Perhaps you have taken the time to reflect upon your happiest time of the day, perhaps not – take a second now and think back on today, or yesterday. Is it while you were having that first sip of coffee in the morning before life sweeps you off your feet? Could it be during the lunch break you were taking with your colleagues and the couple of you shared a laugh or two? Or maybe the time you were hanging out with your significant other with a tipple after a long day of work, and the sunset was cast a beautiful kaleidoscope of colours in the sky?
As it turns out, there is actually a time of the day that most people around the world reveal being the most pleasurable – 7pm. According to the study led by psychologist Esther Guillaume, The World at 7pm: A Survey of Everyday Life, most cultures described the 7pm vibe as a ‘largely pleasant social interaction.’ Across the 20 countries surveyed, people described rather mundane, yet sweet depictions of everyday life at 7pm.
The most agreed-upon descriptors of people’s 7pm situations include ‘potentially enjoyable,’ and ‘social interaction is possible.’ A respondent from the United States revealed to be ‘relaxing on the balcony’ and ‘drinking wine.’ Someone in Italy was ‘cooking pizza with my boyfriend.’ Another in Singapore shared, ‘I was having dinner with my cousins, aunts, uncles, grandma and my own family.’
While this study is fairly limited, the main takeaway is that while our life experience around the world might be nothing alike, our human experience at 7pm is.
So, go ahead, increase your serotonin levels with these happy hour deals at 7pm and beyond.
Nothing beats some good wine and good food during the happiest time of the day. From 5:30pm to 7:30pm, go ahead and wine, whine and dine at Wakanui. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and marvel at the magnificent view of sunset amidst the luscious greenery at Wakanui’s glass hideaway with a bottle of wine while indulging in omakase canapes. Wine bottles start from $60++. Best part? The canapes for two are complimentary with the first bottle purchased. And if you cannot get enough of their bites, try the other star of Wakanui – New Zealand Ocean Beef Bone in Ribeye (1kg at $99++). Grilled over Japan-sourced Binchotan charcoal, the meat displays the perfect balance of marbling and leanness, while retaining natural juiciness and an intense beefy flavour.
Wakanui Grill Dining Singapore is located at Marina One, #04-02
Kazu : Sushi . Grill . Sake may be a premium Japanese dining destination, but fret not – we have sussed out their happy hour drinks that are sure to go well with your sushi, sashimi and robatayaki. From 6pm to 8pm daily, all their Sapporo beers are going for $7, and Sapporo beer buckets (5 bottles) at $30. You can also order edamame at $5 – the perfect appetiser. Want to go all-out and splurge on a well-deserved meal? Kazu also does omakase dinners that uses fresh, premium seafood and vegetables flown in from Japan. Be it for sushi, omakase or beers, there’s something for everyone at Kazu.
Kazu : Sushi . Grill . Sake is located at Marina One, #01-14
It is tough not to go “Waa!” upon hearing Waa Cow!’s happy hour deal. $7++ for a fresh pint of beer on the weekdays before 7pm? Sign us up. For an even sweeter deal, sign up for their corporate program to enjoy 10% off food during dinner service. Imagine having this with your ice-cold beer: a flame-torched thick, juicy Wagyu slices set atop a flavourful bed of Japanese rice, paired with pickles to cut the fattiness and an onsen egg for good measure – does that not sound like heaven in your mouth? Not a fan of beer? Waa Cow! Has a curated list of wine, soju, sake, and cocktails to go along with your dons and appetisers too.
Waa Cow! is located at Marina One, #01-09
Finally got some free time after an evening Skype meeting, or looking to chill after a whole day of work? Set amongst the varied dining establishments at Marina One is a contemporary Asian watering hole – NUDE Chill. With NUDE Chill’s all-day happy hour deal, you can have $19 one-for-one drinks across a myriad of wines, whiskies, gins, and beers! And if you are yearning for some comfort food for lunch to go with your tipples, one option is their Lionhead Meatball Spaghetti. Made with their very own rendang sauce, it is spicy and washes down perfectly with a beer! Yakitoris are offered during the evening, along with the menu from their adjoining NUDE Grill. Good drinks, good food, good vibes – NUDE Chill is just the spot to chill.
NUDE Chill is located at Marina One, #01-22
For the best of East meets West, Anglo Indian Café & Bar is the place to be. The stylish yet welcoming café serves up ‘Indian’ food purportedly invented by the British, like Chicken Tikka Masala and Railway Mutton Curry – perfect to pair with their beer on tap or wine! Aside from their All-day Happy Hour promotion on beer, cider, house pour wines and house spirits, Anglo Indian Café & Bar also has a Super Crazy Happy Hour, 3pm to 6pm daily. For $6.80++, you can pick between beer on tap (Heineken or Erdinger), beer bottle, house pour wine by the glass, and house pour spirits (for a single shot). Planning a chill girls’ night out? Head on over for their Ladies’ Night Wednesdays. Free flow of Vodka or Gin Martinis from 6pm to 8pm for all ladies? Yes, please.
Anglo Indian Café & Bar is located at Marina One, #01-10
Happy hours may seem to be all about the tipple, but not at Standing Sushi Bar. From 6pm to 8:45pm daily, Standing Sushi Bar’s daily izakaya bar bites, which showcases 40 Japanese staples, go at just $6 each. Yes, five slices of salmon sashimi, a plate of mentai scallop, some ebi tempura are going at $6 each – how do you say no to that? Of course, this casual Japanese diner also has great deals on sake and beer if you want to let loose and have a good time.
Standing Sushi Bar is located at Marina One, #B2-47
The Spot is the hippest social hub at Downtown – it is definitely where you want to be seen. Offering an eclectic menu that plays with contemporary European cuisine with Southeast Asian ingredients, The Spot is café, restaurant, bar and cigar lounge all in one. Ladies, wind down your day with free flow oysters and tipples, like bubbles and/or wines at $38++ on Wednesdays, 6pm to 10pm – it is the perfect mid-week perk-me-up. Need some sweet treats? Order the liquorice ice cream for an interesting finisher to your night.
The Spot is located at Marina One, #01-26/27