12 Watering Holes in Singapore Perfect For Your TGIF Celebrations

TGIF Compilation We all know that feeling when you step into the office and immediately feel the desire for the day to end. Been there, done that.

So when Friday rolls around, you’re dying to meet your pals or gals for a good night out. Run-of-the-mill bars and pubs aren’t good enough and you want something a little more fun and a little more special to celebrate the end of a tiring week of work.

Here is a list of 12 Watering Holes Perfect For Your TGIF Celebrations.

1925 Craft Beers

#1 1925 BREWERY CO.

Serving up handcrafted beers and beer-inspired grub, 1925 Brewery Co. is the perfect place to unwind at after a tough day at the office. All their craft beers have an interesting tale to tell and their friendly staff are always willing to share.

Their signature beer – the Yellow Van – is worth a try. It’s a pale ale with a light and refreshing mouthfeel. They also offer stronger brews for those who prefer something with more robust flavours; their Jewel of Africa Smoky Porter has an interesting coffee flavour and resembles a deep stout.

While you’re at it, try their boozy Tiramisu made with Patron Cafe XO, an espresso-based liquor. It’s the perfect sweet ending to your work week!

261 Joo Chiat Road
Singapore 427515
Tel: +65 6909 1425
Tue to Sun: 4pm – 12am
(Closed on Mondays)
Nearest Station: Dakota/Eunos

Bar Bar Black Sheep Cluny


Sporting over 150 food items from a wide variety of cuisines, Bar Bar Black Sheep will satisfy all tongues. Western, Indian, Thai, Japanese – you name it, they have it.

While enjoying live soccer with your pals, you can dig into their unique Laksa Potato Chips or a bar-grub-classic Battered Fish & Chips; they go so well with an ice cold pint of beer. It’s the perfect way to relax and let off some steam, considering that the soccer clubs you support wins, of course!

501 Bukit Timah
#01-05C Cluny Court
Tel: +65 67634757
Mon to Thu: 12pm – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 11pm
Fri: 12pm – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 1am
Sat: 12pm – 1am
Sun: 12pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Botanic Gardens

Barking Irons Bandung Grass Jelly Drink


Barking Irons is a new steampunk-themed speakeasy bistro bar in Lavender serving up an interesting innovation: local-inspired cocktails! They wanted to adopt the “coffee-shop style” with drinks that reminded others of their throw-back childhood generation.

Try their famous alcoholic Bandung – pretty in pink but packs quite a punch!

78 Horne Road, #01-01
Singapore 209078
Tel: +65 6909 0349
Tues to Sun: 4pm – 12am
(Closed on Mondays)
Nearest Station: Lavender

dont tell mama


Despite it’s name, you would definitely want to tell your mama about this Korean-Mexican fusion bar. Don’t Tell Mama boasts a rustic wooden-industrial interior with a whimsical twist, having galaxy-printed umbrellas hanging from the ceiling and an indoor tree.

Of their plethora of drinks, including fruity soju and cocktails, they have their Beeritas and Sojuritas. They are slushy margaritas topped with a whole bottle of beer or soju. Food-wise, try their Bulgogi Quesadilla to really get to know what Korean-Mexican fusion is all about!

52 Tanjong Pagar Road
Singapore 088473
Tel: +65 6221 2007
Mon to Thu: 5.30pm – 2am
Fri & Sat: 5.30pm – 3am
(Closed on Sundays)
Nearest Station: Outram Park/Tanjong Pagar



If you and your friends aren’t the kind to sit and chill at a bar, Hopheads might be the place for you. Think beer pong, giant Jenga and even table tennis – you’ll never get bored at Hopheads.

With no minimum spend and affordable happy hour prices, you and your buds don’t have to break the bank to enjoy yourselves.

78 Clemenceau Ave
Haw Par Glass Tower #B1-00
Singapore 239926
Tel: +65 6904 4019
Mon to Thu: 11.30am – 11.45pm
Fri: 11.30am – 1.45am
Sat: 5pm – 1.45am
(Closed on Sundays except for private events)
Nearest Station: Dhoby Ghaut

Holey Moley Golf Club


Have you ever played mini golf when you’re tipsy? You may not get that hole-in-one, but you’re sure to have a ball of a time either way. Holey Moley Golf Club has several themed mini golf stations where you and your friends can have your hand at golf, even if you’ve never touched a golf club in your life.

Their menu boasts affordable beer towers and classic bar comfort food such as tater-tots and truffle fries but their biggest highlight would be their metre-long pizzas. If you’re planning a big group gathering, their gigantic pizzas are perfect for sharing.

