Patara Fine Thai Cuisine

Traditional touches, a lemongrass-scented ambiance and fine Thai cuisine are what you can expect here. There are lots of starters, and modern creations such as lemongrass-marinated New Zealand rack of lamb with a very spicy green papaya salad to choose from. If you’re looking for a bargain, try their buffet lunch on weekends. If you’re […]


Whether you’re a big fan or not, Starbucks embodies a culture of its own. With over 60 outlets islandwide, you have every opportunity to discover a drink to call your own—from its staggering 87,000 possible beverage combinations.

Highlander Coffee Bar

This is the place for authentic yet economical coffees that are freshly brewed on the spot. With casual, professional coffee appreciation courses often hosted in the café, it’s pretty clear that the folks here take their coffees seriously. For the coolest places to get a hot cup of coffee, check out the best spots for […]

Coffee Club

For reliably good coffee and chow, just head to Coffee Club. Celebrated for their range of award-winning classic gourmet coffees and good food, must-tries include the Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee and the signature dessert, the Muddy Mud Pie.


Health-conscious urban dwellers will dig the organic fair-trade coffee here. Tea drinkers are also well catered to—there is a large selection of tea in flavors like longan berries, wolfberries, honey ginger and rooibos. Delicious sandwiches, salads and soups are served too, and Cedele’s excellent bread is of course available by the loaf. Wholesome piping hot […]

The Pump Room

Other than its delicious range of micro-brewed beer and sumptuous bistro fare, The Pump Room is also known for its rocking live music, namely its resident band RAZ NAT1ON which belts out infectious rock and pop hits. If you can’t resist a good bargain, check out Clarke Quay’s best happy hours and ladies’ nights.

The Highlander Bar & Restaurant

If you are a whisky fan, you will love Highlander. More than 200 whiskies from Scotland and other parts of the world are available here. If you can’t resist a good bargain, check out Clarke Quay’s best happy hours and ladies’ nights.

RedDot BrewHouse (Dempsey)

RedDot BrewHouse sits on a quiet nook on Dempsey Hill, offering a selection of craft beers from lagers, ales, wheat and fruit beers. Besides the usual tipple, this joint also offers modern Italian cuisine in a relaxed garden setting, away from the bustle of the city. RedDot BrewHouse is in I-S Best Bars Guide 2014. […]

Ice Cold Beer

Situated in a 1910 shophouse, this watering hole spanning two stories has custom-made ice tanks just to serve you reasonably-priced Belgian beers at the perfect temperature. Play darts, shoot pool or try their signature nine-inch hotdogs and chicken wings. Its unpretentious vibe has made it a hot favorite among both locals and expats.

Hard Rock Cafe

Decked out in music memorabilia, this spot is home to the popular bands Enigma and Acoustic Trip. Try the American cuisine, before you dance to Top 40 hits and have a rocking good time. A claim to fame—the legendary Blondie has performed here. Hard Rock Cafe is in I-S Best Bars Guide 2014. Download your […]