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3 backpacker bars in Singapore

By I-S MagazineEvents - 06 July 2012 8:30 AM

3 backpacker bars in Singapore

Tired of high-end bars that burn a hole in your wallet faster than you can knock back beer? Check out these cool hostels in Singapore that have their own in-house bars.

Betel Box Hostel (main image)
Housed in a traditional Singaporean shophouse, this bar features a communal area where you can relax and people-watch. It serves 30 beers, including an assortment of Chimay beers (from $16)—a rare find. It also has a variety of sweet beers by Kopparberg ($18 for 330ml) and Brother’s ($12 for 500ml). Our pick? Brother’s toffee apple ($12 for 500ml)—great for an after-dinner tipple.

Fernloft Hostel
Popular among backpackers, this hidden gem has a bar that serves drinks at a price that’s hard to beat. While its beer labels are nothing to rave about—think Hoegaarden and Victoria Bitter (both at $10)—all drinks get 20 percent off during happy hour (4-9pm daily, excluding Saturday). You can even get selected brands for $1 when you order the second bottle. Now we’re talking.

257 Jalan Besar, 6297 6495. Open Mon-Fri 4pm-1amSat-Sun4pm-2am

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With live music entertainment available every night along with half-priced beers, this place tends to get crowded. We like the Australian microbrews from the Grand Ridge Brewery—Cooper’s pale ale and Little Creatures Bright—and the selection of ciders, spirits and even shooters (from $10). Happy hours run from 9am to 9pm daily with bottled beers, house wines and spirits priced at $8.