Clarke Quay

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Clarke Quay
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Nigel G
Singapore, Singapore8,584 contributions
Solo
This place is renowned for bars and restaurants but is clearly suffering for the Covid restrictions on visitors. The complex is usually heaving with its colourful eclectic mix of outlets - McGettigans always offered a good relaxed pint, but that’s under renovation presently. Harry’s must have the worse draft beer of any of their outlets. Hooters has great food and magical waitresses...... a light and water construction marks the centre of things. The Highlander was good but when they have live music could be deafening. A new Korean restaurant opened last week - Hanjip - nice refined Korean food with great ambiance but at a price. Some restaurants have great views of the Singapore River.

Nice place to while away the evening. Quieter post Covid than it usually is.
Written January 19, 2021
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r0gerj0hns
Perth, Australia24 contributions
Arrived at Quay near Read Bridge about 6.00pm and mingled with the many people taking in the mild evening breezes off the river.
Checked several of the many eateries along the banks of the river and finally settled on Harry's where we had mixed sausage dish and popcorn chicken (this was too spicey), however ,the meal and cool mock cocktails were very enjoyable .
At 7.30pm we proceeded to Bee Boats at $25Sg per head and spent the most enjoyable cruise down the Singapore river, complete with excellent commentary on the surrounds and the history of th e buildings and locations as we passed.
Saw great light and sound show over the water from Mariner Bay Sands .
The cruise lasted about 40 minutes and was a real highlight of our week in Singapore.
To top it off, we returned to our hotel by taxi and diverted down Orchard Road to view the Christmas lights and decorations and this as always is a must at this time of the year.
Written January 1, 2020
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Febrina Prameswari
Jakarta, Indonesia18 contributions
it was very hot during the day but breezy during the evening. There's a lot of cafes but it's so much more expensive than the hawker centers. You can also hop into the boat but it's not free and I don't really recommend that. I did shopping at the mall to buy some stuff in Don-Don Donki, a must-visit store!
Written March 11, 2020
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Nik M
Swansea County, UK39 contributions
We have had a lovely 5 days in singapore, visiting all of the tourist tick boxes. Singapore is a great city, innovative, clean and safe. What it doesn't have is a clear pricing policy when it comes to food and drink.
When you buy most items here, the advertised price is always gross, therefore the price you see is the price you pay. This is not the case when you use most restaurants and bars. Everywhere we went, the final bill was increased by 20%, a big difference to what you thought you were going to pay. Although we got used to it, it still seems to be a scam to get punters in through the door buy offering what seems to be a good deal, only to find that the true cost is a great deal more.
Last night, at Clarke Quay we had bill issues in two separate establishments, Harry's bar and Cafe Cuba Libre. We use the Entertainer app, are well used to it having used it for many years un Dubai. On both occassions, the bars tried to con us with the bill.
In Cafe de Libre, we had a pint and a g&t. One of the drinks should have been free, yet the waitress still tried to charge us 38$. She was about to take our money when I questioned the bill. Once she knew I was aware the bill was wrong, she tried to back track by saying that this was not the discounted bill, and the "real" bill was less. Why give me the un-discounted bill in the first place ?.
The cost of the pint was then charged at 20$, far more than you would expect to pay elsewhere in Singapore.
The same tactic was used in Harry's bar. When asked if the Entertainer App was used much in Singapore, she answered that it was used frequently, thus cementing the fact that they were used to dealing with it.
I do not see any justification in advertising a nett cost of services, apart from enticing clients into thier establishments at what apears to be reasonable costs, only to have to pay a lot more at the end of it. This practice doesn't happen anywhere else, why are they allowed to get away with it ?
Really spoilt what should have been a great holiday by always gaving to gave to check and doubke check each bill
Written March 1, 2020
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Della G
Coquitlam, Canada808 contributions
We found that a day trip through this quay laid back with very scenic water views and moored boats. The stroll along the river was very picturesque with colorful restaurants and shops on both sides of the river. Of course this area is noted for its nightclubs and pub scene and we did not hang around for the club crawls and vibrant music vibes. None the less, this area is unique in history and scenic points. You would have to stroll beyond the quay itself and spend more time to view the museum and temple surroundings.
Written March 26, 2020
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srimanone
El Pescadero, Mexico921 contributions
Solo
This place is packed with bars and restaurants, boutique shops and nightclubs, and many restaurant types to choose from. Also, can hop on a river cruise from here or just have a good evening walk. Plenty to see and do and if your in the area and want to partake this is the place.
Written January 18, 2020
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Alexandra M
Lubeck, Germany27 contributions
We went here for drinks one evening, and sat in one of the bars around the outside by the water. It was very nice and the atmosphere was good. We walked through the inside on our way out though, and in there it was very loud and rowdy. Loads of bars to choose from though if that's your thing!
Written April 7, 2020
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Stefan S
Singapore, Singapore722 contributions
Solo
Since they opened in the late 90s, like an extension of the wildly popular Boat Quay, it was the Pubbing and Clubbing scene. From the Early days of Funky Town to MOS, to eventually Zouk when they had to move from Jiak Kim. The last decade or so, as the culture of pubbing declined and trends move towards dine and wine, there's still a strong culture of clubbing here but an uptick of opening restaurants and bistros replacing Pubs. Through the decades, many of my drunken evenings spent here as we outgrew that phase, much memories were made. Now in 2020 we have Covid19 which is a hard time for F&B. During the pandemic lock down, most were closed here as I jogged here daily. Now with reopening in phases, activities started to resume, especially over the weekends. Still a great place to wine and dine with a nice ambience and great views. As we reel away from pub and clubbing.
Written September 20, 2020
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL16,286 contributions
In a bend of the Singapore River and the center of the city, Singapore has created a hospitality and entertainment district that is a must see for any visit. We visit twice, the first to eat at Violet OON and the second to catch a River Cruise, this is where you do that. The entire district is shops, restaurants and bars connected by covered pedestrian walkways. The covering is a feature of its own. These umbrella translucent structures double to provide some protection against sun and rain and also serve as the back drop for a multi colored light show once the sun goes down. It is a lively entertainment district.
Written April 9, 2020
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Jim M
Melbourne, Australia81 contributions
This is a thriving spot with plenty of choice of restaurants, bars etc. We took a boat tour of the harbour at night which was spectacular. The sights around this area are amazing - and at night, the lighting just makes it all the more interesting. Definitely worth a visit - and best at night!
Written March 1, 2020
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