Boat Quay, Singapore
Semi-concealed by the whiffs and buzz from the Indian restaurant on the ground floor, St. Monica's is an all-encompasing dive bar. Serving up craft beers and ciders alongside a select list of yummy cocktails created by their very yummy owner, St. Monica's is a necessary enclave. It isn't a huge space, but it works perfectly for this dive with its DIY benches and tables. From the looks of it, it’s got a loyal following but walk-ins are well embraced. The view is definitely one to appreciate as well - If you're lucky, you might even get a perfectly unobstructed view of some spectacular firework displays!
In the area Boat Quay is easy to walk around and so to make photos like here-
at real and the photo shoes it-
it is an interest impression comparing architecture of the new towers with the old traditional buildings at the quay.
And surprising in Singapore, at clear nights even here inmid the inner city between the great towers some south stars are to see (photo in 1997)-
compare it with the night view inside the blanket of smog in Jakarta!
This area is the place to be at night. Very nice ambience with a lot of street performers and couples strolling around this place. This area also houses a lot of clubs, bars and restaurants. A must place to visit in Singapore...
Boat Quay is a waterfront place with a lot of lights and colorful restaurants specializing in seafood but also has Asian, Italian, Western and Indian restaurants.
The thing that I didn’t like is the tables are too close one to the other, and before you choose the restaurant the waitresses are stood in front of the restaurants calling you and showing you the menu, and some of them are a hassle, but the food and the ambience is very nice, the air is fresh and is very safe.
Boat Quay and Clark Quay are next to another. Renovated riverside warehouses, there are popular drinking holes and eating by the river for Western tourists. There is even a chair bungee to fling you up in the air for an ultimate thrill. Just do not be wearing short skirts to show it all as there is a live video to capture the world experience that others can see you screaming and yelling your head off.
Food here is no doubt pricey but it is for the ambience and privilege of see and being seen by expats and their local friends. Worth walking up and down even if you are not going to eat, drink or party there. There is also a boat cruise if your legs get tired of walking.
Looking for a nice place to spend the night? Head on down to Boat Quay, where you'll find a huge variety of restaurants and bars. Located on the bank of the Singapore River, Boat Quay has a lot of al fresco dining options, as well as airconditioned restaurants. I suggest starting the night off at one of the restaurants, before heading for a pub crawl. There's plenty of pubs and something for everyone; from all you can drink watering holes to upscale bars with live music. It's your pick and you're surely bound to find something to your liking!
Dress Code: Trousers are appreciated in the bars. When just going for dinner anything will do.
As other VTers suggested I took a night ride in bumboat ($12), the trip takes around 30 mnts, but it was worth it, since I can see scenery of Singapore in the night, that's why I called City of Lights
Dress Code: Very casual, jeans, short, t-shirts anythings comfortable.
This stretch along the Singapore was once a decrepit place that were closed to being demolished by over-zealous developers. However, Singaporeans have seen the value of old heritage buildings that they have decided to save the old colonial structures and transformed it into a row of tylish restaurants and pubs.
Dress Code: Now an upmarket place frequented by overworked Financial District workers, the patrons in the restaurants along the river are well-dressed in their business attire.
Eating here is more pricey. The beers are expensive.
yes, for hang-out with friends to family meeting can be arrange here. while talking, enjoy the wind blowing to the singapore river. nice and comfy. but also loud of music and i found several of warehouses that changed into resto and bar painted too colorful ... ohh, make my eyes bit sore!!!!
Dress Code: casual and comfy.
Yup, i'm very much into live music, be it hard rock, blues, R&B or jazz! =)
This place is very very sexy...the music, the crowd, the limited space, the cosy ambience...and of course the music again. It's very soulful and true-blue jazz.
But unfortunately i'm not very good with names of these fantastic jazz players. They are pretty big and famous in this industry. Why don't you go visit and find out for me??
Another it's very very crowded. You will need to come at around 7pm or earlier to get a seat. Bear in mind, this place is not very big. Go up and you will see what i mean.
Happy Hours from 6pm to about 8pm
Dress Code: smart-casual
Many locals say that EATING is their habit and lifestyle ... its amazing to see establishments where ever you turn your head..... really never get caught with a hungry or empty stomach.
This place is highly recommended to go and experience the atmosphere. Locals and expatriates water hole are located here too. There are many dinning and water holes here from various nations, ranging from Vietnamese, Thai, French, Italian etc...... whatever food you fancy can be sample here as most of the Chefs are "Imported" from their origins.
Dress Code: Smart Casual
All along the Boat and Clarke Quays, there are numerous restaurants and bars / nightclubs. This was the center of action for tourists, and a few locals were thrown into the mix, as well. While not providing the excitement of Bangkok, this area has its upside, in that it is completely safe and still rather fun. The restaurants serve overly expensive meals, so try not to eat here. Just come for the party!
Dress Code: Casual,
Toned-down club wear
Sorry...but I don't like this spot...it might be in a nice area beside the water but the music is terrible, the DJ play the music too loud and the crowd inside is not my type...
Seems like all the tourist flock there though...I don't know why...
I much prefer Mohd Sultan St. There's better choice of clubs there.
(thought I'd put a picture for the guys of what you will NOT see on Boat Quay)
Dress Code: Anything you feel like
Near the financial district, this Quay retains its historical look much more than Clarke Quay. It's a great place for lunch, dinner or just a drink.
I am neither a clubber nor a pubber, so I have no recommendatiosn as to nightlife in Singapore, but this is the spot. In any case, it's nice to just stroll around and watch other people.