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 ($17), Pizza Yorkshire ($25) 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 $10, house pour spirits at $11 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 $13.50.
Happy Hours: Mon to Fri (3pm – 7pm)
Address: 8 Marina View, #01-05, Asia Square Tower 1, Singapore 018960
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri (8am – 10pm), Closed on weekends
#4 Acid Bar
Source: Acid Bar & Restaurant
Located opposite [email protected], Acid Bar offers a tantalising menu of local fare which include Harjeong Soft Shell Crab ($24), Lobster Kueh Pie Tee ($26) among others. Happy Hour specials include 1-for-1 draught beers and spirits, and house pour whiskies at $15 every Friday.
Happy Hours: Sun to Thurs (All day)
Address: 180 Orchard Road, Peranakan Place, Singapore 238846
Opening Hours: Daily (4pm – 12am)
#5 Jekyll & Hyde
Source: Jekyll & Hyde
One of the pioneer cocktail bars in Singapore, Jekyll and Hyde have relaunched as a restaurant that serves jazzed-up versions of zi char-inspired menu items such as Wagyu Char Kway Teow ($25), Kurobuta Fried Carrot Cake ($22) among others.
But don’t let the unique food menu fool you. This is still pretty much the place you want to be going to for their collection of curated cocktails inspired by unique Singapore flavours. Happy Hour specials include classic cocktails, house beer, red and white wine at $12.
Happy Hours: Tues to Fri (6pm – 7pm)
Address: 74 Neil Road, Singapore 088839
Opening Hours: Tues to Fri (6pm – 12am), Sat (12pm – 4pm; 6pm – 12am), Sun (12pm – 5pm)
#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 and spirits at $10 and cocktails at $12.
Happy Hours: Daily (12pm – 7pm)
Address: 38 Seah St, Singapore 188394
Opening Hours: Mon to Thurs & Sun (12pm – 1am), Fri & Sat (12pm – 3pm)
#7 Emerald Hill No.5
Source: 5 Emerald Hill Cocktail Bar
Housed in a Peranakan-styled building along Emerald Hill road, the bar, decked out in antique carvings and Chinese-style tasseled lanterns, exudes rustic vibes, providing an intimate and cosy environment for patrons. This is also where you can try out their famous OL’School Tong Shui Dessert Martinis such as Qing Teng Martini and Chendol Martini. Great for those of us who love dessert (and drinking). Promotions include 1-for-1 Martinis with prices starting from 2 for $22.
Happy Hours: Daily (12pm – 8pm)
Address: 5 Emerald Hill Rd, Singapore 229289
Opening Hours: Sun to Thurs (12pm – 2am), Fri to Sat (12 pm – 3 am)
#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 draft beers at $10, wines at $12 and cocktails at $14.
Happy Hours: 5pm – 7pm
Address: Ocean Financial Centre #B1-09 10 Collyer Quay S049315
Opening Hours: Mon, Wed to Fri (5pm – 11pm), Tues (5pm – 10.30pm), Closed on weekends
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