Mark Your Calendars – Singapore’s First Meme-Themed Pool Party Happening Aug 5

meme party

In the 80s and 90s, we all thought that the future would have flying cars and holoprojectors like the ones in Star Wars but all we have is an entire generation of people communicating in memes.

If you’re wondering what memes are, they’re like a modern, cynical version of hieroglyphics – pictures or screengrabs of a certain character or emotion with a short caption to convey the sender’s exact sentiments.

And frankly, they do the job really well. They’re always concise and accurate, more so than the average emojis.

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Come 5 August 2018, Singapore is about to have its very own meme-themed party – POPsicle 2018.

Mad For Memes

Organised by the AOS Collective, POPsicle is Singapore’s first ever meme-themed party, featuring a lineup of resident DJs from Singapore’s hottest clubs.

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Held at the rooftop pool of Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore, the party will have a wide variety of cocktails that have been exclusively designed for the event. Someone say meme-themed cocktails?

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There will also be barbecue food if you’re feeling hungry.

While you chill and mingle by the rooftop pool, be entertained by music from the likes of DJ Krumbs from Bang Bang, DJ Shai, DJ Local Motion, DJ BillyT, and DJ Koh Han.

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Early Bird tickets are now available at $18 each.

To purchase tickets or book a table, you may do so via any of POPsicle’s social media platforms, via email at [email protected] or via Whatsapp at +65 9022 6743.

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If you’re sick of plain old dancing in clubs and you’re looking for a different experience, then this meme-themed party is perfect for you.

POPsicle 2018
Venue: Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore, Rooftop Pool
Date: 5 Aug 2018
Time: 4pm – Late
Price: $18

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(Header Image Source: @aos_collective,POPsicle, and Shaifudin Suhaimi)

Beerfest Asia Celebrates Its 10th Beer-thday With A Bigger Venue And Limited Edition Booze

If you love your booze, then get your liver ready because SouthEast Asia’s largest beer festival is returning for its 10th edition this August!

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That’s right, Beerfest Asia 2018 will be happening from 30 August to 2 September 2018! And this time, they’ve got a major venue upgrade.

Chug! Chug! Chug!

Beerfest Asia was started so that Singaporeans will be able to taste and sample beers that are not usually available in Singapore.

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This year, the event celebrates a decade of booze and it promises to be bigger and better than any Beerfest of the past years, with 600+ beers and entertainment.

Beerfest Asia is also working with 10 breweries worldwide to create 10 limited edition Beerfest Asia Birthday Beers which will only be available at the festival.

Last year’s Beerfest Asia was held at Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore, but this year the festival has found a much bigger home. That’s right, Beerfest Asia 2018 will be at The Meadow at Gardens By The Bay!

While participating booze merchants have not been announced, ticketing details are already available.

The Advance Pass comes with 1 complimentary welcome beer. 1 Day Advance Passes costs $20 per person for Thursday and Sunday, and $25 per person for Friday and Saturday.

It’ll be more worth to buy Advance Passes in a group of 4. For $75, you and your friends are allowed entry on one of any of the 4 days as well as 4 complimentary welcome beers.

However, if you’re looking to up your game, then go for the VIP Pass which grants you access to 1 day of free flow VIP beer. The VIP Pass goes for $110 on Thursday and Sunday, and $150 on Friday and Saturday.

You may purchase your BeerFest passes here.

In the meantime, do keep a lookout on Beerfest Asia’s Facebook page for more updates on food vendors and musical acts that will be performing!

Are you ready for Singapore’s largest beer festival?

Beerfest Asia 2018
Venue: The Meadow @ Gardens By The Bay
Date: 30 Aug – 2 Sep 2018

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(Header Image Source: Beerfest Asia)

Lift Your Spirits At The S’pore Cocktail Festival This May With Pop-Ups, Tastings, And Bar Battles

Cocktail lovers rejoice, for your time has come!

The Singapore Cocktail Festival is back for another edition this May!

