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Wine and dine in Singapore: Places to hang out at in Clarke Quay

By: Azlinda Said

Clarke Quay in central Singapore is a colourful kaleidoscope of buildings, restaurants, hip cafes, clubs and more. At night, the entire place lights up, and is a sight to behold. This riverside party hub has everything for everyone – from food and drinks to dance venues. Here’s our pick of outlets in Clarke Quay to check out for not only tasty treats, but to chill out at too.

Harry's signature chicken wings
Harry’s signature chicken wings


For food and drinks
Blk D, #01-01
River Valley Road
6338 7331
This is the dining and bar chain’s latest outlet at Clarke Quay. Peppered with memorabilia from owner Harry’s extensive travels, diners can tuck into their favourite gourmet treats and tipples amid a stylish and inviting urban living room. Harry’s trademark laidback vibe makes this place the perfect respite from the hustle and bustle outdoors.

WE LOVE: Harry’s Happy Hour specials
Head down to the bar before 9pm on weekdays to enjoy draught beers, house wines and house pour spirits at just $10++.


Pind Balluchi's Methi Malai Matar
Pind Balluchi’s Methi Malai Matar


Pind Balluchi Bar and Grill
Blk B, #01-15
River Valley Road
Love North Indian food like briyani rice or tandoori chicken? Then trot down to Pind Balluchi for some. With an extensive menu of grilled meats, vegetables, curries and all kinds of bread, you’ll be drooling for more.

WE LOVE: Pind Balluchi’s dinner buffet
Priced at $40 per person, the spread includes a complimentary glass of Sula wine. The promotion is valid every Thursday night, from six to nine pm.


Motorino Pizzeria
Blk A #01-01A
River Valley Road

For authentic Neapolitan pizzas, head down to this pizza parlour. Founded in Brooklyn, New York by Chef Mathieu Palombino, this is the pizzeria’s first outlet in Singapore. Don’t miss hot favourites like the Brussels Sprout Pizza, chomped on with sparkling red wine specially flown in from Italy!

WE LOVE: Motorino’s set lunch
The meal includes mixed greens salad and a choice of one pizza. All for $25. Good deal, no?


Little Saigon's Hanoi martini
Little Saigon’s Hanoi martini


Little Saigon
Blk E #01-02
River Valley Road

This quaint restaurant serves wicked cocktails to go with its modern Vietnamese cuisine. Its alluring atmosphere (think classic Vietnamese lanterns amidst a dark wood setting) will put you in the mood for a culinary adventure. Plus, you get to wine and dine to the intoxicating sounds of the in-house live band, Sweet Symphony.

WE LOVE: Little Saigon’s Happy Hour
Go anytime between Sunday and Thursday for beers, house pour spirits and selected glasses of wine at half price! Happy hour lasts till 8pm.


Summer Live Music Festival
Summer Live Music Festival


For good music
To usher in the mid-week and count down to the weekend, revel in Clarke Quay Summer Live Music Series. This monthly event kicks off this Wednesday, 22nd July, and will take place every third Wednesday and Thursday of the month, till September.

Be entertained by live music from Clarke Quay’s resident bands while sipping on delectable drinks and snacking on exquisite bar bites – all available from various food kiosks. No better way to kick those workday blues, for sure.

If you’re in the mood for some shopping, dive into the TGIF Bazaar – you’ll never know what quirky trinkets and treasures you may find there.

WHAT: Summer Live Music
WHERE: Clarke Quay’s Central Fountain Square
WHEN: July 22-23, Aug 19-20, September 16-17, from 7-10.30pm
COST: Free admission


Clarke Quay has a vibrant night scene
Clarke Quay has a vibrant night scene


For something special
Sign up to be CapitaStar members at Clarke Quay by October 31, 2015 and earn 10,000 STAR$ (limited to the first 100 valid sign ups each month). This cardless rewards programme lets you enjoy benefits, on top of your existing rebates and other rewards programme. To register, click here.

Also, don’t forget to share on Instagram all the cool pictures you snapped while having a good time at Clarke Quay, with the hashtag #WineDineGoodTimes.