Happy hour deals in Singapore: Cool bars and restaurants with 1-for-1 beers, cocktails, wines, oysters and small plates around the city

Martini Bar

Whether it’s to wind down after a long day — or get the night started — these bars offer both classic and contemporary drinks and small bites

Whatever your choice of poison, be it artisanal cocktails, fine wines, Champagnes or craft beers, there’s bound to be a watering hole in Singapore that does it exactly the way you like it. But, there’s one caveat — where does one go, and what should one order first? For those who thrive on a liquid diet, there’s a cornucopia of bars and restaurants all around town, where the drinks flow freely and there’s often delectable nibbles thrown in with unbeatable deals to sweeten the deal. Looking for a bar to have a drink or two while going through ideas with your colleagues, or unwind and chill before your dinner appointment? Here’s our round up of the best drinking establishments to be seen at as the sun goes down.

Adrift by David Myers

This celebrity chef establishment at Marina Bay Sands sure knows how to keep things interesting with a variety of happy hour promotions, available just about every day of the week. There’s Social Hour Tuesdays (50 per cent off for all cocktails) and from Sunday to Wednesday, you can decompress with a beer and a specialty cocktail for just $15 between 11pm to 2am. Ladies, rally your squad every Thursday for $12++ house pours from 6pm.

Adrift by David Myers
Hotel Lobby Tower 2
Marina Bay Sands
10 Bayfront Avenue
Singapore 018956
Tel: +65 6688 5657

Cook and Brew

Cook and Brew at The Westin Singapore has themed nights from Wednesday to Friday. Ladies will enjoy free-flow cocktails on Wednesday nights, and you can order Fine de Claire oysters from 5pm to 11:30pm on Thursdays. On Wednesday and Friday nights, house wines, beers, spirits and classic cocktails are at $10++ each, and a bucket of five Asahi beers can be purchased at $40 nett.

Cook and Brew
Level 33
The Westin Singapore
12 Marina View
Asia Square Tower 2
Singapore 018961
Tel: +65 6922 6948

Court Martial Bar

Situated in the extremely stylish JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach, the bar occupies the site of the former Singapore NCO Court Martial office in the 1950s. During happy hour from Monday to Friday, 5pm to 10pm, house wines, spirits and beer are sold at $10. But the real gem here is the selection of barrel aged cocktails, on offer at just $16. If you’re hungry, dig into the range of gourmet bar bites like the Coconut Prawn with Onion Sambal or Wagyu Beef Satay.

Court Martial Bar
JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach
30 Beach Road
Singapore 189763
Tel: +65 6818 1916

Marcello

Experience la dolce vita at Marcello’s hard-to-beat Aperitivo Hour, featuring $10 Spritzes that are served with smoked olives and aged Italian parmesan. Happy hour at this Italian craft cocktail bar runs from 7pm to 9pm from Monday to Saturday — perfect for those who can’t always get out of the office by 5pm. Located at Intercontinental Singapore Robertson Quay, the bar is hidden by a dark blue curtain and helmed by bartenders in snazzy white jackets. Besides the modern Italian cocktail list (the negronis are spot on), Marcello also houses the largest selection of amari in Singapore.

Marcello
1 Nanson Road
Singapore 238909
Tel: +65 6826 5040

Martini Bar

Whether you like it shaken or stirred, the award-winning Martini Bar at Grand Hyatt Singapore’s Mezza9, which has one of the largest selection of martinis in the city, is almost certain to have your poison of choice. From 5pm to 9pm daily, the bar’s signature and classic martinis go for just $14. The lychee martini is a tried-and-tested favourite but the list ranges from uber-classics like the dry martini to decadent variations like the espresso martini. Other ‘Mezzatime’ deals include $14 handcrafted gin and tonics, sustainable wines by the glass as well as $9 beers.

