Last Updated: April 14, 2021
Each evening, Clarke Quay is steeped in incessant bustle of hungry hopefuls looking to catch some post-work grub, and professionals winding down for the day with a handful of drinks and colleagues whom they actually like. It’s the chatter and laughter all around that form the hallmark of the nighttime district, and an indication that life has resumed some form of normalcy. All is right with the world.
A unique conserved historical landmark along our iconic Singapore River, Clarke Quay is of walking distance from both Fort Canning and Clarke Quay MRT Station, boasting broad interconnectivity and utmost convenience. Here, you’ll find more than 50 restaurants, wine bars, and entertainment spots across five blocks of restored shophouses and warehouses—endowing the area with an unparalleled rustic charm. But you already know the works.
Only for the month of March 2021, Clarke Quay is offering Happy Half Off, or 50% off, different menu items across various merchants—here’s where you should spend your March evenings for deals that go easy on the wallet, but all out on the palate.
What’s that, you ask? Just the sound of flavour and spice hitting your palate probably. As with Indonesian cuisine, the dishes you’ll find at Bayang are prepared with a whole lot of seasoning and heart. Think fragrant curry, rendang, and thoroughly-marinated grilled meats that’ll most definitely satisfy both tummies and souls any day.
The Bali Ayam Panggang & Oyster Yellow Rice Set (S$15.80) presents a generous portion of a whole chicken leg and two oysters, while the Boston Lobster & Satay With Yellow Rice Set (S$18.80) is a glorious surf and turf medley that strikes a comfortable balance for the seafood and meat lover.
What’s even better news is that all individual sets at Bayang go for 50% off from 5pm to 8pm on Tuesdays to Thursdays. This means that a plate of Satay Chicken With Yellow Rice Set (S$9.80) is only a whopping S$4.90 during the promotional period, and that’s a deal you definitely don’t want to miss.
The best part of the rice sets is the fresh, aggressively-seasoned oysters for me, but if that’s not quite up your alley then a succulent ayam panggang or juicy Boston lobster will be just as divine. Wash it all down with 1-for-1 spirits and wine all night long; yes, a drinks promotion with no expiration time is probably the happiest that your hours can get.
I’m not sure how often Latin American cuisine is incorporated into your meals, but with Cuba Libre Café & Bar, here’s hoping that it’ll make a more frequent appearance. Born and educated in Cuba, executive chef Alex Moreno’s menu throws in a good mix of flavour, comfort, and soul.
It’s only here where you’ll find your Columbian Empanadas (S$14) which are baked pastry turnovers with fillings, Ropa Vieja Bites (S$15) which sees pulled beef atop plantain chips, as well as the ever toothsome Mojito Chicken (S$22) complete with a tangy rum reduction drizzled over.
Under the Half Off initiative, Cuba Libre is extending 50% off all their food menu items with a minimum spending of S$25, and the discount is not valid in conjunction with other offers. But frankly, what other promotions are you going to need with a deal as good as this?
If that wasn’t quite enough discounts for your very Singaporean self just yet, hang tight for the host of deals coming your way fast. During the restaurant’s Happy Hour, a half pint of Asahi beer goes at S$5++, Corona is available at S$8++ per bottle, and a Guinness Draught goes for S$10++ per pint.
And finally, you already know the drill—Ladies Night, which happens every Wednesday, is one of the best times to grab your gal pals for a night out. Show up in a group of five ladies and be entitled to a bottle of prosecco with a minimum spend of S$50.
Talay Thai boasts a dependable, delectable menu that’s designed to be savoured along Singapore’s iconic riverfront. Due to its vast variety and options, Thai food always seems to be a good idea, being able to accommodate most diets and preferences.
If you’re a tiny bit lost amongst the immense menu, the Beef Cheek Massaman Curry (S$22) is a great place to start. All your chewy woes are dissolved with the fork-tender beef cheek that’ll have you going in for seconds and thirds without even realising.
The Tom Yum Lobster With Seafood Glass Noodle (S$48) and Grilled Fresh Squid (S$18) also deserve a mention—both making for great accompaniment for drinks by the bay. While the glass noodle dish might be better savoured as a main, the grilled squid takes tapas to a whole new level.
For the month of March, Talay Thai is offering 50% off every second main course ordered from Monday to Thursday, and if you catch Talay Thai’s Happy Hour from 5pm to 8pm, you’ll be able to snag a Heineken Beer Tower at S$58++ and House Pour Wine at $38++.
Famed for their first outlet at Punggol Point, House of Seafood delivers exactly what its namesake promises—the freshest, most succulent seafood dishes, of course. From live clams, lobster, crab, sea cucumber, abalone, and of course, fish, if it swims or floats, you’ll probably find it here.
Aside from savouring just their mouth-watering seafood, get one Signature Combo Platter (worth S$28) that presents a scrumptious selection of ngoh hiang, you tiao, mango pudding, and other traditional dim sum dishes for free as long as you purchase a bottle of red or white wine, limited to a maximum of two redemptions per single receipt. On top of that, drink to quality time with 50% off Carlsberg and Connor’s Stout on Mondays to Thursdays from 5pm to 8pm only.
