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Littered with watering holes, this street makes a great stop for drinks

I don’t know if it is the charming conservation shophouses on the street or the drink specials that keep us coming…but we often end up in the Emerald Hill area of Singapore for weekday happy hours or a weekend drink to kick off the evening. While we have eaten at a number of the bar / restaurants, Paul and I agree this is not a dining destination per se, it’s really more about hanging out with friends over drinks.

Here are a few of our favourite highlights from Emerald Hill.

Peranakan Place
This cute little conservation building is at the entryway to Emerald Hill – and contains 3 different bars / restaurant spaces – the Alley Bar, The Acid Bar and Outdoors Café & Bar.
– Alley Bar is…you guessed it….in the alleyway, with small tables and bar stools to grab a drink.
– Acid Bar is indoors and its particular draw is the frequent live music performances ranging from acoustic to jazz. Check the website for a list of performances.
– Outdoors Café & Bar is a quieter place on the street to grab a bit to eat, chat with friends and watch other Emerald Hill patrons make their way up the hill.
180 Orchard Road
Peranakan Place
Telephone: +65 6737 2411


Howl at the Moon
This venue features an interesting concept…an entertainment pub with Live Music, Trivia Nights, Stand-up Comedy events and Dueling Piano nights where the guests pick the songs.
180 Orchard Road
2nd Floor Peranakan Place
Telephone: +65 6838 0281

No 5 Emerald Hill
This is a great spot to pass a Friday night after work with friends due to its relaxed, casual vibe and its full range of cocktails – from Tiger beer to sexy martinis. Plus everyone agrees the chicken wings here are killer and not to be missed. And actually because this bar shares the same kitchen as its neighbours Que Pasa and Ice Cold Beer (and actually the same owners too!), you can actually order other items like pizza from Ice Cold Beer.
5 Emerald Hill Road
Telephone: +65 6732 0818


Que Pasa
A lovely wine and tapas bar with a charming personality set in a 1910’s shop house. Have an old world or new world wine, a glass of scotch or even a cigar. Arrive early to get a seat outside to people watch and elegantly sip your cocktail.

7 Emerald Hill Road
Telephone: +65 6235 6626


Ice Cold Beer
What can I say about this place? It is unapologetically a pub, a regular pub  – and I love it for this. No pretensions, just sit down and have a few beers with pals. Whether you come after work with a necktie or in shorts and a t-shirt, you’ll blend right in. There is a surprisingly wide variety of beers on offer from Asahi to Hoegaarden (served in a glass so big it will take 2 hands to hold!). They also offer a fun promotion on weeknights – every night the table with the most bottle caps by 9pm takes a case of the featured beer home. The night about 12 of us went out for Caroline’s birthday we won a case of Asahi!
9 Emerald Hill Road
Telephone: +65


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