Boat Quay

Boat Quay is one of the best-known areas of Singapore. It can be found on the banks of the Singapore river, and is full of bars and restaurants.

The Boat Quay area, on the banks of the river, is hugely popular for dinner and drinks among the ex-pats who live in Singapore. This is where you can find some of the best bars, pubs and restaurants in the city.

During the 19th century, Boat Quay was the financial centre of Singapore. It's said that in 1960, three quarters of the commercial exchanges in the entire country took place here.

Circular Road

While on the banks of the river, restaurants are most common, on Circular Road, a street parallel to Boat Quay, two out of three establishments are pubs.

If you're looking for somewhere to have a drink and kick the night off, look no further.

Our Opinion

Boat Quay is a must-see, but it is true that the overly attentive waiters do mean it loses a point or two. If you ask us, the best place to eat dinner is Clarke Quay.


MRT: Raffles Place (Green and Red lines), Clarke Quay (Brown line).

Nearby places

Merlion Park (534 m) Chinatown (694 m) Esplanade, Theatres on the Bay (725 m) Clarke Quay (756 m) Raffles Hotel (1 km)