By: Amy Greenburg
Need some mid-week tipple time with the girls? Luckily, there are countless ladies’ night specials islandwide, with Wednesdays and Thursdays being the most popular weeknights for booze-infused, girly get-togethers. Here are some of our top picks.
One of the most famous ladies’ nights in town, The Exchange offers four hours of free-flow martinis, margaritas and Hoegaarden Rosée every Wednesday from 5 to 9pm, as well as decadent dessert platters, DJ-spun tunes and goody bags for 100 lucky guests. 8 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 1
Every Thursday from 5.30 to 8.30pm, females can relish free-flow Prosecco at $20, a stunning view of Singapore’s skyline, and 70s and 80s dance tunes courtesy of guest DJ Malcom X. It’s an especially convenient spot for ladies coming from the CBD to let loose after a long day’s work. 10 Collyer Quay, Level 43 Ocean Financial Centre
On Wednesdays from 7pm to 9pm, each group of four girls receives one complimentary bottle of champagne – and, from 6pm to midnight, champagne by the glass is $10 and $55 by the bottle for everyone. Soak it up with a cheese platter ($29) to share, or a penne pasta ($18), chicken breast ($24) or tartine ($14). Sister restaurant Ô Comptoir in Boat Quay also has a great ladies’ night deal, so check it out if you’re in the mood for rosé. Oui, s’il vous plaît! 2 Gemmill Lane
Situated in lush Dempsey Hill, this is the perfect setting for a quiet catch-up with the gals. On Wednesdays, women can enjoy one-for-one Prosecco by the glass ($16) all night long, or opt for daily happy hour specials including wines and spirits by the glass ($9 and $11, respectively). And, though you’ll have to pay full price, the fruity bellinis and champagne cocktails (all $19) are delicious and worth it, as are the yummy $13 mocktails. 13A Dempsey Road
Every Wednesday from 5pm to 1am, KPO offers a ladies’ night high-tea special priced at $88, inclusive of six Strongbow Apple Ciders, six jelly shooters and a selection of sweet and savoury treats from Nassim Hill café, including mini brioche chicken sliders with sriracha, Earl Grey crème brûlée and mini passion-fruit tarts. There’s also a one-for-one deal on ciders ($14) all night long for ladies and a live band and DJ from 7pm and 9pm respectively. 1 Killiney Road
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Make a reservation at Vida Vino for some tapas sharing and paella ($65 for a three-person serving), and a great (and affordable) selection of wines and Prosecco, before nipping over to The Library for some fancy cocktails.
Or, fully commit to putting your diet on hold for the night, and snag a spot at Potato Head Folk’s charming, fairy light-strewn shophouse rooftop – a fun atmosphere with hip-hop music – to indulge in burgers (around $20 each) and fries, and all kinds of tropical beverages. But, since it’s walk-in only, you’ll have to get there early to put your name in; have a cocktail on the third level at Studio 1939 Lounge while you wait, or head down there for some post-dinner drinks.
Another option in the area is Wine Mansion, a neighbourhood gem that offers ladies free-flow red, white and sparkling wine for $25 on Wednesdays from 7.30 to 10.30pm, and a “wine and beer buffet” open to all genders for $35 from 5pm to 9pm every day except Wednesday and Friday, complete with a complimentary Wine Mansion mini food platter. Soak it up with snacks ($7 to $9) like hummus, falafel and roasted eggplant, or bigger bites ($16 to $28) like Mediterranean chicken, pasta or filet mignon.
This story first appeared in Expat Living’s June 2015 issue.