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The best pubs in Singapore

Craft beer, happy hour promotions, live sports on the telly – these pubs around the city have you covered

Written by
Huang Junyi
&
Kristie Teo
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Whether you're looking for a place to unwind and catch up with your mates or a convivial spot to catch the game, these pubs have your beer guzzling needs covered. 

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McGettigan’s
  • Bars and pubs
  • Raffles Place

Located amidst the flashing lights and booming beats of Singapore's nightlife hotspot, McGettingan's Irish Pub promises a night filled with Guinness, Gaelic football and live music. With games showing all day Friday through Sunday, you'll never miss a second with the numerous HD screens spread out around the bar to capture every moment. After dark bites like pork belly popcorn ($20) and Mcgettigan's hot wings ($19) are also available to placate any hunger pangs.

 

Harry's @ Boat Quay
  • Clubs
  • Raffles Place

Founded in 1992, Harry's is the go-to bar to catch the games with an ice cold beer in hand and a roaring crowd of fellow sports buddies behind you. With 20 bars located all across the island, you don't have to go far to catch a live screening. From rugby and football to the upcoming Formula One Grand Prix, Harry's bar shows just about every sport that's in season. Beer buckets go for $49 and snacks like its laksa popcorn chicken ($10) and wings platter ($26) shouldn't be missed either.

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The Penny Black
  • Bars and pubs
  • Pubs
  • Raffles Place

This traditional Victorian-style London pub is probably the closest you'll get to a night out in London, minus the humidity of course. Conveniently located at the edge of Boat Quay near Raffles Place, The Penny Black is your quintessential after-work hangout bar to catch live sports screenings with a scrumptious meal and 7 international beers available on tap. Head on down for Happy Hour drinks – lasting eight and a half hours, to get your adrenaline pumping for the games showing across eight screens throughout the double-storeyed shophouse venue.

 

Starker

Starker

If you're looking for a night of chill vibes and football matches, look no further from Starker. With exciting variants of German beer like Dunkel ($16.90 per pint) infused with mild roasted malt and a hint of caramel as well as its lychee beer brewed with Belgian lychee. End off the night with some finger-licking canapés while you cheer on your favourite team.

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  • Restaurants
  • Kopitiam
  • Marine Parade

Alibabar aka The Hawker Bar adopts an unorthodox concept of combining hawker food and craft beer with live sports entertainment. The place is spacious and has plenty of seats. Choose between local, Thai or western food that are priced affordably from $4 to $20 and pair your hearty mains with its pale ales or lagers at $11.40.

Urban Fairways
  • Sport and fitness
  • Golf
  • Raffles Place

This pub redefines what a sports pub should be and comes equipped with an indoor golf simulator. Try the latest Taylor Made and Titleist golf equipment as you sip on single malt whiskies (from $20). Now that you've worked up an appetite, refuel with its range of finger food like fish tikka tacos ($15) and Sandbagger Sausages ($15).

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Amber Nectar
  • Clubs
  • Raffles Place

Home to German craft brews, Amber Nectar was the first to bring in brands like Hofbräu München, Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier and Crew Republic before they were distributed to the rest of the island. Try its comprehensive range of German brews while watching the English Premiere League and stuffing your face with sausages and pork knuckle. The fun doesn't end there, Amber Nectar is the first bar in Singapore with a growler station where you can take freshly-tapped draught beer home. 

Tipsy Penguin

Tipsy Penguin

Located deep in the east of Singapore at Tampines, the Tipsy Penguin is a neighbourhood bar that blends a wide range of food options from Japanese to western with plenty of booze. Pints are priced from $10 but there are three-litre towers from $58 too. Beer not your thing? There's gin, rum, tequila, whisky and more on the menu too.

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Café Football
  • Bars and pubs
  • Sports bars
  • Toa Payoh

Given the name of this resto-bar – and the fact that it’s part-owned by football legends Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville – it would be a bit odd if they weren’t showing the footy. Thankfully, they are. Most of the games are screened live all through the weekend with updated schedules posted on its Facebook page regularly. Plus there’s a bevvy of hearty grub on the go to fuel the fandom too.

Boomarang Bistro & Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Australian
  • Raffles Place

No, that’s not a typo. Boomarang is the correct way to spell the name of this relaxed riverside hangout featuring open-air seating, picnic-style wooden tables and low-back chairs. The Australian haunt is the place to sink a few cold ones while watching the live coverage of the AFL Cup Final, Melbourne Cup or any other major event in the Australian or international sporting calendar like the English Premier League.  If you've worked up an appetite, snack on bar bites options like pepper and lime calamari ($23), sliders and platters are also available.

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Muddy Murphy's Irish Pub
  • Clubs
  • Orchard

Tucked away at the end of Orchard Road in Claymore Connect lies one of the key icons of Singapore's pub industry. Styled to replicate a traditional Irish cottage barn and pub, stepping into Muddy Murphy on a game night teleports you to the streets of Ireland amidst the crowd of pumped up spectators as the sports coverage booms out over the commotion. Dig into some good old pub favourites like fish and chips ($25) and 1950's classic burger ($24) as you soak up the lively atmosphere to get you psyched up for the game.

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