Here’s one thing we can all agree on – business meetings suck, especially when they are scheduled after office hours. But with the recent lift of the ban on late-night alcohol consumption at F&B places, we now have the option to take our meetings outside of the boardroom and to discuss in a light-hearted setting over food and drinks.
Here are 8 bars in the CBD (with happy hours) or at centralised locations that’ll make your late-night business meetings much more enjoyable.
#1 Oriole Coffee + Bar
Source: Oriole Coffee + Bar
Coffee café by day, bustling bar by night, Oriole Coffee + Bar offers an extensive selection of delectable mains, finger foods and desserts which include Fish Tacos ($20), Gula Melaka Lava Cake ($12) among others. Happy Hour specials include draft beers at $8, wines at $9 and exclusive 1-for-1 promotions.
The good thing about Oriole Coffee + Bar is that there are ample options for you to choose from if you are a non-drinker such as 0% non-alcoholic wines selection, cold-pressed juices and Taisho Japanese coffee so there is no need for you or your colleagues to feel left out even if you are on an alcohol detox journey. The extensive, all-day dining menu also helps!
Happy Hours: Sun to Thurs (2pm – 8pm), Fri & Sat (2pm – 6pm; 8pm till late)
Address: 96 Somerset Rd, #01-01, Singapore 238163
Opening Hours: Mon to Thurs (11am – 10.30pm), Fri (11am – 11.30pm), Sat (10am – 11.30pm), Sun (10am – 9.30pm)
#2 KPO Café Bar
Situated at the junction of Killiney, Penang and Orchard Roads, KPO is a post-war modernist-styled building that features a cosy interior with sophisticated vibes. The two-storey bar offers an international menu that includes hearty mains from the east and west such as KPO Hokkien Mee ($19), Pizza Yorkshire ($26) among others. Drink offerings span across craft beers on tap, as well as a range of spirits, cocktails and wine. Happy Hour specials include draught beer at $11, house pour spirits at $12 and 15% off all premium bottles.
If you are a car enthusiast or a Daniel Mac-wannabe, KPO is also a great place to check out the supercars that are usually parked at the entrance of the café/bar.
Happy Hours: Mon to Fri (2pm – 8pm), Sat (4pm – 8pm)
Address: 1 Killiney Road, Singapore 239518
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri (2pm – 12am), Sat (4pm – 12am), Closed on Sun
#3 The Exchange
Source: The Exchange
Located in Marina Bay, The Exchange serves modern Australian cuisine that includes pastas, burgers and desserts. Marble-clad surfaces, Chesterfield sofas, and pendant lamps make up the interior of the metropolitan space, giving off elegant yet chill vibes. Happy Hour specials include beers starting from $10, spirits at $11 and wine at $14.
Happy Hours: Mon to Fri (3pm – 7pm)
Address: 8 Marina View, #01-05, Asia Square Tower 1, Singapore 018960
Opening Hours: Mon to Tues (8am – 10pm) Wed – Fri (8am – 2am), Closed on weekends
#4 Acid Bar
Source: Acid Bar & Restaurant
Located opposite 313@Somerset, Acid Bar offers a tantalising menu of local fare which include Harjeong Soft Shell Crab ($24), Sweet Prawn Pie Tee ($22) among others. Happy Hour specials include draught beers, wine, and housepour spirits at $11 and 20% off spirit bottles.
Happy Hours: Friday and Saturday (5pm – 7pm), Sun to Thurs (5pm – 8pm)
Address: 180 Orchard Road, Peranakan Place, Singapore 238846
Opening Hours: Daily (5pm – 1am)
Located near Raffles Place MRT, Sugarhall serves classic western light bites and snacks which include Pork Banger & Bun ($22), Garlic Shrimp Crostini ($26) among others. Happy Hour specials include cocktails starting from $14, beers at $12 and wines at $13.
Happy Hours: Daily (5.30pm – 8pm)
Address: 19 Cecil Street, Level 2, Singapore 049704
Opening Hours: Mon to Thurs (5.30pm – 12am), Fri & Sat (5.30pm – 2am)
#6 Tess Bar & Kitchen
Source: Tess Bar & Kitchen, Instagram
Tess Bar & Kitchen is an industrial-style establishment that serves an eclectic selection of European fare and an array of beverages, including bespoke cocktails concocted by award-winning bartender, Christyne Lee. Happy Hour promotions include beers, wines, spirits and cocktails from $12.
Happy Hours: Daily (12pm – 7pm)
Address: 38 Seah St, Singapore 188394
Opening Hours: Mon (4pm – 1am), Tues – Thurs (12pm – 1am), Fri & Sat (12pm – 3am)
#7 Cook & Brew
Source: Cook & Brew
Overlooking Marina Bay and on the thirty-third floor of The Westin Singapore is where this Gastrobar is located. Cook & Brew is as boujee as they come serving executive set lunches and romantic dinner sets. Their ‘A La Carte’ menu is where you’ll find hearty light meals including Duck Rilletes ($24), Pad Thai Fries ($18) and desserts such as Baked Mango Cheesecake ($18) among others. Happy Hour specials include draft beers, wines starting from $10 and hard seltzer starting from $12.
Happy Hours: Monday to Thursdays (3pm – 10.30pm), Fridays (3pm – 11.30pm), Saturdays/Eve of PH (11.30am – 12am)
Address: The Westin Singapore, Level 33, 12 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 2, Singapore 018961
Opening Hours: Mon to Thurs, Sat (11.30am – 11pm), Fri and Eve of PH (11.30am to 12am)
#8 The Secret Mermaid
Source: The Secret Mermaid
Tucked away in a corner of the basement of the Ocean Financial Centre, The Secret Mermaid boasts a liquor library of American craft spirits which includes gins, whiskies, vodkas and tequilas. Accompanying their whimsical concoctions are bar snacks such as Beef Croquette ($14), Napoleon Dynamites ($6) among others. Happy hour specials include wines at $12, cocktails at $14, and selected drinks at $15.
Happy Hours: 5pm – 7pm
Address: Ocean Financial Centre #B1-09 10 Collyer Quay Singapore 049315
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri (5pm – 11pm), Closed on weekends
This article was first published on 09 April 2022 and has been updated with the latest information.
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