Studio72 is a new professionally run music school like no other in Singapore, made to inspire and galvanise aspiring musicians.
The studio inspires with a unique music academy experience in a stylish upscale environment, strategically located along the iconic Boat Quay waterfront. Learn and master your favourite instruments, or simply hone your rockstar skills, with an eye to performing live on stage.
Enjoy professional, well crafted music lessons by veteran musicians and qualified mentors. Flexible sessions orchestrated to suit busy schedules and tailored to various skill level and ambitions, as well as a complete sensory experience to transform your dreams into reality.
A stylish laid-back café-styled lounge providing the prerequisite caffeine fix awaits the students before their sessions, the café also serves as a focal point of interaction and community. Jamming sessions and organized gigs are part of the culture as well as a fraternity of musicians, working professionals and industry thespians.
In the middle of Boat Quay, the last remaining bastion of the seedy port town that was Singapore and hidden away on the second floor is a new bar: The Spiffy Dapper.
Inspired by the Jazz Age, The Spiffy Dapper is an homage to the audacity and adventure of the 1920s. Great drinks and cool folks with a laid back vibe.
The 30 seat cocktail bar is managed by owner-bartender George, who used to run the Daybed bar. Drinks are delicious and very fragrant. Their dark rum is buoyed by burnt orange, the main flavor of the drink, with undertones of dark chocolate and creamy low fat milk. Enjoy classic cocktails such as their Old Fashioned and Manhattan accompanied by their own compositions like The Drug Cowboy.
Their friendly bartender will make you feel at home.
The Juban Stand is Singapore's first standing bar! The bar was started by a group of friends who wanted to bring something unique and different to Boat Quay. It's based on a Japanese style pub that was popular amongst locals and foreigners alike in a small town in Tokyo called Azabu Ju~ban. The food is authentic Japanese "pub food" where speed and simplicity are just as important as great taste and quality.
The Stand Up Team's enthusiasm and dedication will ensure everyone who visits will want to come back again and again. Good fun, great food, great company and just a cool place to hang out with friends and family.
The Gourmet Pie Company was established in the quest for bringing the taste of a truly great pie to Singapore. Drawing on three generations of family recipes incorporating the flavours of Asia and after months of fine-tuning the pastry and fillings their pies were created.
The list of pies continues to grow and incorporates a wide variety of flavours from Asia, Australia and England. Made only from Australian beef and New Zealand lamb together with other fresh local ingredients.The Gourmet Pie Company is committed in serving food that is of great quality and freshness. The pies are handmade and baked fresh every day. Any day-old pies are donated to Willing Heart Charity. Willing Hearts has been a registered society since February 2005. They are a 100% volunteer-based non-profit organisation.
The Gourmet Pie Company is Eco-friendly. They use packaging and utensils that are completely biodegradable such as corn utensils, corn plastic bags and they only use recyclable take-away pie boxes.
They are passionate about bringing you a handmade, deep-dish pie filled with the freshest ingredients. You wont go away hungry.
London is a brand new venue on Boat Quay perfect to gather with your friends while enjoying their wide variety of drinks.
The music is low in volume but more than enough for you to hear it. You will be able to keep an eye on world events or the odd soccer or rugby match screened on their plasma screens.
There are three main areas to London: the Alfresco area overlooking Boat Quay, a pleasant area with a nice ambience and spacious tables. The downstairs bar where you can hang out and have a natter whilst getting chilled beers from the ice tanks in front of you and the upstairs lounge, a tranquil and comfortable place with sofas.
They offer a casual dining menu that is anything but casual in the preparation. As they take the raw ingredients into the kitchen and produce fresh and tasty food in the restaurant. The food in London is mainly English but they do serve European and wider International influences with a slight twist that makes them different.
They have 5 different draught beers and 27 different varieties of bottled beers, including the usual recognized brands but also ones to discover. London serves many English "real ales" such as Hobgoblin, Pedigree and Abbot Ale, served either chilled or as they should be, at Cellar temperature.
Enjoy their "Londoners" gallery while heading upstairs. See who you can recognise and you may be surprised to find out who was born in London.
Enjoy a sky terrace on the entire second floor, featuring a lap swimming pool, water jet corner, pool side open lounge, a relaxation deck, and an open gymnasium.
A private lift whisks you up to your living space. Regally-appointed interiors come complete with designer fittings, flawless finishes, high tech security and wireless lifestyle lighting. These exceptional homes come with a state of the art mechanical car park system that rises far above the cliche.
W Singapore was recently inaugurated on Sentosa Cove, the island remixes urban culture with glowing casinos, untamed nature, private berths and ivory beaches.
You will have anything you need. Work out in the gym or splash at "Wet", their outdoor pool, then recharge at "Away Spa". Hang out on the Great Room terrace with marina views. Sample innovative sips at "Woobar" or creative tastes at the kitchen table restaurant.
Take your pick of their 240 colorful guest rooms and suites. All house a soothing rainforest shower and separate bathtub, and some even offer ocean views. They’re also fully wired with Wi-Fi, top technology and entertainment facilities.
