Singapore has summer sun all year round (save for the monsoon showers), so it’s only right to make the most of the balmy weather and head to the beach as much as possible. Not a fan of splashing in the surf and digging holes to the earth’s core? Do not fear – there are enough bars plonked right on the coast that offer sea breeze, ocean views and splendiferous sunsets without getting sand in your shoes. Read on, friends!
The closest thing to Bali’s famous Potato Head Beach Club in Singapore? We think so…
120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa | 9750 5323
With cushy daybeds, an al fresco bar, big pool and indoor/outdoor dining areas, Tanjong Beach Club is one of our favourite spots for a weekend laze – particularly because kids and dogs are welcome along. Their all-day, seafood-harvey menu perks up taste buds with dishes like warm octopus salad, spicy prawn spaghetti and truffle fries topped with grated parmesan. Aside from beer buckets, the bar keeps a decent list of champagne, wines, spirits and cocktails. Sundays are especially worth swinging by, with local DJs spinning laidback tropical house grooves.
50 Siloso Beach Walk, #01-06, Sentosa | 6631 8938
Part of Siloso Beach’s cluster of seaside hangouts on C-Side, the idyllic Coastes has plenty of deck chairs and sunbeds to stretch out on. The cute, nautically-decorated bar serves up a range of boozy beverages (we recommend the frozen cocktails), non-alcoholic drinks and comforting grub like honey beef ribs, spicy wings, hot dogs and fish and chips. Music loves might want to keep their ears pricked for Coaste’s beloved annual Jazz by the Beach series, which runs for a selected month each time.
50 Siloso Beach Walk, #01-01, Sentosa | 6631 8938
Another of C-side’s tenants, Bikini Bar is modelled after the lively Bintang bars in Bali, with live sports matches screening all day and upbeat tunes by resident DJ Jason T on weekends. Serving up a list of widely loved beers (including Bali’s famous Bintang, naturally), the bar also makes mean margaritas and shooters. If you feel peckish, their bar bites feature all the usual greasy suspects like nachos, pizzas and calamari rings.
1390 East Coast Parkway | 6443 3005
Sitting along the far end of East Coast Park, this fuss-free bar offers delicious Mexican and North Indian fare – think curries, nacho bowls and kebabs – as well as ice cold beers, margaritas and sangrias. When you feel like catching some waves, rent a kayak from Water Venture next door.
1010 East Coast Parkway | 6449 0019
From its humble beginnings in 1999 as a beverage kiosk, till present day, Georges has remained a crowd favorite. Prepare yourself for the friendly yet upbeat ambience of this baliense concept bistro set alongside waves of the east. Georges is especially buzzing during game season so make sure you grab an early seat!
131 Pasir Ris Road | 6384 9280
Engage yourself in an experience like no other at the Ohana Beach Club. The coastal beach house provides a “getaway” vibe and will not fail to meet your expectations. Make sure you save some space for its authentic Japanese cuisine!
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