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Prince of Wales

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51 Boat Quay Singapore 049840
 
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The PRINCE OF WALES is Singapore’s only fun-pub backpacker and hostel. We love to see a smile on our backpacker guest faces when they have enjoyed a great night of live music entertainment, half price beers, cocktails and Australian counter meals followed by a comfortable air-conditioned quiet nights rest in the hostel. Our backpackers sleep peacefully in the hostel on our new anti-bed bug mattresses. Our backpackers also receive at the Prince of Wales hostel free WiFi, free breakfast, free internet and free lockers. Backpackers also have use of the washing machine, dryer, pool table and five big screen sports TVs. There are two Prince of Wales Backpacker pubs in Singapore with clean, safe, secure, friendly hostels.

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Still my to-go place for a chilling session

I frequent Prince of Wales since way back, when they first started till now. Then, their drinks were priced at a much cheaper rate with very attractive Happy Hours even on the weekends: 1 for 1 on house pours and a few choices of beer till 10pm (if I didn't remember wrongly). Now the prices are much like your regular pubs but it's still affordable.

It's opened by a young Singaporean lady whom I've once met- really friendly and fun to hang around with! She'll play games at your table, and talk with you about your experience in their pub, things they could be improving on and so forth.

She hired mostly expatriates so she could reach out to foreigners and backpackers living at her hostel as well as those visiting our fine city. There's the occasional band -sometimes a solo, sometimes a duo- that plays A cappella during the long nights and it sure makes socializing a lot more fun!

It's a little small for a pub but it's cozy and feels like home!

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Interesting crowd

I've paid a couple of visits to this hostel-cum-pub in the past. My good friend from Manchester was on a backpacking trip around ASEAN, and decided to stay here for a night. Being the good friend that I am (of course, hehe), I decided to crash with him.

The hostel part of the establishment is rather average. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the blankets have been replaced with silk, rendering bedbugs mute. The bar was also lively, with a group of tourists chatting. The interesting part was that none of the people there really knew each other, they were all backpackers staying there for a night, and just decided to grab a pint and know each other.

A really interesting place. Music is good (an indie pop band was playing that night), and be prepared to meet a few new friends there.

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Music and lyrics; drinks and good company

The Prince of Wales can be pretty unassuming along the stretch of Boat Quay, with a myriad of seafood restaurants and overzealous waitresses touting you to patronize their food outlets.

However, you will be drawn to the melodious guitar and sweet rhythm of a mellifluous voice coming from a performer at the Prince of Wales. At this bar, music is celebrated, and good company celebrates with drinks after work. The Jam Jar is a must-have recommendation, a saccharine-infused alcoholic concoction perfect for the ladies. For Happy Hour, the Jam Jar goes at only 6 dollars.

The vibe of this place is so relaxing and chilling. People just come here to relax and actually talk. Unlike the bars located along Boat Quay's counterpart Clarke Quay, the Prince of Wales is actually a place for real socializing or mingling, where you can actually hear your partner's words over the soulful tunes coming out of the mouths of local performers.

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Music
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Saccharine booze-filled nights

Prince of Wales has seen me spending a few good nights with some good company and peachy local music at their pub. I haven't spent a night at their hostel but their pub is definitely worth the mention and visit.

Prince of Wales is an ideal chill-out nightspot if you're looking for good music, saccharine vibes in an unpretentious laid-back manner. Booze is pretty cheap at the Price of Wales. The outdoor and indoor locations are both equally relaxing and gratifying. The bar tenders, who are Australians, are friendly and warm (and quite pleasing to the eyes if you know what I mean). Prince of Wales is also host to several local band gigs where you can immerse yourself in great music and drift off to amidst a couple of drinks or two.

Food is also served. They have berg burgers which offer western burgers and finger food which may not be wallet-friendly to some. The burgers are ok. They can be pretty tasty but rather dry.

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