Clarke Quay & Riverside Nightlife
What to Do and Where to Go at Night in Clarke Quay & Riverside
Nightlife in Clarke Quay is what this party hub of Singapore is really famous. Dazzling lights, beautiful people and buzzing nightclubs – these are some of the things that imprint themselves on your mind the first time you visit Clarke Quay, Boat Quay and a kaleidoscope of concept bars and pubs along the Singapore River. A mind-boggling selection of themes and attractions round out your choice of after-sunset indulgence.
Originally a centre of commerce along the Singapore River, Clarke Quay is nowadays a labyrinth of restaurants, concept bars, retail stores and recreation outlets. Try Bar Cocoon or Bamboo Bar at The Forbidden City, Lunar Asian Fusion Bar for great shows, or Bar Opiume at the Empress Place by the riverside and then Attica or Canvas for an after-hours rave.
This comprehensive Clarke Quay nightlife section has all the best bars, pubs and clubs to hit - don't forget to check out our 'Top 10 nightlife in Clarke Quay' guide too.Read More
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All Bars and Pubs in Clarke Quay & Riverside
Love it or hate it, Attica is up there with Singapore’s most popular clubs. Easily reachable on Clarke Quay’s waterfront, Attica epitomises a certain type of Singapore venue, one in which fashionistas come to look pretty, chart-friendly tunes appease the masses, and young professionals let their money do most of the talking. To give credit where it’s due, Attica’s recently revamped interior certainly looks the part, and they do occasionally play host to some international names like Paul Oakenfold. It’s huge too, and with four different areas you can easily switch to the more underground-feeling hip-hop, house and electronic zones if you get bored of the party pop soundtrack in Read More...
- Opening Hours: Wed - Sat 22.30 - 04:00, Sun - Tue: 17:30 - 23.00
- Address: 3A Rivervalley Road
- Tel: +65 6333 9973
- Price Range: US$30 + 2 free drinks. Weds: free for ladies
Bar Cocoon @The Forbidden City
Bar CoCoon offers a cozy venue for lounging, socializing and clubbing with the unusual addition of massive opium beds enveloped by silk lanterns and drapery with lit incense, creating – you guessed it – a cocoon-like effect. Boasting the dubious distinction of being on the 'Best Bars to Break up In' list, Cocoon has a curious mixture of antiquity and modernity and part of the property is devoted to Singapore's first ice bar. With an extreme conditioned, temperature-controlled unit, the bar has a running temperature of -15 degrees Celsius, making it Singapore's largest and coldest ice bar.
- Opening Hours: Sun - Thu 15:00 – 03:00, Fri - Sat & Public Holidays 15:00 – 06:00
- Address: 3A Merchant’s Court, River Valley Road, #01-02
- Tel: +65 6557 6268
This is Asia’s first ever prosecco and vodka bar. Bar Opiume at IndoChine Empress Place is frequented by the top flyers of Singaporean social life and has hosted an impressive list of world-class acts and corporate events such as the MTV Asia Post- Awards parties and most recently, the International Olympic Committee 2012 New York and London bids. One of the best outdoor chill-out lounges in town, the bar features soft comfortable sofas and an incomparable view out over the Singapore River. The bar has a resident jazz band that helps smooth out the wrinkles of many a punter after a hard day at the office.
Packed on the weekends with a young, trendy and sophisticated crowd, while on weekdays the atmosphere is more chilled-out. The bar has won numerous awards for both the design of the bar and the overall concept.
- Opening Hours: Mon - Thu 17:00 – 02:00, Fri - Sat 17:00 – 03:00, Sun 17:00 – 01:00
- Address: 1 Empress Place, Asian Civilisations Museum
- Tel: +65 6339 2876
Beer Market in the heart of Clark Quay has adopted a pretty quirky concept which replicates the stock exchange: if a certain brand of beer is selling well at any given time, the higher the price will be. Beers that are less in demand will become cheaper, and all the fluctuating prices are displayed throughout on large plasma TVs. It’s a fun concept, and particularly good for the more frugal customers looking to grab themselves a bargain when the prices crash. The selection of larger and craft beers is solid, and there’s also a huge international food menu, perfect for lining your stomachs to avoid any crashes of a different kind.
- Opening Hours: 18:00 - 01:00
- Address: 3B River Valley Road
- Tel: +65 9661 8283
Borgata Trattoria Osteria, LifeBrandz’s latest brainchild, is a brand-new, homegrown concept that incorporates a first-of-its-kind Italian restobar by the river, serving up a full, hearty Italian menu in a rustic and cheery bar setting, complete with the Italian touch.