Situated just off the southern tip of Singapore, the island’s vibrant beach bars alternate with chic restaurants, indulgent spas, and tempting attractions, like Universal Studios or the casino at Resorts World Sentosa.
The french cuisine restaurant Absinthe has recently moved to new location on Boat Quay.
Absinthe was created as a comfortable, convivial and unassuming place serving delicious and tasty dishes, not forgetting of course the extensive selection of reasonably priced wines covering not only most of France wine producing regions but as well a fair representation of others countries. Make sure you do taste one of the Absinthes, experience the Green Fairy.
For those who prefer to dine in privacy, Absinthe has 3 private rooms elegantly designed for all corporate/informal events. 2 of these rooms named after a prominent wine and champagne, Azelia and Billecart Salmon. Perfect for corporate dinners, birthdays, anniversaries and cocktail events.
Their wine-list despite being predominantly French: they have a good representation of Burgundies beside the unavoidable Bordeaux, they still manage to offer a little selection of some other countries.
A large selection of wines by the glass as well as a decent selection of half bottles should enable you to find the right match to your food.
L'Opera Club is a great new place to have an intimate party, private piano and dance lessons. It has a comfortable Opera feel about it with wine red walls, vintage frames and posters. Everything was elaborately decorated with intricate ornamentation and gold gilt.
The best feature of the club is its four scale grand piano and 10 center channel speaker, a wonderful setting for toasts, wedding solemnization and more. L'Opera Club provides entertainment for music lovers twice a month.
It can accommodate 50 for a seated dinner or buffet and 70 for standing function.
L’ Opera is a newly established music club located in the heart of vibrant Boat Quay historical site of Singapore.
Owners Miyuki and Katsumi had a vision to create a music club in Singapore that would treat deserving artists with respect while allowing patrons to see the finest musicians in a very close and comfortable setting as well as to create a vibrant scene that celebrities and socialites in Singapore gather nightly to enjoy musical entertainment in an elegant and luxurious venue.
Angels and more – Charlie’s is themed around the Charlie’s Angels. Housed in eclectic and historic architecture, Charlie’s is located amidst the hustle and bustle of exciting Boat Quay. With the rustic old shop houses and the modern new skyscrapers, it boasts of a breathtaking river view whilst dining al fresco or indoors.
The exciting food theme of tapas, Mexican traditional fare and grills will take you across continents to satisfy your taste buds for all things Latin. Let them invigorate your taste buds with an explosion of senses aroused by their much raved about BBQ glazed ribs. Simply natural tang and thyme infused marinade amalgamated with a delicious and mouthwatering taste of perfectly cooked tender and succulent baby back pork ribs. Meat that falls off the bone and sauce good enough to drink, need they say more.
They are very proud of their range of delicious smoothie-style flavoured margaritas which includes their bragging rights of their premium 100 per cent Agave tequila. No Mexican bar dare declare authenticity without Jose Cuervo shooters, a selection of beers and their fine range of malt whiskeys, but watch out for those house specials as those Mexican shots may get you screaming ”Arriba Andelay”!
The ambience boasts modern and chic with décor that is comfortable and relaxing. The music is piped into three different zones to appeal to different tastes. Similarly, the sports telecasts are projected in three different areas and can play differentiated telecasts to meet different customer requirements. Inside the bar soccer fans can have their pick whilst cricket fans will be appeased outside.
Certainly you do not want to miss out on the latest and most hip place in all of Boat Quay? So come and check out Charlie’s for a true dining experience that’s really quite unforgettable!
Juggernaut Fight Club brings you the ultimate fight experience, right from the heart of the CBD (Boat Quay).
Juggernaut Fight Club is a premier fight training facility that embraces real fitness. Their tailored programmes will dish out a training menu that will work you physically the way a fighter does.
They will not pander nor pamper as they get you fighting fit - the best shape you’ve ever been.
Led by Arvind The Juggernaut Lalwani, their international team of specialist trainers, bring with them a lifetime of experience and knowledge in technical guidance and physical training.
The five martial disciplines of Boxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling and Mixed Martial Arts on offer will allow trainees endless cross-training possibilities as they work on technical skills and physical conditioning.
Juggernaut Fight Club provides nothing less than the Ultimate Fighting Experience.
L'Operetta, at vibrant Boat Quay, represents the very finest of modern Italian cuisine. Every single irresistible item on the L'Operetta menu uses only the freshest and best ingredients in the market. Flavours are subtle and light, with a stunning symphony of nuances emphasized by savvy food and wine pairing.
One of the most mouthwatering stars of L'Operetta is undoubtedly its authentic Italian pizza, baked to perfection in the imported legendary Vera wood-fired pizza oven.
Seafood dishes are also remarkable. Fresh, tender and fragrant, the Seafood Risotto is a particularly sumptuous feast, with Parmesan cheese personally served at your table.
Mr Katsumi Mizutani, is the man who had a vision of contemporary Italian cuisine in Singapore, hand in hand with a truly revolutionary wine list. He has enjoyed an enduring love affair with Italian cuisine and culture. L'Operetta represents the birth of his beautiful 'bambino'.
