10 dining and lifestyle stores in CQ at Clarke Quay for vibey cocktail bars, pet-friendly spots, vinyl listening cafes & more

by Jermina

It’s no secret that CQ at Clarke Quay is the place that you should head to if you’re looking for a lively and vibrant hub with a dynamic nightlife.   

But, did you know that it has revamped into a day-and-night destination? With over 60 dining, retail, and lifestyle concepts, there is a lot more to look forward to besides bars and nightclubs. You can even bring your furkids here as there are pet-friendly amenities including hydration bays, designated pet parking zones, and waste bins. 

Without further ado, here’s 10 dining and lifestyle stores at CQ in Clarke Quay including vibey cocktail bars, pet-friendly spots, vinyl listening cafes and more.

1. Helen’s Bar

CQ Clarke Quay
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You may have heard of Helen’s Bar — China’s largest pub chain with over 700 outlets worldwide. 

The first outlet was opened in Orchard Central and has become one of the buzziest themed bars in town with a super cool interior.

Photo: Helen’s Bar@Clarke Quay/google images

Since then, they have opened a second outlet in CQ featuring fantastical and medieval decor with unique cocktails and drinks. 

Go for the signature Milk Beer (S$5.90) — similar to milk calpis which has a sweet, sour, and milky taste with low alcohol content. Besides that, there are a wide variety of cocktails and bar snacks like the Whiskey Cola Bucket (S$25.90) for sharing. 

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📍 River Valley Rd, 3D号SG Clarke QuayBlk D#02-03, Singapore 179023
🕐 6pm–3am (Mon), 5pm–3am (Tue to Fri, Sun), 5pm–4am (Sat)

2. IL Clay Supper Club

Photo: IL Clay Supper Club

IL Clay Supper Club — an award-winning pizzeria from Italy and Vietnam — opens its first outlet in Singapore. 

Helmed by Naples-born chef Ciro Sorrentino, they serve Neapolitan-style pizza like the wood-fire 6 Cheese and Honey Pizza (S$55) that is every cheese lover’s dream come true, topped with mascarpone, mozzarella, gorgonzola and more. 

End off your meal with the showstopper dessert, Flambe Bombe Alaska featuring meringue ice cream and a rum flambe.

📍3D River Valley Rd, #01-04 Clarke Quay, Singapore 179023
🕐 12pm–12am (Sun to Thurs), 12pm–2am (Fri & Sat)

3. Seafood Paradise

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If you ever have friends visiting from overseas, you might want to introduce Seafood Paradise — best known for its sensational Singapore-style seafood delights — to them. 

Otherwise, it’s also a place where you can go to celebrate special occasions with your friends or families in CQ Clarke Quay. 

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Photo: Seafood Paradise @ Clarke Quay/google images

Go for the plump and succulent Alaskan King Crab (S$26.80 per 100g) cooked in the signature creamy butter sauce or popular Singapore-style chilli which yields a sweet-savoury flavour. 

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📍3A River Valley Rd, Block A #01-03, Singapore 179020
🕐 11.30am–2.30pm, 5.30pm–10.30pm (Daily)

4. Chapters by Drinks & Co

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Photo: Alvin Tan/google images

Chase away the Monday blues at Chapters by Drinks & Co that has an outdoor deck overlooking the scenic view of the Singapore River. 

They serve a fusion of western and asian fare ranging from seafood and pasta to pizza and tapas. 

Photo: Chapters by Drinks&Co./google images

Alcohol lovers would absolutely love the elegant rainbow bar that boasts a huge variety of boutique wines, craft ales, and artisanal spirits. 

Sip on the refreshing and citrusy signature Singapore Sling Cocktail (S$22) whilst slurping on some New Orleans Grilled Oyster (S$38 for 3 pcs)

What’s even better is that your furkids get to tag along since it is a pet-friendly establishment.

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📍3D River Valley Rd, #01-08 Clarke Quay, Singapore 179022
🕐 12pm–11pm (Mon to Thu), 12pm–2am (Fri & Sat), 12pm–11pm (Sun)

5. Chupitos

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Photo: Chupitos/google images

Chupitos is another pet-friendly establishment that you can consider considering it has an outdoor space and Italian-Mexican menu that celebrates bold flavours. 

They have an extensive alcohol menu including local-inspired shots like Paddle Pop (S$12) or Milo (S$12) to bring back the taste of childhood.

Photo: Chupitos

In case your fur babies start to feel left out, they also offer The Puppatini (S$15) Singapore’s dog-friendly DIY cocktail. 

It comprises a selection of healthy and nourishing ingredients like pumpkin puree, chicken and more. It’s open way past midnight for catch up sessions or late night talks with friends.

