Sure, on the one hand it’s a pungent beer-soaked bar that might bring back memories of your college days. On the other, this rustic bar is set in an amazing old Peranakan shophouse with high ceilings and lots of wood. You can get a real sense of old Singapore by walking up and down Emerald Hill for a few minutes before or after your drinks. Emerald Hill (which gets its name from the fact that it was originally settled by the Irish in the mid-19th century) has one of Singapore’s few intact strips of restored shophouses; the ones here date back to the early 1900s. This bar is popular with tourists, and the occasional walking tour group will crowd in for a pint and have a look around. You'll also find the 20- to 40-something afterwork crowd drawn to its laid-back pub vibe and proximity to bustling Orchard Road and public transportation. No. 5 Emerald Hill is known for its wide selection of cocktails and martinis, and its daily happy hours are a great deal—between noon and 9pm, and after 1am, it's S$8 for a glass of the house pour spirit and S$10 for a glass of house wine. Soak up the booze with the joint's beloved No. 5 pizza, made with chorizo sausage, jalapeños, and chickens wings marinated in shrimp sauce and Chinese wine.