After a long day of work, there’s nothing better than kicking back with a cold beer, a glass of wine or a few cocktails. Even better if those drinks come at pocket-friendly prices. If you work in the CBD like we do, then you’ll be happy to know that there are some brilliant bars that offer happy hours deals for $10++ or less. And we’re not just talking house pours and draught beers. We’re also talking handcrafted beers, free-flow bubbles, martinis and more. Get ready to clock out and cocktail up because these CBD happy hours are too good to miss. (Ranked in no particular order)
1. Beer Factory
Quaff a few cold ones on the patio at Beer Factory where pints of craft beer go for just $8.80++ from 3pm to 7pm daily. Options include the Monster Green Lager, Czech Pilsner, Kolsch, Hite and Guinness. Soak up all those suds with tasty bar bites like the breaded calamari, chili pakora and chicken Spam fries. Check out their FB page for seasonal drink specials on pints, beer towers and spirits.
Beer Factory, 25 Church Street, #01-07 Capital Square, Singapore 049482. p. +65 9155 5998. Open Mon – Thurs 11am – 1am, Fri 11am – 3am, Sat 6pm – 3am
2. The Black Swan
Set in a 1930s landmark and boasting opulent Art Deco vibes, The Black Swan is a swanky spot to meet up for post-work drinks. Come between 5pm and 8pm on weekdays and you can enjoy house spirits, wines and draught beer for just $9++ and oysters for $3++ a pop. If oysters aren’t your thing, they also have small plates like spiced nuts and sourdough bread with whipped beef fat butter.
The Black Swan, 19 Cecil Street, Singapore 049704. p. +65 6438 3757. Open Mon – Fri 11:30am – 11:30pm, Sat 5pm – 11:30pm
3. Cin Cin
Gin lovers this is your spot. Cin Cin offers up a huge selection of boutique gins and artisan tonics, so you can customise your G&T or martini just the way you like it. Stop by between 5pm and 8pm on weekdays and you can grab 1-for-1 house gin pours, Carlsberg and red or white wine. And if you stop by on a Saturday, you can indulge in three hours of free-flow gin, beer and wine for $68++ per person.
Cin Cin, 100 Peck Seah Street #01-02, Singapore 079333. p. +65 6385 2604. Open Mon – Wed 5pm – 12am, Thurs – Sat 5pm – 1am
4. Cook & Brew
If it’s Wednesday or Friday, make your way to Cook & Brew where you can sidle up to the black marble bar, settle into a red leather stool and sip on house wine, beer, spirits and classic cocktails for $10++ from 5pm to close. Or you could go for a bucket of five Asahi beers for just $40++. Wednesday is also ladies night, so round up your girl squad for free-flow cocktails and live music.
Cook & Brew, 12 Marina View, The Westin Singapore, Asia Square Tower 2, Level 33, Singapore 018961. p. +65 6922 6948. Open Mon – Thurs 11am – 12am, Fri 11am – 1am, Sat 3:30pm – 12am
5. The Exchange
This stylin’ CBD spot may just have the longest happy hour in Singapore with drink specials running from 9am to 8pm daily. Specials include house pour spirits and bottled beers for $8.50++, five bottles of San Miguel for $40++ and glasses of house wine for $12.50++. If you’re planning on getting an early start, we suggest rounding out the booze with bites like pizzas, nachos or sharing platters.
The Exchange, 8 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 1, #01-05, Singapore 018960. p. +65 6636 1200. Open Mon – Tues 7:30am – 10pm, Wed 7:30am – 2am, Thurs 7:30am – 12pm, Fri 7:30am – 1am
6. Fat Prince
Soak up the sultry Ottoman vibes at Fat Prince, a kebab and cocktail joint offering Middle Eastern inspired drinks and fare. Happy hours run from 5pm to 7pm Monday to Saturday and include $10++ beers. If you don’t mind spending a bit more, the cocktails are to die for. Our fave is the Sultan’s Martini with cardamom infused vodka, dry vermouth, honey and olive essence.