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From 4 to 13 May 2018, the 10-day festival will kick off at Empress Lawn, in front of Victoria Theatre Concert Hall, the new home for the Festival Village.

Festival Village

Open from 4 to 6 May 2018, the Festival Village at the Empress Lawn aims to bring together 30 of the best cocktail bars in Singapore and the region into one big party.

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You will be able to sample creative cocktails by internationally-acclaimed bars, bartenders and partnering brands.

The Singapore bars line-up include Astor Bar, Bob’s Bar, Caffe Fernet, Cin Cin, Mitzo Restaurant & Bar, Nutmeg & Clove, Propeller Bar, Red Tail Bar, Smoke & Mirrors, Tess Bar & Kitchen, and The Wall.

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The regional line-up will feature James Estes from Skullduggery, Bob Louison from Pussyfoot Salon and more!

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That’s not all, the Festival Village will also be bringing back the Artisanal Spirits Tasting Room, featuring small batches of handcrafted spirits.

There will also be a Bar Battle which will pit country-led bartending teams against each other in flaring, speed and mystery ingredient challenges.

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If you’re hungry, there will be a Food Street at the Festival Village and there will also be live DJ sets and mixes to keep festival-goers’ spirits (Hehe) up.


Ticket prices go from $28 to $50, excluding booking fee.

There are 3 ticket prices available. The $28 ticket entitles you to a 1-day festival pass, a 3-piece SGCF Cocktail Set (worth $50), and a SG Cocktail Passport (worth $15).

The $35 ticket comes with an additional complimentary cocktail (worth $12) on top of the existing items in the $28 ticket.

The $50 ticket entitles you to a 3-day festival pass, a 3-piece SGCF Cocktail Set (worth $50), a complimentary cocktail (worth $12), an artisanal tasting card for four 15ml shots, and a SG Cocktail Passport (worth $15).

You may purchase your tickets here.

Festival Deals Around The City

From 4 to 13 May 2018, SG Cocktail Passport holders will be able to enjoy Festival deals in the best cocktail  bars and restaurants in Singapore.

Deals include discounted cocktail and special cocktail and food pairing menus.

Participating restaurants include Astor Bar, Bar Stories, Bob’s Bar, Caffe Fernet, Chihuly Bar, Cin Cin, Elixir Bar, Mitzo Restaurant & Bar, Nutmeg & Clove, Potato Head Folk, Propeller Bar, Red Tail Bar, Smoke & Mirrors, Tess Bar & Kitchen, and The Wall.

Attendees will be able to purchase the SG Cocktail Passport from the Festival Village for $15 nett.

Festival Village ticket holders get the SG Cocktail Passport for free.

It’s time to gather all your alcoholic mates for some fancy cocktail tasting!

Singapore Cocktail Festival 2018
4 – 13 May 2018

Festival Village
Empress Lawn, in front of Victoria Theatre Concert Hall
Date: 4 – 6 May 2018
Price: $28 – $50

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(Header Image Source: Singapore Cocktail Festival)

$5 Is All You Need To Get Drunk At Singapore’s Cheapest Pub Crawl

Pub crawls are great for two things: Getting drunk and meeting people; the only things you really need to have a great time.

If you’ve always wanted to go on a pub crawl but never got around to doing it, here’s a deal that’ll have you procrastinating no more.

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Singapore Pub Crawl has launched the cheapest pub crawl in Singapore – Five Dollar Pub Crawls. No, we’re not pulling your leg. Singapore Pub Crawl has come up with a series of Signature Crawls priced at just $5 (U.P. $35) so you can get drunk and get up to all kinds of shenanigans without breaking the bank.

Seriously, where else in Singapore can you get drunk for the price you pay for a plate of chicken rice?

Happening on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays until Feb 16, $5 will get you into five of the best bars and clubs along the iconic Singapore River, amazing deals, and needless to say, great company.

