Live it up at the best riverside lifestyle district in town – Clarke Quay!
Wine, Dine & Unwind
One name dominates Singapore’s nightlife scene and that is Clarke Quay, home to over 60 entertainment and food & beverage outlets spread across five brightly coloured refurbished warehouses strategically positioned at the mouth of the iconic Singapore River.
The story of Clarke Quay harks back to the colonial era when the Singapore River was a centre of trade and goods were stored in the warehouses along the banks. The area’s historical value has since been preserved, following an $85 million revamp that began in 2004.
Today, visitors are kept entertained and enthralled by the pulsating mix of watering holes, dance floors, live music, culinary spread, and much more – all connected by sheltered outdoor walkways beneath a colourful canopy.
Flavours of the World
Foodies are in for a scrumptious treat with the exotic buffet of culinary options hailing from every corner of the world. Situated within a doorstep of each other, the assortment of unique concepts and dining experiences range from Cuban and Persian to pan-Asian fusion and everything in between.
Besides perennial favourites like microbrewery and bistro The Pump Room, there is a fine selection of new establishments to tuck into. Rasputin is a modern Russian bar and restaurant offering authentic Russian cuisine alongside food from the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) period. Try beers from Armenia, wines from Slovenia and Hungary, and sample unusual Nemiroff Vodka varieties like Birch Vodka and Honey Pepper, as well as the premium LEX Vodka, which Lady Gaga featured in her “Bad Romance” music video.
Another new addition, TongKang Colonial Bar & Restaurant, is literally housed in a historic vessel that is berthed on the banks of the Singapore River. The distinctive cuisine served on the last two tongkangs (bumboats) in the country has evolved from the potpourri of influences of Singapore’s earlier days, with colonial-inspired dishes like Old English Lamb & Kidney Pie and Oxtail Stew with Potatoes & Carrots.
A true foodie hub, Clarke Quay also offers great value-for-money dining deals. You can enjoy a smorgasbord of three- to four-course set lunches spanning international cuisine at an affordable price of only $15 Nett at selected outlets. Visit www.clarkequay.com.sg/lunchtime.htm for details.
Clarke Quay boasts an exciting assortment of bars, pubs and clubs that keep revellers partying every night of the week. Joining popular clubs like Attica, Zirca and the Chinese-themed Shanghai Dolly are several new watering holes that offer live entertainment while you dine. At MOOLS, you can tuck into mouth-watering mussels and refreshing beers while taking in the panoramic view of the waterfront as an acoustic band plays on.
Over at Shuffle Bistro Bar, enjoy ice-cold imported beers like the popular Taiwanese Lychee Beer that complements interesting dishes such as the Spam & Carrot Cake while being entertained by local artistes performing radio-friendly Chinese and English tunes from the likes of Jay Chou and Bruno Mars.
And at AQUANOVA Restaurant Bar, guests are in for an electrifying night as resident band John Molina & Krueger takes the stage, and delectable Asian-inspired dishes with a novel touch arrive at your table.
Fun All Year Round!
There’s never a dull moment at Clarke Quay thanks to exciting activities like the G-Max Reverse Bungy, which will give you an adrenaline rush day or night! And be sure to check out the fabulous line-up of events happening throughout the year, such as the Ladies’ Night promotions at various venues, Halloween spookfests, Live Sports Screenings, Oktoberfest celebrations, and Music Series – Latino Salsa Thursday, which happens on the first Thursday of the month from June onwards.
Regardless of your music preference or palate, you are guaranteed a great time at this ultimate entertainment lifestyle hub.