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15 Affordable Bars In Singapore’s Town Area With Drinks Under $10

Affordable bars in town

Every time my friends jio me for a round of drinks in town, my wallet cries out in agony. But FOMO kicks in and I end up spending half my month’s allowance on one night of alcoholic indulgence.

But it isn’t necessary to splurge to have a good time. A majority of bars in town are pricey, but we’ve scoured far and wide to find places which sell drinks for $10 and under in Central Singapore. Fellow low-SES drinking brethren, we’ve got your back.

1. Standing Sushi Bar – $2 sake, $5 beer on Mondays and Thursdays

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Image adapted from:, @kimgeck

Nothing says value-for-money like the Standing Sushi Bar – enjoy both sushi and alcoholic drinks at a ridiculously low price point. Ongoing promotions differ from day to day to give you much-needed variety from your usual drinking fare. On Mondays and Thursdays, get $2 sake or $5 beer. Then pair it with a $3 platter of salmon sashimi (5 slices) – that’s $0.60 per slice.

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Marina Bay outlet: 
Address: 8A Marina Boulevard, B2-51, Marina Bay Link Mall, Singapore 018984
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 11.30AM-9PM (last order 8.45PM) | Sat: 11.30AM – 4PM
Telephone:6634 7068
Nearest MRT station:Raffles Place

Raffles Place outlet: 
Address:16 Collyer Quay, #02-02 Income at Raffles, Singapore 048622
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 11.30PM-9PM (last order 8.45PM) | Sat: 11.30AM-3PM | Closed on Sun
Telephone: 6534 4983
Nearest MRT station: Raffles Place

2. Mischief – beer on tap from $6.90, wine and house pour spirits for $9.90/glass

Mischief Bar Esplanade SingaporeImage credit: Eatbook

Mischief is located at Esplanade Mall, meaning chill vibes and a spectacular view of Singapore’s marina skyline are guaranteed. Beer on tap is served from just $6.90 onwards per half pint, with Wine and House Pour Spirits going for $9.9 per glass during Happy Hour (Sun – Thur, 5PM-8PM). Bigger groups can opt for their Beer or House Pour Towers, offered at 2 for $99 all-day every day. 

Mischief Bar Esplanade Singapore Wagyu BurgerImage credit: Eatbook

Many watering holes skimp on the food quality, but Mischief’s edible offerings could rival that of any top-notch restaurant. Standard bar grub such as Chicken Wings ($16, available Buffalo Style, spicy Hell Fire Style or prawn paste SG-Style) as well as Truffle or Mentaiko Fries ($18 and $14 respectively) are available, but don’t leave without sinking your teeth into their premium Wagyu Beef Burgers ($20 onwards).

Address: 8 Raffles Avenue, #01-12 Esplanade Mall, Singapore 039802
Opening hours: Mon 5PM-11PM | Tue – Thur 5PM-1AM | Fri – Sat 5PM-3AM | Sun 5PM-12AM
Telephone: 6532 0106
Nearest MRT station: Esplanade

3. Five Tapas @ Cuppage Terrace – $5 beer, wine, sake, and umeshu

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Image credit: Five Tapas Bar Facebook

Conveniently located in Somerset, Five Tapas @ Cuppage Terrace is a cosy bar which offers drinks starting from a mere $5. You get a decent selection of draught beer, house pour spirits, sake, vodka, and whisky under $10 per glass. Even though there’s no happy hour at this bar, every hour spent here is a happy one because of their super cheap prices.

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That’s not all – they also serve affordable bar bites priced between $5 to $18. We hear they dish out a mean slice of Seafood Pizza ($16), topped with fresh prawns, squid and mussels and chilli crab sauce.

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Image credit: Five Tapas Bar Facebook

Five Tapas @ Cuppage Terrace
Address:16 Collyer Quay #01-05B, Singapore 049318
Opening hours:Mon-Thur: 5PM-12AM | Fri-Sat: 5PM-2AM | Sun: 6PM-12AM
Telephone:8121 9304
Nearest MRT station:Somerset

4. No. 5 Emerald Hill – house pours for $8 and 1-for-1 martinis

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No. 5 Emerald Hill is so well known for their 40s-esque oriental decor and 1-for-1 martini deals that even my homebody grandmother knows about this place. Enjoy a glass of No5 Lychee Martini or Choya Martini at only $10 per glass.

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The bar serves house pours and house wines for $8 and $12 respectively during Happy Hour which is daily till 8pm.

No 5 Emerald Hill
Address: 5 Emerald Hill Road, Singapore 229289,
Opening hours:Mon-Thur: 12PM–2AM | Fri-Sat: 12PM–3AM | Sun: 5PM–2AM
Telephone:6732 0818
Nearest MRT station: Somerset

5. Kanpai 789 – $40 beer towers

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Okay, so you’re really popular and you need a cheap drinking spot to accommodate you and your 10 broke friends. Kanpai 789, a Japanese-inspired street-style bar, is your best bet. Large groups frequent the place to get their fill of alcohol at a bargain.

