Clarke Quay has it all, from crafty cocktails to vibrant restaurants. Make this riverside destination your first pick for an unforgettable night!
Also known as the party central, Clarke Quay is where you can knock back a few cocktails (happy hour, anyone?) with your squad for a fun night out. This famous nightlife district boasts a slew of top-notch bars, restaurants and clubs, making it a stomping ground for party animals and foodies alike. Put on your best look and get ready to paint the town red with our lowdown on Clarke Quay.
Guide to Clarke Quay
1. Holey Moley Golf Club
Who’s ready to par-tee? Holey Moley is a two-storey mini golf club and cocktail bar that’s all kinds of whacky. Give clubbing a whole new meaning at this mini golf course and club where you’ll see putting holes that celebrate Game of Thrones, Jaws, The Simpsons and more pop culture themes. After your mini golf sesh, hydrate yourself with fun cocktails like Sugar Caddy (Ketel One vodka, lychee liqueur, cranberry lime juice and blueberry puree) and Wild Cherry (amaretto, cola and Hahn Super Dry).
Holey Moley Golf Club, 3B River Valley Road, Singapore 179024
This mega clubbing institution has been around for over 25 years and it’s the destination to see international DJs. Past names that have graced its stage include house and techno elites like Sven Väth and John Digweed, as well as EDM crowd-pleasers like Diplo and R3hab. However, due to the Covid-19 climate, Zouk has transformed its space into a spin studio, cinema club and pop-up kitchen. Enjoy a class or two by Absolute Cycle together with Zouk’s club setting and heart-pumping beats. As for movie buffs, you can enjoy film screenings and curated themed nights featuring new releases and cult classics. Foodies can tuck into familiar dishes like battered haddock fish and chips, Aussie ribeye strips and royal broth congee at Capital Kitchen.
Zouk, #01-05 to #02-06, The Cannery, 3C River Valley Road, Singapore 179022
3. Violet Oon Satay Bar & Grill
Helmed by renowned food connoisseur Violet Oon, the Clarke Quay branch specialises in elevated skewers using meat such as angus beef, pork tenderloin and chicken marinated in spices. Also fresh from the grill: sotong chilli padi lemak (squid cooked in coconut gravy), sambal bajak udang (tiger prawns topped with chilli padi) and ayam panggang katong (BBQ chicken). Cool things off with gula melaka ice cream or pulut hitam with coconut ice cream.
Violet Oon Satay Bar & Grill, #01-18, 3B River Valley Road, Singapore 179021
4. Yum Sing!
Located in the heart of Clarke Quay, Yum Sing! will transport you to 60s Singapore with its speakeasy-esque interiors and ambience. Food-wise, tuck into local delights like Hainanese chicken rice, laksa and chilli crab. Wash it all down with innovative cocktails such as Yum Sling, a fun take on the iconic Singapore Sling, or Kopi-O Gao, a boozy twist on the local coffee drink.
Yum Sing!, #01-06/07, Block B, 3 River Valley Road, Singapore 179021
Boba cocktails, anyone? Get buzzed with spiked bubble tea flavours like Casanova (gin, apricot, rose syrup, apple and lime juice), and Girl Next Door (gin, passion fruit tea and fresh lemon juice). And yes, of course, you can expect to nibble on chewy pearls. On top of that, look forward to six cocktails on tap and creative mod-Asian plates like sakura ebi capellini and taco-shaped noris filled with foie gras, beef bulgogi and salmon belly.
Cicada, #01-10, Block C, 3 River Valley Road, Singapore 179022
This Scottish bar hits all the right spots if you’re seeking a piece of Scotland in the heart of Singapore’s night scene. Even the staff are clad in kilts. The selection of 250 whiskeys, as well as micro-brewed beers and specialty cocktails, will satisfy any drinker. And, of course, the alfresco area is perfect for people-watching (which we find very entertaining towards end of the night).
Highlander, #01-11, 3B River Valley Road, Singapore 179021
7. Zorba The Greek Taverna
Pretend you’re living it up in Athens at this Greek riverside spot in Clarke Quay. The menu is embellished with Mediterranean dishes that are perfect for sharing. Start your meal with the dips platter where you get to try spreads like hummus and tzatziki on pita bread. For something filling, get the mixed grilled platter, which comprises of lamb chop, pork gyro meat, lamb kebab, chicken souvlaki and bifteki. This goes without saying, but end your big fat Greek feast with baklava.
