Cheap cocktails in Singapore
Cocktails are like the fancy suits and sports cars of alcohol, and nothing says classy quite like lounging in an elegant bar and sipping away at your chilled martini - shaken, not stirred.
But hey, if there’s anything better than being a baller, it’s being a baller without feeling the pinch. So put on your drinking caps, because here are 10 happy hour cocktails in Singapore with more affordable prices for us pour-er folks.
1. Little Saigon Asia - 50% off wine, draft beer, and cocktails
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A good night of boomz boomz at the club always starts with pre-drinking, and that’s where Little Saigon comes in. Located near established names like Zouk and F.Club, this bar gives you 50% off their selected wines, draft beers and all cocktails from 3pm - 9pm on weekdays and 12pm - 9pm on weekends.
This means classic cocktail selections like the Bloody Mary or Whiskey Sour start at just $8. Plus, the bar sits right beside the Singapore river, so the view here is pretty neat too.
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Little Saigon Asia
Address: Blk E, Clarke Quay, #01-02, River Valley Road, Singapore 179024
Opening Hours: Mon-Thu: 4PM-2AM | Friday: 4PM-3AM | Sat: 12PM-3AM | Sun: 12PM-1AM
Telephone: 6337 5585
2. Señor Taco - $9.90 margaritas & mojitos and 50% off tacos
Clarke Quay outlet
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With chillies imported from Mexico and their very own tortilla factory in Singapore, Señor Taco serves pretty legit Mexican food. The prices are reasonable too - an Al Pastor taco costs just $7, and all of their tacos go for half price on Tuesdays before 10pm.
Taco-bout affordable Mexican cuisine!
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Señor Taco also serves alcohol, and it’s one of the few places in Singapore where you can find the “Coronarita”, a gravity defying version of the margarita. Happy hour here happens daily from 5.30pm - 7.30pm, and you can get a margarita or mojito during this time for $9.90.
A couple of coronaritas
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Señor Taco @ Clarke Quay
Address: 3A River Valley Rd, 01-07-A, Singapore 179020
Opening hours: Sun-Tues: 6PM-1.30PM | Wed-Sat: 4PM-3.30PM
Telephone: 6737 7757
Señor Taco @ Orchard Towers
Address: Orchard Towers, #01-06, 1 Claymore Drive, Singapore 229594
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs: 6PM-2PM | Fri-Sat: 6PM-2AM
3. Tanuki Raw - $10 sake cocktails and $2 oysters
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Tanuki Raw might be better known for their kickass sushi and chirashi don bowls, but you can treat your wasa-bae to some fruity sake-based cocktails here too. These refreshingly light cocktails go for $10 from 5pm - 8pm daily, and are great for those who don’t like heavy alcohol.
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Instead of your usual bar bites like fries and wings, dig into a platter of 5 fresh and firm sashimi slices at $7 during happy hour at the Orchard Central branch, or feast on $2 oysters at both outlets.
Tanuki Raw @ Orchard Central
Address: 181 Orchard Road, #04-01, Orchard Central, Singapore 238896
Opening Hours: Daily: 11.30AM - 10.30PM
Tanuki Raw @ Kapok
Address: 111 Middle Road, 01-05 National Design Centre, Singapore 188969
Opening Hours: Daily: 10AM-10PM
Telephone: 6636 5949
4. Bar Canary - 8 drinks from $66 ($8.25 per drink)
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Deciding between drinks and desserts is a tough choice to make, but you can kill two birds with one stone at Bar Canary. Their Boozy Pop cocktails come in a range of sweet or zesty flavours, and each one is accompanied by an icy popsicle that’ll keep you cool in the warm Singaporean weather.
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Starting from 6pm daily, you can mix and match 8 drinks for $66, which means each drink costs just $8.25. Your choices can include beers, wines, spirits and cocktails, as well as the signature Boozy Pops. The same package costs $77 after 7pm and so on, until $99 at 9pm.
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The ambience at Bar Canary is pretty fly too - it’s a rooftop bar with a pool and warm hanging lights that give the place a romantic glow at night. The dress code here is poolside casual, so no need to bother with those stiff formal shirts and killer heels.
Address: Grand Park Orchard Level 4, 270 Orchard Road, Singapore 238857
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs: 12PM-1AM | Fri-Sat: 12PM-2AM
Telephone: 6603 8855
5. Alley Bar - $9.90 martinis in a range of flavours
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Conveniently located right beside Somerset MRT, Alley Bar’s intimate interior is good for a date, a get-together with the squad or simply a place to chill with a quiet drink.