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This place has arguably the cheapest beer towers in Singapore – at just $40, you get a full-sized tower of fan favorites Asahi or Kronenbourg Blanc. Expect to pay just shy of $10 per pax here, including sides if you’re frugal enough – kanpai to that!

Aside from Kanpai 789, the owners also operate two other outlets with equally cheap offerings – Kanpai 2.0 at Church Street and Cocotto at Pekin Street.

Kanpai 789
Address: #01-18/29, Robertson Walk, 11 Unity Street, Singapore 237995,
Opening hours: Sun-Thur: 5PM-2AM | Fri-Sat: 5PM-3AM
Telephone: 8738 7996
Nearest MRT station: Fort Canning

Kanpai 2.0
Address: #01-02, 25 Church Street, S1049482,Singapore 048768,
Opening hours: Mon-Thur: 10AM-2AM | Fri: 10AM-3AM | Sat: 6PM – 3AM | Closed on Sun
Telephone: 8738 7426
Nearest MRT station: Telok Ayer

Address: 38 Pekin St, Singapore 048768,
Opening hours: Mon-Thur: 10AM-2AM | Fri: 10AM-3AM | Sat: 6PM – 3AM | Closed on Sun
Telephone: 8738 7469
Nearest MRT station: Telok Ayer

6. Bistro 1855 – 1-for-1 martini, $6-9 for draught, bottled beer

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Image credit: Bistro 1855 Facebook

Located in the middle of the CBD, Bistro 1855 offers affordable draught or bottled beers, house wines and spirits from as low as $6-$9 per glass. Happy hour promos, including a 1-for-1 martini deal, are available all day – so you can hop over for a lunchtime drink if you’re up for it.

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The food here is also pretty decent – you’ve got bite-sized offerings like Popcorn Chicken Har Cheong Gai ($12) and Truffle Mushroom Fritters ($14).

Bistro 1855
Address: Suntec City Tower 4, #01-643, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038983
Opening hours: Mon-Thur and Sat: 11AM-11PM | Fri: 11AM-1AM | Closed on Sun
Telephone: 6836 5994
Nearest MRT station: Esplanade, Raffles Place or City Hall

7. Tanuki Raw @ Orchard Central – $10 cocktails and $2 oysters

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If you love a good ol’ combination of alcohol and seafood, then you’ll love Tanuki Bar. This modern industrial-chic joint serves a Happy Hour deal on this list.

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From 5pm to 8pm daily, sip on a glass of martini or cocktail for $10 per drink and indulge in up to 6 oysters at $2 each for every alcoholic drink purchased. Another notable happy hour deal is a sweet $7 for 5 thick slices of salmon sashimi.

Tanuki Raw
Address:181 Orchard Road, 04-01 Orchard Central, 238896
Opening Hours: Daily: 11.30AM-10.30PM | Kitchen closes at 9.30PM
Telephone: 6636 5949
Nearest MRT station: Somerset

8. Al Capone’s Ristorante and Bar – $13 for 3 bottles of Heineken

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Situated at one of the trendiest places in town, Al Capone is SCAPE’s residential drinking spot. With a wide open space full of tables, the bar is home to live music acts and soccer match screenings too.

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If you’re a die-hard fan of Heineken, Al Capone’s has got your back. For just $13, you get 3 bottles of Heineken. Now that’s dirt cheap.

 Al Capone’s Ristorante and Bar
Address: 2 Orchard Link, Scape Building #02-38, 237978 Singapore,
Opening hours: Daily: 6PM-3AM
Telephone: 6509 5097
Nearest MRT station: Somerset

9. KPO Cafe Bar – $6 for bottle of spirits and 1-for-1 draught pints

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KPO Cafe Bar is located right next to the Killiney Post Office along Killiney Road. The bar has drink promos which change every month. In previous months like July, customers enjoyed 1-for-1 draught pints all night on Saturdays and 1-for-1 spirit bottles on ladies night. That’s a whopping $6 per bottle of drinks on average!

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Image Credit: KPO Cafe Bar Facebook

Enjoy their Salted Egg Fish Skins and other tapas offerings at $10 from 3 to 7pm on weekdays. The best part? All prices stated are nett – which means you won’t have to fork out extra for GST and service charge.

KPO Cafe Bar
Address:1 Killiney Road, Singapore 239518,
Opening hours:Mon-Thur: 3PM-1AM | Fri: 3PM-2AM | Sat: 6pm – 2am | Closed on Sundays,
Telephone:6733 3648,
Nearest MRT station: Dhoby Ghaut or Somerset

10. Beer Factory – $5 bottled beers from 3 to 7pm

Beer Factory is located a short 4-minute walk away from Raffles Place MRT. Relatively new to Singapore’s nightlife scene, this place has already become a favorite joint for the office crowd because of their ridiculously cheap promos – such as $40.60 for a full-sized craft beer tower.

