Clarke Quay guide 


Clarke Quay isn’t just a lepak spot for couples and tourists to sit by the river snapping Boomerangs of the passing bumboats. Come sundown, the entire area comes alive so you’ll be spoilt for choice between getting down on the dancefloor, chilling at the bar over some giant beer pong, and hopping onto an adrenaline-surging ride.

Here are the best things to do in Clarke Quay, proving after all these years that it truly is the apex of Singapore’s nightlife scene.


1. Chupitos – Wide range of unique shots


Chupitos Bar Exterior
“Shots, shots, shots, shots, shots, shots, EVERYBODY!”

If you live by that iconic LMFAO feat. Lil Jon song, Chupitos deserves to be your 2nd home. With a whopping 130 different shots to choose from, their menu is just one of the many impressive aspects to be excited about.

Chupitos Bar
Marvel at the flaming magic of their specialty shots, including the
Russian Roulette ($68), where a bartender will set 5 shooters of Vodka, Galliano, and Sambuca concoction ablaze.

Chupitos Bar Flaming Shots
You can also get other flaming hot shots like
Strawberry Shortcake ($38). Another must-try is their Gas Chamber ($22); this one is a mixture of Overproof Rum and Absinthe Green, and the bartender will light up the drink to collect an intoxicating gas in a cup. You can inhale this gas for an extra kick after you’ve gone bottoms up.

Chupitos Bar Amazing Race
If you’re feeling competitive, challenge your pal to an
Amazing Race ($38). Whoever downs all the cranberry, orange, and peppermint flavoured vodka wins, no hands allowed! Loser gets a penalty shot, winner gets bragging rights.

Address: 3E River Valley Road #01-01, The Circuit, CQ@ Clarke Quay, Singapore 179024
Opening hours: Sun-Tue, Thu 5.30pm-1.30am | Wed, Fri 5.30pm- 3am | Sat 5.30pm-4am
Contact: 8850 9412 | Chupitos website


2. Level Up – Elevated bar games like Bishi Bashi & Time Crisis


Level Up
For anyone who’s grown up loving video games,
Level Up is a dream come true.

Level Up Arcade Cabs
Revel in the glory of their old-school games like
Bishi Bashi, Point Blank X, and Street Fighter.

Level Up Air Hockey
Air hockey, basketball shooting
, and racing video games will keep the nostalgia factor going, but all that playtime is sure to work up an appetite. Chow down on their bar bites that include Nachos ($14) and Drum & Wings ($15) – the latter is a platter of chicken wings and drumsticks that come with a choice of 5 sauces including honey soy and maple garlic butter.

Address: Block A, 3 River Valley Rd, #02-04 Clarke Quay, Singapore 179020
Opening hours: 5pm-1am, Daily
Contact: 9231 4992 | Level Up website


3. RedTail Bar by Zouk – Pre-game here before clubbing


Going by an apt slogan of “the drama before the party”, RedTail Bar by Zouk is the spot to pre-game before a wild night out.

RedTail Bar
Zouk’s reputation within the clubbing scene is nothing short of legendary. Now, at RedTail, they’re offering delicious food and incredible drinks,
plus familiar drinking games that justify downing cup after cup at this bar in Singapore.

RedTail Bar Drinks
Blue Spin ($25++): Gin, vodka, rum, tequila, cognac and more | Velvet Ropes ($17++): Midori and watermelon liqueur.

RedTail Bar GamesImage credit: Redtail Bar by Zouk Via Instagram
Challenge your friends to a round of beer pong and Jenga.

If you happen to notice how kickass the playlist at RedTail is, it’s ‘cause it was curated by Zouk’s resident DJs.

Address: 3C River Valley Road, Block C, #01-04, The Cannery, Singapore 179022
Opening hours: Tue 6pm-11pm | Wed-Sat 6pm-4am (Closed on Sun & Mon)
Contact: 9006 8549 | RedTail Bar website


4. GX5 Extreme Swing & Slingshot Singapore – Adrenaline rides


Good news if you’re itching to get that adrenaline pumping: there’s no need to travel all the way to some far-flung amusement park that requires at least half a day’s worth of commitment.

GX5 Extreme Swing In Motion 2
Simply swing by Clarke Quay and hop onto the
GX5 Extreme Swing, notorious for causing a choir of screams to be heard along the riverbank whether day or night.

