On the outside, dive bars may seem dodgy and probably not the sort of place you would ever want your folks catching you and your mates at. Tucked away in some of the tiniest cracks, these neighbourhood joints are often hard to find.
But a dive bar’s charm lies in the fact that it often sees a regular crowd, of which like-minded drinkers can feel a sense of familiarity and belonging. They may not be the most lavish—in fact far from it. But for some, these dive bars are considered home.
These are the spots where you can expect to chit chat with bartenders till the cows come home, occasionally witness some drunk-driven drama or simply get sloshed without being judged. As much as we love our bespoke cocktail bars, it’s time to give those a miss because dive bars are where the fun is at.
Here are 6 Elusive Dive Bars In Singapore Your Parents Should Never Know About.
Our favourite Fresh Fruits Lab (FFL) is back at it again. They have opened a second cafe—Fresh Fruits Lab Z Edition—in Clementi just behind NUS.
The new outlet is nothing short of amazing. Just like their previous branch, they stick to the core of incorporating fruits into their menu as much as possible, being kid-friendly, and serving up absolutely delicious food at even more reasonable prices than before.
We already know what’s great at their first branch, so what is it about The Z Edition that makes it fantastic? A bouncy castle for kids during the weekends! And on top of that, there are some tweaks to the menu and here is everything we love.
From now until 30 Nov 2018, kids below 8 dine for free during weekends at Fresh Fruits Lab Z when you quote ‘ladyironchef’. Every order of a main course comes with a complimentary kid’s main (from the kids’ menu).
Calling all mommies: this is also the next brunch spot you must bring your kids to for a jolly good time!
Treating yourself to alcohol can be no cheap affair in Singapore. With prices for beer towers costing as much as S$80, it is hard to not feel the pinch when it is time to foot the bill. Maximise your cash and get the most out of your drinking sessions during happy hours—which is undoubtedly the time when you can get the most value-for-money deals.
If you find yourself tight on cash on days when you need a pint or two, worry not, because we’ve got you covered. Happy hour just got happier with these 16 places in Singapore where you can get drinks under S$10. We kid you not.
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.
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.