- Opening Hours: Mon - Tue & Thu 18:00 – 23:00,
Wed & Fri - Sat 18:00 – 01:00 (closed on Sundays)
- Address: Blk 3C River Valley Rd. #01-02
Canvas Nightclub in Singapore opened its doors in July 2014, replacing the much-loved and fairly underground, Home Club, which closed down earlier in the year. Since 2004, Home Club amassed a loyal following of alternative dance music lovers, who, in light of its closure and subsequent reboot, might be a little sceptical. However, new owners of Canvas, who were actually responsible for the original Home Club as well as Bed Supperclub in Bangkok, have promised punters much of the same thing. This means a strict bass-heavy music policy at Canvas Nightclub that shies away from all the pop hits and EDM-style tracks found in most of the nearby Clarke Quay clubs Read More...
- Opening Hours: 15:00 - 03:00
- Address: Canvas nightclub - 20 Upper Circular Road, The Riverwalk B1-01/06 Singapore
- Tel: +65 6538 2928
China One is what you would class as an all-in-one venue. In the early evening, it’s a great place to sink a few reasonably priced pints whilst playing a quiet game of pool. Arrive later (after 8pm) and you’ll find the place buzzing with office workers who flood in for their daily dose of alcohol-fuelled, post-work conversations. China One’s third stage usually happens on the weekend (or ladies’ night every Wednesday) when the office workers have gone home and the groups of party animals come out to play. Expect the crowd to migrate to the dance floor after midnight, with the house DJ playing a mix of electro, hip-hop, and chart remixes.
- Opening Hours: Sun - Thu 17:00 - 02:00, Fri - Sat 17:00 - 05:00
- Address: 3E River Valley Rd, #02-01
- Tel: +65 6339 0280
Located right in the heart of Clarke Quay, Clinic’s unique alfresco is easily identified by its hospital whites, colourful pills, syringes, drips, test-tubes and paraphernalia in all manner of the clinical, all in tribute to the tongue-in-cheek pop art of Damien Hirst. The mood is at once controversial and conspiratorial. If you’re in on the joke, the ironic pharma-kitsch décor will appeal to you. The diverse space allows a crowd with varied tastes to enjoy their own brand of entertainment.
- Opening Hours: 17:30 - late
- Address: Block 3C River Valley Road, #01-03 The Cannery
- Tel: +65 6887 3733
Club DREAM (formerly Zirca)
After the closure of the ever popular Zirca in the heart of Clarke Quay, it was only a matter of time before another super-club popped up in its place. It eventually it did at the end of 2013 in the form of Club Dream, a 700 capacity venue that opens Weds, Fri and Sat. Although they boast the first ever ‘video music matching’ technology which map visuals to the drops of each track, what’s more impressive about Club Dream is their drink promos. Wednesdays are $S30 for guys and free for girls with everybody receiving a whopping five drinks tokens, eradicating the need for any pre-drinking beforehand. Fridays and Saturdays are $S28 for everybody with two drinks included (about what you’d paid for two drinks anyway in a regular bar).
- Opening Hours: Weds, Fri - Sat 22:30 - 04:00
- Address: Block C River Valley Road
- Tel: +65 (0)6305 6771
CoCoon Alfresco, an extension of our opulent forbidden charm, features an extensive range of wines, liquors, and beers. Furthermore, it has a seating capacity of close to a hundred with plasma televisions in place for the screening of all major games.
- Opening Hours: Sun - Thu 15:00 - 03:00, Fri - Sat & Public Holidays 15:00 - 06:00
- Address: The Forbidden City, 3A Merchant's Court, #01-02, River Valley Road
- Tel: +65 6557 6268
Cuba Libre Cafe & Bar
Singaporeans and expats might be a little too quick to dismiss Cuba Libre as just another tourist bar at Clarke Quay, but when it comes to live music and feel-good vibes, this lively bar wins top marks in our book. Yes, you won’t find too many locals here, but that’s all but irrelevant with cosy venue jumping every night (apart from Sunday) with their excellent house bands who play Cuban hits and some particularly fun Latino infused covers of pop songs. The dancing starts at around 22:00 and don’t forget to try one of the signature Mojitos – highly recommended despite the $S24 price. Come between 18:00-21:00 and ask them about their promos for discount drink offers.
- Opening Hours: Daily 18:00 - 02:00 / 03:00 (no live music on Sunday)
- Address: #01-13 Blk. B Clarke Quay, 3 River Valley Rd., Singapore
- Tel: +65 (0) 6338 8982
Harry's @ Boat Quay
Renowned for its live jazz acts, Harry’s @ Boat Quay is the first flagship venue.
