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Budget Singapore. Insider tips for Happy Hour in Singapore - Part Two

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Friday is one of the most viral songs ever written. It goes like this:

“It's Friday, Friday,
Gotta get down on Friday,
Everybody's lookin' forward to the weekend, weekend.”

Deep. It also has the honour of being the only song to include the line “Gotta have my bowl, gotta have cereal.”

At the last count the song, written and performed by Rebecca Black, had 101,860,357 views on YouTube. We are not entirely sure why the song is such a hit, but we do know that Friday is worth celebrating. That’s why we have Happy Hour!

If you are looking for the best deals on Friday night and you don’t feel like a crowded pub, here are Budget Direct Insurance’s (well researched) ways to save money on alcohol. Or maybe just hang out somewhere cool. You’re welcome!

If you want to go…..

1. Western / Colonial

Specialising in hearty American Food, North Border Bar and Grill

is set in a colonial style black & white bungalow with a lush tropical garden. There is a spacious bar area with comfortable sofas, low tables and twinkly lights, plus a rustic alfresco dining area set under an ancient rain tree.

What’s on?

Happy Hour – Noon to 8pm

Weekly Specials including Margarita Mondays at 8 ++ per glass, Beer Fridays
Bucket of 6 bottles of Carlsberg/Corona at 36++, Bubbly Saturdays Champagne cocktails 18 ++ per glass
Daily Set Lunch, 2 courses at $24.90 ++, Noon to 2:30pm (Closed on Sundays)

Address 2 Rochester Park, Singapore 139213

Website here

2. Cocktails

No.5 Emerald Hill is an Orchard Road institution. Chic Singaporeans can often be found here catching up with friends visiting from abroad. It’s cheaper than Raffles Hotel and the Singapore Sling is just as good. There is no Happy Hour at Emerald Hill because Happy Hour all day. Every day! With great food and tons of buzz, Emerald Hill is a guaranteed pick-me-up.

What’s on?

$8 housepours (45ml instead of the standard 30ml, also known as a gentleman’s pour)

$10 house wines until 9pm daily

1-for-1 martinis from 9pm-1am daily

All new premium martini menu - 2 for $25

Address 5 Emerald Hill Road

3. Street Style

Café Siêm Rêap takes its name from the gateway to the Angkor Wat Temple in Cambodia. It offers a tasty menu of street style Indochinese dishes. From Gõi Cuõn (Vietnamese rice paper rolls) to spicy Khao Poon Nam Pa (Laotian style laksa).

There’s a 1 for 1 deal on all draught/bottled beers and housepour wines all day. Plus it’s open late ‘til 1am from Mon-Thurs and 2am on Fri-Sat and the eve of public holidays. All this plus chill-out music. The party is on!

What’s On?

1 for 1 Draught Beers and Housepour wines - Monday to Saturday, all day

Wine of the month

Oyster night - every Wednesday at 7pm while stocks last

Address 43 Lorong Mambong, Holland Village

Website here

4. Japanese 

The Standing Sushi Bar can be found in the heart of Singapore's Raffles Place business district.  It is Singapore’s answer to the standing sushi bars in Tokyo, and has been voted the #1 sushi bar and #1 for sashimi by the Hungrygowhere community. Enjoy some izakaya-style fun with sake, shochu, sushi, and robatayaki - all at prices that help you let loose and enjoy!

What’s On?

Monday - $3 salmon sashimi, $2 sake, $5 beer, wine, hot sake, and umeshu

Tuesday - 50% off nigiri sushi, and sashimi. $2 sake, $5 beer, wine, hot sake, and umeshu

Wednesday - 50% off specialty sushi rolls. $2 sake, $5 beer, wine, hot sake, and umeshu

Thursday - $3 salmon sashimi, $2 sake, $5 beer, wine, hot sake, and umeshu

Sunday - Up to 50% off our signature donburi

Address 8 Queen Street

Website - http://standingsushibar.com

For more tips on making the most of your hard earned cash in Singapore, look out for future posts in this series.

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