Last Updated: June 8, 2020
Drinking in Singapore is almost equivalent to draining your wallet. But you need it when work sucks, school sucks, you’ve got 99 problems and expensive alcohol is one of them. So where shall we go to drown our sorrows? Or just have a good time in general?
This compiled list of 17 cheapest bars in Singapore have either generally cheaper drinks or attractive happy hour offers.
Hailed as the ‘beacon of nightlife at Esplanade’, the deals at Mischief Esplanade are one of the most wallet-friendly you’ll find in town! How friendly are we talking about? Their Happy Hour runs from 5pm to 8pm (Sunday to Thursday) with Carlsberg pints at S$7.90. For non-beer drinkers, they serve Prosecco, wines and other housepours at only S$9.90.
In addition, there are also bucket deals for Corona Extra, Asahi, Budweiser, Somersby Cider, Kronenburg Blanc, and San Miguel Light where you can enjoy five bottles for S$48 and 10 bottles for S$88. The winning combination of affordable tipple and an unbeatable view of the Singapore River equals zero excuses for not bringing your crew to Mischief!
Mischief Esplanade: 8 Raffles Avenue, Esplanade Mall, #01-10/12, Singapore 039802 | Tel: +65 6532 0106 | Opening Hours: 5pm – 11pm (Mon), 5pm – 1am (Tues to Thurs), 5pm – 3am (Fri & Sat), 5pm – 12am (Sun) | Website | Facebook | Instagram
During Happy Hour, drinks go for 20% off the menu price at Next Door Bar & Cafe. Beers like Erdinger, Weissbier, Dunkel and Czech-style Pilsner Zlatá go at S$9.90 during Happy Hour as well.
Next Door Bar & Cafe: 699 East Coast Road, Singapore 459061| Tel: +65 6291 1351 | Opening Hours: 6pm – 12am (Tues to Sun), Closed on Mon | Website
Chupitos is Singapore’s first specialised shooters bar with over 130 different types of shots ranging from sweetly innocent to probably TKO.
Make use of their happy hour to get your shots, house pours and beers at only S$6. Of course only for selected beverages, 6.30pm – 9pm, daily. On Wednesdays, ladies get a complimentary shot with every pair of shooters purchased.
Chupitos: 3B River Valley Road, Clarke Quay, #01-05, Singapore 179021 | Tel: +65 6333 4513 | Opening Hours: 6.30pm to 1.30am (Sun to Tues, Thurs), 6.30pm – 3am (Wed & Fri), 6.30pm – 3.30am (Sat) | Website
Half-pints of beers (Carlsberg, Blanc and 1664) are available on tap only at S$7 at Bar Bar Black Sheep.
Both Kronenbourg Blanc and Tetley’s English Ale at S$13 a pint. Food here is pretty cheap too so an overall really affordable chillout place. Not to mention, they have multiple outlets so you can just head to one closest to you.
Bar Bar Black Sheep: Cluny Court, 501 Bukit Timah Road, #01-05C, Singapore 259760 | Tel: +65 6763 4757 | Opening Hours: 12pm – 2.30pm & 5.30pm – 11pm (Mon to Thurs), 12pm – 2.30pm & 5.30pm – 1am (Fri), 12pm – 1am (Sat), 12pm – 11pm (Sun) | Website
Though Symmetry‘s usual menu is really pricey, you’ll be shocked to see they have real sweet happy hour deals! Cheers to their long Happy Hour, also to save you some time and effort, here’s their entire happy hour menu:
Their Happy Hour runs from Sunday to Monday (all day), Tuesday to Friday, from 3pm to 8pm and on Saturday, from 9am to 8pm.
Symmetry: 9 Jalan Kubor, Singapore 199206 | Tel: +65 6291 9901 | Opening Hours: 10.30am – 9pm (Mon), 10.30am – 11pm (Tues to Thurs), 10.30am – 12am (Fri), 9am – 12am (Sat), 9am – 7pm (Sun) | Website
Little Saigon has a few Vietnamese beers and Vietnam-inspired cocktails like Saigon Kick and Pho Bia that are bound to pique your interests. However, on regular hours, Little Saigon’s drinks may not be as reasonably priced as you’d like them to be.
