Fizzy Dayz is a casual American diner-inspired dive bar that shines the spotlight on one of the most underrated cocktails around – the highball.
If there’s one reason to visit newly-opened Fizzy Dayz, it’s for the casual dive bar’s absolutely value-for-money happy hour price on its highballs (it goes up to S$15 after happy hour ends at 8pm). Considering the bar opens at 4pm – one of the few watering holes in the area to open that early – that’s plenty of time to put away a goodly number.
Now a highball may not sound like much. It is, after all, effectively a mixed alcoholic drink that simply combines a spirit base with a considerable amount of a mixer like soda or a cola. But its very simplicity is exactly what makes the highball such an approachable, refreshing tipple that allows a spirit’s flavours to shine.
And that’s where Fizzy Dayz sparkles. The bar – opened by the same folks behind Nutmeg & Clove and takes over the spot on Purvis Street that used to house unpretentious wine bar Bar Uva – allows you to build your own highball. That means taking a pick from a medley of spirits and combine that with your choice of mixer.
Desire a classic gin and tonic or soda-based whiskey highball? You got it. Prefer your rum and coke? No problem. You can mix tequila and Sprite up too, if that’s your thing.
Fizzy Dayz offers more elevated (read: standard-priced) cocktails too. The signature Fizzy Dayz Highball takes the classic Suntory Kakubin and soda highball and makes it more premium with a touch of Laphroaig, adding a lovely smoky complexity from the Islay whisky. Then there’s their take of the Southside Fizz, which adds white grape vinegar for a different twist.
Not everything is fizzy, of course. Their frozen slushie of a Daiquiri is insanely delicious. And if you miss the Long Island Ice Tea from your partying days, they have an amped up version here as well made with a spiced oolong tea and enough booze to fell an elephant.
Then there’s its American-style diner bar grub, a small selection built specifically for drinking with. You’re looking at finger-friendly bites such as Jalapeno Poppers, Spicy Buffalo Wings and Onion Rings, or Spaghetti and Meatballs and Mini Fish & Chips if you need something more substantial.
But don’t go away without trying their signature Nashville Chicken Waffle Burger. It’s exactly what it sounds like, a Southern-style fried chicken and waffles reimagined as a delicious sandwich.
We’ll see you here at happy hour?
Address 24 Purvis St, Singapore 188601 (Google Maps link)
Opening Hours 4pm to 12am Mondays to Thurdays; 4pm to 1am on Fridays and Saturdays; closed on Sundays
Tel (65) 99657 8774