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.
For as long as adulthood and monthly bills started becoming a concern to us, nothing has helped alleviate that miserable feeling better than an ice-cold beer or a punchy cocktail at the end of a stress-filled workday. Yet, necessary as they are, alcoholic drinks do not come cheap in Singapore.
But did you know that besides the bar-laden enclave of Clarke Quay, Robertson Quay and Boat Quay, there lies a number of excellent bars in town with some unbelievable happy hour deals?
Forget idling around in your mundane office clicking on random icons on your computer to make yourself seem busy. Just get your work done and countdown to Happy Hour! Here are 10 Sensational Happy Hour Spots On Orchard Road That You Need To Know About.
The rising popularity of izakayas in Singapore is no surprise, especially with Singapore’s growing bar scene that sees drinking holes in all forms and themes.
An Izakaya is essentially Japan’s equivalent to a Spanish tapas bar where you get to dine and drink under one roof. The answer to the woes of the Japanese working class, Izakayas are seen as a haven where people can go to after work to enjoy a tipple, snack on some food and unwind with their mates.
Whether it is an ice-cold beer you crave or something a little more punchy, here are 10 Izakaya bars in Singapore for you to unwind, get fed or simply to drown out your sorrows.
Barnacles at Customs House is a popular after-work haunt that offers a medley of gourmet grub as well as a stellar view of the Marina Bay skyline. When the sun begins to set and the lights from the surrounding buildings begin to illuminate the night sky, there truly is nothing grander to marvel at.
Besides the awesome view, here is where diners can indulge in both inventive cocktails and top-notch fare. Choose your poison from an eclectic range of beers from around the world, signature cocktails, and a stunning selection of gin.
Top the experience off with Barnacles’ array of mouthwatering grub that comes either as full-on mains or small plates. Whatever it is you fancy, just know that when it comes to food, Barnacles is not one to skimp on flavour.
In Singapore, few things ever come as cheaply as we would prefer (not in the town area at least). After a long, tiring day at work when all you feel like doing is winding down at a spiffy bar, with your feet up on a saddle and a drink in your hand, it gets a tad demoralising when you suddenly recall how expensive a drink will cost you—not to mention a couple.
But learn to play it smart and drinking in Singapore will not cost you a bomb. In fact, little did we know that the city area is laden with many bars offering cheap deals and unbelievable happy hour promotions.
Shut down your computers and head out of the office early, because while your colleagues may judge you for drinking when the sun’s still up, you can just as easily have the last laugh for paying much less for the same. Here’s a list of 12 bars in Singapore’s CBD where you can enjoy a tipple or two at wallet-friendly prices. You’re welcome.
Established in 2006, Quaich Bar is the first whisky bar in Singapore which houses more than 500 whiskies, of which 95% are sourced from boutique distilleries in Scotland.
It is quintessentially a heaven on earth for all whisky lovers. Many of the whiskies are also exclusive to Quaich Bary and they cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
The owners of Quaich Bar take pride in sourcing for the best whiskies from around the world. These one-of-a-kind whiskies should be enough for you to pay this sleek bar at South Beach Avenue a visit!
Located in the bar and restaurant-laden street of Keong Saik Road, Sluviche is an outfit that serves up icy, boozed up slushies and a tantalising array of fresh and colourful ceviche—perfect for beating the Singapore heat.
With a menu that is limited to a handful of ceviche options, this may not be the ideal place if what you are looking for is a hearty, full-on meal but what you can be sure of is a pleasant mid-day pick-me-up in the form of raw seasoned seafood and a refreshing cocktail.
The best way to enjoy seafood is raw and the best way to savour an alcoholic beverage in Singapore’s mid-day humidity is ice-cold, so what are you waiting for? Sluviche is the place to be.
Made using a variety of botanicals and spices, gin exudes herbaceous qualities that make it tricky to play around with.
Yet, simplicity is key when it comes to this underrated spirit and something as simple as a gin and tonic is one of those simple concoctions that bears timeless appeal. When it comes to gin—a drink that warrants no unnecessary flair or fancy ingredients—it is always the delicate treatments that work best.
To truly experience the very best that gin has to offer, we strongly suggest leaving it to the masters who have dedicated their lives to perfecting their craft. Here is our list of the best gin bars in Singapore.