Zorba The Greek Taverna, #01-02, 3A River Valley Road, Singapore 179024
8. Le Noir
Le Noir’s strategic location isn’t the only thing that reels the crowd in. The music and DJs, as well as great double bottle promo deals for groups, will keep you coming back for more. Have a glass of ice-cold beer on tap, make a friend and bask in good vibes all night long.
Le Noir, #01-01, 3C River Valley Road, Singapore 179022
Traditional tapas and modern Spanish cuisine take precedence at Octapas. Think along the lines of fresh prawns sauteed in garlic, creamy shrimp on baguette, paella and seasoned beef tenderloin. Food aside, we also can’t ignore the gorgeous interior of exposed brick walls, terracotta floor tiles and the elegant sea of red from ceiling lamps.
Octapas, #01-08, 3D River Valley Road, Singapore 179023
We love an arcade bar. And Level Up’s getting us all nostalgic with its mix of arcade games like Time Crisis, Bishi Bashi and air hockey, as well as perennial party favourites such as beer pong, foosball and billiards. Did we mention the 80s and 90s throwback aesthetic? Quite a bonus. We can’t forget the food and drinks! Draft beers, classic and signature cocktails, and jug options for bigger groups go hand-in-hand with burgers and pizzas.
Level Up, #02-04, 3A River Valley Road, Singapore 179020
10. Red Tail Bar
The party peeps at Zouk have you covered with Red Tail Bar, is a stone’s throw away from the iconic superclub. Floor-to-ceiling glass walls let you peer at the midnight madness outside, while you cosily mix and mingle amidst bamboo murals and high tables, armed with heady cocktails. Psst: enjoy 1-for-1 drinks daily from 10am to 10pm.
Red Tail Bar, 3C River Valley Road, Singapore 179022
Ice-cold pints of Tiger is great, no doubt, but we do like ourselves some proper German lager sometimes. And it’s a bonus if that doesn’t burn a hole in our wallets. At Sque, indulge in one-for-one happy hour deals on beers, wines, cocktails and even mocktails.
Sque, #01- 70, Clarke Quay Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, Singapore 059817
12. The Chupitos Bar
Start the revelry at Chupitos and drink your way through the extensive list of shot flavours (there are 130!), which are categorised according to different drinking palates and tolerance levels. Bestsellers include Milo Godzilla and Paddle Pop. Want to go all out? The Absinthe Trilogy will make you go weak in the knees.
The Chupitos Bar, #01-05, 3B River Valley Road, Singapore 179021
13. Tomo Izakaya
Meaning “friend” in Japanese, Tomo is an ideal watering hole to see the best (or most embarrassing) sides of your pals when they’re hammered. With irresistible happy hour deals for beers and cocktails, it’s easy to see why this place is ideal for catch-ups. As for grub, expect izakaya fare like deep-fried prawns, grilled squid and garlic fried rice.
Tomo Izakaya, #01-04, 3A River Valley Road, Singapore 179020
14. Ramen Keisuke Lobster King
Fancy a bit of nosh after a night of partying? Brought to you by the senseis behind Tonkotsu King and Tori King, this place is located right in the heart of Clarke Quay and stays open until 5am! Perch yourself over a flavourful bowl of umami-laden lobster broth ramen and give those tired feet a rest after a night out. The broth is extremely rich, so come hungry for this one!
Ramen Keisuke Lobster King, #01-07, The Cannery, 3C River Valley Road, Singapore 179022
15. Cuba Libre
This convivial Cuban cantina is much-loved for its mojitos that come in flavours like strawberry, lychee and passionfruit. On the menu, you’ll find nosh like tacos, burgers, roast pork and steak, as well as a bevy of tapas dishes.
Cuba Libre, #01-13, Block B River Valley Road, Singapore 179021
16. Cafe Iguana
Expect top-notch Mexican cuisine at this decades-old hip hangout, which is always buzzing with locals and visitors alike. The margaritas are positively lip-smacking (and affordable, especially during happy hour!). Plus, its tacos, fajitas, burritos and chimichangas stuffed with the likes of beef, chicken and prawn will fill you up happily.
Cafe Iguana, #01-03, Riverside Point, 30 Merchant Road, Singapore 058282
This American sports-themed resto, known for its cheerleader-clad waitresses, serves classic comfort food such as burgers, sandwiches, salads and, of course, its “nearly world-famous” chicken wings. Not feeling peckish? Grab a beer with your pals. It’s just one of those tick-the-box-places where you come curious for the experience.
Hooters, #01-03, 3D River Valley Road, Clarke Quay, Singapore 179023
Visit Clarke Quay for all-round-fun at this riverside destination!