- Opening Hours: Mon - Thu 11:30 - 01:00,
Friday - Sat & Eve of Public Holidays 11:30 - 02:00,
Sun & Public Holidays 11: 30 - 01:00
- Address: 28 Boat Quay, Singapore 049818
- Tel: +65 6538 3029
Harry's @ Riverside Point
- Opening Hours: Mon - Thu & Public Holiday 16:00 - 01:00,
Fri - Sat & Eve of Public Holiday 16:00 - 02:00,
Sun 12:00 - 01:00
- Address: 30 Merchant Road, Riverside Point, #01-04, Singapore 058282
- Tel: +65 6438 8852
Harry's @ The Pier Robertson
Harry’s @ The Pier Robertson is the place to watch a match over an ice-cold beer with some friends.
- Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 16:00 – 01:00, Sat - Sun 12:00 – 01:00,
Eve of Public Holiday & Public Holiday 16:00 – 01:00
- Address: 80 Mohamed Sultan Road #01-07/09, Singapore 239013
- Tel: +65 6838 7952
LUNAR Asian Fusion Bar
LUNAR Asian Fusion Bar is Singapore’s ultimate live performance Mando/Cantopop venue. Housed in a 15,000 sqft venue, LUNAR comes alive every night with high-energy performances from The Lunar Band. The venue also plays host to series of mini concerts showcasing internationally-renowned artistes. Not to be missed on the second floor are sizzling hot professional pole dancing Coyote Dancers from Taiwan, China and Thailand.
- Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 20:00 - 03:00
- Address: #01-03 Blk. C Clarke Quay, 3 River Valley Rd
- Tel: +65 63056767
Mulligan's Irish Pub & Restaurant
‘Ceol, Caint Agus Craic’ – music, conversation and good fun is often fueled by alcohol. That’s where you get your authentic Irish culture fix, with the original Mulligan’s that makes you feel right at home when you enter its inviting, warm and rustic interior that is reminiscent of a traditional Victorian-era pub.
- Opening Hours: Mon - Thu 12:00 - 02:00, Fri - Sat 12:00 - 03:00, Sun 12:00 - 02:00
- Address: Block C Clarke Quay River Valley Road #01-10
- Tel: +65 6305 6726
Featuring a creative menu with a dazzling array of drinks pastries and confectioneries, Nectarie is set to change your perception of a typical cafe. Be tantalised by the wide array of hot and cold beverages while relaxing in the comfortable settings of Nectarie. Nectarie caters to the tastes of the most demanding coffee lovers as well as tea afficionados. Freshly made in Nectarie's kitchen using the finest ingredients, even the most delicate taste buds will be satiated by the delectable tastes. Nectarie gives a whole new meaning to indulgence for dessert-lovers, chocoholics and gourmands alike.
- Opening Hours: Sun – Thu 12:00 – 23:00, Fri - Sat 12:00 – 02:00
- Address: Block 3C, The Cannery #01-05, River Valley Road
- Tel: +65 6305 6728
Marrakesh Moroccan Lounge & Bar
Marrakesh is truly an oasis in the heart of Clark Quay driven by the notion of a modernized Moroccan fantasy. A sexy, elegant atmosphere and intimate souk-style alcoves and brass lanterns combine to evoke a romantic atmosphere throughout. Chilled out grooves of jazz and sexy uplifting music pulse through a wave of thick chatter, and make this exotic hideaway in Clark Quay transcend stuffy conventions of drinking in favour of an urban bar/lounge vibe.
- Opening Hours: Mon - Tue&Sun 11:30 – 15:00 and 18:00 – 01:00, Wed - Thu 11:30 – 15:00 and 18:00 – 03:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 – 15:00 and 18:00 - 05:00
- Address: 3D, #01-01 River Valley Road
- Tel: +65 8500 0964
This cool urban hip-hop boutique club is big in unconventional chic. Enter this adult playground and be engulfed by life-sized toy collectibles on display, walls of street art specially customised by renowned Melbourne artist, Meggs, and essential dashes of bling. Hit the dance floor with award-winning resident DJs Tang, Rattle and Will, and guest MCs. This brand new kid on The Cannery block has already hosted global superstars.
- Opening Hours: Wed, Fri & Sat 21:30 - late
- Address: Block C, #01-07 to 08, The Cannery, Clarke Quay
- Tel: +65 6305 6768
Shuffle Bistro Bar
This spacious pub/restaurant is a good bet for groups or couples looking for a more chilled out venue with no shocks when the bill arrives at the end. Shuffle Bistro Bar boasts 150 seats, meaning the common Clarke Quay predicament of limited seating space at peak times is not so much of a problem here. They also serve up a tasty menu, mostly comprised of comfort food like chicken wings, pizzas and burgers - all coming in at a very reasonable S$10-15. At the back there’s a small stage welcoming local bands who play a mix of Chinese classics and chart covers – not exactly rocking the place like other Clark Quay joints, but certainly creating a more relaxed vibe that many people prefer.
