Your go-to after-hour spots in Clarke Quay for a good time
Mention a night out at Clarke Quay, and the word “curfew” instantly vanishes from anyone’s vocabulary. While other food and beverage establishments roll their shutters and call it a day, the party people over in central Singapore are only just warming up.
And, you don’t even need to hold out till the weekends to let your hair down or pig out, the area is packed to the brim with late-night joints open every day of the week, with some only closing their doors at 5 AM in the morning! So round up your friends and office sai kang warriors, here are 10 supper and after-hour spots that’ll make up for all those hours wasted working OT:
1. Long Jiang Classic Noodle & Congee House (龙江经典粥麺家)
Clockwise from top left: Signature Ocean Treasure Porridge ($48), Vietnamese Scallop and Prawn Skewers ($18), Mud Crab with Rice Vermicelli in Chicken Broth ($48), Penang Style Seafood Noodle with Lobster ($19.80)
Just the food stop to accommodate a group of friends for a satisfying after work supper sesh or a pre-drink feast, the newly opened Long Jiang Classic Noodle & Congee House serves up hearty yet affordable Chinese dishes with premium seafood ingredients in big portions that are great for parties of 3-4.
Be sure to try their Signature Ocean Treasures Porridge ($48), which is a treasure alright – just one scoop reveals a generous heap of dried scallop clams, live prawns, and crayfish so soft the meat falls off the shell all buried in a smooth, fragrant porridge.
Their Mud Crab with Rice Vermicelli in Chicken Broth ($48) is another dish that will warm you right up. It features a whole mud crab in a thicken chicken broth that exudes a heady aroma of XO. Do note that the portion will best serve 3-4 persons.
We recommend sticking with these two winners, but if you’ve still got stomach space to fill, then skip the appetisers and zoom in for the Penang Style Seafood Noodle with Lobster ($19.80). An elevated hybrid of our two hawker favourites – prawn noodles and Penang laksa, the broth is packed with flavour and boiled for hours with only the freshest prawn heads, lobster meat, and clams.
And contrasting their traditional Chinese menu is their drink menu. Treat yourself to a photogenic glass of their Popcorn Frappe ($6.80) only if you need a whole ton of sweet to offset all the savoury you’ll be consuming! Alternatively, go for their Chendol Frappe ($6.80), which is generously topped with red beans and sago and pays homage to the traditional dessert.
Long Jiang Classic Noodle & Congee House
Address: Block B, 3 River Valley Rd, #01-16
Opening Hours: 11AM-2.30PM | 5PM-4AM, Daily
Telephone: 6266 3323
2. Da Miao Hot Pot (大妙火锅)
Not just any ordinary hot pot joint, Da Miao Hot Pot is one of the few establishments in town that serves up not only authentic Chengdu hot pot but traditions and entertainment as well.
P.S. Michelle Obama has visited Da Miao’s main branch in Chengdu, and has nothing but high praise for its cuisine.
If you’re undecided about which of their 5 soup bases to go for, we recommend the Da Miao Traditional Yuan Yuan Soup Pot ($20) which is a dual pot featuring a spicy mala soup on one side, and a light slow-cooked bone broth on the other.
On top of the usual suspect side dishes like fresh vegetables, meatballs, tofu skin, and noodle options, Da Miao prides itself in providing only premium cuts of imported Australian meat and specialises in traditional Sichuan delights like Black-Bull Layered Tripe, Duck Tongue, Squid Ink Noodles, and Braised Intestines.
Every hero dish needs a sidekick – making the hot pot incomplete without solid dipping sauces. Head over to the condiment bar and load up on everything from Sichuan peppercorns and Chengdu sliced chilli to their special cans of sesame oil. For a sweet finish, end the meal off with a traditional Chengdu dessert, the Red Sugar Rice Cake ($6), which tastes similar to sticks of deep-fried chewy rice cake.
The restaurant also has 2 performances a night – a 变脸 (masked face) dance, and a 长嘴壶茶艺 (long-spout kungfu tea) performance.
