Where to Get Drunk in Singapore

I know I should preach responsible drinking, pretend I never get drunk and generally be an upstanding citizen. And I do try. Honest I do. But I’m far from perfect. What the hell though. Fact is. I don’t mind a drink, or 10. I’m pretty good through the week generally, but I like to let loose a little on the weekends, or special occasions, or just for the hell of it sometimes. I like to use the 80:20 rule to guide me. I aim to be 80% good and 20% naughty. Granted, I’m probably more like 60:40 half the time but, hey ho.

Anyways, if you do want to get drunk in Singapore you need to choose your venue carefully or you’ll be waking up the next day with a pile of receipts and a drastically hammered credit card.

Wine Connection for Every Day Drunks

a cheese platter at wine connectionI’ll start with probably the first place I ever got drunk in Singapore. Good old Wine Connection. It ain’t glamorous but it does what it says on the tin. Wine Connection offer a fairly broad range of wines, from cheap and cheerful to mid-range and even a few at the higher end. They also serve decent food, nothing special but there’s always pizza or simple tapas to choose from. The cheese shop at Robertson Walk also do excellent cheese and meat platters.

Wine Connection is a good place to catch up with friends or grab a quick bite to eat before heading elsewhere. You’ll find six outlets across town, you can view them all here.

Ding Dong for a Once a Month Drunk

At Ding Dong’s new digs in Amoy Street the vibe is a bit buzzier, the events are more frequent and the value is nothing to sneeze at. This year Ding Dong have been running a Brunch Beats & Beyond event on one Saturday of each month. The deal is $65++ for a five course brunch tasting menu, with an optional $100++ for 90 minutes of free flow. The drinks include Prosecco, cocktails and beer. As the name suggests it’s a bit of a party atmosphere so don’t head here if you’re after a quiet booze fest.

The food at Ding Dong is ‘Modern Asian’ and you’ll find some very good, and interesting, options. You can read more about the food at Ding Dong here.

Gattopardo for a Happy Hour Drunk

The food at Gattopardo is well worth the trip. The set lunch is one of the best value in Singapore. One of the lovely things about the space at Gattopardo is the courtyard at the front entrance. You can now enjoy the space here with 1-for-1 drinks between 6pm and 9pm from Monday to Saturday. Meanwhile you can snack on something delicious from the Sicilian Bar Bites menu.

You can read a full review here.

13% Gastro Wine for a Wino

A relative newcomer to Singapore offering a really good selection of wines by the glass and bottle. Prices are reasonable and the wine is a notch above Wine Connection. The food is also a step ahead, with more interesting options and excellent French style charcuterie.

The two locations are on the second floor of central areas, so they offer a cosy atmosphere where it’s easy to lose track of time and have a lovely evening. You can read more about the two locations here.

Garibaldi for a Saturday Boozy Brunch

the outside of garibaldiOne of my first brunches in Singapore was the Garibaldi Saturday brunch. I’ve been back several times and I have to say that as far as value for money goes, Garibaldi is right up there. The sit-down brunch offers a top shelf array of the finest seafood, pasta and Italian treats you could think of. Then they throw in free flow Prosecco and wine and charge you $118++ per head. The brunch runs from 11.30am with the last order at 2.30pm. And I guarantee you can put a fair bit of Prosecco away in three hours!! You can also upgrade to champagne free flow if you want to go all fancy 😉

You can read more about Garibaldi here.

Merchants for a Friendly Drunk

the charcuterie plate at merchantsAgain, one of the first places I found in Singapore where I had way too many drinks but didn’t feel quite so abused financially. Merchants was set up by an Australian couple who know their wine. They favour small wine producers and bring their wine to Singapore so we can enjoy reasonably priced, decent wines.

Food at Merchants is also decent, with a good range of food ranging from charcuterie to more substantial offerings like burgers. There’s a branch in Joo Chiat and the original in Duxton Road. One big advantage is that both offer outdoor seating. You can read more here.

There are obviously loads more places to get drunk in Singapore. The trick is to go for all inclusive packages, or restaurants and bars that offer good deals on booze. This all only matters if you’re out for a big night mind you. A $25++ cocktail is fine if you’re just having one, but have four of those suckers and the hangover is not the only thing you need to contend with in the morning!

Can you tell us where you go to get drunk?


  1. your house ;0P heeheee….

  2. Will surely try all of this. But, in a responsible way. Good read indeed!
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