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Bar & Restaurant Recommendations for a Newbie

Post by thaoton » Sun, 15 Jan 2006 6:03 am

I'm too impatient to go through all the threads on this site so I'm posting a message instead. I will be visiting Singapore for the first time in March. I'll be staying around Orchard Rd. I only have 3 days (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday) to hit the best bars and restaurants. Can I get recommendations for restaurants and bars? I'm not looking for anything fancy...just places that have good food, atmosphere and people...something memorable. Are there any bars that are lively on a Sunday, Monday or Tuesday?

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Re: Bar & Restaurant Recommendations for a Newbie

Post by jelm » Mon, 16 Jan 2006 4:47 pm

thaoton wrote:I'm too impatient to go through all the threads on this site so I'm posting a message instead. I will be visiting Singapore for the first time in March. I'll be staying around Orchard Rd. I only have 3 days (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday) to hit the best bars and restaurants. Can I get recommendations for restaurants and bars? I'm not looking for anything fancy...just places that have good food, atmosphere and people...something memorable. Are there any bars that are lively on a Sunday, Monday or Tuesday?

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Post by jelm » Mon, 16 Jan 2006 4:54 pm

hI,
for food, do hop in to Food Republic in Wisma (on the 4th floor). u can try all the local food there! You can also go to Far East Plaza for lots of yummy delights. Food is not a problem in Singapore, you can find all the f&b outlets conveniently here.

For live bands, do go down to Devil's Bar in Orchard Hotel. However, Mondays are the rest day for most live entertainment.

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Re: Bar & Restaurant Recommendations for a Newbie

Post by Mr Q » Tue, 17 Jan 2006 9:54 am

thaoton wrote:not looking for anything fancy...just places that have good food, atmosphere and people...something memorable.
Good food? What kind? Asian (local Chinese/Malay/Indian/Peranakan or Japanese/Korean/Middle Eastern?), Western or International cuisine?

Atmosphere? Quiet? romantic? music? dancing?

People? mostly expats or locals ?

Bars with live music and dancing:
Brix at the basement of the Grand Hyatt Singapore or
Bar None at the basement of the Singapore Marriott Hotel

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Post by Quasimodo » Tue, 17 Jan 2006 3:28 pm

I'm too impatient to go through all the threads on this site so I'm posting a message instead


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Post by superfurryanimal » Fri, 03 Feb 2006 9:42 am

The best bars:

Zouk is a Singapore institution in clubbing so you should definitely pay a visit there, however business has been affected recently due to the opening of Ministry of Sound

New Asia Bar, on the 72nd floor of the Swissotel, is also a place where a lot of expats like to frequent, it has a breathtaking view of the city and the Singapore River

One of my personal favourites is this place called Alley Bar, on Emerald Hill - it's a quaint little place, a refurbished Chinese shophouse but they play nice chillout music and serve good drinks.

Restaurants:

Alkaff Mansion for a taste of Peranakan food which is unique to the South-east Asian region

Equinox - right next to New Asia Bar, again it has superb views but honestly the food isnt' that great - and the prices are astronomical.

One of my favourites is this place called Halia, situated deep inside the Botanic Gardens, its quaint, quiet and serene and very romantic.

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Post by Wham » Mon, 06 Feb 2006 1:46 pm

Thaoton, are by any chance from NY?
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