While Mr Mizutani has personally overseen every single step in the L'Operetta creation, he continues to lovingly watch over the unfolding L'Operetta success story on a daily basis. Only when something is good enough for the most honoured guest will it ever appear at L'Operetta. That's Mr Mizutani's style - only the very best will do.
In keeping with the metamorphosis and overhaul of Boat Quay in general, Pasta Fresca has had a complete facelift, boosting the overall atmosphere and ambience of this outlet for its following of loyal pizza and pasta fans.
In 1988, Mr. Carecci Salvatore started out his Italian restaurant business with only three simple tables, producing fresh pastas, sauces and ingredients, in a small premise at Bukit Timah Road. The prodigy of his company, Pasta Fresca Da Salvatore Pte Ltd, has since then rapidly expanded business from its home base in Singapore to China. Now, Pasta Fresca has four outlets in Singapore located at Bukit Timah, Boat Quay, Siglap, and Cuppage Terrace.
In early 1993, Mr. Carecci ventured into Shanghai, China and opened four outlets in Shanghai and one in Qingdao [Shanghai - Zun Yi Lu, Heng Shan Lu and Hong Mei Lu, Fang Dian Lu], [Qingdao - Middle Hong Kong Road]. All the restaurants are fully owned and managed under the brand name of Pasta Fresca.
Pasta Fresca has its own factory at the Pandan Loop Head Office where pastas, sauces and ingredients are made fresh daily. Besides producing for its own use, it also caters to major F&B outlets and other related businesses. It also has its proprietary products of wine, tomato puree, coffee beans and olive oil, which are specially imported from Italy. One testimony of its popularity is the numerous catering requests for weddings, corporate events, birthday parties, Christmas and New Year celebrations. A strong management and operations team supports all these on-going activities.
Pasta Fresca believes in providing the freshest ingredients, for the best tasting dishes and hence providing pure enjoyment to its customers. Mr. Carecci succeeded in his business with this simple and proven formula and is now expanding not only in Asia but internationally.
The Prince of Wales Backpacker Pub has just opened on the Boat Quay Waterfront. With 42 beds, Mexican Taco Bar restaurant, waterfront beer garden, and Grand Ridge Brewery draught beers, The POW is the only accommodation facility at Boat Quay, um, er, besides the Fullerton Hotel.
For the backpackers:
The PoW provides dorms at $25 p/night. You get FREE breakfast (2 eggs, 2 toast, unlimited coffee/tea, butter, marmalade, marmite & fresh fruit), internet, WiFi, bed linen, & gym lockers. The Dorm air-conditoning is turned on between 9pm to 9am. They have airport security lockers at $1 per use, Washing machine (10kg) at $3 per use and dryer at $2 per use. They give you discounted XXXX Lager bottles at $5 a bottle and your tenth beer FREE!
In return, NO outside alcohol or food is allowed into the Pub, Beer Garden or Hostel.
They think this is fair and reasonable. The PoW is a "Pub with a hostel"
The brand name RedDot traces my first encounter with beer brewing in South Africa. I was on a family holiday at Kruger National Park in the year 1997, enjoying the open Safari, where the wild animals roamed freely while visitors like us sat protected in our vehicles or the stockade for safety reasons. One afternoon, I passed two South African soldiers chatting away outside a broken down military truck a short distance from the stockade. To me, it would really be the highlight of my South African holiday if I could sit just in the open safari with lions, impalas and elephants roaming in the background. Driven by this curiosity, I drove out of the stockade to seek out these two soldiers. I wanted to join them to sit in the wilderness and to enjoy the thrill of being outside the safety of the stockade .
The soldiers were also happy to meet a visitor from Singapore. They offered me an unlabelled bottle of beer. Nothing beat having a cool beer to fight the sweltering heat in the middle of nowhere. I asked them for the brand and they said it was home-brewed. That was the first time I heard of home-brew. The South African soldiers assured me that it was easy to brew and directed me to buy the ingredients from a homebrew shop in Johannesburg. At one of the homebrew shops, I was asked whether I wanted to brew a Lager or an Ale. At that time, not knowing enough about beers , I was puzzled. The ingredients were packed and marked with either 1 red dot or with no marking at all to differentiate the products. I chose the packet with one Red Dot. That began my journey into brewing. As such, when I decided to set up a microbrewery, RedDot becomes a natural choice of a name.
Subsequent years saw me spending much time researching and poring over beer books, building brewing equipment on my own, experimenting and creating different types of beer. Finally, I decided to validate my knowledge in brewing in the States. The course gave me the confidence that I was in the right direction. RedDot BrewHouse at Dempsey is a passion that took almost a decade to materialize. Housing a brewery in a historical building, rich in military history and nestled in lush tranquil setting was just irresistible. An old dilapidated barrack was restored to what you see today with some of the original bricks that were 100 odd years old.
Recently we found another beautiful historical building at Boat Quay, south bank of the Singapore River mouth, a river that was the source of entrepot trade and life in early Singapore. The second RedDot BrewHouse now offers our signature beers from a row of old Chinese shop houses, rich in commercial history of our early Chinese settlers.