Beat the dinner crowd and visit between 3pm to 7pm to get a bucket of 5 bottled beers for only $25.

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There’s also a 20% discount for all food orders on Wednesdays, so if you and your pals feel hungry, order some Chicken Sliders ($13) to share.

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Beer Factory Singapore
Address: 25 Church St, #01-07, Singapore 049482
Opening hours:Mon-Fri: 11.30AM-3AM | Sat: 5PM-2AM | Closed on Sun
Telephone:9859 5603
Nearest MRT station: Raffles Place

11. Alter Ego by A Poke Theory – all day pints at $9.90

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Alter Ego is A Poke Theory’s foray into the restro-bar world. They serve $9.90 pints all day long!

bar - sashimi poke and sandwichImage adapted from: @felicia_ong_, @ariellelicious

The bar offers both healthy and sinful food options, so you can order a sashimi poke bowl, Umami Omega ($17) and Braised Shortrib Grilled Cheese Sandwich ($16) to enjoy the best of both worlds. Not exactly guilt-free dining, but it definitely gives you twice the satisfaction.

Alter Ego
Address:8 Raffles Avenue, #01-13D, Esplanade Mall, Singapore 039802
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 12PM-11PM | Sat-Sun: 11AM-11PM
Telephone: 6327 9301
Nearest MRT station: Esplanade

12. The Exchange – $8.50 house spirits, bottled beers during Happy Hour

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Channeling minimalist vibes, this bar is the perfect spot for some post-work drinking. The bar is known for having an awesome Ladies Night promo – ladies get complimentary free flow martini and vodka with mixers on Wednesdays from 6pm to 10pm.

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They are pretty generous with their Happy Hour as well – house spirits and selected bottled beers go at only $8.50 on weekdays from 9am to 8pm and all day on Friday.

The Exchange Singapore
Address:8 Marina View, #01-05, Asia Square Tower 1, Singapore 018960
Opening Hours:Mon-Tue: 7:30AM-10PM | Wed: 7:30AM-2AM | Thur: 7:30AM-12AM | Fri: 7:30AM-1AM | Closed on Sat and Sun
Telephone:6636 1200
Nearest MRT station: Downtown or Tanjong Pagar

13. Alley Bar – Happy Hour drinks under $10

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Image credit: Alley Bar Facebook

This gem of a place is nestled in the heart of Somerset. During Happy Hour which is from 5 to 8pm, they offer an abundant selection of house wines, draught beer, and house spirits at $10 and below. You name it, they have it.

Alley Bar
Address:2 Emerald Hill Rd, Peranakan Place, Singapore 229287
Opening Hours: Sun – Thu 5PM-1AM | Fri & Sat 5PM-2AM
Telephone:6738 8818
Nearest MRT station: Somerset

14. Cuscaden Patio – $5.90 for a mug of beer

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I know what you’re thinking. This place might not be the most aesthetically pleasing bar in town, but what it lacks in decor it makes up for in affordability and chill vibes. Prices of drinks start from as low as $5.90 per mug of beer.

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We hear this place serves some of the juiciest chicken wings – so order that alongside your drinks for the full experience.

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If you feel like it, there’s a pool table at the bar where you can play a game or two with your friends.

Cuscaden Patio Cafe & Pub
Address: Ming Arcade, #B1-111, 21 Cuscaden Road, Singapore 249720
Opening Hours: Mon, Wed, Thur: 3PM-1AM | Tue, Fri: 3PM-3AM | Sat: 4PM-3AM | Closed on Sun
Telephone:6887 3319
Nearest MRT station: Orchard

15. Hopheads – $8++ Asahi Superdry or Black pints, darts, pool and beer pong

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Hopheads mostly functions as a bar but the venue is occasionally transformed into a head-banging mosh pit, disco rave or house party. Rock out to Nirvana on their EatmePoptart nights or step up with Blackstreet during their Ol’ Skool Hip Hop event.

Plus, if you visit on a weekday from 3-6PM, they’re serving Asahi Superdry or Black at just  $8++ per pint.

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The bar lets customers play Jenga, table tennis, and beer pong, so you can have extra entertainment at no additional cost.

Address:178 Clemenceau Ave Haw Par Glass Tower B1-00 Singapore 239926
Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs: 11.30AM-12AM | Fri: 11.30AM-2AM | Saturday 5PM-2AM | Closed on Sun
Telephone: 6904 4019
Nearest MRT station: Dhoby Ghaut

Cheap bars in Orchard and the CBD area

And there you have it – a list of go-to bars around town for those who’d rather not spend excessively on social drinking. Go forth and have a merry good time with these sweet, sweet savings.

For more recommendations on affordable bars in Singapore, check out our other guides below: