Best Drinking Deals in Singapore – Student’s Edition
There are tons of Happy Hours out there, but the discounted prices might still not be budget-friendly to most students who do not have a steady income. These are a list of places that has the most affordable alcohol for students to stretch their budgets and hence maximise their nights out. Written for students, by a student, but it is nevertheless a guide for all to utilize.
Well-known amongst NS men, these bar offer quality and affordable alcohol, my favourite being an Asahi or a Kronenbourg Beer Tower that goes for $40 all day long. They also have Soju deals where 3 bottles of Soju go for $40, and 1 bottle of Soju + 1 Tower is at $56.80. Situated at Robertson Quay, there is a large alfresco area to drink out in the open and soak in the atmosphere.
11 Unity Street, 29 Robertson Walk, #01-18, 237995
Monday – Saturday: 5pm – 2am ( till 3am on Friday, Saturday and PH eve)
Situated conveniently within NUS for students there, it is the place to go if you feel really done with studying and with the overall stress of university life. Their drinking deal runs all day, everyday at $5+/mug of Carlsberg and $7+/Pint of Stone Brewing (American Craft Beer). They also feature a KTV lounge for those who fancy a singing sesh.
OBAR NUS, 30 Lower Kent Ridge Rd, Singapore 119075
Mon – Fri: 4pm to 1am
Sat – Sun: 6pm to 1am
Stickies is arguably the most affordable bar in Singapore, and on top of that, students and NSmen get an additional 20% off their bills – it is no wonder that it is always packed with students and NSmen. As if their regular-priced drinks are not already relatively cheap, their promotions make drinking here an absolute bargain. They are most famous for “Beer – o -Clock”, where their house beer is priced according to the hour you order them, starting at $2 at 2pm all the way to $11 at 11pm. Other noteworthy deals include 3 bottles of Soju for $30 and $4 shots, and a tower of beer for $25 (U.P $45) between 6pm-8pm. The bar is also replete with entertainment; pool tables, beer pong, PS4 and board/party games.
11 Keng Cheow Street, #01-10 Riverside Piazza, Singapore 059608
Monday – Sunday: 12pm – 12am
The Pit Restaurant & Bar
Holland Village is a hot bed for drinking with an array of bars, The Pit Restaurant and Bar is one such bar that serves reasonably priced drinks outside of their happy hour. A pint of draft beer goes for $9.90, House Pour Spirits at $6, and House Pour wine at $8. There are additional deals every day of the week. On Mondays: 5 bottles of beer goes for $30++, Tuesdays: 1-for-1 Draft beers ar $16++, Wednesdays: 2 Redbull with House Spirits for $10++, Thursdays: A jug of beer for $25++, Friday: $5++ Tequila Shots, Saturday: $7++ House Pour Wines and Sundays: $8++ Margaritas.
21 Lorong Liput, Holland Village, Singapore 277733
Monday – Sunday: 3pm – 1am
The Pit : +65 6468 3468
Al Capone’s Ristorante and bar
This joint is always packed and lively. Not only do they have irresistible drink prices, they also serve up mean pizzas and wings, it is no wonder that they are well-loved by their customers. There are no happy hours, just affordable prices all day, everyday. Get 3 bottles of Heineken for $13 Nett, a pint of Guinness for $8.80 nett, a whole bottle of Absolut vodka for $77 nett and Monkey Shoulder for $85.
2 Orchard Link, Scape Building #02-38, Singapore 237978
Monday – Sunday: 5pm – 3am
Al Capone Ristorante: 6509 5097
Nestled in Emerald Hill, this bar is, as its name suggests, is situated between two separate plots was roofed. Featuring high ceilings and a long bar, it’s an intimate space to mellow yourself down with a drink with friends. Their happy hour runs from 5pm – 9pm, where House Spirits are $6++, House Wine $8++ and Draught beer $10++.
180 Orchard Road, Peranakan Place, Singapore 238846
Sun – Thurs: 5 pm – 2 am
Fri, Sat, Eve of PH: 5 pm – 3 am
Alley Bar: +65 6738 8818
Ever finding yourself losing track of how much you spend in a night and waking up the next morning feeling you went out of control? Fret not at Five Tapas, as you can get your favourite tipples (and Tapas) at just $5++ all night. Half Pint Kronenbourg 1664, House Pour spirits and wines, Sake, Shochu and Umeshu are priced at $5++. Doesn’t that make one keep track of one’s spending easily? Located at Cuppage Terrace, it is truly a great spot for a drinking shenanigan with your buddies.
