Singapore’s trendiest riverfront strip plays host to some of the city’s best happy hours
Hailed the ‘Soho of Singapore,’ Quayside has fast-earned the status as the freshest cocktail destination in town; its vibrant, cosmopolitan vibes make for the ideal place for post-work drinks with colleagues or catch-up beers with friends. To top it all off, a host of happy hours have launched along the waterfront to make sure bar hopping doesn’t end up breaking the bank. From breezy al fresco Spritz sessions at Publico, to classic Manhattan-inspired cocktails at Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, Quayside’s happy hour offerings are sure to turn even the stiffest of frowns upside down.
Mysterious, elegant, and energetic, Marcello is tucked behind a thick dark blue curtain, coming to life come night time. Aperitivo Hour is from 7pm to 9pm, from Monday to Saturday – the perfect time to enjoy signature $10 Spritzes served with smoked olives and Italian aged parmesan. The cocktail programme celebrates modern Italian drinking, with specialties including the Smoked Black Olive Negroni and Milano Fizz. With highly personalised and vibrant Italian-inspired service, Marcello is the Quayside neighbourhood’s hottest new haunt – ideal for a post-work wind-down or pre- or post-dinner weekend drinks.
Marcello, 1 Nanson Rd, Singapore 238909
Publico Ristorante is the ultimate location for those looking for relaxed al fresco vibes and Italian flair. Representing the core of Italian culture, the restaurant has a spacious, tastefully decorated indoor and outdoor area with sophisticated lounge that overlooks the Singapore River. Publico’s Spritz Sessions takes place every weekday from 4-7pm, and features $12++ spritz cocktails and complimentary signature white pizza bread. The outdoor terrazza at Publico Ristorante has a breezy, alfresco vibe, with views of the Singapore River, and is the perfect spot to unwind after a busy day.
Publico Ristorante, 1 Nanson Rd, Singapore 238909
Globally renowned for their tender cutes of prime USDA Black Angus meat, Wolfgang’s Steakhouse has launched a Happy Hour menu, inspired by the buzzing drinks culture of The Big Apple. Available daily from 3-6pm, the new menu features a selection of wines, beers, and house pour spirits alongside a sophisticated selection of cocktails and delicious bar snacks. Unique to the Singapore restaurant are four specialty drinks, including the aptly named Wolfgang Sling and Orchard Road.
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, 1 Nanson Road #02-01
Boomarang is a Café, bar & bistro which serves fresh, authentic Australian cuisine and is the perfect place for a weekday drink. From Monday to Friday 5pm to 8pm and on Sunday from 2pm to 8pm, Boomarang brings the sunny, mellow Sydney vibes to Singapore with their house pour spirits at $7++, VB, Pure Blondes, Steinlager Schooners at $9++ (upgrade to a pint for $3.50++), Pilsner Urquell & Peroni Glass at $10++ (upgrade to a pint $5.50), Wines by the glass at $11++, and Magners pints at $16++.
Boomarang, The Quayside, #01-15
D.O.P. Mozzarella Bar
Distinctively Italian, D.O.P Mozzarella Bar has an impressive wine list and its bar is a chic contemporary evening spot with a warm atmosphere and friendly service. Nothing says happy hour more than sipping on a refreshing Aperol Spritz – every evening, from 5pm till 8pm, a glass of D.O.P.’s Aperol Spritz, House wines or Prosecco is $8++.
D.O.P. Mozzarella Bar, The Quayside, #01-04A
A creative Mexican kitchen, Super Loco restaurant & bar is unlike any other. Inspired by the delicious street food and fascinating culture of Mexico, Super Loco has a strong focus on ambience and design – casual, fun and festive. From Monday to Friday, 5 – 7pm, Super Loco offers their frozen lime, Piña Margarita Kirin draught, Corona house wines, Cava house vodka, gin and rum at $9++.
Super Loco, The Quayside, #01-13
Besides an innovative range of signature pizzas and their famous “Design-It-Yourself” pizza option, Alt. Pizza offers a wide selection of award-winning premium craft beers. The All Day Happy Hour from Monday to Friday will be sure to chase any Monday blues and mid-week lulls away. Get 4 beers for $32++ and for those who are feeling peckish, Alt Pizza’s signature wings can be added for a mere $8 extra.
Alt. Pizza, The Quayside, #01-06
Bringing the sea breeze to Quayside’s waterfront, Summerlong offers fresh food and drinks inspired by Eastern Mediterranean Soul. Making weekends even sweeter, Summerlong is rolling out 3 hours of free flow from 3pm to 6pm every Saturday and Sunday for $88++. Make it boozy with prosecco, rose wine and beer, or go for the booze-free option with soft drinks, tea and coffee. In a preventive cure of Monday blues, Summerlong is also offering their bucket of 5 bottled beers at $25++ every Sunday after 6pm.
Summerlong, The Quayside, #01-04