GX5 Extreme Swing In Motion
The swing sends you soaring sky-high, giving you stunning aerial views of Singapore’s greatest landmarks. If you’re brave enough to actually open up those peepers, that is.

Slingshot Singapore Getting Ready
Should you be up for a round 2, you can lug your already-trembling feet to the neighbouring
Slingshot Singapore. This ride will catapult you and a brave friend 70m into the air, at 160km/h, then bounce the both of you up and down a couple of times in a bungee-like fashion.

Slingshot Singapore Video
You’ll even get to buy a video that captures your whole range of emotions while on the ride for $20. Be warned, you’ll bear witness to faces you didn’t know you were capable of making, but the unglams make for endearing keepsakes.

ADDRESS
3E River Valley Rd, Block E, Singapore 179024
Opening Hours: Tuesday 16:30-23:30  Show More Timings 
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RECOMMENDED TICKETS AT S$45.00

ADDRESS
3E River Valley Road, Clarke Quay, Block E, Singapore 179024
Opening Hours: Tuesday 16:30-23:30  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.6
(27)
CONTACT INFORMATION
RECOMMENDED TICKETS AT S$45.00


5. Zouk Singapore, YANG Club & Headquarters – Nightclub galore



Of course, no night of revelry down in Clarke Quay is complete without heading for the multitude of clubs peppered throughout the vicinity.

Zouk
Image credit: @zouksingapore via Instagram

You’ve got the tried-and-tested Zouk, which has been the longest running club in Singapore. They’re also the minds behind Zoukout, and with big names like Martin Garrix and Alesso headlining this year, you know they’re all about throwing banger parties.

YANG Club is also another joint to let loose at. It’s located right next to the Singapore River, a peaceful juxtaposition to the head-banging and fist-pumping action that’s going on inside. They’ve even got huge bird cages that double as stages for the daring.

Headquarters
Image credit: @thecouncilsg via Instagram

Finally, you can make a beeline to Headquarters for some underground EDM to fuel your nights. Swathed in a blanket of red lights, the club makes you feel like you’re trespassing into unknown territory. But feel free to stay for its European vibes and unique techno and house tracks.

Zouk
Address: 3C River Valley Road 01-05 to #02-06, 179022
Opening hours: Fri-Sat 10pm-4am | Wed 10pm-3am (Closed on Sundays-Tuesdays & Thursdays)
Contact: 9006 8549 | Zouk website

YANG Club Singapore
Address: 3A River Valley Road, #01-02 Clarke Quay, 179020
Opening hours: Tue & Thu 9.30pm-3am | Wed & Fri 10pm-3am | Sat 10pm-4am (Closed on Sundays & Mondays)
Contact: 9726 0307 | YANG Club Singapore website

Headquarters
Address: 66A Boat Quay, Singapore 049854
Opening hours: Wed-Sat 9pm-3am (Closed on Sunday, Monday & Tuesday)
Contact: 9667 9424 | Headquarters website 


6. Here Kitty Kitty –  Shinjuku-themed bar with pretty drinks


Here Kitty Kitty BarImage credit: Here Kitty Kitty

While robust and rowdy establishments are a dime a dozen at Clarke Quay, sometimes you’d rather have a mellow get-together. For quaint bites and drinks amidst Instagrammable backdrops, head to Here Kitty Kitty.

There are no actual cats to be found here, but the bar makes up for it with its exquisite decor. It borrows elements from 1950s Shinjuku, with its tell-tale Japanese murals and hanging ornaments.

Here Kitty Kitty Drinks And FoodImage adapted from: @herekittykittysg via Instagram

To go along with your intimate conversations, order one of their many delicately prepared drinks. This Snow Angel ($25) is a Suntory Kakubin mix, enhanced with Kwai Feh lychee and rose cordial that’s way too pretty to drink. If you need something to munch on, go for their perfectly marbled Rib-Eye Sandos ($48).

