Cheap Drinking Places In Singapore

Most weekends, I meet up with my friends for ‘liquor and chill’. So, I seek watering holes which offer strong drinks at affordable prices so I’d assuredly get smashed and wake up with minimal guilt the day after.

To help my fellow alcohol enthusiasts find the most wallet-friendly places to drink, here’s a compilation of restaurants, atas bars, and informal pubs to take your pick.

For those who want to eat oysters while they drink

1. Angie’s Oyster Bar

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Deal:
Monday to Saturday, 6.00pm to 8.00pm
S$10 cocktails and S$1 oysters

Slurp on oysters while admiring the view of the Marina Bay area, 45 floors up. The French-inspired bar also has a variety of seafood including Boston lobster, fresh clams, and tom yum mussels.

Address: 50 Raffles Place, #45-01, S(048623)
Opening hours: 12.00pm to 3.00pm and 6.00pm to 11.00pm (Mon-Fri), 6.00pm to 11.00pm (Sat), closed on Sundays
Book a table: Call 6221 9555 or email hello@50rp.com.sg

2. The Black Swan

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Deal:
Tuesday to Friday, 5.00pm to 8.00pm
S$9 house pours, house wines and draught beers
S$2 oysters (limited to six oysters for every drink ordered)

Black Swan is a 1930s-themed experimental cocktail bar which serves European cuisine too. See menu here.

Address: 19 Cecil Street, S(049704)
Opening hours: 11.30am 11.00pm (Mon, Wed), 11.30am to 12.00am (Tue, Thu), 11.30am to 1.00am (Fri), 5.00pm to 12.00am (Sat)
Book a table: Book online here or call 6438 3757

3. The Beacon

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Deal:
Daily, 5.00pm to 9.00pm
1-for-1 draught beers, house pours and house wines

There’s a different happy hour deal every day of the week at The Beacon. Monday offers 1-for-1 pizzas*, Tuesday serves S$20 freeflow martinis, Thursday hands out complimentary canapés*, and Friday dishes S$5 for 5 oysters*.

*With every drink order

Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, #01-01/02/03, S(039594)
Opening hours: 5.00pm to 1.00am (Sun-Tues). 5.00pm to 4.00am (Wed, Fri, Sat), 5.00pm to 1.30am (Thurs)
Book a table: Call 6883 1155

For those who like bars with a buzzy vibe

4. Wild Bar

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Deal:
Monday to Thursdays, except on the eve of public holidays and public holidays
8.00pm to 10.00pm: S$4 beer, S$6 wine, S$6 house pours, S$7 sangria
10.00pm to 12.00am: S$3 beer, S$5 wine, S$5 house pours, S$6 sangria

Pre-game for Ladies’ Night or relax with a few after-work drinks at Wild Bar’s Upside Down Happy Hour. You can opt for coffee, tea, sake, or wine, but thinking about the sangria gets the basic bitch in me extremely excited.

Address: 100 Beach Road, Shaw Towers, #01-36/37, S(189702)
Opening hours: 4.00pm to 12.00am (Mon-Thu), 4.00pm to 2.00am (Fri-Sat), closed on Sundays
Book a table: Email reservations@wildbar.com.sg or call 8223 3224

5. Beer Factory

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Deal:
Daily, 3.00pm to 7.00pm
S$25 for 5 bottled beers

Beer Factory is an al fresco space which does Indian, Middle Eastern, and Western food. Even if it’s not happy hour, you can get a craft beer tower for just S$40.60. However, when it gets busy, be warned the service might get slow.

Address: 25 Church Street, Capital Square, #01-07, S(049482)
Opening hours: 11.30am to 1.00am (Mon-Fri), 6.00pm to 3.00am (Sat), closed on Sundays
Book a table: Call 9155 5998, email info@beerfactor.sg or book online here

6. Café Iguana

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Deal:
Daily, 12.00pm to closing
12.00pm to 3.00pm: S$7 house margaritas
3.00pm to 7.00pm: S$10 house margaritas
10.00pm to closing: S$14 house margaritas

Nothing screams faux bougie than sitting by the riverside and gossiping over margaritas. If you’re in a group, quench your thirst with the S$50 giant 1.2L margaritas instead.

