With the unprecedented 2020 many of us experienced, we could all use a drink… or maybe eight. But before we head out to the bars for a fun night out, there’s still the 10.30PM alcohol curfew to adhere to.
Thankfully, liquid buffets in Singapore will quench our thirst for a tipple. From just $28++, find out where to head to with your kakis for a toast to a better year ahead.
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Situated adjacent to Harbourfront’s waters, Barossa Bar & Grill gives you a picturesque view of Sentosa to complement your alfresco dining experience.
Sitting outdoors and any order of their main course also grants you their Happy Hour perks, which include free-flow wine and sparkling wine for $29.90++ per pax. If wine isn’t your pick of poison, Barossa also has a bucket of three beers for $18++ or five beers of $25++ and $10++ pints of beer or wine.
Happy Hours run on weekdays between 12PM – 2PM and 5PM – 7PM, as well as weekends from 11.30AM-6PM – perfect for lunch meetings, dinner dates and catch-up sessions with the BFFs.
Address: 1 Harbourfront Walk, #01-161, VivoCity, Singapore 098585
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12PM-3PM, 5PM-10PM | Sat-Sun 11AM-10PM
Telephone: 6255 1855
Barossa Bar & Grill website
If variety is your priority, then Jekyll & Hyde’s Insanity Drinks every Saturday and Sunday will be your go-to. For $48++, you’ll get non-stop drinks that include mimosas, bellini, Prosecco, beer, house wine, and mixers of juices and soft drinks – certainly well-worth the reasonable price tag.
Outside the weekend free-flow menu, you can also try their unique cocktails like the PB&J and Morning Brew.
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The free-flow only lasts for two hours, any time between 11.30AM – 3.30PM, so make sure you arrive latest by 1.30PM to make full use of your drinking privileges.
Address: 74 Neil Road, Singapore 088839
Opening hours: Tue – Fri 4PM-10.30PM | Sat 11AM-10.30PM | Sun 11AM-6PM (Closed on Mondays)
Telephone: 8940 2450 (WhatsApp)
Jekyll & Hyde website
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Mark every Wednesday in your calendar for a hump-day drink session at Izy Fook. For $35, there will be unlimited Prosecco to keep the bubbly flowing for two hours straight – an ideal way to celebrate getting through half the work week.
The eclectic restaurant space has also recently launched an updated menu that boasts dishes like Tiger Prawn Ramen ($28) and Sakura Pork Ribs ($48) that pair well with your drinks.
Address: 27 Club Street, Singapore 069413
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 12PM-2PM, 5PM-10.30PM | Sat 5PM-10.30PM (Closed on Sundays)
Telephone: 9678 0027
Izy Fook website
Among the rows of KBBQ eateries and Korean-themed bars at Tanjong Pagar, Don’t Tell Mama is the place to be on Wednesday nights with your pack of gal pals. From 7PM – 10PM, enjoy a free-flow of house pour spirits that include rum, gin, vodka and Jim Beam whiskey with every food order.
Considering their extensive range of bar bites available, choosing what to pair with your rounds of beverages won’t be an issue. Pick from dishes like Cheese Sticks ($8) and Lotus Root Fries ($8) to share amongst your clique. Once you’re done eating and drinking, you can also challenge your friends to a game of beer pong.
Address: 52 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088473
Opening hours: 3PM-12AM, Daily
Don’t Tell Mama website
Champagne and oysters: two ingredients to live out that high SES lifestyle. But for a taste of decadence without breaking the bank, make your way to MO Bar over at Mandarin Oriental. Their ongoing weekly promo costs $78++ and includes shucked oysters, together with free-flow glasses of R de Ruinart champagne for 90 minutes. Selected cocktails are available as alternatives too.
If that isn’t enough to satiate your appetite, you can also top up $48++ to extend your indulgence for another hour.
Address: 5 Raffles Avenue, Mandarin Oriential, Level 4, Singapore 039797
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 5PM-10.30PM | Sat – Sun 12PM-10.30PM
Telephone: 6885 3500
MO Bar website
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To help you inch closer to the weekend, Andaz Kitchen Party motivates with a spread every Wednesday and Thursday. For just $50 nett, eat and drink to your heart’s content at Alley on 25 at Andaz Singapore, located on the 25th floor so you can also soak in a panoramic view of the city.
