12 Cheapest Drinking Spots For If You Are Still A Recruit And Your Pay Sucks

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It is Friday night, you’ve just booked out of what seemed to be an endless cycle of eat, sleep, torture, repeat. We all know the pains of being bald, bored and broke when you are serving the nation—at least us guys do—and nothing alleviates the misery better than a tipple or ten.

Look forward to the weekends because it is time to get your booze on with your mates but don’t fret because we are well aware that your pocket runs pretty shallow as a recruit. So here is our list of 12 cheapest drinking spots for your post-book-out hangs.
1 Tyrwhitt Bistro Bar Cafe


A cafe by day and trendy bar by night, this dining establishment is conveniently located a stone’s throw away from Jalan Besar Stadium. 1-for-1 deals on beers coupled with a good soccer match? Game on.

1 Tyrwhitt Road,
Singapore 207522
Tel: +65 6341 5167
Wed to Mon: 11.30am – 12am
Nearest Station: Lavender

Al Capone's


Located at *SCAPE, this is a hot favourite among party-goers to load up on pre-party drinks before the night’s antics for the very simple reason that it is insanely cheap. Three Heineken can be had at only S$13 and a full pint of Guinness at S$8—what a steal!

2 Orchard Link,
#02-38 Scape Building
Singapore 237978
Tel: +65 6509 5097
Daily: 11am – 3am
Nearest Station: Somerset


Located right across Kanpai 789, Amber Nectar is another popular haunt for cheap booze. Their beer tower promotions are a steal—3 towers of Hite beer go for S$39 each which is considerably cheaper than other joints and is also great news for army boys looking to get smashed.

11 Unity St, 01-10/11,
Singapore 237995
Tel: +65 6737 3774
Mon: 5pm – 12am
Tue to Sun: 12pm – 2am
Nearest Station: Fort Canning

Cuscaden Patio Chicken Wings


This no-frills underground drinking den is home to some of the tastiest chicken wings around, and although they may not have an official happy hour per se, they make up for it with really cheap beers around the clock.

For S$20, you can get a 1.5-litre tower of San Miguel, and on Tuesdays, their beer jugs are priced at S$13!

21 Cuscaden Road
Tel: +65 6887 3319
(Closed on Sundays)
Mon, Wed & Thu: 3pm – 1am
Tue: 3pm – 2am
Fri: 3pm – 3am
Sat: 4pm – 3am
Nearest Station: Orchard

Five Bar Izakaya


Five Oriental is a Japanese izakaya that is conveniently located at the heart of Collyer Quay, serving up Asahi draught all day, every day at S$5 for a half-pint.

If Japan’s premier brew isn’t your ideal choice of poison, sip on a range of international beers at just S$30 per bucket of five—now that’s a hot deal.

16 Collyer Quay, #01-05B,
Singapore 049318
Tel: +65 9826 1049
(Closed on Sundays)
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 12am
Sat: 6pm – 12am
Nearest Station: Raffles Place


It is not often you can get a pint of ice-cold craft beer for less than S$10, and with five choices of craft brews on tap, you’re bound to find something that piques your fancy.

Order nosh such as fried calamari rings, truffle potato balls, and yakitori skewers for less than S$10 each. Unfortunately, the service here leaves much to be desired, but the price point makes up for it.

11 Unity St,
#01-18/29 Robertson Walk
Singapore 237995
Tel: +65 9800 4954
Daily: 5pm – 12am
Nearest Station: Clarke Quay


So you think you can drink? Well, over at Smööbar, not only are you encouraged to chug a whole jug of beer, but you also stand a chance to walk away with S$100 for doing so!

Catered for students studying at the nearby campuses, you just know that prices are cheap. Be sure to snag their happy hour towers that go for S$50 daily.

70 Stamford Road,
Singapore 178901
(Closed on Sundays)
Mon to Sat: 5pm – 12am
Nearest Station: Dhoby Ghaut


Stickies Bar is incredibly popular among youngsters—particularly those strapped for cash—and is often crowded by 2pm in the afternoon.

Beer prices here begin as low as S$2 from 2pm onwards and increases by a dollar with every hour that passes by, all the way till the clock hits midnight. Need we say more?

11 Keng Cheow St, #01-10
Singapore 059608
Tel: +65 6443 7564
Daily: 12pm – 12am
Nearest Station: Clarke Quay



Located at the far end of Holland Village’s row of drinking holes, Tangos is easily one of our all-time-favourites places to hang out on weekends.

During happy hour between 3pm to 9pm, beers, house pour spirits and selected wine labels are 1-for-1, which is perfect for thirsty tipplers.

35 Lorong Mambong,
Singapore 277692
Tel: +65 6463 7364
Sun to Thu: 3pm – 1am
Fri & Sat: 3pm – 2am
Nearest Station: Holland Village

Good Beer Company


Craft beer aficionados flock to this humble hawker stall for two very simple reasons—the extensive range of craft beers as well its insanely affordable price point (starting from S$8). The Good Beer Company offers over 60 different beers and ciders from Europe, Asia and the US, so beer gurus get excited.

2 Science Park Drive
Savourworld #01-23, Singapore 118222
Tel: +65 9859 7386
Sun to Thu: 4pm – 11pm
Fri & Sat: 4pm – 11.45pm
Nearest Station: one north


An underrated watering hole in the Boat Quay area, The Mask is a hot spot among the young and those who are on a budget, especially with prices for bottles of spirits starting from S$70. Need we say more? The Mask is where you and your buddies need to be!

23-24 Circular Road,
Singapore 049379
Tel: +65 9060 4444
Sun to Fri: 11am – 3am
Sat: 5pm – 3am
Nearest Station: Raffles Place


For cheap beer towers and a whole host of Thai and Western nosh, Two Fat Men is the place to be. This unassuming neighbourhood joint along East Coast Road carries a diverse range of craft beers as well which makes this a good quiet spot for a night out with the boys.

They run very attractive Happy Hour promotions such as S$5++ house pours so be sure to check them out!

376 East Coast Road,
Singapore 428984
Tel: +65 6348 0241
Mon to Fri: 5pm – 12am
Sat & Sun: 2pm – 12am
Nearest Station: Eunos

Two Chefs Bar Beer Bucket


Two Chefs Bar’s Happy Hour deals features pints going at S$10 all day, every day! Now that’s taking Happy Hour to the next level! So quickly gather your palsfor a night out of solid tipples and fun times.

This promotion is only valid at the Holland Village outlet. The best seller frozen Margarita with premium tequila and irresistible Pina Colada are two must-try cocktails that will make you go for more.

17D Lorong Liput
Holland Village
Singapore 277731
Tel: +65 6463 3903
Mon to Thu: 12pm – 2.30pm, 5pm – 11.30pm
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 12am
Sun: 12pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Holland Village

Read: 10 Sensational Happy Hour Spots On Orchard Road That You Need To Know About.