3B River Valley Road
Singapore 179024
Tel: 800 492 2410
Mon: 12pm – 10pm
Tue: 12pm – 12am
Wed & Thu: 12pm – 1am
Fri: 12pm – 2am
Sat: 10am – 2am
Sun: 10am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Clarke Quay

Level Up


Level Up, Singapore’s first-ever arcade bar, will take your Friday game nights to a whole new level. Stepping into Level Up seeing all the various game machines and flashing neon lights will definitely make  you reminisce the old days where you played air hockey with your friends at arcades such as TimeZone.

All you need to do is buy some drinks to get tokens to play with the machines. Challenge your friends at old-school arcade Basketball, Foosball and Streetfighter while snacking on their pub grub sharing platters.

3A River Valley Road #02-04
Singapore 179020
Tel: +65 6266 2276
Mon to Thu: 5pm – 2am
Fri & Sat: 5pm – 3am
Sun: 4pm – 1am
Nearest Station: Clarke Quay



Famed for their instagrammed-to-death neon lights and Asian-fusion bar snacks, Loof is a great spot to enjoy the last day of the week with friends.

Loof sports a modern menu with Asian flavours, offering cocktails with Asian twists and local-flavour-inspired such as their Bak Chor Mee Grilled Cheese or Chilli Crab Fries. Their al-fresco dining concept makes for a chill ambience; perfect for closing off a stressful week.

331 North Bridge Rd
Odeon Towers, Roof Top #03-07
Singapore 188720
Tel: +65 6337 9416
Sun to Thu: 5pm – 1am
Fri & Sat: 5pm – 2am
Nearest Station: Bras Basah/Esplanade



Located in the heart of the CBD is retro-arcade bar, Nineteen80; a convenient rendezvous point for an after-work TGIF celebration. Nineteen80 is not just an instagram hotspot – it’s somewhere you can relive your inner child and have a great time with good company.

Combine some nostalgic game machines (think Space Invaders, Puzzle Bobble and Street Fighter 2) with fun drinks such as Vodka Ribena and you’ll get the perfect mix for a great night.

21 Tanjong Pagar Road #01-05
Singapore 088444
Tel: +65 9183 6073
Tue: 6.30pm – 1am
Wed & Fri: 6.30pm – 3am
Thu: 6.30pm – 2am
Sat: 9pm – 4am
(Closed on Sundays & Mondays)
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar



Like its name, Operation Dagger is a sharp and sleek speakeasy bar, hidden away in Ann Siang Hill. If you’re willing to push a few more pennies for drinks, Operation Dagger will not disappoint you and your crew.

Helmed by culinary flavour-master Luke Whearty, this hidden gem offers a plethora of the most unique drinks with its ever-changing menu. Some of the bars’ past concoctions include The Egg (salted egg yolk, vanilla and caramel) and Kakigori (matcha, vanilla, melon and white chocolate).

7 Ann Siang Hill
Singapore 069791
Tel: +65 6438 4057
Mon to Sat: 6pm – 12am
(Closed on Sundays)
Nearest Station: Telok Ayer

PONG Singapore Beer Pong Cups

#11 PONG

If you and your friends’ favourite drinking game includes beer and a few ping-pong balls, Pong will be your new favourite after-dark hangout.  With their PongConnect™ technology, they will guarantee you a high-tech and fun-filled evening.

Their array of pizzas, pasta and drinks will keep your tummy satisfied as you battle it out with your friends. You can have a go at their dart machines too if you want to take a break from an intense match of Beer Pong.

3B River Valley Road #01-17,
The Foundry
Singapore 179021
Tel: +65 8808 7664
Sun to Thu: 7pm – 2am
Fri & Sat: 7pm – 3am
Nearest Station: Fort Canning / Clarke Quay

Tipsy Penguin


A rare gem in the East, the Tipsy Penguin boasts a wide selection of handmade pasta, donburi rice bowls and even $2 oysters! This spacious sports bar will offer you an array of affordable boozy drinks to play alongside your munchies such as their Charles’ Double Chocolate Stout or some fruity soju.

If you’re up for a sweet treat, check out their Accidental Cheesecake – a burnt cheesecake served with honeycomb ice cream. It will be one of the most satisfying ways to end your week.

300 Tampines Avenue 5, #01-02A
Singapore 529653
Tel: +65 9179 2051
Sun to Thu: 12pm – 1am
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 2am
Nearest Station: Tampines