From 6PM – 9PM, dig in to unlimited bites of Pizza Margherita, French Fries, Fried Chicken, and order sides of cheese and cold cut platters. Feel free to toast your friends repeatedly with their unlimited flow of red wine, white wine, beer, soft drinks and their signature Andaz Pale Ale.
Seats are available on a first come first serve basis, so make sure to book a reservation early.
Address: 5 Fraser Street, Andaz Singapore, Level 25, Singapore 189354
Opening hours: 7.30AM-10.30PM, Daily
Telephone: 6408 1288
Alley on 25 website
Having a glass of chilled wine is one of the best ways to beat the Singapore heat, and where better to do so than at Bar.celona. To wind down, grab a spot inside the cosy restaurant space or dine al fresco for their free-flow CAVA (Spanish wine). Prices start at $30++ from 5PM – 7PM for Mondays and Thursdays, and $45++ from 5PM – 8PM on Saturdays.
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There are a total of eight wines to choose from too, so you can keep sipping until you find your favourite, with options including Sangria and sparkling wine. All their CAVA are imported directly from Spain – the closest our taste buds will get to being in Barcelona for now.
Snacks-wise, they’ve got classics for sharing like Nachos with Beef, Cheese, Salsa & Guacamole ($18), Truffle Fries with Parmesan Cheese ($16) and an Oyster Platter ($19 for half dozen).
Address: 21 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089604
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 5PM-11PM (Closed on Sundays)
Telephone: 6323 3353
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If Japanese cuisine to you is like Kryptonite to Superman, make a booking at Sumire Yakitori House. Their All-You-Can-Drink promo prices vary depending on the day of week and your duration of visit. Here’s a breakdown:
You’ll be spoilt for choice, since the promo has a free-flow selection that includes everything from beer and sake to highballs and umeshu. They’ll go perfectly with the restaurant’s wide array of Japanese grub like salmon sashimi, fried salmon skin and yakitori sticks.
Address: 80 Middle Road, #01-88/89 Bugis Junction, Singapore 188966
Opening hours: Mon – Thu 11.30AM-2.30PM, 5PM-10.30PM | Fri – Sun 11.30AM-10PM
Telephone: 6338 9963
Sumire Yakitori House website
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The clubs might still be closed, but that doesn’t mean ladies can’t get their party on at Publico Ristorante every Wednesday between 6PM – 9PM. Cheekily themed “My Man Is Out Of Town”, the weekly Ladies’ Night event has refillable Prosecco and Signature Spritz, all for $39++.
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For something more nua where the guys can join in too, reserve a spot for their Free-Flow Rituals liquid buffet at $80 on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays between 12.30PM – 3.30PM or 4PM – 7PM.
Fill your glasses up with a bevy of drinks from rosé to beer, with free-flow add-on champagne also available for a higher price of $125 instead. With the al fresco setting and celebratory vibes, it’ll almost feel like you’re at a tropical beach club in Bali or Phuket.
Address: 1 Nanson Road, InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay, Singapore 238909
Opening hours: Mon – Thu 12PM-10.30PM | Fri 12PM-10PM | Sat 8.30AM-11PM | Sun 8.30AM-10PM
Telephone: 6826 5040
Publico Ristorante website
LAVO at Marina Bay Sands is already a popular dining spot for its vantage point of Singapore’s expansive cityscape. But what makes that even better is the Bottomless Mimosas promo happening every Saturday between 11AM – 3PM.
Soak in views like this from LAVO’s outdoor deck
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For $30, you’ll get to sip on mimosas – a citrusy mix of champagne and orange juice – for four hours straight. That aside, you can also feast on their updated 2021 brunch menu which has new bites like the LAVO Toast-Lah – kaya toast served with fruits and yuzu-infused mascarpone.
Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands Tower 1, Level 57, Singapore 018956
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 11AM-12AM | Sun 12PM-12AM
Telephone: 6688 8591
In the wise words of Sharpay Evans in High School Musical, “I want more!”, and more booze for your buck is exactly what you’ll get at these liquid buffets in Singapore.
Whether it’s to celebrate occasions with longtime drinking buddies or creating experiences with new friends this year, mark these places down the next time you’re making plans to have a toast.
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Cover image (LHS) adapted from: @andychin0911.
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