Da Miao Hot Pot
Address: Block C, 3 River Valley Road, #01-11
Opening Hours: 11.30AM-4AM, Daily
Telephone: 6250 9969
3.Ramen Keisuke Lobster King
Ramen Keisuke Lobster King serves up one of the best lobster-based ramen broths in Singapore and remains uncontested till this day. The Lobster Broth Ramen with Rich Creamy Soup ($14.90) is a must-order for all ramen fanatics.
Rich, creamy and balanced, the broth is a result of 11 hours on the stove. And on top of your usual bamboo shoots, black fungus, tender char siu and a marinated egg, you’ll also find dumplings and prawn balls that’ll make up for the lack of actual lobster in there!
They’ve also got the spicy version of the dish – the Spicy Miso Lobster Broth Ramen ($15.90) that’s sure to make you break into a sweat. If you’re not a fan of overwhelming broths, opt for their clear soup option at $13.90.
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And if you’re the only sore thumb in the group, not craving ramen, then their Omu Rice ($10.80) and Chicken Nanban ($9.80) will save the day! Think nuggets of karaage chicken fried to crisp perfection alongside a special dip made of pickles, eggs, pepper and Japanese mayo made right before your eyes.
Ramen Keisuke Lobster King
Address: Block C, 3 River Valley Road, #01-07
Opening Hours: 6PM-5AM, Daily
Telephone: 6255 2928
4. Beer Xchange
Don’t let the name fool you. If you think Beer Xchange is all about beer, you’re wrong. Not only do they have a mean selection of alcoholic drinks from lagers and stouts to cocktails and shots, they also dish out some legit pub grub.
And while bar food isn’t the most enticing, Beer Xchange is a total game changer with its menu of bar bites and full meals. If you’re heading there on an empty stomach, then go for their Handmade Seafood Pizza ($23) or their Sloppy Otah Burger ($23) – they’re highly about raved by patrons, and we can vouch for the quality!
The formidable Sloppy Otah Burger ($23)
For a lighter bite, their Hungry Ghost Platter ($68) does a good job of satisfying a moderately peckish party of 6 with sausages, fried pork belly strips, satay, fries and mashed potato. Their Potato Cheese Balls ($12) also deserve a special mention.
And for that shot of high, opt for their Peanut Butter & Jelly shots!
Address: Block B, 3 River Valley Road, #01-17
Opening Hours: Mon-Tue, Sun: 5PM-2AM | Wed-Fri: 5PM-3AM | Sat: 5PM-4AM
Telephone: 9876 1338
5. Motorino Pizzeria
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The authenticity of Motorino Pizzeria lies in use of only Italian “00” flour and the fact that they let their dough ferment for a good 30 hours before its shaped and thrown into the oven – the secret to their signature charred, semi-thick, fluffy pizza crust.
If you’re feeling adventurous, hit up their Brussel Sprouts and Smoked Bacon Pizza ($26) – chunks of savoury bacon upon a bed of melted mozzarella and crunchy brussel sprouts.
Address: Block A, 3 River Valley Road, #01-01A
Opening Hours: Mon-Thu, Sun: 11.30AM-11PM | Fri-Sat: 11.30AM-12AM
Telephone: 6334 4968
Shuffle is just the place for those who love a little bit of live entertainment through their meal. Dishing up an impressive menu of Asian and Western fusion bar bites and mains, the joint is also home to a couple of local resident bands who serve up live, acoustic music of both the Chinese and English variety late into the night every single day!
Spam and carrot cake
Image credit: Shuffle bistro bar
Don’t miss their Spam and Carrot Cake ($15) and Burnt Bee Hoon ($14) – fried to perfection and totally worth those extra calories. On top of that, look out for their daily beer promotions from $24++ for any 3 beer bottles on Mondays to beer towers at $65++ on Thursdays.