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Expect a tour of some of the coolest watering holes in the country as Crawl Leaders take you to four pubs, each with their own drink deals that are exclusive to Singapore Pub Crawl. You get a complimentary shot at every bar (i.e a total of four shots), and access to deals such as 2-for-$15 cocktails.

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To end off the night, get VIP entry at one of Singapore’s hottest night clubs, and party until daylight to the best R&B and hip hop beats!

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Creamier’s New Ice Cream BEER Floats Takes Alcoholic Ice Cream To A Whole New Level

We’ve all heard of ice cream floats, but have you heard of an ice cream beer float?

It’s exactly as it sounds – a scoop of ice cream plopped into a glass of cold beer.

A marriage of two things we all love – ice cream and booze – that’s exactly what Creamier and Stark Craft Beer are bringing to the table at this year’s Beerfest Asia.

A Perfect Union

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Huge fans of the ice cream brand (as are we), the guys behind Stark Craft Beer conceived of this unusual pairing on a hot and humid night in North Bali.

Craving a taste of Creamier’s Tahitian Vanilla ice cream to go with some of their freshly-brewed Dark Wheat Beer, they decided to combine the two into one outrageous dessert, and bring it to the masses.

They reached out, Creamier said yes, and now, we get to enjoy 3 inventive floats!

A union of two artisanal, premium brands, both Creamier and Stark Craft Beer use all-natural ingredients, with no preservatives added into their innovative, delicious products.

Beer + Ice Cream Pairings

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The first beer-ice cream combo is Stark Lychee Ale with Creamier’s Raspberry Love. The ale is fruity, light, with the natural aroma and sweetness of lychee, while the Raspberry Love ice cream is a romantic combination of raspberry berries, rose and sweet cream.

The final result? A taste of summer in a cup that’s light, floral and sweet.

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The next float flavour on the menu is Stark Indonesian Pale Ale with Creamier’s Sea Salt Gula Melaka. The IPA has a distinct hoppy flavour, is slightly bitter, with a sweet and malty aftertaste. This is paired with Sea Salt Gula Melaka ice cream, which gives you a hit of sweet, but not without a hit of savoury flavour. The two combine into a smooth butter beer.

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The last drink is one for the chocaholics – the Stark Dark Wheat with Creamier’s Mochaccino. The Dark Wheat beer is thick, malty and chocolatey, with a hint of bitter roasted coffee. The Mochaccino ice cream amps up the chocolate flavour with its blend of chocolate and espresso, giving you a dessert that’s chocolatey, smoky, slightly bitter, and absolutely decadent.

And on to the most important question: How do you enjoy your ice cream beer float? Either sip the beer and eat the ice cream separately, or stir all that goodness together – both ways, you get to enjoy a tasty, delightful dessert.

These ice cream floats will be available at both of Creamier’s outlets at Toa Payoh and at Gillman Barracks. They will also be available at BeerFest 2017 (17 – 20 August) at the Stark Craft Beer booth.

Each float will set you back $14 and will only be available for the month of August. Make a date with Creamier and give these a spin – you’ll wish they weren’t a limited edition treat!

Address: Blk 128, Toa Payoh Lorong 1, #01-835, Singapore 310128
Opening Hours: Tue – Thu: 12pm – 10pm; Fri – Sat: 12pm – 11pm; Sun: 12pm – 10pm; Closed on Mon
Contact no.: 6250 1476
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(Header Image Source: Creamier Handcrafted Ice Cream & Coffee)

This S’pore Bar Charges You Based On The Hour – The Earlier You Drink, The Happier Your Wallet

Hey there, Singapore After Nine is back with a new find!

Situated just off Clarke Quay, this new gem is located at the peaceful 11 Keng Cheow Road. For those in the know, Stickies Bar has come to be synonymous with 3 things: food, fun and affordability. 

It’s a game cafe, diner and bar, all rolled into one – the Holy Grail for lovers of games, food and booze.