Fat Prince, 48 Peck Seah Street, Singapore 079317. p. +65 6221 7794. Open Mon – Sat 11:30am – 3pm, 6pm – 12am
7. FIVE Oriental
Can we get a holla for $5++ drink specials all day every day? There are a number of FIVE concepts around town, but FIVE Oriental at Raffles Place is the most convenient for CBD workers looking for very reasonably priced after-work tipples and live music. The special includes beers, house wines and spirits, and sometimes they throw in extras like sake or shochu to shake things up.
FIVE Oriental, 16 Collyer Quay #01-05B, Singapore 049318. p. +65 9826 1049. Open Mon – Fri 12pm -12am, Sat 6pm – 12am
8. The Guild
When The Guild opened just down the road from our HQ on Keong Saik Road, we immediately fell in love with it for its laid-back vibes and awesome craft beers. Try some of the Young Master beers on tap for just $8++ for a 200ml pour or $12++ for 450ml during happy hours from 12pm to 8pm daily. And don’t even get us started on the divine comfort food by Chef Vincent Lauria. The mac n’ cheese with egg yolk and char siu bacon will blow your mind.
The Guild, 55 Keong Saik Road #01-01, Singapore 089158. p. +65 6224 1262. Open Wed – Sun 6pm – 12am
9. Kanpai 789
Japanese beer garden Kanpai 789 doesn’t have happy hour specials per se, but they always have rotating promotions going on like discounts on whiskey, soju and gin. Plus the regular beer prices are better than many happy hour specials around town with Sapporo Premium going for just $6.80++ a pint and Sapporo Black going for $7.80++ a pint.
Kanpai 789, 25 Church Street #01-02, Singapore 048768. p. +65 8738 7426. Open Mon – Thurs 11am – 2am, Fri – Sat 11am – 3am
The decor is urban and edgy, the rooftop patio offers great breezes and views, and the drinks are cheap and cheerful at Kinki, all of which make this a wildly popular spot with CBD’ers out for an after-work drink. From 5pm to 8pm Monday to Saturday you can grab 1-for-1 beers, wines and spirits along with Japanese bites like spicy miso edamame, sushi, and tempura.
Kinki, 70 Collyer Quay, Customs House #02-02, Singapore 049323. p. +65 6533 3471. Open Mon – Thurs 5pm – 12am, Fri – Sat 5pm – 2am
Loof gives you a good excuse to skip off work earlier with happy hour specials that start dirt cheap and then go up every hour. Starting from 5pm to 6pm, house spirits, beers and wines and are just $5++, then they go up to $6++ from 6pm to 7pm and finally $7++ from 7pm to 8pm. You can also grab Kronenbourg and Asahi beers and glasses of Prosecco for $10++.
Loof, 331 North Bridge Rd, Odeon Towers Extension Rooftop #03-07, Singapore 188720. p. +65 6337 9416. Open Sun – Thurs 5pm – 1am, Fri – Sat 5pm – 2am
Step inside Morganfield’s at Suntec City and you find a warm and welcoming space with plenty of high top tables and counters where you can chill out with a pint and some good old American style BBQ. Happy hours run from 11am to 8pm Monday to Saturday and all day Sundays with $10++ pints and $9++ glasses of wine and spirits.
Morganfield’s, 3 Temasek Blvd, Suntec City Tower 3 #01-645, Singapore 138617. p. +65 6736 1136. Open Sun – Thurs 11am – 11pm, Fri – Sat 11am – 12am
13. SG Taps
Tucked away in a historic building on Duxton Hill, this cosy craft beer spot has a plethora of bottled beers and 10 beers on tap that rotate regularly with options like the RedDot Monster Green, Archipelago Irish Ale and Crossroads Session IPA. Small beers start at $8 during happy hours and you can grab tasting sets of six draught beers for just $24 with no GST or service charges added.
SG Taps, 13 Duxton Hill #01-01, Singapore 089597. p. +65 6904 8474. Open Mon – Sat 12pm – 12am, Sun 1pm – 11pm
14. The Spot
Wind down after work with a whiskey and a cigar at The Spot, a multi-purpose space that boasts a restaurant, bar, cigar lounge and bottle shop. Mondays are a great day to swing by because they have an awesome deal on pints of Asahi and Black Cab for just $6.80++ from 5pm onwards. The rest of the week happy hour specials include $10++ glasses of house wine and spirits.