Address: Block D, 3 River Valley Road, #02-03
Opening Hours: 6PM-12AM, Daily
Telephone: 6338 9438
7. Paulaner Clarke Quay
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If you’re looking to take a break from overdone cocktails this Ladies’ Night, then hit up Paulaner at Clarke Quay for their Beer Cocktails ($20). Engineered for the delicate taste buds, their Green Weenie is a mix of Midori liqueur and their Paulaner’s Original Munich Lager – perfect for those who like their beers on the sweeter side without the bitter aftertaste.
For food to match, this brewhouse and eatery’s Bavarian Sausage Platter ($92) is not one to be messed with. Be warned though – portions are massive, even for the 4-pax platter.
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Other notable highlights are their 60cm Currywurst and their Bavarian Beer Garden Spare Ribs with secret BBQ sauce!
Paulaner Clarke Quay
Address: Block B, 3 River Valley Road, #01-12
Opening Hours: Mon-Tue, Thu, Sun: 5PM-2AM | Wed: 5PM-3AM | Fri-Sat: 5PM-4AM
Telephone: 6338 0480
8. Shiraz Mazzeh
When you ain’t got the time for a sit-down meal, kebabs at Shiraz Mazzeh are always a good idea. While most are quick to go for their beef kebabs, we recommend the overshadowed Chicken Shawarma ($10) and Lamb Shawarma ($12), which features thick carvings of glistening meat and a generous heap of vegetables, all wrapped a steaming flatbread jacket.
Their satisfying chicken shawarma
And they’re not just all about their meats, vegetarians can also tuck into their Vegetarian Falafel Shawarma ($8.50) – a toasty wrap of grilled chickpea cutlets atop a bed of fresh salad and your choice of garlic yoghurt or hummus sauce.
Address: Block D, 3 River Valley Road, #01-09
Opening Hours: Mon-Thu, Sun: 6.30PM-2AM | Fri-Sat: 6.30PM-3AM
Telephone: 6334 2282
9. The Pump Room
Image credit: The Pump Room
Think live music, a dance floor, unpasturised and unfiltered international beers on tap, and a whole lot of meat on the menu from a pork neck steak to a lamb shoulder rack – that’s the kind of night you can expect at The Pump Room.
Before you skip the entrees and zoom in on the mains, give their Assorted Savoury Cones ($12) a go. These cones of smoked salmon, shrimp, salsa and caviar are bound to add instant flair to your IG stories.
Mains wise, the highlight was definitely their Crispy Pork Knuckle for two ($38) – a tender whole portion of meat concealed by a crisp roasted exterior, served alongside a homemade beer-infused sauce sio bak lovers would absolutely die for.
The Sticky Date Pudding with Butterscotch Vanilla Ice-Cream ($12) – a home recipe of the lady boss herself was a definite show stopper leaving us licking the plate for every last drop of caramel.
While you’re free to order beer all the way until 4AM, the kitchen takes their last orders for mains at 10PM and light bites at 12AM on Fridays and Saturdays.
The Pump Room
Address: Block B, 3 River Valley Road, #01-09/10
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri, Sun: 5PM-3AM | Sat: 5PM-4AM
Telephone: 6334 2628
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And no list of late night spots is ever complete without a club. Seemingly immune to the 3AM crowd slump, f.Club is one party joint that’s still bursting at the seams all the way till the wee hours of the morning.
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The club is sectioned into 2 distinct party areas – the Diamond Room, which is all about booming bass drops and progressive house music, and the Ruby Hall, a plush red room giving you some of the sickest Top 40 mashups and some occasional k-Pop. Whichever you choose, be ready for one hell of an all-nighter!
Address: Blk 3B, River Valley Road, #01-08
Opening Hours: Wed: 10PM-3AM | Fri-Sat: 10PM-4AM
Cover Charge: $30, inclusive of 2 house pour beverages*
Telephone: 6338 3158
*Club rules apply
Live your nights up at Clarke Quay any day of the week
Promising good food, fun, and #goodvibes only all the way until 5 AM almost every night of the week, let Clarke Quay be your well-deserved release for any Monday blue or Humpday hill before the weekends hit.
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