While the merry-making usually begins after dark at most bars, Stickies Bar keeps its fires burning round the clock.

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This means you’ve got a good option for lunch, and a place to chill after the sun goes down. Stickies Bar offers great promotions and dishes up some tasty food, so you don’t go hungry in between shots.

We at DiscoverSG popped in to take a look and lo and behold, it was indeed all fun and games at Stickies Bar.

They’ve got game…

It has a pool table that’s open at all hours, which you can play to no end.

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There’s also a PlayStation 4, with a huge range of games including Mortal Kombat and FIFA 17. The best thing? Stickies Bar doesn’t charge any user fees!

If darts are more up your alley, dart boards are also on the ready.

What’s a game place without some good ol’ party games? Stickies Bar has a shelf packed full of them including Exploding Kittens, Uno-Jenga, Saboteur, and more! If you’re a sucker for the classics, they’ve even got chess!

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And finally, how can we do without party favourite, Beer Pong?

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Games aside, we loved how customers could plug their music devices to the speaker system and play their own songs! Blast your favourite tunes and feel right at home with your own jams playing in the background!

Next, we got a taste of what the kitchen had to offer.

What’s for dinner?

1. Appetizer Party Platter (NA)

To start things off, we were served a very special party platter—special because it’s nowhere on the menu. We got to try a mix of cheesy curly fries ($11), popcorn chicken ($11), chicken karaage ($12) and sesame wings ($14).

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These bites stayed crisp long after they were served and we loved that they didn’t come dripping with oil!

2. Soup of the Day ($4)

The soup of the day when we were there was tomato soup, a rich, tangy soup topped with crisp squares of garlic bread. The tomato flavour was strong, but it was a little too sour for my liking. Then again, if you like your soup with a little more zestiness, this would be it.

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The soup of the day here is changed up regularly. Some days, they serve the classic mushroom soup, and on other days, they serve a cheesy broccoli soup. As for the others…. We’ll leave you to discover them for yourself!

3. 10-inch 4 Cheese Pizza ($13)

Think you know what a pizza looks like? This thin-crusted wonder will surprise you!

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Topped with a decadent mix of 4 cheeses–mozzarella, parmesan, cheddar, and nacho cheese–this pizza is a serious game changer. The crust was crisp, and there was (surprisingly!) enough crust to balance out all that cheesy goodness. The cheesy flavours were complemented by the additional top-up of turkey ham, and the pizza came lightly seared.

4. Beef Lasagna ($14)

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Beef layered between sheets of pasta, bathed in flavourful bolognese sauce… If that sounds good, it tasted even better. As we sliced our forks through the layers of meat and pasta, they came away with stringy strands of cheese. The pasta could have done with a little more resistance, but hey, we all have our preferences. The dish was served with a salad on the side, drizzled with a yummy homemade sesame dressing.

5. Flamélicious Spicy Chicken Quesadilla ($18)

This Flamélicious Spicy Chicken Quesadilla was the highlight of our night!

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Spicier than Stickies Bar’s waitresses, this dish had us gulping down cups of water in between mouthfuls. Sandwiched within a crispy, toasted quesadilla shell was a generous helping of gooey, stringy cheese and fiery chicken pieces, tender and marinated with 3 secret spices.

Thankfully, the shell managed to stay intact despite the substantial fillings inside it, making it a much less messy affair than it could have been.

Food & Drink Promotions at Stickies Bar

Besides the array of games and facilities, Stickies Bar has some sweet deals you’d be hard-pressed to find elsewhere. Considering the quality of the grub here, these promos are the real deal.

If you love your drinks, Stickies Bar has got your back…

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With that, Stickies Bar definitely makes it to our list of go-to places after hours, both on weekends and on weekdays.

Westies, you won’t have to travel all the way to town for your Stickies fix soon enough! The bar will be opening its second outlet at Sunset Way in May. For more updates, be sure to follow them on Instagram!

