Outpost Bar & Bistro
Recharge with drinks, good music and bar fare at prices that won’t break the bank at Outpost Bar & Bistro. Giant swings dot the al fresco area where you can relax and nurse your drink of choice. Inspired by George R.R. Martin’s books, Ice and Fire ($20) is a potent two-part drink guaranteed to set your taste buds alight by being both ice cold and flaming at the same time. Try their carbonara ($17) if you are peckish–al dente pasta tossed in a creamy bacon infused sauce. The cosy interior plays host to musical acts, from Mando-pop groups to open mic nights, showcasing local talents. On Wednesdays, Outpost offers $4 shots all night for ladies in addition to their musical line-up.

Address: #01-11 St. James Power Station, 3 Sentosa Gateway. Tel: 9069 1109

The Shavencat
Clawing its way into the bustling Tanjong Pagar bar scene is The Shavencat. You’ll find European-inspired dishes such as poutine topped with foie gras and red wine jus ($18), a 14-member Taiwanese Mandopop and dance act Hot Shock after 10.30pm, while late night drinkers get complimentary soup after 2am. On Wednesday, enjoy their take on ladies night, the aptly named “I’m Purrfect!”  where a 1.5L bottle of Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut goes to the best-dressed female.

Address: #01-01, 21 Tanjong Pagar Road. Tel: 6224 3383

The People’s Company
If you prefer small acoustic acts to a large live band, head to Bendemeer to chill out at The People’s Company. Look out for special events such as their recent Sake Night Party ($55) which featured 12 different kinds of sake, a Japanese buffet, live music and karaoke. It’s karaoke night on Mondays, and on Wednesdays, students get a good deal. You might also chance upon their all-night Happy Hour.

Address: #01-05 Luzerne, 70 Bendemeer Road. Tel: 6293 9298