“Tuesdays by the River” is a 6-month weekly campaign organised by Singapore River One (SRO) and its partners, which aims to hype up and enhance the appeal of the Singapore River with a whole new nightlife experience.
Boat Quay, Clarke Quay and Robertson Quay are three bustling spots that line the fringe of the Singapore River, which is popularly known as the nightlife mecca of Singapore teeming with a diverse range of food and beverage options. Currently the Singapore River and its three quays include 500 property owners, 700 business owners and 10,000 residents.
In a nutshell, Boat Quay comprises conserved shophouses that provide a diverse range of F&B options; Clarke Quay is a vibrant entertainment, shopping and hospitality destination; and Robertson Quay is a welcoming mixed-used area that offers riverfront living alongside dining and leisure offerings.
This promotional campaign marks the start of SRO’s one-year partnership with Visa as the official card for the Singapore River, where Visa cardholders can enjoy exclusive offers, discounts and promotions, including having access to exclusive 1-for-1 deals every Tuesdays from 17 September 2013 to 18 March 2014.
A highlight for “Tuesdays by the River” is the first-ever ‘river taxi pub crawl’ –a collaboration between SRO, Singapore Pub Crawl and River Explorer. Participants get to barhop via a scenic ride on board the river taxis, enjoy the breeze, meet fellow party lovers, and bask in Singapore River’s vibrant lights.
Highlights of the River Boat Pub Crawl include visiting 4 bars and 1 mega club via a River Boat, free shots at every bar, free club entry (VIP Treatment), and exclusive drinks specials (Special prices just for all pub crawlers).
Here’s my River Boat Pub Crawl experience with the media.
At 7pm, we spot the friendly and bubbly Singapore Pub Crawl crew at the designated meeting point, at the Fat Pigeon in front of UOB Plaza. We were offered Appenzell Beer while waiting for remaining participants to arrive.
Once this pink tag is strapped around your wrist, you are now part of the River Boat Pub Crawl, and have exclusive VIP treatment and special prices at participating pubs.
Mogambo Bar and Restaurant
03 Canton Street, #01-01, Boat Quay, Singapore 049745
We visited Mogambo Bar and Restaurant, where BERGS, a gourmet burger company, curates the dining menu. To get the party going, we were given potent shots to down.
Fish & Chips ($13)
Being the ravenous foodie that I always am, food orders are made before libations come to mind.
Burgers are the way to go at Mogambo Bar and Restaurant, which pair excellent with beers. Pricing ranges from $12 to $18.
39 Boat Quay, Singapore 049828
Tel: (65) 6536 9722
BQ Bar is a riverfront bar with a welcoming and unpretentious atmosphere.
Watch the nifty bartender do his thing, or head outside to the al fresco area and unwind.
I ordered cheese sticks ($10.50) to take away, so as to enjoy it during the riverboat ride.
The riverboat ride took us from Boat Quay to Clarke Quay, and along the way the Singapore Pub Crawl crew fed us with more alcohol.
SQUE Rotisserie & Alehouse
6 Eu Tong Sen Street, The Central, #01-70, Singapore 059817
Tel: (65) 6222 1887
Our session concluded at SQUE Rotisserie & Alehouse. One of SQUE’s highlights is the extensive choice of over 200 different international bottled beers hailing from all over the world, ranging from lagers to ales, and to Lambic/fruit beers –a great hideout for beer connoisseurs.
Chicken Tandoori Squer – chicken, onion, capsicum, mint chutney ($8.50)
SQUE is pronounced as skew, derived from the word ‘skewers’, which explains the rotisserie concept.
My other half found the Chicken Tandoori Squer to be decent, average at best. Recommended skewers on the menu include the Lamb Kofta Squer ($8.50) and the Garlic Prawn Squer ($9.50), which I reckon would fair better than the chicken.
Nachos – corn chips, mozzarella, meaty salsa, bacon, onion, sour cream ($16)
The Nachos are highly addictive! It comes in a heap of crispy corn chips topped with melted mozzarella, meaty salsa, bacon bits, onion and sour cream.
Seabass Florentine ($24)
What put a big grin on my face was the Seabass Florentine, which comes with a generous mound of onion-scented mashed potato and wilted spinach that I devoured with no grouse.
“Tuesdays by the River” is not only about making merry and guzzling libations. SRO is also be working with lululemon athletica, a yoga-inspired athletic apparel company, to bring about a mass outdoor yoga workout session on Read Bridge every Tuesday for 3 months.
60min Yoga on Read Bridge
When: Every Tuesdays from 17 September 2013 to 5 November 2013
Cost: FREE! (Bring your own mats)
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org
River Boat Pub Crawl
When: Every Tuesdays from 24 September 2013 to 17 December 2013
Time: 7pm (Meeting point at Fat Pigeon in front of UOB Plaza)
Cost: $30 nett per person
– Visit 4 bars and 1 mega club on a River Boat
– Free shots at every bar
– Free club entry (VIP Treatment)
– Exclusive drinks specials (Special prices just for all pub crawlers)
To register, call 9640 5611.
Visit www.singapore-river.com.sg for more information.