Easy, breezy, beautiful, Caffe Fernet is what every girl aspires to be. Happy hour from 5pm to 7.30pm where frosés go at $12, spritzes for $13 and specialty cocktails like its signature negroni at $15 – a real steal for those looking for a sundowner poised against an unbeatable backdrop.
Topped by a pagoda roof and opening onto the hotel’s atrium, the Morton's Atrium Bar is striking. Its martinis ($15.95) are the biggest and best in town and free steak sandwiches are served during happy hour. The friendly crowd (regulars, hotel guests and business types) and staff keep the place down-to-earth.
Forget sitting around idle in the office to 'show face' to your boss. Loof's Beat the Clock promo rewards early leavers with prices starting at $5 for house spirits and wines from 5 to 5.59pm, and rising by a dollar every hour ’til 7.59pm.
Snack on a free truffle yakiniku slider or $2 raw oysters with happy hour drinks, priced at $10 a cocktail and $12 a pint of beer. A plus for fashion types: you'll have plenty of pretty goods to eyeball with kapok's shelves just within reach.
Martini Bar welcomes regulars and curious newcomers during “mezzatime”, which happens from 5pm to 9pm daily. During these four hours, all martinis, handcrafted gin and tonics, wines and house pours are priced at $14 per glass. And fret not if you come after 9pm, drinks are still affordably priced from $18 per glass.
Mon-Fri noon-8pm, Sat-Sun 4pm-8pm
At this people-watching corner of Ann Siang Road, Gin and Chronics, Pimms, piña colada, Coopers Ale, Sapporo and Albens Cider – all on tap – pour for $10. And on Mondays, Oxwell's version of the G&T go for $8 in as part of its Mother Ruin's Monday promo. The eye candy is free.
The distinctive Art Deco space that used to be Kwangtung Provincial Bank is still a favourite among the finance guys and lawyers around the area. Drinks are $9 during happy hour and you can get oysters for $2 too. Alternatively, you can head to The Powder Room, which offers cocktails on weekdays from 5pm to 9pm at just $12.
Pick from a curated list of shots, bottled beers and housepours for $6 a pop. And if you're out on the prowl on a Wednesday night, remember to return to knock back $1 shots – the flavour changes weekly – from 1 to 2am.
Mon-Fri noon-midnight, Sat 6pm-midnight
You know the drill. Kronenbourg 1664 half pints, house sakes, yumeshu, and red and white wines ring in at $5 all night at the chain's four bars in central and eastern Singapore.
Up on the tenth storey of Hotel Jen at Orchardgateway, happy hour's a rotational list of drinks of the day, priced at $8. If you like your grapes crushed, schedule a trip up every Wednesday or Friday: ladies get free flow sparkling and house wines at $25 from 6 to 9pm. For the blokes, $35 nets you all-you-can-drink draft beer and house wine during the same time span.
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Like you, we've always felt a little intimidated to pop into one of the glitzy cocktail bars at the Marina Bay Sands. But the drinks actually aren't more expensive than their city-side counterparts, and they're now even cheaper with the complex's new Social Hour promos.