Singapore has summer sun all year round (except 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. Happily, there are several bars plonked right on the coast that offer sea breeze and ocean views. Read on to discover the closest thing to Bali’s famous Potato Head Beach Club right here in Singapore!
Siloso Beach, Sentosa | 6970 0625
When you can’t make it to Bali, Bali comes to you! Opened in December, Rumours Beach Club is the latest popular addition to the Sentosa scene. With three swimming pools, beachfront access and Jimbaran-style seafood on the grill, it’s a no-brainer for a weekend “getaway”.
Pack light, because you’re not going to need much more than sunscreen. Towels are provided and you can take your pick from the multiple day beds, sun loungers, beachside beanbags or shaded cabanas. Our favourite spot? The padded loungers in the pool; perch here for the afternoon with a towering margarita or one of their signature cocktails, such as the Seaside Serenity ($20) with Stolichnaya vodka, St Germain elderflower liqueur, homemade tamarind paste and strawberry liqueur.
120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa | 9750 5323
With cushy daybeds, an alfresco 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. The all-day, seafood-heavy menu perks up the taste buds with dishes like crispy calamari, crab linguine 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 laid-back “sunshine soul, balearic house, beach boogie and horizontal disco”!
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.
1010 East Coast Parkway | 6449 0019
Georges was founded in Pasir Ris in 1999 as a small sea sports centre with a beverage kiosk, and slowly evolved to a beach bar serving Western grill classics. In 2004, it made the move to the East Coast Parkway. You’ll find it there still, serving up pastas, platters, burgers, Indian fare and more, with beers from a low $7.20 during happy hour (4-8pm). There are other Georges outlets in Singapore, too, including Georges @ The Cove, back in the original Pasir Ris spot ar 133 Pasir Ris Road (Carpark E at Pasir Ris Park).
131 Pasir Ris Road | 6384 9280
Ohana Beach Club is a low-key coastal beach house with a “getaway” vibe, and a menu offering salads, sandwiches, wings and beers. It’s run by water sports operator Adventure Paddlers. So, you can hire a kayak, outrigger or SUP to begin with, then laze at the club for some post-activity snacks and drinks.
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