- Opening Hours: Mon - Thu 18:00 - 01:00, Fri - Sat 18:00 - 03:00
- Address: D Clarke Quay, 3 River Valley Rd #02-03 Blk
- Tel: +65 6338 9438
The Chupitos Bar
Those with even the most basic grasp of Spanish will know what this bar is all about: shots, shots and more shots! Just don’t expect the miniature glasses of liquor to be served in any ordinary fashion. Many of the shooters come with their own themed trick or gimmick, often with fire or funny props involved in the process. Some shots are delightfully exotic (lychee martini), some are a bit disgusting (liquid steak), and others are just downright dangerous – gas chamber, absinth trilogy and torture bong, among others. It’s lots of fun and a great place to impress your friends, but probably not the best bar to spend an entire evening; with shots starting at S$12, both your wallet and your stomach won’t thank you in the morning.
- Opening Hours: Sun - Tue & Thu: 18.30 - 01.30, Wed & Fri - Sat: 18:30 - 03:30
- Address: 3B River Valley Road, Clarke Quay, #01-05
- Tel: +65 6333 4513
The Crazy Elephant
The Crazy Elephant in Clark Quay throws class and sophistication right out the window, replacing it instead with a nightly dose of quality live rock music and a non-pretentious, casual atmosphere. Nestled alongside lines of swanky new ‘boutique’ and ‘bistro’ bars on the Clarke Quay riverfront, The Crazy Elephant stands out with its scruffy graffiti-lined walls and long-haired rockers nodding away to the blues and classic rock bands until the early hours. Drinks are reasonably priced too; at just over S$10 for a beer, this is one of the cheapest spots in the area. Arrive before the music starts (around 22:00) to grab a good spot, and don’t forget to bring your air guitar.
- Opening Hours: 17:00 - 03:00
- Address: 3E River Valley Road, Clarke Quay
- Tel: +65 6337 7859
The Rupee Room
The Rupee Room seductively combines the cool with the vibrant aspects of the scene in the Clarke Quay. This sleek venue offers a dramatic interior in shades of purple with comfortable settees. Indian fusion menus balance hot and cool notes in almost every dish with flavourful appetizers too tempting to pass up. The Rupee Room offers a vivacious range of Bollywood Music.
- Opening Hours: Mon - Tue and Thu & Sun 19:00 - 00:00,
Wed 19:00 - 04:00, Fri - Sat 19:00 - 06:00
- Address: 3B River Valley Road #01-15 The Foundry Clarke Quay
- Tel: +65 6334 2455
Inspired by the worldwide Beatles hit, the Yellow Submarine, this quaint retro bar located just beside the Clarke Quay taxi-stand at The Cannery, takes a trip down memory lane and revives the Beatles mania by celebrating chart-topping pop hits and retro funk disco mixes with all-night-long moves and grooves.
- Opening Hours: Mon - Tue & Sun 18:00 - 02:00, Wed - Sat 18:00 - 03:00
- Address: Blk C, #01-06, Clarke Quay, River Valley Road
- Tel: +65 6887 3733
Zirca has closed.
Home to Singapore’s most talented DJs and the perfect setting for sets by internationally renowned DJs, ZIRCA is set to push the boundaries of a modern-day dance club. ZIRCA has also played host to early hours shows and concerts such as Giles Peterson’s Worldwide Festival 2009, and global superstars such as Craig David & Datarock. Brace yourself for unadulterated audio-visual bliss every night with music ranging from electro to house, progressive and trance, accompanied by stunning visuals!
- Opening Hours: Wed, Fri - Sun 22:00 – 04:30
- Address: Block C, #01-02 to 05 & #02-01 to 08, The Cannery
- Tel: +65 6305 6768
Any review of the Singapore club scene should begin with Zouk. This hugely popular club, which has been compared with some of the best in Europe, plays mainly House music to a mostly young crowd. Zouk's music is spun by its seven resident DJs, while regular live acts from visiting artistes - such as Galliano, Chemical Brothers, Heart and Kylie Minogue are an added draw. Wednesday is Mambo Jambo night, when the club shakes off its techno garb and plays a mix of 70s to 90s pop. Read More...
- Address: 17 Jiak Kim Street, Singapore 169420
- Tel: +65 6738 2988