Five Tapas @ Cuppage Terrace (25 Cuppage Road, Singapore 229454)
Mon – Thur: 5pm to 12am, Fri & Sat: 5pm to 2am, Sun: 6pm to 12am
Five Tapas: +65 8121 9304
Chupitos Shots Bar
The only specialized shooters bar located right in Clarke Quay, it is a long-running crowd favourite for a night out of fun. With over 130 shots flavour, you will be absolutely spoilt for choice. Marvellously, between 6.30pm – 9pm daily, selected shooters, bottled beers, House Pours and highball is is only at $6.
3B River Valley Road, Clarke Quay, #01-05, Singapore 179021
Sunday – Tuesday, Thursday: 5.30pm to 1.30am
Wednesday, Friday – Saturday, Eve of PH: 6.30pm to 3.30am
Standing Sushi Bar
For the Japanese cuisine and Sashimi lovers out there, you’re in luck! From Monday – Thursday, all day, take delight in $2 Sake, $5 beer, wine, hot sake and umeshu. In addition, nn Monday and Thursday, enjoy $3 Salmon, and on Tuesday and Wednesday, enjoy 50% off nigiri sushi and sashimi, and 50% specialty sushi rolls respectively. You might want to get there early during lunch and dinner time, as it is likely that there will be a queue.
331 North Bridge Road, Unit 01-04 Odeon Towers, Singapore 188720
Monday – Friday: 12 PM – 2:30 PM, 6 PM – 10:30 PM
Weekends and Public Holidays (all day): 12 PM – 10:30 PM
The newest hotspot in town, 360 Lounge has an inconceivably tantalizing happy hour deal right in the Central Business District. Located on the 20th floor of Oxley Tower, drink and party with a great view of the CBD. From Monday – Saturday, 5.30pm – 8.30pm, indulge in $6 Nett Beers and House Pour Spirits. I did allude to you that it was incredible.
138 Robinson Road, Oxley Tower, #20-01, Lobby 2, Singapore 068906
Monday – Saturday: 5/30pm – 2am
360 Lounge: 9182 5215
While this restaurant bistro is not exactly central, it is nestled in the verdure of Punggol Park, hence making it a peaceful and relaxing oasis for a hearty meal and drink. Between 5pm – 8pm Daily, get 3 Heineken Pints or 3 Cocktails for $24++, or 3 Guinness Pints for $26++. While this deal is attractive enough in itself, Five&2’s social mission and dedication to the less fortunate will definitely garner my support. They hire the marginalised and advocate for inclusiveness, and for every 5 meals they sell, they will donate 1 nutritious meal to an underprivileged child. So if you’re around, definitely head down there for wholesome food, affordable drinks and to support a social cause!
Punggol Park, 97 Hougang Avenue 8, Singapore 538792
Monday – Thursday: 5pm – 11pm
Friday: 5pm to 1am, Saturday: 4pm to 1am, Sunday: 4pm to 11pm
Five&2: +65 6282 8801
Their Upside Down happy hour runs from Mon – Thur, 8pm till late, it is hence ideal to have an after school/work tipple, or even pre-gaming before a wild night out, right here at wild bar. From 8pm – 10pm, enjoy $4 beers, $6 Wine and House Pours, $7 sangria. It only gets better and better, as from 10pm – late, take $1 off the aforementioned prices. Ah, now I get why it’s called Upside Down. They also aver very comprehensive entertainment; a pool table, dart boards, beer pong, live music and match screenings.
Shaw Towers, 100 Beach Road #01-36/37, Singapore 189702
Monday – Thursday: 4pm – 1am
Fri – Sat: 4pm – 2am
Wild Bar: +65 8223 3224
Secret Lab Bistro Bar (Liquid buffet)
Probably the best drinking deal ever out there, Secret Bistro Bar’s concept is one of a Cocktail Buffet where you get to customize your own poison (mixing whatever spirit base and mixers you want) for 5 whole hours straight. If cocktail are not your thing, you can drink ice-cold beer for 5 hours straight too. Best part? The price of the buffet is the cost of 1 to 2 drinks elsewhere.
30 Dickson Road, #01-01, Singapore 209512 Dickson Rd, Singapore 209512
Monday – Saturday: 12.30pm – 12am
Sunday: 6pm – 12am
Secret Lab: 8767 4215
Idle (Liquid buffet)
Another Liquid Buffet contender that you won’t be able to say no to, indulge in 6 hours of Free Flow Shooters (5pm – 11pm) at $20 for females and $25 for males. Ladies Night is held on Fridays where ladies only have to fork out $9.90. They also have a happy hour where 5 beer bottles or 5 Jagerbombs go for $25 Nett between 5pm-8pm for those who are not looking to get smashed. While I am referring to their Infinite Studio outlet which might be a little out of the way, they have an outlet in Joo Chiat and on Prinsep street as well.
Idle at Infinite Studio, 21 Media Circle, #01-05, Singapore 138562
Monday – Saturday: 5pm – 12am