need we say more? Head to this award-winning rooftop bar to end your workday with some fabulous energy.
Here, the early bird gets the worm. If you manage to wrap up work early and hit Loof, you will be welcomed by some of the happiest hours!
Between 5.00pm and 5:59pm, house pours cost $5++; between 6pm and 6:59pm, $6++; and from 7pm to 7:59pm, $7++. Don’t forget that these beers, wines, and spirits are available at these amazing prices from Monday to Friday only.
And while you are having a fun night at Loof, don’t miss out on the scrummy chicken wings and chilli crab waffle fries.
Address: 331 North Bridge Road, #03-07 Odeon Towers Extension Rooftop, (Opposite Raffles Hotel Shopping Arcade), Singapore 188720
Opening hours: Monday-Thursday: 5pm-1am; Friday-Saturday: 5pm-2am. Closed on Sundays.
Tipsy Tip: Use the UOB YOLO card for up to 8% cashback on local dining and entertainment.
2. Five Izakaya Bar
If you say the words ‘cheap’ and ‘alcohol’ together in CBD, someone will definitely come up with Five Izakaya Bar. Singapore’s version of the famous Japanese izakayas, this bar is a must after a long day at work. Inspired by 300 Yen bars, they offer S$5 specials all-day-everyday.
Now if that’s almost unbelievable. The entertaining live music and lip-smacking food menu are just perfect add-ons to ease out a work day. End your meal with the liu sha baos (salted egg yolk custard buns) – a volcanic eruption of flavours. So all in all, this place has happy hours all day long!
Address: 16 Collyer Quay #01-05B Singapore 049318
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 12pm-12am; Saturdays 6pm-12am; Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.
3. The Black Swan
If you are craving a classy night out, The Black Swan is the place to go to. This striking art deco grand bistro and bar is inspired by a restored 1930s building. It has won awards like Singapore Tatler Best Restaurants and Wine & Dine Singapore’s Top Restaurants, and there is little doubt why. Courteous service, grand interiors, gourmet drinks, and dining options are only a few highlights of this pretty place.
Now here’s the real deal – they have happy hours from 5pm to 8pm on weekdays when you can enjoy house pours, house wines, and draught beers at S$9.
For the lovers of seafood, oysters will make the happy hours happier as they are priced at only S$2 (with a maximum of six per drink order)! They also offer signature cocktails at S$12 at the Powder Room from 5pm to 9pm on weekdays. Enough reasons to go classy tonight?
Address: 19 Cecil Street Singapore 049704
Opening hours: Monday: 11:30am-11pm; Tuesday-Thursday: 11:30am-12am; Friday: 11:30am-1am; Saturday: 5pm-1am. Closed on Sundays and public holidays.
Another great credit card tip: Make a reservation as an American Express Cardmember and pay with your American Express Platinum Credit Card to enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine.
4. The Secret Mermaid
Tired of hanging out at your typical, uninteresting bar? Ditch it tonight for this secret hole in the Ocean Financial Centre. This tasting room will offer you an endless selection of gin, whiskey, vodka, rum, and more!
Heading there already? Wait till you hear this. The Secret Mermaid has happy hours from 5pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday. This means you can enjoy craft beer starting at S$11 and cocktails from S$14. You get a serving of tater tots free with each drink ordered!
Address: 10 Collyer Quay, B1-08, Ocean Financial Centre, Singapore 049315
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 5pm-11pm. Closed on public holidays.
Fancy sipping your favourite cocktail on a comfy lounge chair staring at the breathtaking Singapore skyline? Head straight to Lantern rooftop bar at The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore where the party never stops.
A pretty swimming pool, huge bar, and fresh air only make the setting better. But hear this – happy hours start early in the day here at 11:00am and last until 6:00pm. Enjoy classic mojito and a selection of house pour spirits, wines, and beers at S$12++ per glass. They also have special offers for women on Wednesdays.
What’s more? Use your HSBC credit card (from Monday to Friday) or Standard Chartered credit card to get 15% off on a la carte lunch food bill. Standard Chartered Visa Infinite cardholders can get 20% off on a la carte lunch food bill.
Address: The Fullerton Bay Hotel, 80 Collyer Quay Singapore 049326
Opening hours: 8am-1pm
In the mood for something different? Step into Orgo, a bar inspired by the science of organic chemistry. Orgo revolutionises mixology through the innovative use of the freshest and finest ingredients for its drinks. That, combined with its swanky décor, makes Orgo the ultimate destination for a memorable night out.
We suggest you try out their unique Purple Popeye cocktail, which counts as a healthy fix, since it’s made with lime juice, red cabbage juice, Gordon’s Gin, pinot noir, and cinnamon shrub. To further sweeten the experience, they have happy hours daily from 6pm to 8pm when you can enjoy 30% discount on selected drinks.
Address: 8 Raffles Avenue, #04-01, Esplanade-Theaters on the Bay, Roof Terrace, Singapore 039802
Opening hours: Food 6pm-2am; Drinks 6pm-2am
Which other bars do you love? Let us know in the comments!