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The best bars for happy hour craft cocktails

If inflation and more GST has put a damper on your drinking, these bars in Singapore with the best happy hour deals on craft cocktails will keep you quenched.

For Japanese-style cocktails, Last Word offers Sake Martini and a jasmine whisky highball, while Live Twice brings shochu and umeboshi to their Shiso Fizz. At Caffe Fernet, it’s Italian aperitivo drinks including the Negroni and a boozy Aperol Spritz.

Sugarcane spirits come to the fore at Sugarhall, especially with their two-rum Daiquiri served during happy hour. Levant lets you have Sex on the Beach while on a rooftop, and Quaich Bar Wanderlust presents 16 classic cocktails with subtle twists.

At Papa Doble, the start of the workweek means affordable Martini, Old Fashioned, and Negroni all night long, and The Store pours Espresso Martini, Tommy’s Margarita, and a customisable Sour. Discover them below.

(Image credit: Levant; 5 Emerald Hill Cocktail Bar / Facebook)

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Caffe Fernet

Aperitivo drinks are meant to celebrate the period between the end of work and the start of dinner, which Caffe Fernet enables with well-made Italian cocktails during happy hour. Available daily until 6.30pm, the bar and restaurant serves Negroni and an Aperol Spritz made more bracing with gin, as well as the fluffy, pink grapefruit-flavoured Anita Garibaldi.

Happy hour: Daily until 6.30pm

Cocktails: from S$16++ each

(Image credit: Caffe Fernet / Facebook)


70 Collyer Quay, #01-05 Customs House, Singapore 049323 google map

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Last Word

Cocktails with a Japanese sensibility take precedent at Last Word, likewise on their happy hour menu. Available daily from 5pm to 7pm, the bar serves four styles: a classically made Boulevardier and Gimlet, as well as a whisky highball with jasmine liqueur, and a vodka Martini enhanced with sake and sakura.

Happy hour: 5-7pm daily

Cocktails: S$16++ each

(Image credit: Last Word)


8 Purvis St, #02-01, Singapore 188587 google map

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One of Singapore’s best rooftop bars Levant has multiple happy hour promotions throughout the week. On Mondays and Tuesdays, their cocktail paradise promotion offers 12 classics like Whisky Sour, Sex on the Beach, and Cosmopolitan for S$12++ each, and from Thursdays to Sundays, one-for-one G&T go for S$18++ each. It’s ladies’ night every Wednesday, which has one-for-one Martini for S$20++ each.

Happy hour: daily from 5pm

(Image credit: Levant)  


32 Tras St, Level 4, Singapore 078972 google map

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Live Twice

Happy hour at Live Twice brings four cocktails that highlight the Japanese way of bartending. Shiso Fizz is mixed wih daiyame shochu and umeboshi, while King Cole Old Fashioned is sweetened with Okinawa sugar. They also do the classics right, including the grapefruit-based Spumoni, and Campari and triple sec Jasmine.

Happy hour: 6pm – 7.30pm daily

Cocktails: S$16++ each

(Image credit: Live Twice / Facebook)


18-20 Bukit Pasoh Rd, Singapore 089834 google map

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Quaich Bar Wanderlust

Quaich Bar Wanderlust brings together a bevy of classic cocktails during their happy hour. The 16 drinks include Aperol Spritz spiked with dried rose petals-infused tea, a Mojito made nutty with Amaretto,  and a Moscow Mule that swaps ginger beer for homemade ginger syrup, and topped up with soda.

Happy hour: Mondays – Saturdays, 5pm – 7.30pm

Cocktails: S$18++ each

(Image credit: Quaich Bar Wanderlust)


80 Middle Rd, Level 1 InterContinental Hotel, Singapore 188966 google map

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Papa Doble

Papa Doble gets you over the start of the workweek with happy hour drinks all evening. The Ernest Hemingway tribute bar serves a classic cocktail on a particular day: Martini on Mondays, Old Fashioned on Tuesdays, and Negroni on Wednesdays, all at just S$15++ each.

Happy hour: Mondays – Wednesdays

Cocktails: S$15++ each

(Image credit: Papa Doble)


55 Keong Saik Rd., #01-04, Singapore 089158 google map

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For a well-made Daiquiri, head to Sugarhall. Happy hour at rum-focused cocktail pub includes the classic cocktail with two kinds of rum, together with Rum Sour, Old Fashioned, and Pommy’s Margarita, which riffs on the original with pommeau and cinnamon.

Happy hour: 6pm-7.30pm daily

Cocktails: S$14++ each

(Image credit: Sugarhall)


Cecil St, Level 2 19, Singapore 049704 google map

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The Store

Behind a nondescript door is the anonymously-named bar, The Store. Their happy hour cocktails, however, are not mundane. The list comprises of classics including Espresso Martini, Tommy’s Margarita, and Aperol Spritz, as well as a Sour with your choice of spirit.

Happy hour: Mondays – Saturdays, 4pm – 7pm

Cocktails: S$11+ each

(Image credit: The Store)