Clarke Quay has it all, from craft cocktails to vibrant restaurants. Make this riverside destination your first pick for an unforgettable night!
Fancy a great night out? Your best bet is Singapore’s famed party central, Clarke Quay. Head over to knock back a few cocktails (happy hour, anyone?) with your squad. This famous nightlife district boasts a slew of top-notch bars and restaurants, making it a stomping ground for party animals and foodies alike. Put on your best ‘fits and get ready to paint the town red with our lowdown on restaurants, bars and all things food in Clarke Quay.
Best bars and restaurants in Clarke Quay
If you need to unwind after a long day at work, get your posse together and head to Oche. Kick off the evening with a rousing game of high-tech darts and see if you can ace this ‘better than the regular’ version! When you’re done, sit back and enjoy the food offerings, which take inspiration from Asia and Europe. There are also vegan-friendly and gluten-free options for those with dietary restrictions. Of course, don’t forget to order cocktails for everyone.
Oche, #01-05/06, Riverside Point, 30 Merchant Road, Singapore 058282
2. Sanchos Mexican Bar & Grill
Mexican food fans, say “buenos dias” to the latest restaurant in Clarke Quay. Its menu features authentic flavours for you to snack and sip. Order the barbacoa tacos, a Sanchos exclusive that contains shredded duck confit and guacamole wrapped in warm blue corn tortillas. Oh, and it’s not a Mexican party if you don’t get margaritas! We dare you to try the one that comes with jalapeno juice.
Sanchos Mexican Bar & Grill, #01-07, Block D, 3D River Valley Road, Singapore 179023
3. The Riverhouse
The Riverhouse is set within the most iconic and time-honoured property in the neighbourhood of Clarke Quay. This multi-concept destination is definitely a must-visit, as it features Yin, an alfresco bar and lounge, Mimi, a modern Chinese restaurant, and Yang nightclub all rolled in one. It’s also a gorgeous spot for wedding photos if you’re planning for a shoot with traditional (yet edgy) Chinese vibes.
The Riverhouse, #01-02, Merchant’s Court, 3A River Valley Road, Singapore 179020
4. Little Saigon
Little Saigon invites you to chill out, Vietnamese-style, along the Singapore River. Indulge in modern Vietnamese cuisine, wickedly refreshing cocktails, and groovy live music performances by local bands. Have fun with friends when you order the DIY fresh spring roll platter featuring a generous serving of pork belly, rice vermicelli and fresh herbs. Next, knock back creative tipples that pay tribute to Vietnam (like the Hanoi martini and the Mekong).
Little Saigon, #01-02, Block E, River Valley Road, Singapore 179024
5. Hanjip Korean Grill House
Looking for authentic Korean cuisine by the riverside? Head down to Hanjip Korean Grill House for the real deal. This K-BBQ resto serves fine cuts of Kurobuta Berkshire pork, Australian wagyu and USDA prime beef. If that’s not enough to satisfy you, order a side of kimchi pancakes and Korean fried chicken, and wash it all down with a soju bomb.
Hanjip Korean Grill House, #01-11, Block C, River Valley Road, Singapore 179022
This mega clubbing institution has been around for decades. 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. When clubbing was off-limits, Zouk transformed its space into a spin studio, cinema club and pop-up kitchen. But the return of live music means the venue has plenty of new shows lined up for the months ahead, including DJ acts by Deadmau5, Hong and Jeremy Boon.
Zouk, #01-05 to #02-06, The Cannery, 3C River Valley Road, Singapore 179022
7. Zorba The Greek Taverna
Pretend you’re living it up in Athens at this Greek riverside restaurant in Clarke Quay. The menu is embellished with Mediterranean dishes that are perfect for sharing. Start your meal with the dips platter featuring spreads like hummus and tzatziki on pita bread. For something filling, get the mixed grilled platter, which comprises lamb ribs, pork chop, chicken souvlaki and baby salad. 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
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 can’t ignore the gorgeous interior of exposed brick walls, terracotta floor tiles and the elegant sea of red from ceiling lamps.
Octapas, #01-07, Block E, 3D River Valley Road, Singapore 179023
9. Level Up
We love a good arcade bar. Level Up gets 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. Redtail Bar
The party peeps at Zouk have you covered with Redtail Bar, 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.
Redtail Bar, #01-04, The Cannery, 3C River Valley Road, Singapore 179022
Ice-cold pints of Tiger are 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, The 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 and Paddle Pop. Want to go all out? The Absinthe Trilogy will make you go weak in the knees.
The Chupitos Bar, #01-01, CQ @ Clarke Quay, 3E River Valley Road, Singapore 179024
13. Cuba Libre Cafe & Bar
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 Cafe & Bar, #01-03/04, CQ @ Clarke Quay, 3E River Valley Road, Singapore 179024
14. 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 restaurant in Clarke Quay is known for its cheerleader-clad waitresses. It 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 about the experience.
Hooters, #01-03, Block D, 3D River Valley Road, Singapore 179023
16. Wings Bar
Spicy, tangy wings and an ice-cold beer sound like a fab time – and you can bet the best wings in town can be found at Wings Bar (duh!). With a chef that hails from Buffalo, New York itself, you can bet you won’t be let down. We hear the smoked ribs are pretty great, too. Pop by for ladies night (from Monday to Wednesday), and you can get two frozen cocktails for the fair price of $20.
Wings Bar, #01-02, Block D, 3D River Valley Road, Singapore 179023
Visit Clarke Quay for fun times at hip restaurants and bars in this riverside destination!