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There’s a range of martinis here from classic gin, to fruity flavours like lychee, or even chocolate. Every evening between 5pm - 9pm, one of these flavours gets chosen as the martini of the night and becomes available for just $9.90.
Address: 2 Emerald Hill Road, Peranakan Place, Singapore 229287
Opening Hours: Daily: 5PM-2AM
Telephone: 6738 8818
6. El Mero Mero - $9.90 cocktails, beer, and wine
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Another bar with an early happy hour, El Mero Mero’s $9.90 margaritas and mojitos are available from 12pm - 3pm and 5pm - 7pm daily.
When you’re feeling the Monday blues, cheer up with their all-day happy hour on the first day of every week. Along with their margaritas and mojitos, all beers, sangrias and wines also are also priced at $9.90 on Mondays.
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El Mero Mero
Address: Chijmes, #01-20, 30 Victoria Street, Singapore 187996
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs: 12PM-11PM | Fri-Sat: 12PM-1AM
Telephone: 6337 1377
7. SQUE - 1-for-1 beers and cocktails
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If beauty is in the eye of the beer-holder, then you’ll find the SQUE Rotisserie & Alehouse to be a gorgeous drinking spot with its 1-for-1 happy hour deals. Beers can go for as low as $4.50, while selected cocktails like Jager Bomb and Singapore Sling cost $9.25.
This happy hour happens daily between 11.30am - 7pm and 9pm - 11pm at their Clarke Quay branch, and on weekdays from 11am - 8pm at their MapleTree Business City branch.
SQUE Rotisserie & Alehouse
Address: The Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #01-70, Singapore 059817
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs: 11.30AM-12AM | Fri - Sat 11.30AM-1AM | Sun: 11.30AM-11PM
Telephone: 6222 1887
SQUE Kitchen & Alehouse
Address: Mapletree Business City, #02-40, 40 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 117373
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 11AM-10PM
Telephone: 6262 5545
8. Café Iguana - margaritas from $7 and giant 1.2L megaritas
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The early bird might catch the worm, but early Singaporeans will get to catch Café Iguana’s $7 margaritas from 12pm - 3pm daily, or $10 margaritas from 3pm - 7pm.
If you’re planning on hitting the bar with your drinking buddies, their margarita jugs start at just $28 after 12pm. Better yet, go for one of their $50 megaritas, a giant 1.2L cocktail which has enough alcohol to keep the entire squad happy.
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Address: 30 Merchant Road, #01-03, Riverside Point, Singapore 058282
Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs: 4PM-12AM | Fri: 4PM-1AM | Sat: 12PM-1AM | Sun: 12PM-12AM
Telephone: 6236 1275
9. Oxwell & Co. - $10 cocktails on tap and torched piña coladas
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Oxwell & Co. is a pretty little bar that consists of three stories - the rustic ground floor, a posh “study” on the second floor which can be booked as a dining room, and an open air rooftop garden where you can enjoy cocktails whilst looking out over Ann Siang Hill.
Flaming a Piña Colada
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Between 4pm - 8pm daily, the cocktails-on-tap at Oxwell & Co. are priced at $10. This includes their signature Piña Colada, a classic cocktail with the bartender’s own fiery twist. A sweet coconut meringue is added on top of the refreshing cocktail, and it’s expertly torched before being served.
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Oxwell & Co.
Address: 5 Ann Siang Road, Chinatown, Singapore 069688
Opening Hours: Daily: 12PM-12AM
Telephone: 6438 7036
10. Angie’s Oyster Bar - $10 cocktails and $1 oysters
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We’ve written about obscure rooftop bars before, and now here’s another to add to the list: Angie’s Oyster Bar. Not only does this place offer stunning views of the Marina Bay area, but if stop by here after 8pm, a colourful cocktail will cost you just $10.
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If you’re a shucker for shellfish, then you’ll love the variety of seafood here - including Boston lobster, fresh clams, tom yum mussels and shucked oysters. The best part is, between 6pm - 8pm every Monday to Saturday, the oysters start at just a dollar each.
Angie’s Oyster Bar
Address: 50 Raffles Place, #45-02, Singapore Land Tower, Singapore 048623
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 12PM-2PM, 6PM-11PM | Sat: 6PM-11PM
Telephone: 6221 9555
Affordable happy hour cocktails in Singapore
Unlike your standard beers and housepours which usually come from taps or bottles, cocktails are personally crafted by bartenders. Thanks to these happy hour cocktails, you can now enjoy elaborate concoctions without the atas prices.
If you’re looking for even fancier drinks, read our article on bars with extra ‘grammable cocktails!