Address: 30 Merchant Road, #01-03, Riverside Point, S(058282)
Opening hours: 4.00pm to 12.00am (Mon-Thurs), 4.00pm to 1.00am (Fri), 12.00pm to 1.00am (Sat), 12.00pm to 12.00am (Sun)
Book a table: Call 6236 1275 or book online here

7. Kanpai 789

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Deal:
Daily, all day
Starting S$5.80 for a glass of wine
Starting S$6.80 for house pours
S$6.80 for a pint of beer (Asahi, 1664 Kronenbourg, 1664 Kronenbourg blanc)

Though technically not a happy hour deal, Kanpai serves craft beers and tapas at affordable prices. When the bar gets busy, be prepared to wait a while for your food. Personally, I prefer the outlet at Robertson Walk because it has chill vibes.

Address: Robertson Walk, 11 Unity Street, #01-18/29, S(237995)
Opening hours: 11.00am to 2.00am (Mon-Thurs), 11.00am to 3.00am (Fri-Sat), closed on Sundays
Book a table: Call 9800 4954

8. Five Bar (Five Oriental)

 

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Deal:
Daily, all day
S$5 for half-pint Kronenbourg beer, wines, house pours, and selected bites

There are several Five bars around, but I frequent this one because it’s the most central and convenient for my friends to meet up.

Address: 16 Collyer Quay, #01-05B, S(049318)
Opening hours: 12.00pm to 12.00am (Mon-Fri), 6.00pm to 12.00am (Sat), closed on Sundays and public holidays
Book a table: Call 9826 1049 or book online here

9. No. 5 Emerald Hill

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Deal:
Daily, 9.00pm to 1.00am
S$20 for 2 martinis

Loud and rowdy, I love getting sipping on their 1-for-1 martinis while munching on the free-flow peanuts and throwing the shells on the floor. No. 5 Emerald Hill gets real crowded so go early to reserve a seat.

Address: 5 Emerald Hill Road, S(229289)
Opening hours: 12.00pm to 2.00am (Mon-Thu), 12.00pm to 3.00am (Fri-Sat), 5.00pm to 2.00am (Sun)
Book a table: Email info@emerald-hill.com or call 6732 0818

10. Loof

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Deal:
Monday to Saturday, 5.00pm to 8.00pm
S$10 beer, prosecco
Starting from S$6 at 5.00pm, the price of house pours increases by S$1 every hour until 8.00pm

The rooftop bar serves all things local and Asian. If you want a nibble, go for the umami fries.

Address: 331 North Bridge Road, Odeon Towers Extension Rooftop, #03-07, S(188720)
Opening hours: 5.00pm to 1.00am (Mon-Thurs), 5.00pm to 2.00am (Fri-Sat), closed on Sundays
Book a table: Book online here

11. Al Capone’s Ristorante & Bar

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Deal:
Daily, 5.30pm to 3.00am
S$13 for 3 bottles of Heineken
S$8.80 for a pint of Guinness Draught

Located outside *SCAPE, Al Capone’s my go-to if I’m in the mood for beer. The informal outdoor setting gets real crowded but there are beer crates you can grab and sit on.

Address: 2 Orchard Link, Scape Building #02-38 Singapore 237978
Opening hours: 5.30pm to 3.00am daily
Book a table: Call 6509 5097

For those who want some food while drinking

12. Standing Sushi Bar

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Deal:
Mondays and Thursdays, dinner 6.00pm onwards
S$2 sake, S$5 beer, wine, hot sake, and umeshu
S$3 for 5 slices of salmon sashimi

On Fridays, the Marina Bay and Raffles Place outlets have a S$30 for free-flow beer, sake, shochu, and umeshu promotion, along with free-flow edamame. See all promotions here.

Standing Sushi Bar (Queen Street)

Address: 8 Queen Street, #01-03, S(188535)
Opening hours: 12.00pm to 2.30pm, 6.00pm to 10.30pm, daily
Book a table: Call 6333 1335

Standing Sushi Bar (Marina Bay Link Mall)

Address: 8A Marina Boulevard, B2-51, Marina Bay Link Mall, S(018984)
Opening hours: 11.30am to 9.00pm (Mon-Fri), 11.30am to 4.00pm (Sat), closed on Sundays
Book a table: Call 6634 7068 or book online here

Standing Sushi Bar (Raffles Place)

Address: 16 Collyer Quay, #02-02 Income at Raffles, S(048622)
Opening hours: 11.30am to 9.00pm (Mon-Fri), 11.30am to 3.00pm (Sat), closed on Sundays
Book a table: Call 6534 4983 or book online here

13. Platypus Cantina

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Deal:
Daily, opening till 9.00pm
S$9 draft beers, wines and cocktails

If you live in the East, this Mexican concept is a great space to meet up for dinner. On Tuesdays, it’s S$4.90 for a taco, S$7.90 for two. And on weekends, down S$6 mimosas with their complimentary spiced popcorn.

