“West side, best side” — that’s the mantra of all Westies (as opposed to their rivals who live in the East of Singapore who love to chant “East side, beast side…”).

Although those who do not live in ‘The West’ generally reckon it to be the land of IMM and perpetual construction projects, with some even joking that it’s basically a different country altogether, we’re here to prove that there are great bars and pubs in the West region of Singapore to get your drink from.

For reference, we’ve only selected watering holes that are a short distance away from any MRT Station between Pioneer and Queenstown on the East-West Line. This can either be a 20-min walk, 10-min bus ride, or 5-min drive, pending traffic conditions.

P.S. We have excluded drinking spots in Holland Village because, let’s face it, that’s already every Westsider’s go-to liquor place. So… let the hunt begin!

1. Idle 

Idle is most famous for its signature ‘Liquid Buffet’ that provides unlimited alcohol (note: gin, vodka, rum whisky, bourbon and beer) at just $25 for women and $30 for men. While it opens Monday to Saturday 5 PM to 12 AM, according to its staff, its outlet at the International Business Park can get quite packed during weekends so we do advise making reservations ahead of time.

Address: 13 International Business Park, #K2-01, Singapore 609932
Tel: +65 9233 7533
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 5 PM – 11 PM
Nearest MRT Station: Jurong East

2. Alibabar Dining Cafe Bar

Located in Alexandra Central Mall, just next to everyone’s favourite Swedish furniture store IKEA and four-star hotel Park Alexandra Hotel, Alibabar Dining Cafe Bar is a great place to spend your weeknight chilling out with friends and a couple of beers. We strongly advise going for the outdoor seating if it’s available, and ordering yourself a neat juicy burger to go along with your drink. Bonus points if you can spot this German pale lager with quite the profanity for its name.

Alibabar Dining Cafe Bar
Address: Alexandra Central Mall #01-15, 321 Alexandra Road, Singapore 159971
Tel: +65 62502633
Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday 11.30 AM – 11 PM, Friday to Saturday 11.30 AM – 1 AM
Nearest MRT Station: Queenstown

3. Brotzeit German Bier Bar & Restaurant


Brotzeit is a pretty global brand name, having opened outlets in Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, Philippines, Australia and Vietnam. In Singapore, it has opened six restaurants, two of which are conveniently located in the West: one in Buona Vista’s Star Vista, and the other in Jurong East’s Westgate. If you’re looking for more of a quiet night out, why not hit up its outlet at Star Vista?

Brotzeit German Bier Bar & Restaurant
Address: 1 Vista Exchange Green, #02-17 The Star Vista, Singapore 138617
Tel: +65 6694 3652
Opening Hours: Monday to Wednesday 12 PM – 11 PM, Thursday to Friday 12 PM – 12 AM, Saturday 11 AM – 12 AM, Sunday 10.30 AM – 11 PM
Nearest MRT Station: Buona Vista

4. Stew Küche


Ahhh… Stew Küche. Where else can you get such ‘atas’ food at a kopitiam? Picture finger-licking pork knuckles on one plate, and a pint or two without needing to pay any sort of GST or restaurant tax! Even though it’s located in a food court, customers can still make reservations ahead of time. Oh, and they’re closed on Mondays!

Stew Küche
Address: Blk 119 Bukit Merah Lane 1 #01-40, Singapore 151119
Tel: +65 6276 6445
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 11.30 AM – 3 PM and 5.30 PM – 10 PM
Nearest MRT Station: Queenstown

5. Faber Valley

Faber Valley, which is cosy enough to feel homely, will make you feel proud of Singapore’s heartlands. It serves affordable beers and food, and has installed a pool table and dartboard for customers to have some fun after dinner and drinks. If you’re feeling up to it, you can even head to the nearby Party World Clementi KTV for a singing session until 2 am.

Faber Valley
Address: 114 Faber Dr, Singapore 129426
Tel: +65 6778 7101
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 2.30 PM – 12 AM, Saturday 3.30 PM to 12 AM, Sunday 5.30 PM to 12 AM
Nearest MRT Station: Clementi

6. Twenty 15 Restaurant Grill Bar


Just round the corner from Jurong East MRT Station, this chill out bar and restaurant is perfect for anyone who doesn’t want to get involved with the crowds at Westgate, Jcube and JEM. Instead, order a plate of Spicy Pork Sausage Aglio Olio & Caesar Salad with Prawn alongside a glass of white wine, and watch the hours fly by.

Twenty 15 Restaurant Grill Bar
Address: #01-13, Big Box, 1 Venture Avenue, Singapore 608521
Tel: +65 68906118
Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday 11 AM – 11 PM, Friday to Saturday 11 AM – 1 AM
Nearest MRT Station: Jurong East

Drop us a tip to recommend a watering hole in ‘The West’ we should have covered!

Also read: 9 Chillout Spots In Jurong You Need To Call Your Own

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