Martini Bar
Mezza9
Mezzanine Level
Grand Hyatt Singapore
10 Scotts Road
Singapore 228211
Tel: +65 6738 1234

Morton’s Bar

The happy hour at Morton’s Bar is the OG in Singapore. Affectionately called Mortini Night, happy hour runs from 5 to 7pm from Monday to Saturday, where a selection of the bar’s martinis are served at $15.95 each. Drinks may seem a little pricier compared to those at other joints, but here, the martinis are served American-style (read: supersized and very strong). And the clincher — complimentary filet mignon slices sandwiched between buttery loaves. We daresay they’re as good at the stuff the steakhouse serves, so come hungry and dig in.

Morton’s Bar
Morton’s The Steakhouse
Fourth Storey
Mandarin Oriental Singapore
5 Raffles Avenue
Singapore 039797
Tel: +65 6339 3740

Post Bar, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
Treat yourself to a decadent evening at Post Bar

Post Bar

Located in historic Fullerton Hotel, the sophisticated bar was formerly the main transaction hall of the General Post Office. With an outdoor terrace and cool, dimly lit interiors, it is no wonder this establishment is a popular spot for business executives and hotel guests alike as the sun sets. During happy hour, which runs from 5pm to 8:30pm on weekdays and extends till midnight on Saturday, enjoy 1-for-1 on selected wines, spirits, beer and cocktails (from $15) or order Veuve Clicquot by the bottle at $118.

Post Bar
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
1 Fullerton Square
Singapore 049178
Tel: +65 6733 8388

Prive

From the idyllic water’s edge Keppel Bay to bustling Clarke Quay or historic Chijmes, Prive’s five outlets are always spot on in terms of location. During happy hour, which runs from 5pm to 8pm or 9pm daily, depending on the outlet, a wide selection of drinks, including the bar’s ‘drink of the moment’, beers, wines and spirits are up for grabs at 50 per cent off.

Prive
Keppel Bay
2 Keppel Bay Vista
Singapore 098382
Tel: +65 6776 077

Tanuki Raw

Nestled in two cosy locations in the heart of town, this modern Japanese bar and eatery offers one of Singapore’s most beloved happy hours with $2 freshly shucked oysters on offer. If you are a seafood fiend, be at Tanuki Raw from 5pm and 8pm daily to nosh on these plump, briny bivalves – there’s a six-oyster limit for every drink ordered (or order a bottle of wine and 12 oysters for $50). Still, it’s not a bad deal since the bar also offers martinis and cocktails for $10 during happy hour. At the Orchard Central outlet, you can also nibble on salmon sashimi at $7 for 5 slices.

Tanuki Raw

The Black Swan

Sip on fine tipples and rub shoulders with the business world’s movers and shakers at this beautiful Art Deco restaurant. Happy hour at The Black Swan runs from 5 to 8pm on weekdays and comprises $9 house pours, wines and draught beers paired with $3 oysters, with a six-oyster limit per drink order.

The Black Swan
19 Cecil Street
Singapore 049704
Tel: +65 6438 3757

The Secret Mermaid

The Secret Mermaid, which is actually the Shinkansen salad bar by day, offers $14 craft cocktails such Raindrops on Roses and Hula Hoopy from 5pm to 7pm. Draft beers and house wines are available at $11. From 7pm to 10pm, get your oyster fix for just $2 per piece, limited to half a dozen per drink.

The Secret Mermaid
B1-08
Ocean Financial Centre
10 Collyer Quay
Singapore 049315 

 

Shang Social

Travellers be delighted, as you can experience your favourite libations even after leaving the hustle and bustle of the city as Shang Social Bar is now open at the Jewel, Changi Airport. Shangri-La’s first foray into non-hotel dining experience, Shang Social packs a punch with their cool happy hour offerings. Enjoy a variety of in-house specialty drinks with their exclusive one-for-one offerings at the happy hour, which runs Monday to Friday from 3pm to 7pm. Do try their specialty cocktails such as Ooooh-Loong Fizz, the Shang Social exclusive Shang Social Chrysanthemum Pale Ale and house pour wines.

Shang Social
Jewel Changi Airport
78 Airport Boulevard, #01-219 to 222
Singapore 819666
Tel: +65 6346 0260

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