Address: 171 East Coast Road, S(428877)
Opening hours: 4.30pm to 12.30am (Mon-Fri), 10.30am to 12.30am (Sat-Sun)
Book a table: Call 6344 0166 (only for groups larger than 8)

14. Señor Taco

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Deal:
Daily, 5.30pm to 7.30pm
S$9.90 margaritas and mojitos

Wednesday, 7.30pm to 10.00pm
1-for-1 mojitos

Thursday, 7.30pm to 10.00pm
1-for-1 margarita

The original Senor Taco outlet at Clarke Quay is a favourite stopover for dinner and pre-drinks before partying. If you’re into social dancing, there are Bachata, Salsa, and Latin Street Rhythm classes on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday respectively.

Address: 3A River Valley Road, #01-07-0A, S(179020)
Opening hours: 6.00pm to 3.30am (Wed-Sat), 6.00pm to 1.30am (Sun-Tues)
Book a table: Book online here and here

For those who only care about getting smashed

15. Mr Bean’s Cafe & Wine Bar

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Deal:
Daily, 1.00pm to 12.00am
S$25 for 5 bottles of Corona, Heineken, Carlsberg, Hoegarden, or canned Tiger (S$5.50 each)
S$35 for 5 bottles of Briska cider (S$7.50 per bottle)

This place is not for fussy eaters or drinkers. But I’d drop by if I’m around the area because the beer is cheap and there’s an outdoor area for smokers.

PS: If you want dinner, head over to nearby POMO for boat noodles first.

Address: 30 Selegie Road, #01-00, S(188351)
Opening hours: 12.00pm to 5.00am, daily
Book a table: Call 6333 3100

16. Stickies Bar

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Deal:
Daily
2.00pm to 12.00am: House pours, selected wine and beers are priced by the hour (e.g. at 2.00pm a drink is S$2)
6.00pm to 8.00pm: S$35 beer towers (S$60 for 2)

Aside from their affordable alcohol prices, Stickies promises a fun, rowdy night with their beer pong table, dart boards, pool table, and card games.

Stickies (Sunset Way)

Address: 106 Clementi Street 12, #01-50, S(120106)
Opening hours: 12.00pm to 12.00am daily
Book a table: Call 6252 6588

Stickies (Keng Cheow)

Address: 11 Keng Cheow Street, Riverside Piazza, #01-10, S(059608)
Opening Hours: 12.00pm to 12.00am daily
Book a table: Call 6443 7564

Stickies (Tagore Lane)

Address: 50 Tagore Lane, EBC Lifestyle Hub, #05-07, S(787494)
Opening hours: 12.00pm to 12.00am daily
Book a table: Call 6511 4567

17. Chupitos Shot Bars

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Deal:
Daily, 6.30pm to 9.00pm
Starting from S$6 for selected shots

With over 130 shots to choose from, head to the shot bar for a quick stopover before partying at one of Clarke Quay’s many clubs.

Address: 3B River Valley Rd, #01-05, S(179021)
Opening hours: 6.30pm to 1.30am (Sun-Tues, Thurs), 6.30pm to 3.30am (Wed, Fri, Sat)
Book a table: Call 6333 4513

For those who want more atas settings

18. Kinki Rooftop Bar

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Deal:
Monday to Saturday, 5.00pm to 8.00pm
1-for-1 for selected beers, wines, and spirits

This rooftop bar is slightly on the pricier side but if you’re on a date, drinking with a view can help set the mood.

Address: 70 Collyer Quay, Customs House, #02-02, S(049323)
Opening hours: 5.00pm to 12.00am (Mon-Thurs), 5.00pm to 2.00am (Fri-Sat), closed on Sundays
Book a table: Book online here

19. Cook & Brew

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Deal:
Wednesdays and Fridays, 5.00pm till closing
S$10 for house wines, beers, spirits, and classic cocktails
S$40 for 5 bottles of Asahi

The Westin Singapore’s sky-high contemporary gastrobar also has live band performances from 6.00pm to keep the mood lively. On Wednesdays, ladies enjoy free-flow featured cocktails from 6.00pm to 12.00am.

