At FIVE Izakaya, the clue to its prices is in its name. Kronenbourg 1664 pale lager pours for $5 a half-pint all night, as do house sakes (30ml), yumeshu (30ml) and red and white (120ml) wines.
To enjoy low-cost booze inside Drinks and Co’s Club Street shophouse space, you’ll need to top up for corkage so you meet a minimum spend of $65 a bottle. Still, don’t let that stop you from popping in before a BYO party to pick up a measure of Tequila Blue ($55), Aivy vodka ($59), or Pampero Blanco rum ($68). Wines are also a steal, starting at $22 a bottle.
Those throngs that flock to Wine Connection’s bistros are on to something. Bottles from Down Under go for as low as $35, while a selection of New Zealand, Spanish and Australian labels make up the housepour list, poured out for just $7 a glass, all night long, no happy hour required.
While prices for craft cocktails have slowly inched downwards, there’s still no beating FOC’s prices. The Spanish restaurant’s bartender, Dario Knox, is one of the city’s most creative drinks minds, but you won’t find yourself paying a premium for cocktails like the gin-based Madame Butterfly ($13.50), citrusy cachaça Night in Rio ($14.50), or chilli padi-spiked Blacked Out in Bangkok ($15.50).