In addition to all that jazz, the International Women’s Day special—Sunset Picnic by the River (S$38.80, beers not included) is available for order between 5pm to 9pm daily, and the good news is, the promotion is available to any table, as long as a lady diner is present.
With claims of being the best wings in town, Wings Bar is held in high regard by many for great ribs, meats, and just a good time in general. Personally, the highlight is how it pays tribute to the golden years of aviation in the 1940’s, and as some readers might know by now, any aviation content is great content to me.
You’ll never have to worry about going hungry here; the people at Wings Bar will definitely feed you until you’ll be begging them to stop. Almost everything here, including the Ultimate Nachos (S$24) and Signature Ribs (S$32 for half rack, S$40 for full rack) is served in a large, generous portion that’ll surely last you for however long you plan to stay the night (which, unfortunately due to COVID-19, will be limited to 10.30pm for now).
Wing Bar offers 50% off all beverages by the glass from Monday to Thursday, 5pm to 8pm, so you can keep the sanctity of your wallet while ensuring that there’s sufficient to drink and pair with your never-ending tapas. While everything was delightful, what particularly blew me away was Wings Bar’s rendition of the Pina Colada (S$14), which was a pointedly delicious blend of rum, Malibu, cream, coconut, and of course, pineapple juice. Don’t @ me, but even as a food writer, that was the day I polished a cocktail clean for the first time.
For more great deals, Wings Bar also offers S$20 for 3 Frozen Cocktails of the month from 5pm to 8pm on Ladies Night, every Wednesday.
We’re no strangers to Zorba the Greek Taverna, and boy, was it a bangin’ dinner that evening. With a faint breeze, riverfront views, and authentic Greek cuisine, Zorba is just about as close to dining at Santorini as we can get for now. Take it from someone whose holiday in Greece got prematurely robbed from her last summer due to the coronavirus—I’ll just be dining at Zorba until travel has once again resumed.
Some hot picks like the Chef Salad (S$20), Greek Baklava (S$12), and Mixed Grill Platter (S$88) are what earned this place a glowing five out of five review from our writer, Hendrick, so we’re quite sure it’ll blow you away too.
Zorba’s Happy Hour happens from 3pm to 6pm every day, presenting 2 house pour spirits, beers, and wines for S$22++, as well as greek cocktails at S$13++. Only for the period of 8 to 14 March in commemoration of International Women’s Day, every group of four or more ladies is entitled to a complimentary gin-based cocktail.
The cocktail is a Blue Pea Ramos (S$18++), which sees floral gin infused with blue pea flower and citrus, topped with delicious vanilla foam. It’s valid from 6pm onwards between 8th to 14th March, with a minimum spend of S$30 a person, and prior reservation is required to enjoy the offer.
Despite its rather quite literally hideous name, the fare at Coyote Ugly is anything but. Not one to shy away from flavour, Coyote Ugly presents bold, raunchy menu items like a hearty Pulled Beef Burger (S$17), Smokey Duck Pizza (S$18), and some Chicken Nachos (S$14) to go with, so you know that it’s not just the company at the bar that’ll make you sweat.
Their Ugly Lobster Roll (UP. S$60) is now going at S$30 under Clarke Quay’s Half Off promotion from Mondays to Thursdays, rivaling some of the most popular lobster roll places in town.
Every Wednesday is also Shooters Night, meaning that you’ll be able to enjoy 1 Meter of Fun (20 signature shots) (S$60) if you’re really planning on going all out. Though if you’re trying to party hard but not too hard, then the Single Shot (S$6) or Half Dozen Shots (S$35) is a good way to ensure at least some of your sobriety.
Expect only the freshest of ingredients at Fremantle Seafood Market, where you’ll find decadent meats, shellfish, and everything in between. Experience the closest thing to dining at Perth’s famed Fremantle harbour port with fresh catch and better company.
Fremantle Seafood Market offers half off every second main course ordered, and also S$58++ Heineken Beer Towers and S$38++ House Pour Wines during their happy hour from 5pm to 8pm daily. And of course, no seafood place would be complete without a good ol’ Crab in a Bag or Lobster in a Bag, and diners of Fremantle are entitled to 20% off either sets on 8 March in the name of International Women’s Day. Reservations are required to enjoy the discount.
At Holey Moley, you’re always guaranteed a fantastic time with games, food, drinks, and the company of those near and dear—talk about a hole-in-one. The mini golf club serves up some mean munchies, and I’m talking scrumptious grub like a 4 Cheese & Truffle Pizza (S$22++), The Impossible Nachos (S$22++) for those with plant-based diets, decadent Truffle Gravy Fries (S$13++), and heavy sharing platters such as the Cluck Yeah! (S$88++) which sees six chicken satay, a whole chicken, 1/2 kg fried chicken wings, and potato wedges.
