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Five Izakaya Bar (Collyer Quay)

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Located in Hitachi Tower on Collyer Quay. Fiv五 Izakaya Bar is Singapore's answer to the ever-popular Izakayas in Japan. With $5 specials all day, this is the perfect place to catch up and chill out after a long day at work. 

Mon - Fri: 12:00 - 00:00

Sat: 18:00 - 00:00

Closed: Sun & PH

+65 65368955
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Five dollar specials in the CBD

“Five dollar specials all day, every day” is the tagline for this bar inspired by Japan’s 300-yen bars. The specials range from drinks such as Asahi draught, sake, shochu, choya, red and white wines and house pour spirits, to portions of bar snacks like chicken karaage (usual price $6.55) and potato wedges (usual price $5.55). The bar is a welcome find in the usually pricey CBD. Sure, the indoor space of this Collyer Quay branch looks like an inefficient assemblage (it’s set against a unmountable giant steps that is a hazard if you try to venture up – authorization given only to the musicians), which is why the crowds spill out onto the sidewalk. Unlike many establishments, this isn’t just hype - that this Collyer Quay bar has expanded to two more locations is testament that this concept works, anywhere really. For more drinking guides, click here!  

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05 Dec 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Minimum spending for happy hour! Banned.

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I'm sorry but Fiv5 @ Hitachi is off my list for good. Here's what happened when we tried to host a group drinks event this week:
 - We called on Monday to reserve one of the benches in front of the bar. I mentioned that we have a group of 10-20 people, and the waitress said management policy requires minimum spending of S$40 per pax for that size. Okay, first of all, when does minimum spending ever apply to happy hours? Secondly how are you going to keep track of that? Anyone who's been to Fiv5 knows it's a chaotic place with patrons walking/standing all over.
 - Anyway she mentioned there's no minimum spending for walk-in customers on that day itself. So fine, we cancelled the reservation and decided to head there earlier.
 - On that day itself we arrived early, and there were plenty of unreserved tables around. Imagine our surprise when the waitress (the same one I spoke to earlier) mentioned we have to pay minimum spending even as walk-in customers. In cantonese there's an expression perfect for situations such as this, "DIU NIA MA FU LAT". At this point our group just left for another bar.
 
 Oh by the way, we spent >S$900 for a 15 person group (that's >S$60 per pax of revenue you've lost, for a single table) at your competitor, and your bar is off the list for any member of our group for the foreseeable future. There are plenty of alternatives nearby (Empire, il fiore, Pelican, Kinki's, Black Swan, the entire Boat Quay & China Square), please don't think you can pull these s*** off. Think about that.
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25 Sep 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

WORST SERVICE EVER.

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Most horrifying bad service ever encountered in Singapore. The tall dark lady waitress was exceptionally rude and passed lewd remarks to my companion. Luncheon meat chips were cold and tough to eat. I don't know why we paid good money to eat a place that insults us! NEVER coming here again and I will spread this to the whole of my company and my contacts.
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17 Jan 2014 • 296 reviews • 14 followers

Five dollar specials in the CBD

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“Five dollar specials all day, every day” is the tagline for this bar inspired by Japan’s 300-yen bars. The specials range from drinks such as Asahi draught, sake, shochu, choya, red and white wines and house pour spirits, to portions of bar snacks like chicken karaage (usual price $6.55) and potato wedges (usual price $5.55). The bar is a welcome find in the usually pricey CBD. Sure, the indoor space of this Collyer Quay branch looks like an inefficient assemblage (it’s set against a unmountable giant steps that is a hazard if you try to venture up – authorization given only to the musicians), which is why the crowds spill out onto the sidewalk. Unlike many establishments, this isn’t just hype - that this Collyer Quay bar has expanded to two more locations is testament that this concept works, anywhere really. For more drinking guides, click here!  
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30 Aug 2013 • 71 reviews • 6 followers

You get what you pay for

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$5 drinks no doubt, but they don't give you a full glass. It's a great hangout for young corporate workers still at the start of the ladder, but frankly it's just an illusion of being cheap.

Since its FIVE Izakaya, we ordered the $5 Asahi on tap. When the beer arrived I was pretty disappointed, because firstly it was half a pint (not bottled like Sauce bar), which was fine on it's own, but the glass wasn't even full. 2 fingers of foam head from the top, that's the basic rule of beer drafting. Not 3 fingers with an additional finger of air as empty as my ex's heart. So perhaps the barkeep was having an off day and I decided to order another beer to test the consistency. Again, the amount of foam made me think my beer was suffering from rabies. I'm starting to suspect they're deliberately giving less for less value. No matter, I persevered and ordered the house wine instead, also at $5. Half a glass of wine arrived. I'm not even going to go into the standard amount of wine you're supposed to serve, but this bar really brings out my analness in bar standards which seem to be severely lacking. Does the bartender not see that glasses are not full when served? Or are the owners really such sneaky stingy b*******?

Cheap price= lower quality and quantity. In the end it works out the same, no extra value. 

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05 Nov 2012 • 169 reviews • 5 followers

$5 drink in town!

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For full review and photos, please visit http://thumbsforfood.blogspot.sg/2012/11/fiv-izakaya-bar.html
Hello! Are you feeling stressed from work? If you are, this post is just right for you! And for people working in the CBD area, you are in for a good drink!

Well, the other day we were hanging out around the Boat Quay/Fullerton area after our lunch at Absinthe and we were looking for a place to just chill around. Indeed, there are many pubs along the stretch but we did not feel motivated enough.
Did I mention that there was a huge crowd at around 6pm?

No wonder, the quote goes "No matter how much pressure you feel at work, if you could find ways to relax for at least five minutes every hour, you'd be more productive." I think all these people are applying the theory then! Let's do it too [: 
And they do sell snacks and food as well!
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