Even when you’re absolutely dying for an ice cold pint after work and want to make last call for happy hour, you know you’ve got to at least grab a snack before you get your drink on. After all, everyone knows that even a couple of beers on an empty stomach will having you rolling into a cab before the night’s even begun.
Instead of grabbing fast food on the way to your favourite watering hole or filling up on pricey pub grub, head to these bars where you’ll enjoy free food with every drink purchased – from big, beefy steak sandwiches to bowls of creamy mac n cheese.
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Truffle fries are great, but the food fad has somewhat lost its novelty and we think spam fries make for a stellar, meatier alternative.
Those in the mood for the dish done well should grab the gang and pay a visit to TAP Craft Beer Bar on Thursdays. Order any of their unique craft brews and you’ll enjoy free-flow of this delightfully greasy, porky snack.
Address: #01-K1, Capitol Piazza, 15 Stamford Road, Singapore 179906
Opening hours: Daily, 12PM-12AM
Telephone: 6384 7188
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Steak-lovers will know Bedrock Bar and Grill, for their divine cuts of prime steak. But if your pockets are a little light, head down for their daily happy hour from 3pm to 6.30pm and order two drinks to nab a complimentary mac & cheese.
The chefs here certainly know their way around a creamy, indulgent mac & cheese that’ll help soak up all that booze you’re bound to order.
Address: #01-05, Pan Pacific Serviced Suites, 96 Somerset Road, Singapore 238163
Opening hours: Daily, 12PM-3PM and 6PM-11PM
Telephone: 6238 0054
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If you’ve been to Morton’s before, chances are it was to celebrate something major like an anniversary, birthday or friend’s promotion.
Even when there’s no occasion in particular, you can still enjoy a reasonably priced martini ($15.95) and free-flow of Morton’s stellar steak sandwiches during Mortini Hour from 5pm-7pm daily.
It’s hardly the cheapest deal on this list, but the ample portions and quality of the sandwiches make it well worth the price.
Address: 5 Raffles Avenue, Fourth Storey, Mandarin Oriental, Singapore 039797
Opening hours: Open Mon-Sat: 5.30PM-11PM | Sunday: 12PM-9PM
Telephone: 6339 3740
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Zsofi, a homely rooftop bar at Dunlop Street, champions the Spain tradition of cheap beers and complimentary bar bites in Singapore by offering free tapas with every drink ordered.
Definitely try the patatas bravas (fried potatoes with spicy aioli sauce), a classic Spanish dish that’s perfect with an ice cold beer. There are plenty of other dishes like crispy chicken wings and nachos, so you know you’ll always have something to nibble on if you’re in the mood for just one more beer.
Address: 68 Dunlop Street, Singapore 209396
Opening hours: Sun-Wed: 4PM-12PM | Thu: 4PM-1AM | Fri-Sat: 4PM-2AM
Telephone:: 6297 5875
Spicy fried chicken and ice cold beers are a pairing that’s hard to beat. Conveniently located in the CBD, JAB Bistro and Bar offers a rather long happy hour promotion from opening until 9pm.
Head there with a buddy after work and order two happy hour drinks to get a free – and generous – portion of their curry spiced fried chicken or their truffle sweet potato fries.
Address: #01-33, The Sail, 4 Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018986
Opening hours: Weekdays: 7.30AM-9PM | Sat: 11AM-4PM | Closed on Sundays
Telephone: 6534 4167
If you’re one of those who’ll never get sick of truffle-anything, the folks at PS.Cafe at Ann Siang Hill have got your back with Truffle Thursdays.
Head down to the regular event – held on Thursdays from 7pm at the cafe’s attic bar – to enjoy free-flow of thin, crispy truffle fries with any drink ordered. To round it off, you’ll also enjoy some bangin’ tunes from the bar’s live DJ on Thursday nights.
Address: 45 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069719
Opening hours: Mon-Thu: 11.30AM-11PM | Fri: 11.30AM-1AM | Sat: 9.30AM-1AM | Sun: 9.30AM-11PM
Telephone: 9797 0648
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If you love tater tots as much as I do, hit up the cocktail geniuses at Secret Mermaid between 5pm to 7pm to grab a free serving with each cocktail ordered. While that’s certainly a draw, lets not forget the bar’s lineup of expertly crafted cocktails.
On the happy hour menu you’ll find classics like the Old Fashioned and The Negroni as well as more exotic creations like the fruity, refreshing East of Eden. These potent cocktails go for $14 during happy hour instead of the usual $20.
Address: #B1-08, Ocean Financial Centre, 10 Collyer Quay
Opening hours: Open weekdays: 5PM-11PM | Closed on weekends
There’s no getting past the fact that alcohol in Singapore is a little on the pricey side. But if you know where to look, it’s easy to sweeten the deal with tasty, free bar bites and tapas plates. Cheers to that!
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