During their Happy Hour, which runs from 1pm to 6pm on Mondays to Fridays and 12pm to 6pm on Saturdays and Sundays, enjoy various deals such as a Metre Pizza for just S$49++, select beers on tap for S$10++, S$9++ wines or spirits, and S$40++ buckets of Tiger, Corona, or Carlsberg. On Wednesdays, AKA Ladies Night, from 8pm onwards, claim nine free holes of mini golf, as well as 1-for-1 on a la carte food and beverages. Terms and conditions apply to both promotions.
You frequent Korean BBQ restaurants, this I know. But I’m willing to bet you’ve probably never had meat and seafood cooked atop volcanic stone slabs before. Hot Stones, just as its namesake suggests, uses precisely this method, claiming that it seals in the natural juices of the food, providing flavour and taste that’s unparalleled.
Choose from a vast selection of sets at Hot Stones, and get 50% off every second set ordered—so it’s best to bring company to savour the goodness of every bite. Their range of sets include Japanese Premium Wagyu Beef (S$99 for one, S$198 for two), USDA Choice Beef (S$39 for one, S$78 for two), and Seafood Supreme (S$44 for one, S$88 for two). Can’t decide? Get seafood and beef with the Surf and Turf Set (S$54 for one, S$108 for two).
Enjoy house pour wines at S$38++ from 5pm to 8pm daily, and get 20% off food menu items on 8 March in conjunction with International Women’s Day. Reservations are required to enjoy the discount.
Le Noir is well-loved in Clarke Quay for their live music and vibey alfresco seating. While live music was put on hold for a bit, I assure you it’s coming back, and Le Noir is just as fun either way.
For starters, their Happy Hour (prices starting from S$9++) runs daily until 7pm, with 20% off premium bottles and an even more enticing deal—bottomless prosecco, free flow house pours, spirits, wines, and beers from 4pm to 7pm at S$38++ per pax. And you already know, Ladies Night, happening every Wednesday, entitles female diners to 1-for-1 cocktails and prosecco, as well as any three glasses of spirits at S$15++.
I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone say no to Mexican food, but if you ever have, I’m so sorry for your loss. Tacos, margaritas, and nachos for the night—I can’t think of anything not to love about the cuisine. At Muchos, they take their fare seriously with Tostadas (S$12-15), Quesadillas (S$18-24), Enchiladas (S$18-23), and the grand Muchos Platter (S$40-65) that all taste just as a great as they sound.
For their Half Off promotion, Muchos is offering 50% off their appetisers from Tuesdays to Thursdays, while all spirits, beer, and wine go at 1-for-1 during their Happy Hour. This runs from Sunday to Thursday for the whole night, and Friday and Saturday until 7pm.
You’ve had Mexican, now how about some Spanish for a change? At Octapas Spanish Tapas Bar, they serve up a mean Anchoas Y Aragua (S$14) which are tostadas served with anchovies, arugula, cheese, as well as a delicious Gambas Al Ajillo (S$18) which presents fresh prawns sautéed in garlic and extra virgin olive oil.
Here’s what you can get half off at Octapas for the month of March—house spirits such as gin, vodka, tequila, and whisky, house wines, mojito, and finally, red sangria. This promotion is valid from 5pm to 8pm from Monday to Thursday only. On Ladies Night, all ladies will receive a complimentary first drink from the cocktail menu, anytime between 5pm to 8pm from Monday to Friday.
It’s safe to say that most Singaporeans have been to Privé at least once, whatever the occasion—it is, after all, one of the most popular bar chains in town, with outlets in some of the most frequented night spots.
Privé Clarke Quay’s Happy Hour lasts from 5pm to 9pm daily, and that’s when you’ll be able to get 50% off selected house wines, spirits, as well as the selected drink of the moment. Draught beers are also available at S$7 (U.P. S$13) for a half pint, and S$13 (U.P. S$16) for a full pint.
I patronise RedTail every once in a while because it’s a great go-to rest area after 45 minutes of intensive spin at Absolute Cycle Zouk, but enough about me. The bar is a great hang out spot for anyone looking for a chill place to wind down after work, or to grab a cuppa at 1pm in the afternoon.
RedTail offers half off all House Pours anytime between 5pm and 8pm, valid on Mondays to Thursdays only. And just for the ladies only in light of International Women’s Day, get free-flow house pours at RedTail and Zouk Cinema Club for S$30++ at selected dates and times. More information is available here.
Clarke Quay’s Happy Half Off campaign runs from 1 to 31 March 2021. All CapitaStar members will receive a S$5 eCapitaVoucher with a minimum spend of S$80 from 5pm to 8pm, Monday to Thursday; terms and conditions apply.
Finally, rid yourself of parking woes because there’s free parking until 31 December 2021 for one hour during the window that matters most—dinner time. Parking is free from 6pm to 7pm at Clarke Quay, and chargeable as per usual before or thereafter. Alternatively, the Clarke Quay area is extremely accessible via either MRT stations—Fort Canning along the Downtown line or Clarke Quay along the North East line.
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