To many more happy hours,

Singapore After Nine

Stickies Bar
Address: 1 Keng Cheow St,#01-10, Singapore 059608
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 12am

Laksa Cocktail? 8 Whacky Singaporean Cocktails You Need To Try!

Let’s be honest, for people who aren’t exactly the fiercest of patriots, we are surprisingly crazy for any food/beverage that has local twists to them. With Salted Egg Yolk hogging the spotlight for the past couple of weeks, we’d like to take the chance to introduce the cocktail equivalent of the McDonald’s Salted Egg Yolk Chicken Burger.

Kidding. Had you for a second there, didn’t we?

Seriously, though, you never know if a Salted Egg Yolk cocktail is coming our way. In the meantime, we did some prowling in our bar scene. Guess what? We came across several locally inspired drinks, Singaporean cocktails specifically, whose weirdness rivals that of the imaginary Salted Egg Yolk’s.

Unusual yet delicious, we present you seven whacky and uniquely Singaporean cocktails you need to try.

1. Stylo Milo

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Source: Weekender

Straight from the Kopitiam is Stylo Milo, Ding Dong’s playful take on our favourite childhood drink. More than just freshly brewed Milo and condensed milk, Stylo Milo also features a dash of Hakushu Distillers Reserve’s whisky and green chartreuse. This guys, is how you drink Milo peng in style.

Ding Dong
Address: 115 Amoy Street #01-02, S069935
Contact: 6557 0189
Opening hours: Mon to Fri, 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 12am; Sat, 6pm – 12am

2. Kaya Toast Cocktail

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A modern take on tao huey, this beancurd cocktail is a signature drink from Jekyll & Hyde that consists of butterscotch liqeuer, kaya, frangelico, vodka and of course, beancurd. Yes, there is actual tao huey in it. Not just some chapalang beancurd, but the renowned Lao Ban beancurd is what is used for this concoction. This is a creamy, sweet and hazelnutty drink that we think is great on its own.

Jekyll & Hyde
Address: 49 Tras Street S078988
Contact: 6222 3349

4. Prawn Noodle Cocktail

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It’s not enough that Kuvo serves its own rendition of the traditional Prawn Noodle Soup. It serves also the Prawn Noodle Cocktail! Comprising of the ingredients you’ll find in your everyday Prawn Noodle Soup, be warned that this unorthodox concoction may be a little too exotic for some.

Address: 321 Orchard Road, #02-01 S238866
Contact: 6733 8272
Opening hours: Mon to Thu, 12pm – 1am; Fri & Sat, 12pm – 2am; Sun 12pm – 1am

5. Laksa Cocktail

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A frothy beverage made of laksa leaves, coriander, ginger, chilli, lime juice, egg white and rum, the Laksa Cocktail by Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall is a cocktail with a kick. Slightly creamy, this distinctly aromatic blend is a pretty good Singaporean cocktail rendition of the traditional laksa. On a side note, how old school is the name Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall?

Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall
Address: 60A Boat Quay, S049848
Contact: 6535 0838
Opening hours: Mon to Thu, 6pm – 12am; Fri & Sat, 6pm – 3am

6. Chicken Rice Cocktail

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A concoction similar to Baileys, Singaporean cocktail of batida de coco, pandan, milk, pink salt and rum. This is another Singaporean cocktail we’d recommend as a dessert cocktail.

6327 4820
Opening hours: Daily, 4pm – 1am

8. Liang Teh

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Feeling a little heaty from the laksa and chicken rice? Maison Ikkoku presents to you the Liang Teh. A mixture of chrysanthemum, luo han guo, xia gu chao, red dates, ginseng and white spirits, traditional herbal tea has just gotten better. If only our ah ma had thought of this.

Maison Ikkoku
Address: 20 Kandahar Street, S198885
Contact: 6294 0078
Opening hours: Sun to Thu, 6pm – 1am; Fri & Sat, 6pm – 2am

With these eight cocktails, there really is no better time to let your Singaporean-ness shine. So unleash your inner alcoholic patriot and get started on these whacky Singaporean cocktails!

