For those who do not know, I had relocated to Singapore for a few months and those few months are about to end (Sigh… all good things do come to an end). But there are still 2 months to go (the end is not so near after all !). So, you are going to see a lot of posts on Singapore in the next couple of weeks. It’s Friday evening today and while I have hundreds of ideas for a post, this one comes on top of my mind. On a Friday evening after work, all you want to do is have a couple of drinks and welcome the weekend. Here is a list of the best places to hang out on the weekend.
PS. I wrote this post on Friday evening and took 2 days to publish, because I had gone for Asia’s largest airshow at Singapore. You will soon see a post on it.
1.) Ann Siang Hill and Club Street
About – A street that goes ‘live’, Club Street and Ann Siang hill are the ‘it’ places on a Friday evening. It is unrecognizable on weekdays when it’s almost ‘dead’. The street is occupied by busy bars, romantic restaurants, chic cafes and galleries and is close by to the central business district where most offices are located. Getting a place at the pubs of your choice could be a challenge on Fridays. Happy hours end at 9 pm, so the ideal time to be here is around 8 pm. The street is generally blocked and no cars can go via the street on Fridays’ because you will find most pubs putting tables right in the middle of the street.
PS – The pubs shut by 11.30 pm to 12 am (yep ! I was a little taken aback as well during my first time here)
You can find a complete guide to restaurants, shops and bars at And Siang Hill and Club Street right here. I have personally visited a couple of them and I love them all. Just find the most happening pub there the night you visit.
2.) Clarke Quay
Location – Clarke Quay is located by the riverside and is right next to the Clarke Quay MRT.
About – There is no question that Clarke Quay is one of the best places to visit any time of the week. There are a number of pubs and restaurants with live bands playing along the quay. There is no dearth of options. It’s also home to a shopping mall called ‘The Central’, so after shopping, you can head right to the pubs for some drinks and dinner. I prefer sitting in the pubs along the riverside so I can see the water and boats. Happy hours generally end before 9 pm. The good thing about this place is that it is open untill almost 2 am. An additional attraction at Clarke Quay is the G-max and GX-5 ride. So if you are in for some thrill and excitement, get on to these rides for 45 sgd each or 60 gd if you are doing both the rides. To conclude, Clarke Quay is all about wine, dine and some good time.
3.) Tanjong Beach Club
Location – Sentosa Island. Take the tram to Sentosa Island, get off at Beach Station and take the bus from there right to Tanjong Beach Club.
About – I prefer visiting Tanjong Beach Club on a Saturday afternoon or evening. Located right on the beach, with beds and tables and a swimming pool, Tanjong Beach Club is very similar to Potato Head at Bali, if you’ve been there. Grab a bed or a table, facing the sea and some drinks to go with it. You can just bask in the sun, swim in the sea or play beach volleyball.
4.) Ce La Vie
Location – 57th floor of Marina Bay Sands. Get off ay Bayfront MRT if you are taking the MRT.
Why ? Ce Le vie club and skybar are one of the most popular bars and lounges at Singapore. Known for its amazing view, the club has an entry cover on Fridays and Saturdays. The entry to the skybar is free and women get one free drink on Wednesday night. It is preferable to go before 9 pm because it gets very crowded plus there is no entry cover before 9 pm. Men need to be dressed in formals. No specific dress code for women. Most drinks start from around 25 sgd and if you need a table at the skybar, minimum billing is 500 sgd. This place is amazing for taking a panorama of Singapore, so make sure you take some good clicks.
(The view from Ce La vie)
5.) One Altitude
The world’s highest al fresco bar with an amazing view of Marina bay sands and Singapore flyer.
Image courtesy: 1-altitude.com
And some more !!! I shall be updating this every time I get suggestions, so keep the comments coming.
Have you visited any of these? Drop in your comments, suggestions and let me know which is your favourite hangout at Singapore. Cheers.