Harry's Bar, Singapore
one of the main draws of Chijmes especially in the Courtyard Area. Harry's Bar has branches in other areas of Singapore but we only tried this one in the middle of chijmes and off course the atmosphere inside is typical bar scene with live bands and al fresco tables outside for smoking patrons like us. As we were still full after the nite out in raffles hotel, we just ordered beers here and the cost of a 500 ml of draft beer like Guinnes is $ 13 and that is already happy hour, separate beer bottles of the 355 ml category will cost you $ 14 so I would recommend just getting the draft beers as they are cheaper. cocktails go for $ 20 a pop and basic bar chow like french fries or calamari will cost $ 15 an order. There is no cover charge and the Live Bands are for free (hardly heard outside since we stayed outside).
Dress Code: smart casual
Opening hours : Mondays to Thursdays: 15:00hrs to 01:00hrs, Fridays and Eve PH: 15:00hrs to 02:00hrs, Saturdays: 12:00hrs to 02:00hrs, Sundays & Public Holidays: 12:00hrs to 01:00hrs
Nick Leeson, from the infamous Barings bank episode hung out at Harry's regularly.
But this watering hole, with the great live jazz, drinks and food holds an appeal for a lot of Singapore visitors as well.
Mondays to Thursdays: 11am to 1am
Fridays & Saturdays: 11am to 2am
Sundays: 11am to 1am
Happy Hours from 11am to 9pm everyday
Crazy Hour: Mondays to Fridays from 5pm to 7pm
The place for some very nice, relaxing jazz sounds. This was a welcome relief after walking along Boat Quay and hearing the awful techno rubbish blaring out of several bars.
There is no cover charge but the drinks ain't cheap! We paid 27 SD for 2 beers.
The atmosphere is great though and the food good if you want to eat.
Dress Code: There doesn't appear to be one.
Converted convent and church that has been made into a multipurpose eating / drinking complex. Nice courtyard location with several levels, we drank at Harry's bar, and ate at the Sun restaurant.
Apparently very busy some nights, but was strangely quiet when we visited on Saturday night (perhaps we were a bit early, we left at 10).
Dress Code: Casual, although there arent too many beach bum types around...perhaps smartish casual is the norm, but theres no official dress code.
Located by the river at Boat Quay the original Harry's bar is my favourite place to down a pint while listening to Jazz.
I enjoyed coming here in the weekend when they have live vocalists from the US or Australia. The atmosphere is very cozy, friendly and not pretentious.
The place is rather small (maybe 100 people capacity) so don't come here if you want to have a serious discussion, as the music is pretty loud inside the small space.
Dress Code: The dress code is casual, it is after all a tropical country :)