16 Jan 2017

Best Bars in Boat Quay Singapore – 2017

Best Bars in Boat Quay Singapore – Our best 8

Apparently Boat Quay is a well known area of Singapore attracting many locals and tourists for various reasons. Mainly because back in the day, its primary purpose was to serve as a marine trade centre. Mainly due to its location on the south bank of the Singapore River. Things look quite differently nowadays here in Boat Quay apparently and why wouldn’t they? In addition Boat Quay Singapore is a vibrant social-economic spot, full of diverse bars, restaurants and other entertainment venues. So take a peek at our best pick of the Best Bars in Boat Quay Singapore. Appetti lists Over 170 venues in the Boat Quay / Raffles districts.

  1. Penny Black
  2. BQ Bar
  3. Southbridge
  4. Dallas Restaurant
  5. Mag’s Wine Kitchen
  6. Harry’s
  7. Mogambo
  8. Boomarang

Penny Black

Penny Black a victorian style pub in Singapore
Penny Black Boat Quay

The quintessential Victorian pub experience

Craving to experience the British Victorian atmosphere, whilst sipping a refreshing drink and perhaps enjoying the river view? There’s apparently no better place than Penny Black. The venue is also split into different areas, serving different occasions and moods. Downstairs, it is more of a pub or tavern setting where one can have a party with friends or get a little crazy after work. The upper area is also more sophisticated and suited for business meetings and low-key classy celebrations. So on the whole, Penny Black is quite different from any other Boat Quay bar.

Penny Black: 26/27, Boat Quay, Singapore, 049817

BQ Bar in the Heart of Boat Quay

So a desire to dip into the town’s best cocktail place should take you to the BQ bar. A relaxed and elegant setting is what accompanies a glass of a refreshing mojito or a signature cocktail. Perhaps Hunger will not find you there as the bar offers special Dharma and Schwarma kebabs. They are perhaps made of the best lamb and chicken in Boat Quay Singapore.

Best Bars in Boat Quay Singapore image BQ Bar
Shwarma and Kebabs too!

BQ Bar: 39, Boat Quay, Singapore, 049828

Southbridge – Life’s good on top!

Here’s probably one of the poshest of the Best Bars in Boat Quay Singapore – Southbridge. It’s also a rooftop venue indulging you in a 360° view of the city. It resembles bars and restaurants you find in famous European resorts such as Saint Tropez and Barcelona. Classy cocktails and signature oyster and also other seafood dishes are definitely part of the deal at Southbridge.

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Southbridge Umami Oysters

Southbridge: Rooftop Level 5, Boat Quay, Singapore, 049828

Dallas Restaurant – Contemporary

Because we want to create complete contrast, we could perhaps offer taking you to Dallas Restaurant. This is a place, extremely popular with locals where one can have unpretentious food and drinks and enjoy lively and bright atmosphere. It’s located on the stretch of Boat Quay Singapore and it’s a perfect choice for a rich lunch or dinner. Dallas Restaurant must surely rank among the Best Bars in Boat Quay Singapore.

Dalla Restaurant image Best Bars in Boat Quay Singapore
Dallas is it Fort Worth It?

Dallas Restaurant: 31, Boat Quay, Singapore, 049820

Mag’s Wine Kitchen – Good wine, good food and camaraderie

For the fans of French cuisine and fine wine, it would seemingly be a sin not to visit Mag’s Wine Kitchen. It is a place where customers are given a personalised service and experience at all times, all food is prepared with exclusively fresh ingredients and simplicity is the key.


Mag’s Wine Kitchen, 86, Circular Road, Boat Quay, Singapore, 049438


Harry's Bar Logo
Harry’s have a branch in Boat Quay amongst many others

Although today there are many branches of the Harry’s in various districts of the city, the brands history apparently started exactly here at Boat Quay Singapore in 1992. So up for some drinks and sports watching with friends or a nice family lunch? Harry’s can accommodate your needs and also serve you quality food and a wide range of beverages. Did you know that Appetti lists 23 venues in Singapore?

Harry’s: 28, Boat Quay, Singapore, 049818

Mogambo – It’s a Jungle out there!

In addition there is also another jewel in the crown of amid the Best Bars in Boat Quay Singapore is the Mogambo bar and restaurant. Again, this is a two-style venue, catering for different groups of people and events. Rich and tasty menu, unique cocktails and also impeccable customer service. It draws locals, expats and tourists to this outstanding place, infused with the Japanese spirit.

Mogambo image Best Bars in Boat Quay Singapore
Mogambo’s bit of a jungle going on here

Mogambo: 03 Canton Street, #01-01, Boat Quay, Singapore, 049745

Boomarang perhaps the home of sports in Singapore

A bit on the edge of Boat Quay Singapore, but apparently still close to the river is the Australian cafe and bar Boomarang. Quiet and also cosy during the day, it apparently turns into a arena of entertainment at night.

Boomarang image Best Bars in Boat Quay Singapore
Don’t throw your food here, you know it will back fire!

Boomarang: 52, Circular Road, Boat Quay, Singapore, 049407

Confused by the Best Bars in Boat Quay Singapore?

Finally, perhaps you haven’t decided where to go first? We recommend visiting them all and then deciding which are the Best Bars in Boat Quay Singapore from a first-hand experience.

So why not visit our Singapore City page for more information and interesting facts about this fascinating destination.

AUTHOR: Appetti