So if you wanna try out their fascinating cocktails, you should make use of their Happy Hour.
During Happy Hour from 4pm – 9pm daily, get 50% off all cocktails, wines by glass and draft beers (Heineken/Tiger). Beers end up at around S$8, and cocktails, from S$8 to S$9.
Little Saigon: 3E River Valley Road, Clarke Quay, #01-02, Singapore 179024 | Tel: +65 6337 5585 | Opening Hours: 4pm – 1am (Mon to Thurs), 4pm – 2am (Fri), 12pm – 2am (Sat), 12pm – 1am (Sun) | Website
Another bar perched on the slopes of Holland Village, Tango’s has got to keep its prices right in light of steep competition. So you can expect pretty decent prices for food and of course, sweet Happy Hour deals.
From 3pm to 9pm daily, there’s 1-for-1 for all beers, selected wines and house spirits. On Sundays, it is Happy Hour the entire day! Just maybe try not to go to work hungover, Mondays are bad enough.
Tango’s: 35 Lorong Mambong, Holland Village, Singapore 277692 | Tel: +65 6463 7364 | Opening Hours: 3pm – 1am (Sun to Thurs), 3pm – 2am (Fri & Sat)
Baden is a German pub equipped with German beers and German food (apparently the Pork Knuckles are really good). It’s a very cosy and dark tavern-styled interiors, but what makes it even cosier is their opening till 9pm 1-for-1 beer deals!
1-for-1 German beers? Yes, please! To keep up with the competition, they even offer five bottles of either Corona, Hoegaarden or Stella for only S$39++.
Baden: 42 Lorong Mambong, Holland Village, Singpaore 277696 | Tel: +65 6463 8127 | Opening Hours: 2pm – 1am (Mon to Thurs), 12pm – 2am (Fri to Sun)
Tanuki Raw serves a pretty wicked Happy Hour considering its location. It offers S$10 martini & cocktails, S$12 per pint of beer and S$2 for fresh oysters. That’s right only S$2!
Not difficult to see why Tanuki Raw’s happy hour garners a crowd. Hence if you’re keen on this, go there early to snag a seat because they don’t take reservations.
Tanuki Raw: 181 Orchard Road, Orchard Central, #04-01, Singapore 238896 | Tel: +65 6636 5949 | Opening Hours: 11.30am – 10.30pm (Daily) | Website
The Jolly Roger is a warm casual neighbourhood bar with lots of beer and regulars. You’ll see them crowding the pool tables and dart corner with all-round jolliness.
Being a neighbourhood bar, you can expect less steep prices for some drinks and food. Every weekend, come lunchtime, your first beer will be on the house. During Happy Hour from 4pm to 8pm, beers cost S$8.50 to S$10 a pint, wine costs S$8.50 and house pours are S$7.50 per glass.
The Jolly Roger: 15 Chu Lin Road, Singapore 669907 | Tel: +65 6468 2344 | Opening Hours: 4pm – 12am (Mon to Thurs), 2pm – 12am (Fri), 10am – 12am (Sat & Sun) | Website
At the Wine Company, selected wines for S$9.90 (150 ml glass). Also, being the Wine Company they carry an impressive variety of wines from the globe and you can get your wines cheaper here. Look out for their Editor’s Wine Picks as they are decent stuff, discounted.
They have a few physical outlets as well as an online store so take your pick. If you choose to visit the one at Sentosa, you’ll get a gorgeous view of the sea.
Wine Company: 14D Dempsey Road, Singapore 249688 | Tel: +65 6479 9341 | Opening Hours: 3pm – 12am (Mon to Thurs), 3pm – 2am (Fri & Sat), 12pm – 11pm (Sun) | Website
The wines here at Wine Connection are one of the cheapest you can obtain in Singapore, with entry-level bottles at around S$30.
Trying to be a little fancy for your party or just looking for a gift that needs to appear swanky and also desperately be within budge (perfect for that colleague-acquaintance person in your life). This is probably a good place to go. And also of course for yourself to drink cheap wine.
Apart from having multiple brick-and-mortar stores for convenience, Wine Connection also has an online store so its completely apt for ordering wines from the comfort of under your duvet.