Address: 12 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 2, Level 33, The Westin Singapore, S(018961)
Opening hours: 11.00am to 12.00am (Mon-Thurs), 11.00am to 1.00am (Fri), 5.00pm to 12.00am (Sat), closed on Sundays (only open for private events)
Book a table: Call 6922 6948 or book online here

20. Bar Vagabond

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Deal:
Monday to Friday, 5.00pm to 8.00pm
1-for-1 drinks

Recline on the plush red sofas in the oriental chic bar and taste their Asian-inspired concoctions. See drinks menu here.

Address: 39 Syed Alwi Road, S(207630)
Opening hours: 4.30pm to 12.00am, daily
Book a table: Email reservations@hotelvagabondsingapore.com

21. 360 Lounge

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Deal:
Monday to Saturday, 5.30pm to 8.30pm
S$6 for beers and house pours

Drink and party at the elegant lounge, 20 floors up. In the month of September, 360 Lounge is offering free flow house pours for ladies on Wednesdays from 5.30pm to 12.30am.

Address: 138 Robinson Road, Oxley Tower, #20-01, S(068906)
Opening hours: 5.30pm to 1.00am (Mon-Tues) 5.30pm to 2.00am (Wed-Thurs), 5.30pm to 3.00am (Fri-Sat), closed on Sundays
Book a table: Call 9182 5215 or book online here

22. Propeller

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Deal:
Daily, 5.00pm to 8.00pm
S$8 for house reds and whites

The rooftop bar offers a panoramic view of the Harbourfront area. Alternatively, pop by during dinner for the three-hour free flow food and drinks promotion going at S$58.

Address: Bay Hotel Singapore, 50 Telok Blangah Road, S(098828)
Opening hours: 5.00pm to 12.00am (Tues-Sat), closed on Mondays and Sundays
Book a table: Call 6818 6676 or book online here

For those who want something more chill

23. Five &2 @ Punggol Park

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Deal:
Daily, 5.00pm to 8.00pm
S$24 for 3 Heineken pints
S$26 for 3 Guinness pints
S$24 for 3 cocktails

Daily, 8.00pm to closing
S$42 for 4 Heineken pints
S$22 for 2 Heineken pints

Five &2 has an inclusive workplace environment hiring persons with disabilities and ex-inmates and is dog-friendly too. The social enterprise bistro recently expanded their menu to offer pasta and drinks, on top of their Asian-fusion menu.

Address: Punggol Park, 97 Hougang Avenue 8, S(538792)
Opening hours: 5.00pm to 11.00pm (Mon-Thurs), 5.00pm to 1.00am (Fri), 4.00pm to 1.00am (Sat), 4.00pm to 11.00pm (Sun)
Book a table: Book online here or call 6282 8801

24. The Cider Pit

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Deal:
Daily, 5.00pm to 1.00am
S$5 for half pint of Aspall Draught beer and Cider Pit Premium Lager
S$10 for full pint

Those who grew up in the east would probably have stopped by Cider Pit for their home-brewed and specialty ciders.

Address: 328 Joo Chiat Road, S(427619)
Opening hours: 5.00pm to 1.00am (Mon-Fri) 1.00pm to 1.00am (Sat-Sun)
Book a table: Call 6440 0504

25. Tess Bar

 

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Deal:
Daily, 5.00pm to 7.00pm
30% off signature cocktails, draft beers, house pour spirits, wine (by the glass)

11.00pm to closing
S$10 for selected cocktails and food items

For late night drinking, I’d hop to Tess Bar for beautifully-presented strong drinks and delicious food. Order the S$4.50 oysters and fall-off-the-bone-tender lamb.

Address: 38 Seah Street, S(188394)
Opening hours: 10.00am to 1.00am (Mon-Thura), 10.00am to 3.00am (Fri-Sat), closed on Sundays
Book a table: Call 6337 7355, email tess@tessbar.com, or book online here

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With this list of affordable drinking places, may your night outs be lit and your weekday meals not be cai fan.

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