Bars around Singapore Club Street have been popping up on a regular basis over the last couple of years, making this one of Singapore’s best places to go bar-hopping right in the heart of Chinatown. Most of our handpicked entries specialise in quality cocktails, but with fine food, lively music and impressive interior designs all thrown into the mix, these bars offer so much more than just shaken up booze and juice in a glass.
Find the ever-hip and happening Club Street by walking up Cross Street from the nearby Teylok Ayer MRT station. Alternatively, walk up the pretty Ann Siang Hill (which is so close, we have also considered it within this list of bars on Club Street).
SaVanh Bistro & Lounge and IndoChine Restaurant
Step inside this converted shop house and you’ll instantly feel like you’ve escaped the city, with its bright warm colours, tropical garden greenery, jungle props and giant Buddhist statues dotted around the spacious bar.
Downstairs you’ll find more of a relaxed vibe, with a mix of city workers and young locals lounging around with a pint or cocktail in hand, whilst the upstairs IndoChine Restaurant presents a slightly more formal dining experience. In fitting with the decor, the menu encompasses most parts of Southeast Asia, full of Vietnamese, Thai, Laotian and Cambodian delights that we can’t pronounce. Fortunately, there is a translation provided and so we can recommend their green curry with duck (S$24), crispy soft shell crab (S$30) and of course, sticky rice with mango for dessert (S$10).
- Opening Hours: Mon - Thurs 12:00 - 01:00; Fri 12:00 - 02:00; Sat 15:00 - 02:00
- Address: 47 Club Street, Singapore
- Tel: +65 6323 0503
Whilst we love the distinctly Spanish atmosphere, authentic decor, and long list of cocktails concocted by their in-house mixologists, what really makes Los Primos one of our go-to Club Street bars is the fact that their kitchen stays open late, perfect for a post-club alternative to McDonalds.
Whilst most bars on Club Street – and all across Singapore – stop serving food at around 22:00, you can order off Los Primos’ impressive a la carte menu until midnight, and the tapas is available until as late as 02:00. The tastiest late night treat here in our book is the Jamon Serrono (S$20.90 for 100 grams) although their Spanish tortilla or meatballs (both S$14.90) soak up all the beer just as well. Sit inside for their air-conditioning or outside on the street to watch the world go by. Happy Hour: 18:00-20:00 every day.
- Opening Hours: Lunch: Mon - Fri 12:00 – 15:00 (Closed on Sat & Sun);
Dinner: Sun - Thu 18:00 - 23:30, Fri - Sat 18:00 - 01:00
- Address: 81 Club Street #01-01 Singapore 069449
- Tel: +65 6423 1773
Dinner and a movie take on a new meaning at Screening Room in Singapore, where the house chefs pair the menu with the film. The open-air rooftop is a beautiful spot for after-screening drinks offering great views over the Temple of the Tooth and Club Street.
Screening Room is easy to find, around a 10-minute walk from the MRT at Chinatown. This area is architecturally one of the most historically significant in the city and the Screening Room’s imposing terracotta facade fits beautifully amongst the shop-houses. Behind the white shutters there are four floors with a series of different entertainment venues, and an internal staircase with movie posters running alongside it. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Screening Room (Level 3) 09:00 - 18:00, Rooftop (Level 4) 18:00 Onwards
- MRT: Chinatown
- Address: 12 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069692
- Tel: +65 6221 1694
Oxwell and Co.
One of the most recognisable bars around Club Street with its almost billboard-like exterior fronting a grey-on-white colonial building, Oxwell and Co. serves up a fine range of cocktails and mains all in some rather flamboyant settings.
Sitting near the corner of Ann Siang Hill and Club Street, this self-proclaimed gastrobar has numerous area all offering something a little a different, including a rooftop dinging area for a more formal setting, downstairs bar and some alfresco seating outside. House drinks are all poured from some pretty quirky plumbing-style taps, including their own Oxhorn Larger (S$12), as well as Pimms, sangria and Prosecco. There’s also a study range of pub grub as well as free bar bites when you spend enough.
- Opening Hours: Tues - Sat 10:00-late
- Address: 5 Ann Siang Hill, Singapore
- Tel: +65 6438 3984
Gem Bar and Lounge
Gem Bar has really evolved from to your run-of-the-mill after work drinking spot to one of the most lively and diverse bars around Club Street. The smart Victorian themed decor and cute outside alfresco garden are well and good, but what’ll really make you coming back to Gem Bar is their generous drinks promos and line-up of quality DJs throughout the week.
Monday is S$5 happy hour all night long; Tuesday is buy-one-get-one free on house drinks; and cocktails are all S$8 each all night on Thursday. In-house DJs play house, tech, dub, hip-hop and funk from Wednesday-Saturday, further bringing this once ordinary Club Street bar to life. As for the food, think posh pub grub like burgers, pizzas, fish and chips and sausages and mash (most mains S$15-25).
- Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 12:00 - 02:00
- Address: 10 Ann Siang Hill, Singapore
- Tel: +65 6423 9562