Wine Connection: 11 Unity Street, #01-19/20 Robertson Walk, Singapore 237995 | Tel: +65 6235 5466 | Opening Hours: 11.30am – 1am (Mon to Thurs), 11.30am – 2pm (Fri & Sat), 11.30am – 11pm (Sun) | Website
Sara’s, being a neighbourhood dive bar, definitely has less murderous prices on alcohol.
During regular hours, beers are reasonably priced from S$10 to S$13, while option for jugs are cheaper. During Happy Hour from 3pm to 8pm daily, your favourite beers, namely Heineken, Corona, Hoegaarden and Erdinger start from as low as S$6!
Stocked with an extensive array of Whiskeys and a series of skull-bottled vodkas. Opened since 1999 by a local, Sara’s has a steady group of local (older) regulars that just hang out there. Also, the staff there are totally chill, so you can actually bring in food from outside.
Sara’s: 217 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574350 | Tel: +65 6457 9868 | Opening Hours: 5pm – 3am (Mon to Sat), 5pm – 1am (Sun) | Website
Spoil yourself with S$4.50 for one pint of beer and S$6.50 for a glass of wine during Cucina’s Italian Happy Hour from 2.30pm – 5.30pm.
Seriously, I mean S$4.50? That’s hella cheap. If I only had S$10, that’s S$4.50 for a beer and with S$5.50, I could still have chicken rice, and perhaps a side of roasted meat. So, in case you’re broke and still in need of a drink, Cucina’s got your back.
Cucina Restaurant & Catering: 12 Kallang Avenue, Aperia, #02-10, Singapore 339511 | Tel: +65 6702 2629 | Opening Hours: 11.30am – 3pm & 6pm – 10pm (Mon, Tues & Fri), 11.30am – 3pm (Wed), 6pm – 10pm (Thurs), 11.30am – 10pm (Sat & Sun) | Website
With Happy Hour happening from 5pm to 9pm, Bar On 5 offers Moët & Chandon at S$14 per glass, standard house pour (wines and spirits) at S$9 per glass, and draft beer at S$9.
Apart from having happy hour deals, Bar On 5 almost always has promotions on good bottles on Wednesdays. To quote an example, their previous promotions have included a Nikka Pure Malt at S$330+ for three bottles from 7pm onwards.
These bottles are usually brands like Nikka, Balvenie, Yamazaki and Mars. Savouring your classy favourites at a discount, why not?
Bar On 5: 333 Orchard Road, Mandarin Orchard, Level 5, Singapore 238867 | Tel: +65 6831 6286 | Opening Hours: 11am – 1am (Sun to Thurs), 11am – 2am (Fri & Sat) | Website
Probably my favourite to-go place because the interior is gorgeous, No.5 Emerald Hill has decent prices and the ambience is super casual.
Happy Hour occurs daily till 9pm where house pours go at S$8 and house wines at S$10. Even if you missed Happy Hour, don’t sweat it. They have 1-for-1 martinis all night long!
No.5 Emerald Hill: 5 Emerald Hill Road, Singapore 229289 | Tel: +65 6732 0818 | Opening Hours: 12pm – 2am (Mon to Thurs), 12pm – 3am (Fri & Sat), 5pm – 2am (Sun) | Website
Probably the most known for cheapest alcohol available, Five Oriental has its Happy Hour all day long, every day. They give you S$5 Happy Hour deals on Kronenberg beer, wines and house pours. What’s there to be unhappy about?
It’s usually crowded at the Cuppage outlet hence you might want to avoid that one and opt for their outlets instead, or reach early and get your tables. Do check out their websites for details on their other outlets.
Five Oriental: 16 Collyer Quay, #01-05B, Singapore 049318 | Tel: +65 9826 1049 | Opening Hours: 12pm – 12am (Mon to Fri), 6pm – 11pm (Sat), Closed on Sun | Website
From all of us at SethLui, enjoy yourselves but please do not drink and drive! We’re all about that thrifty yet boozy life. For more cheap alcohol deals, check out our Where to get Freeflow Alcohol, Cheapest Places for Wines and Where to go for cheap Beer.