Slightly away from the party-hearty hubs of Clarke Quay and Boat Quay, upstream Robertson Quay’s more residential make-up makes it a relaxed destination with al fresco dining spaces and entertainment including a museum and multiple hotels coming up. There’s Warehouse Hotel located in a heritage warehouse that used to be Warehouse Disco in the 1980s and InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay (taken over Gallery Hotel), both opening in 2016.
Unique beers from Germany make this a sweet spot for Oktoberfest partying. Ringed by other popular bars in the Robertson Walk Mediterranean styled courtyard, two-year-old live sports hangout Amber Nectar pours premium drafts such as HofbrÃƒ ¤u Original and Dunkel, MÃƒ ¼nchner Weisse–Hefe Weizen and Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier–MÃƒ ¤rzen, while their food offerings include ever popular crispy pork knuckles ($32) and beef short ribs ($20). Even more unique, they launched their own beer growlers this year, refillable glass bottles that allow you to takeaway freshly tapped draft beers. #01-01/11 Robertson Walk Courtyard, 11 Unity Street. Tel: 6737 3774
Boomarang Bistro & Bar
Come here for an all-day Aussie dining or to catch live sports (check out their weekly Sports Bible guide). Don’t leave without trying their best-selling Boomarang deluxe pizza ($22) and ice cold Australian beers such as James Boags ($12.75/bottle) and Pure Blonde ($12.75/bottle). Join them on Wednesdays (Beer Night) for special deals. #01-15 The Quayside, 60 Robertson Quay. Tel: 6738 1077
Once known for its tongkangs (bumboats) and twakows (lighters), Clarke Quay was abuzz with commerce activities. Now, the restored warehouses and unique covered streets attract a large following for its plethora of buzzy bars, entertainment spaces, eateries and shops.
Central Fountain Square
Come after 7pm (free) on 31 Oct, in your frightening-best following the theme Asian Horror. Here are some ideas: a ghostly maid, a chain dragging coolie, or a Chinese vampire. Best-dressed souls grab the most attractive prizes! Expect live band performances and stage games to snag more prizes. More details at www.clarkequay.com.sg
Some of the world’s biggest DJs who’ve helmed the decks here include Dub Pistols, Paul Oakenfold, Dimitri and Pete Tong. Go wild dressing up as you experience one of the most horrifying (in good fun) Halloween mayhem parties at Attica–living up to its tagline as Asia’s most innovative club experience. #01-03, 3A River Valley Road. Tel: 6333 9973
’Where good people and great music come together’–couldn’t be more accurate. At Southeast Asia’s top rock n’ roll blues bar, get ready to feast your eyes on graffiti-ed walls and a raw stage. Drop by for Halloween-themed drinks: Witches Brew cocktail ($20 nett), Nuclear Waste and Fire Bawling shooters (4 shots for $25 nett), alongside selected bites such as fish and chips ($21) and classic beef burger ($21.90) from their neighbour, Bungy Bar. #01-03, 3E River Valley Road. Tel: 6337 7859
The Chupitos Bar
As the first specialised shooters bar in Singapore, they’ve got more than 130 power-packed shots–some more ‘dangerous’ than others. Get spoilt for choice with five menus (starting from $12/shot): Dare, Deadly, Fruity, Yummy and Specialty shots such as Gas Chamber ($22) and Torture Bong ($28). What’s Halloween without some unusual fun? #01-05, 3B River Valley Road
In 1996, Hooters opened its first international outlet in Singapore. Check out the delightfully tacky place this Halloween for some post-party snacking–Nearly World Famous chicken wings with five special sauces ($14.90/10 pieces), beef chilli cheese fries ($8.50), onion rings ($11.90) and mozarella cheese sticks ($12.90). #01-03, 3D River Valley Road. Tel: 6332 1090
Derived from the French word for ’The Black’, Le Noir is the perfect place for dining, lounging and partying. Dark black and rich gold interiors, grilled platters and main courses, and resident live band, The Vibes will be sure to keep your night filled with entertainment and fun. #01-01, 3C River Valley Road. Tel: 6339 6365
BOAT QUAY/CIRCULAR ROAD
A century ago, coolies and swaylos (water-hands) diligently balancing sacks of rice over their overworked shoulders filled Boat Quay. Sir Stamford Raffles signed an agreement then–to make Singapore a free port. Today, high-energy themed-bars and restaurants have transformed Boat Quay into a vibrant pedestrian walk for all.
Hero’s and Mogambo Bar & Restaurant
Both bars will be holding their annual Halloween bash on Sat, 31 Oct, from 8pm. The exterior and interior will be decked out in ghoulish decorations, with their up-for-it staff donning costumes and painted faces. Drinks promotion: a liquid buffet (free-flow bottled beers, housepour wines and spirits) from 8-10pm ($X). Costumed party goers will be entitled to a free shot! Hero’s: #01-01 Boat Quay, 69 Circular Road. Tel: 9221 4686; Mogambo’s: #01-01 Boat Quay, 3 Canton Street. Tel: 6438 9808
In a versatile space that morphs from art studio to club, Canvas (the old Home Club) believes that music should be shared. Look out for themed parties at www.fb.com/canvassingapore; including Halloween and regular anchor nights as you experience striking audio visuals with three resident DJs (Ming, Jerls and Jordan). #B1-01/06 The Riverwalk, 20 Upper Circular Road. Tel: 9169 3815
Draft and Craft
Their southern Californian menu specialties include Californian burger ($18), Tony’s BBQ ribs ($16) and Baja fish ($11). Staff will be in costume for their first Halloween so feel free to dress up! Don’t leave without checking out their 31 Oct’s drinks promotions: 1-for-1 on selected shots and beers, Halloween-themed shots and specials for patrons in Halloween gear. 31 Circular Road. Tel: 8482 3630
Red Dot Brewhouse
’Finger In The Basket’ and ’Stone Oven Pizza’ will be available from 10.30pm-12am on Sat’s Halloween night–drop by for a wide choices of finger foods including truffle fries ($11), spicy zing wing & drumlets ($12), crispy baby squids ($11) and silver fish ($11) alongside their famous beers. If you are still hungry from all that partying, snag some slices of pizza (romana, mexicana or meat lover’s) starting from $19. 33/34 Boat Quay. Tel: 6535 4500
At 282 metres high, it comprises three concepts–1-Altitude Gallery & Bar (level 63), Stellar (level 62) and Altimate (level 61). Enjoy a stunning view while partaking in premium spirits and cocktails, and Stellar’s modern European cuisine including Hokkaido snow crab, venison loin, porcini ravioli and desserts such as truffle nocchi and crÃƒ ¨me brulee. Check out www.fb.com/1Altitude for details. #61-01/02 Raffles Place. Tel: 6438 0410
Expect a crazy Halloween weekend here where dressing up is a serious ghastly affair. Both an intimate cosy lounge and a high-energy boutique club, Chateaux combines its posh vintage setting with a wide range of exclusive drinks. #02-01, 79 Circular Road. Tel: 9772 3953