Address: 3E River Valley Road, #02-01, The Cannery, Clarke Quay, Singapore 179024
Opening hours: Tue-Wed 6pm-10.30pm | Thu 6pm-11.30pm | Fri-Sat 6pm-1.30am (Closed on Sundays & Mondays)
Contact: 9489 8357 | Here Kitty Kitty website


7. Kanpai789 – Affordable towers to fuel the night


Kanpai789
Image credit: @jaceonthemove via Instagram

On the flipside, Kanpai789 has always been a lively hotspot for those looking to get their alcohol fix before hitting the dance floors at their favourite clubs. What makes them stand out from the throngs of bars that line Clarke Quay is their affordable beer and cocktail towers.

They’ve got 2-litre Asahi Towers for $60, as well as 3-litre Yakult Soju Towers for $69.80. Their Twin Jim Beam Highball Towers ($108.80) are also a steal if you’ve got a crowd. Pair your drinks with some delectable Thai food; classics like Pad Thai ($12.80) and Tomyum Seafood Vermicelli ($12.80) ensure you don’t KO because of an empty stomach.

After filling your stomachs, you can walk over to Zouk that’s just a 10-minute walk away. Do call in beforehand to reserve seats, as this place gets quite crowded especially on Fridays and weekends.

Address: 11 Unity Street, #01-18/29 Robertson Walk, Singapore 237995
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 3pm-2am | Fri-Sat 3pm-3am
Contact: 8738 7996 | Kanpai789 website


8. Cash Studio – VIP Karaoke rooms that fit up to 25pax


Cash Studio Small Room
Image credit: Cash Studio

Cash Studio’s been around for a while, since 2003 to be exact, so you can rest assured that they know their stuff when it comes to hosting a hearty karaoke sesh. It’s pretty affordable too, considering their prime central location. 

For $12.90/pax, you can sing your heart out in any one of their rooms for 2 hours. O

pt for their cosy Small Room for 4, or go big with their VIP Room that fits up to 25. Regardless of your pick, most of their rooms come equipped with a ministage – perfect for belting out solos. You can even request for tambourines and maracas to accompany the beats. 

Cash Studio Birthday Package
Image credit: @cashstudiokaraoke via Instagram

You can even throw birthday bashes here; do call in to enquire about birthday packages that come with personalised LED signs, food, and alcohol to commemorate the special occasion. Kids below 5 also enter for free, so you can even bring the little ones out to croon the day away.

Address: 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #03-21, Singapore 059817
Opening hours: 12pm-3am Daily
Contact: 6238 8198 | Cash Studio website


(Closed) Tang Music Box


If you’ve ever lamented the lacklustre snack options at your regular KTV spot, Tang Music Box is about to be your new go-to.

Tang Music Box
Step inside and you will be greeted with what seems like a mini-mart, fully stocked with goodies from all over the globe. You can even order bar bites from selected restaurants in Clarke Quay, like Chuan Grill & Noodle Bar.

If you’re planning a larger-scale get-together, book one of their glitzy VIP rooms to experience the ultimate star treatment.

A pool table to keep you occupied before your song comes up, tidbits to satisfy every craving, and music blasting from multiple big screens. Heaps better than squeezing in a cramped and dingy karaoke room!


(Closed) Get Juiced


Get Juiced
Fickle-minded clubgoers no longer need to bicker among the squad when settling on a venue.

Get Juiced houses 3 different sections under one roof: a hip-hop club, a chill bar and lounge, and a rockin’ EDM dance floor. 


(Closed) Holey Moley


Holey Moley
A putt-putt course styled after Operation? Gulp.

Image credit: @holeymoleygolf via Instagram

Holey Moley is set to add even more pep and vibrant activity to Clarke Quay’s stellar lineup of hip bars. A super popular chain in its home country Down Under, the first outlet on our sunny shores will feature a mini-golf course with quirky themes.

Fun and games aside, they’re also known for being ridiculously strong in the #aesthetics department, so come dressed comfortable enough for a rousing session of mini golf, but fab enough to stock up on IG shots as well.


Things to do in Clarke Quay


No matter your age or preference when it comes to kicking back and enjoying an evening out, Clarke Quay has something that’ll be right up your alley.

From classy post-work drinks and chit chat to an unforgettable celebration of life’s grand occasions, the area is a one-stop destination that never disappoints.

 

Click here to find out more on what Clarke Quay has to offer!


This post was brought to you by Clarke Quay.
Cover image adapted from: @zouksingapore via Instagram & Here Kitty Kitty
Photography by Dexter Looi.

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