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📍3E River Valley Road #01-01, The Circuit, CQ@, Clarke Quay, 179024
🕐 5.30pm–1.30 (Mon, Tue, Thu, Sun), 5.30pm–3am (Wed & Fri), 5.30am–4am (Sat)

6. Señor Taco

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If you’re looking for authentic Mexican street fare, look no further. 

Señor Taco is a popular late-night taqueria in CQ Clarke Quay with irresistible tacos, a Latin live band and dance workshops, and free-flow alcohol for ladies on Wednesdays. 

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Get the highly raved about Birria (S$28) tacos that boast a 48-hours slow cooked tender lamb with melted mozzarella cheese. 

It helps to pair your tacos with the mezcal or handcrafted agave cocktails as it cuts down the greasiness and keeps you refreshed for a whole night of dancing.

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📍 Block 3C, #01-09A River Valley Road Singapore 179022
🕐 5.30am–1am (Sun & Mon), 5.30pm–2am (Tue to Thu), 5.30am–3am (Fri & Sat)

7. Fairprice Finest Clarke Quay

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Photo: Fairprice Finest

Take grocery shopping to a whole other level at Fairprice Finest Clarke Quay which seamlessly blends shopping with diverse dining.

Besides getting your local produce and essentials, you can also visit the Grocer Food Hall — a food experience zone featuring six food kiosks. 

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Photo: Fairprice Finest

You can expect to find affordable local meals and heritage dishes including local, Lebanese, Italian, and Japanese cuisines. 

Get the perfect drink to pair with your food at the in-store bar with curated cocktails and beers that are exclusive to the CQ outlet.

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📍 3 River Valley Rd, B1-05-06, Singapore 179019
🕐 8am–11pm (Mon, Wed & Thu, Sun), 8am–12am (Tue, Fri & Sat)

8. The Xperience

Photo: Rollermania

The Xperience combines three exhilarating experiences into one location and is open past midnight. 

Be transported to the 70’s at the indoor RollerMania 4.0 Skate Rink — featuring flashy disco lights and funky music with a “concrete jungle” theme. 

This rink is fully air conditioned so you’ll be able to get those IG-worthy shots without working up a sweat. 

Photo: Rollermania

Ticket prices start at S$28 for an off-peak single ticket which includes equipment rental (or bring your own skates if you’re comfortable!)

Afterwards, head over to White Rabbit’s Pop-Up Cafe for delectable treats or continue your fun at Xmmersive Games with arcade games, claw machines and more. 

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📍 Blk 3A River Valley Rd, #02-03, Singapore 179020
🕐 12pm–10pm (Sun to Thu), 12pm–2am (Fri & Sat)

9. Swee Lee

Photo: Swee Lee Music Co

Alternatively, Swee Lee lets you get cosy and unwind at their full-fledged cafe and bar. 

Take your time to browse through a super extensive collection of vinyl records and relax at the dedicated vinyl listening areas to fully immerse yourself in the music. 

Photo: Swee Lee Music Co

You don’t even have to leave the store to get food, just choose from their all-day hearty brunch menu. 

Get the crowd-favourite Kaya French Toast and Dippy Eggs (S$17) with thick brioche French toast, pandan kaya custard, and two soft-boiled eggs.  

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📍 3B River Valley Road, #01-06 Clarke Quay, Singapore 179021
🕐 10am–10pm (Daily)

10. Home Singapore

Photo: Home Dawn @ Clarke Quay/google images

Nestled along the tranquil Singapore River, Home Singapore is a two-storey cafe in CQ with dual concepts. 

During the day, you’ll get to enjoy brunch specialities like Pain Perdu (S$16) with brioche french toast served with seasonal fruits and maple syrup at Home Dawn

Photo: Home Dusk @ Clarke Quay

As the sun sets, it transforms into Home Dusk — an electrifying live music lounge with upbeat DJ sets and tasty bar bites.

On certain nights of the week, you’ll even get to enjoy themed events past midnight — if you’re looking for an entertaining night out in CQ Clarke Quay, you know where to go.

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📍 Blk 3A River Valley Rd, #02-03, Singapore 179020
🕐 10.30am–5pm (Mon to Fri), 10am–5pm (Sat & Sun)

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📍 Blk 3A River Valley Rd, #02-03, Singapore 179020
🕐 5pm–130am (Sun to Thu), 5pm–3am (Fri to Sat)

You can also look forward to other new openings in the third quarter of 2024. This includes LAVA which will offer three exciting concepts like reformer pilates, kickboxing, and electro muscle stimulation training. 

Besides that, pamper your doggos to Fort Canine Swimming Club with grooming services, active daycare programme, and curated amenities tailored for the ultimate canine experience. 

Looking for something fun to do over the weekend? Hit up CQ at Clarke Quay for an eventful day and night out!

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