(Header image by Weekender, words by editor)

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Blue Wine: What It’s All About & How To Get Your Hands On One!

Just when you thought food can’t get any more colourful (that’s right rainbow cakes/coffee/god knows what else, we’re looking at you!) This latest trend in foodie haven we’re going to talk about is something else. Today, we’re introducing to you the Blue Wine. Its natural colour has taken the internet by storm. Here’s the low-down on what we know so far.

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The creators of blue wine

GikWines is a Spanish firm that has decided that the world’s current selection of red, white, and rose wine is getting a little meh. The team of 6 has said, with a punny reference to the acclaimed book “The Blue Ocean Strategy”, that there’s potential in capturing a relatively uncontested market.

This led to the inception of the Blue Revolution as the wine company affectionately dubbed. There’s also a barrage of #EnjoyTheRevolution hashtags popping up all over  Image Credit: @giklive[/caption]

How is the colour produced?

The wine gets its unique electric blue colour from anthocyanin, a pigment derived from grape skins and an indigo tint sourced from a particular plant. These hues are then added to a base blend of red and white wine.

Interestingly, the Gikblue carries no added sugar and instead sweetens over time due to the natural sugar fermentation process.

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How is the world reacting to it?

The original (and peculiar) colour of the wine has proven to be an extremely successful selling point for the company. It sold out last week due to huge demand!

Fret not, wine lovers! GikWines has assured its many fans via social media that its stocks will be replenished the following week. The company has also reached out to thank its customers for what they call an incredible and unanticipated international response on their trending  Image Credit: @giklive[/caption]

A little bit more on blue wine itself…

With an alcohol level of 11.5% and a signature sweet taste, this wine exclusively retails internationally via GikWine’s online website. It goes for an affordable €10 (S$14.99) for a 750ml bottle. The company is currently working on plans to launch a new version of the wine. It’ll be specifically targeted at the Millennial generation.

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The Final Verdict

With many positive up-and-coming reviews about its taste and business concept, we’d say GikBlue is well positioned to revolutionise the wine industry. But, only time will tell if GikWines will be a timeless breakthrough in wine history or simply a passing fad.

Sadly, Singaporeans need to wait a little more to order GikWines’ exquisite Blue Wine via their online website, Presently, it only ships to select countries such as Spain, France, the United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands. If you desperately want to get your hands on it, consider using a freight forwarding service or have your friends who are overseas buy and bring it back for you.

Cover Image Credits: Business Insider

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7 Ladies’ Night Deals In SG You & Your Gal Pals Need to Know

We have a love-hate relationship with Wednesdays. With it being the third day of the week, Hump Day starts from hours 6AM to 6PM and turns into Ladies Night when the Sun goes out.

For those who are unfamiliar with the concept of Ladies Night, it is a night where women get special deals just to be present at a venue. This can range from free entry to discounts to lucky draws at bars and clubs where Ladies Night is observed.

While Ladies Night typically happens on a Wednesday, some watering holes do organise it on other days of the week instead, like kyō which hosts it on Thursdays instead. Without further ado, here’s our list!


Whether you’re a rooftop bar connoisseur or a first-timer to skyline parties, we strongly advise taking the elevator all the way up to the 61st floor where 1-Altitude is located.

Deal: Ladies enjoy free entry into 1-Altitude all night long, along with $10 Martinis available as well.

Address: 1 Raffles Place, Singapore 048616
Tel: +65 6438 0410
Opening Hours: Fri & Sat 6PM – 4AM; Sun 6PM– 12AM; Mon & Tue 6PM–2AM; Wed & Thu 6PM – 3AM


Open four nights every week, dance club kyo is a little different from its peers with its Ladies Night being held on a Thursday instead of a Wednesday. But you can be sure to still have a good time letting your hair down and moving your feet to the music.