The Spot, 5 Straits View, Marina One #01-26/27, Singapore 018935. p. +65 6284 2637. Open Mon – Fri 7:30am – 11pm
15. Super Loco
Rough day at work? Super Loco at Customs House will sort you right out with its buzzing atmosphere, tasty tipples and authentic Mexican eats. Happy hours run from 5pm to 7pm on weekdays and include frozen lime margaritas and piña coladas, draught beer, house spirits and select wines by the glass for $11++. Need something a bit stronger to shake off the mid-week slump? Go for a shot of artisanal tequila or mezcal.
Super Loco, 70 Collyer Quay, Customs House #01-04, Singapore 049323. p. +65 6532 2090. Open Mon – Tues 12pm – 3pm, 5pm – 10:30pm, Wed – Thurs 12pm – 3pm, 5pm – 12am, Fri 12pm – 12am, Sat 5pm – 12am
16. Tap Craft Beer Bar
There’s always something to cheers to at Tap Craft Beer Bar because pints and glasses of wine go for $10++ and 12 oz beers go for $8++ all day every day. The craft beers on tap are always changing, so on any given day you could be quaffing Eight Ball Stout by Lost Coast Brewery, Arrogant Bastard Ale or Straits Pale Ale by Singapore’s own Lion Brewery.
Tap Craft Beer Bar, One Raffles Link #01-02, Singapore 039393. p. +65 6219 0676. Open Mon – Sat 11am – 11pm, Sun 11am – 10:30pm & 86 Robertson Quay #01-02, Singapore 238245. p. +65 6694 2885. Open Mon – Tues 4pm – 11pm, Wed – Fri 4pm – 12am, Sat 12pm – 12am, Sun 12pm – 11pm
17. The Trading Floor
Sleek and sophisticated are just two words to describe The Trading Floor lounge and bar located in the lobby of the Carlton City Hotel. Happy hours run daily from 3pm to 8pm with wines by the glass, house spirits, half pints of Tiger, and bottles of Asahi and Strongbow $10++. Want a late afternoon drinks, but still need to be connected to the office? Take advantage of the secretarial services in the lounge.
The Trading Floor, 1 Gopeng Street, Singapore 078862. p. +65 6632 8888. Open daily 11am – 11pm
18. Wine & ChefItalian wines are the focus at Wine & Chef, an intimate resto-bar on happening Keong Saik Road. During happy hours you can sip glasses of house wine for as little as $6++ depending on what bottles are in rotation. And if you get hungry, you can nibble on cheese and charcuterie platters or heartier Italian dishes like pasta, risotto and grilled meats.
Wine & Chef, 7 Keong Saik Rd, Singapore 089115. p. +65 6221 9279. Open Tues – Sat 12pm – 11pm
19. Wine Mansion
Wine Mansion recently moved to a bigger space on Keong Saik Road, which is great because this place fills up fast with CBD workers who flock in for drinks at incredibly wallet-friendly prices. No matter what time of day, you can grab glasses of house wine for $8.50++, house spirits for $10++ a pour and Sapporo draught for $8++ per half pint, $10++ per pint and $50++ for a tower.
Wine Mansion, 26 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089133. p. +65 6225 4468. Open Mon – Fri 12pm – 2:30pm, 5pm – 12am, Sat 5pm – 12am
20. 360 Lounge
If you’re after more of a club vibe than a bistro, restaurant or hotel bar, make your way up to 360 Lounge on the 20th floor of Oxley Tower for thumping beats and beers and house pours for just $6++. Happy hour runs from 5:30pm to 8:30pm Tuesday to Saturday and all night long from 5:30pm onwards on Mondays. Bottles of spirits are also 20% off Monday evenings.
360 Lounge, 138 Robinson Road, Oxley Tower #20-01, Singapore 068906. p. +65 8468 3291. Open Mon – Tues 5:30pm – 1am, Wed – Thurs 5:30pm – 2am, Fri – Sat 5:30pm – 3am