31 Mar 2017 By David Fuhrmann-Lim
Next to ‘Evil Cats’ and ‘Naked Eskimos’, ‘Happy Hour’ are our two favourite words. Here are 9 of the most interesting deals you can find around the city.
We’re not talking about senseless binge drinking (one-hour free flow until you speak Swahili), or the cheapest deals ever (your kopitiam). We’re talking about specials that lets you appreciate spirits and cocktails like a champion, while helping you save a buck or a few. These are the most interesting happy hour deals ever.
Cache, 6-9pm, everyday
$10++ for cocktails, good ones too, made by a Japanese bartender.
Read about the food here
Izy Dining and Cache, 27 Club Street, Tel: 6438 7207
Cin Cin, 6-8pm, weekdays.
Martinis one-for-one, and they have a great selection of gins. Read about their gins here
100 Peck Seah Street, #01-02, Oasia Hotel Downtown, Tel 6385-2604
Fat Prince, 4-7pm, Mon-Fri
$10 beer and wine specials and $12 spiked sodas (homemade sodas with a shot of spirit of choice). And the modern Eastern fare – glorious.
Read about Fat Prince here
44 Peck Seah Street, Tel: 6221-3683.
Humpback, 5-8pm, daily
You can order oysters for $3 and cocktails at $14: Basil & Hendricks gin tonic; St Germain Ederflower Spritz with lemon, prosecco and soda; White Negroni with Cocchi Americano and Suze; and Bulleit Bourbon Old Fashioned with demerara sugar and angostura bitter. The fresh oysters are from Washington, USA.
Read about Humpback here
18-20 Bukit Pasoh Road, Tel: 6750-4461
Ippudo, the Choinomi Set, all night, Mon-Sat.
Buy a snack for $9.90 (crab fritters, chicken namban etc.) and you get a flask of sake, or a highball, or a pint of beer.
Buy three snacks for only $15!
207, River Valley Road, #01-55, along Mohd Sultan Road, Tel: 6887-5315. 1 Scotts Rd, Shaw Centre, #04-22/23, Tel: 6235-2547.
The Library, Aperitivo Hour 6pm – 8pm, Monday to Saturday
All cocktails $14++, with a bar snack served
Drinks will be served based around traditional aperitifs and fortified wines, have a pre-dinner drink to open up your palate just before dinner, and Aperitivo gives you a chance to socialise, relax and nibble as dinner time approaches. The menu includes: Glass of Prosecco, Milano Torino (Sweet Vermouth & Campari), Americano (Sweet Vermouth, Tuve Bitter & Soda), Negroni Sbagliato (Sweet Vermouth, Tuve Bitter & Prosecco), Amaro Affogato (Tuve Bitter served with Orange Sorbet).
Read about The Library here
49 Keong Saik Road.
Loof, Beat the Clock, weekdays
Don’t loof out on this. Better quickly faster go. House spirits and wines by the glass priced according to the hour:
Manhattan, The Violet Hour 5-7pm, Mon-Fri
During Violet Hour, guests receive a complimentary welcome cocktail and gourmet sandwiches –> guests will receive complimentary gourmet sandwiches for every cocktail ordered thereafter, until Violet Hour ends. The sandwiches are rotated but on your lucky day you might get one of the crowd favourites – the pastrami-spiced sandwich. Read about Manhattan’s cocktails here
Regent Hotel, 1 Cuscaden Road, tel: 6725-3377.
The Secret Mermaid, 5-7pm, Mon-Fri
For every Happy Hour cocktail ordered ($14++), you can order a plate of sashimi for $5. Pssst, there’s free Tater Tots if you ask for it. (Ask for it).
Read about The Secret Mermaid here
10 Collyer Quay, B1-08 Ocean Financial Centre