Deal: Ladies will get to enjoy free entry into kyo on Thursday nights, and receive free vodka cranberry from 10PM to 2AM.

Address: 133 Cecil Street, Keck Seng Tower, #B1-02, Singapore 069535
Tel: +65 8299 8735
Opening Hours: Wed & Thu 10PM – 3AM; Fri 10PM – 3.30AM; Sat 10PM – 4.30AM

f Club

Be transported back to the French Renaissance with chandeliers, red velvet furniture and portraits hanging off the walls with f Club, a relatively new dance club conveniently located in Clarke Quay.

The club understands the power of going online, and gives out a booklet of 12 drink coupons every week for Ladies Night.

Deal: Put that smartphone to good use by registering for f Club’s drink coupons 6338 3158
Opening Hours: Wed 9PM to 3AM; Thu & Fri 10PM to 3AM; Sat 10PM – 4AM

Bang Bang

“Don’t take yourself so seriously.” That’s Bang Bang’s tagline, motto and mission all bundled into one. And it really doesn’t, with giant bear mascots and cages and wild nights. Just don’t forget to leave your serious bone outside.

Bang Bang
Address: 7 Raffles Boulevard, Pan Pacific Hotel, Marina Square, Singapore 039595
Tel: +65 8127 2808
Opening Hours: Wed 10PM to 6AM; Fri & Sat 10PM to 6AM
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If you’ve never partied in Marina Bay Sands, much less its SkyPark, which is 200 metres above sea level, this is the time! Not only is it one of the most upscale bars in Singapore — and the region — it also boasts one of the most breathtaking views you can enjoy with a drink in one hand and a camera in the other.

Deal: Ladies enjoy free entry into CE LA VI, and one glass of house wine every Wednesday.

Address: SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands, Tower 3, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018971
Tel: +65 6688 7688
Opening Hours: Mon & Tue 12PM – 2AM; Wed to Sat 12PM – 5AM; Sun 12PM to 2AM

Lobby Lounge

Located on the 32nd level of Asia Square Tower, which comes with quite the city view, the Lobby Lounge at Westin is not one to be missed, especially on Fashion Forward Fridays, its very own Ladies Night.

Deal: Ladies get to enjoy a buffet of wine, spirits and beer from 7.30PM to 9.30PM for a fee of $30, and sartorially-inclined guests can get to win complimentary drinks for two if they dress according to each week’s theme.

Lobby Lounge
Address: Level 32, 12 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 2, Singapore 018961
Tel: +65
6922 6988
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri 9AM – 12AM, Sat & Sun 10AM to 12AM

Gem Bar

On the surface, Gem Bar may seem totally normal. Just another watering hole on Ann Siang Hill. But once you look a little deeper, you’ll find that it is notoriously cheeky, i.e. the perfect place for you ladies to spend an evening at. Its Ladies Night, which is held on Thursdays, is affectionately dubbed G-Spot Ladies Night. Why? Just look over at its menu and you’ll see suggestive drink names that will leave you giggling in your seat.

Deal: Discounted drinks aplenty. Housepour spirits are priced at $5++; Lychee Martini, Mojito, Bellini at $10 ++; Jagerbombs at $10 nett; Blowjob, Orgasm, Slippery Nipple and Sex on the Beach at $5++

Gem Bar
Address: 10 Ann Siang Hill, Singapore 069789
Tel: +65  6224 7762
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri 12PM – 2AM; Sat 5PM – 2AM

With this list, Girls Night Out has just been made so much simpler and more affordable (now that you know the deals). You can be sure to always find a bar no matter what day of the week it is. Plus, there’s no one stopping you from hitting a few of these spots in one night… if you’re game.

Got a favourite bar or club to chill with your all-female squad? Drop us a tip!

Also read: Craft Beer Lovers, SG’s First Mikkeller Bar Has Just Opened!

6 Best Places In The West For Alcohol For Your Friday Chill Night

“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