Singapore River

This important historical site has transformed from its humble beginnings as the entrance to a bustling trading port established by Sir Stamford Raffles in 1819, to a buzzing nightlife and lifestyle hub. Comprising the vibrant Boat Quay, Clarke Quay and Robertson Quay, expect to eat, drink and sightsee your way through the 3.2km stretch of dining establishments and party hotspots in restored shophouses, warehouses and godowns; we’ve got the best route planned out for you.

All venues are near to the MRT stations and bus stops
1. Central Perk SG (8 Sep to 17 Sep)

Fans of the hit American sitcom, Friends, make your way to 1 Central Perk at once! The themed cafe pays homage to the beloved television series with a food and drink menu inspired by its episodes and characters. The best part? The cafe’s interior bears a close resemblance to the show’s iconic sets, so there will definitely be plenty of photo opportunities. Find out more here.

GPSS exclusive: Race ticket holders can enjoy a 10% discount on the Ross’ Dinosaur cocktail (Milo, Bailey’s, Kahlúa and caramel), the cafe’s homage to the character Ross’ love of dinosaurs with a rendition of the popular local Milo Dinosaur drink.

2. RAS The Essence of India (8 Sep to 17 Sep)

Giving Indian cuisine a contemporary twist, 2 RAS The Essence of India revisits classic dishes unique to the various states across India, such as butter chicken—a Punjab specialty—and Goan fish curry. Don’t forget to pair your meal with the restaurant’s large selection of wines and beer! Book a table here.

GPSS exclusive: Present your race ticket for a complimentary cocktail of the day. Diners can also opt for a special set menu for two at S$120, inclusive of two glasses of beer, house pour wines or soft drinks Thirsty? Then order one-for-one cocktails from their beverage menu.

3. Red House Seafood (8 Sep to 17 Sep)

Get your seafood fix at 3 Red House Seafood Restaurant, a popular gathering spot for local families and tourists alike. Be sure to try chilli crabs served with deep fried buns (also known as mantous), a local delicacy that will have you going back for more. Book a table here.

GPSS exclusive: Race ticket holders are entitled to a 10% discount on food items.

4. Craft Singapore 2017 (8 Sep to 10 Sep)

If you love your craft beers, then you won’t want to miss Craft Singapore 2017. This craft beer and cider festival features hundreds of international breweries, with live performances, traditional beer games and comedy acts at participating venues along 4 Clarke Quay. More information here.

5. District 10 (8 Sep to 17 Sep)

At 5 District 10, you can always count on a satisfying menu of Western classics. Tuck into fish and chips, black Angus cheese burger and barbecued pork ribs while quenching your thirst with beer by the bucket.

GPSS exclusive: Asahi Dry bottled beers are going at S$10 nett all night, with no minimum purchase required.

6. McGettigan's (8 Sep to 17 Sep)

Toast to a rip-roaring party by capping off your FORMULA 1 festivities at Irish pub, 6 McGettigan's. Order hearty bar grub like the Irish stew, or beer-battered fish and chips —and wash it all down with a pint or two. Find out more here.

GPSS exclusive: Race ticket holders enjoy a 25% discount on the total bill.

7. Octapas Spanish Tapas Bar (8 Sep to 17 Sep)

The best way to soak in the sights and sounds of Clarke Quay? Have drinks and dinner by the river, of course! At 7 Octapas Spanish Tapas Bar, the celebration never stops with its spread of delicious Mediterranean fare, refreshing Spanish cocktails and live music. Find out more here.

GPSS exclusive: Order red and white sangrias at S$10 nett per glass. This offer is applicable to Red Blooded, Great White, Orange Mint, Summer Melon and Lychee sangrias.

8. PRIVÉ (15 Sep to 17 Sep)

Fuel up for the night ahead at 8 PRIVÉ Clarke Quay, which offers party-goers an extensive all-day food and drinks menu that includes the ever-popular burgers and pastas. Join fellow revellers at PRIVÉ Pitstop, a race-themed party featuring specialty cocktail The PRIVÉ Speedball (a watermelon and prosecco cocktail), and G.H Mumm Champagne at an exclusive price of S$130 per bottle. Don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes, as our high-energy live band, The Special Kay’s, will be rousing the crowds with your favourite party hits. Find out more here.

GPSS exclusive: Race ticket holders can purchase the G.H Mumm Champagne at just S$108 per bottle.

9. Singapore After Dark (8 Sep to 17 Sep)

Immerse yourselves in Singapore’s diverse nightlife with Singapore After Dark, a four-hour walking tour of the city’s night hotspots. Enjoy a local dinner at 9 Lau Pa Sat, visit photogenic iconic sites and explore Clarke Quay before ending your night with drinks and music at a local bar. Find out more here.

GPSS exclusive: Race ticket holders enjoy 45% off when they book the Singapore After Dark walking tour online using the promo code “F1GOBIG”; they will also gain access to an exclusive rooftop bar and a complimentary classic signature cocktail.

10. Tomo Izakaya (8 Sep to 17 Sep)

Kick-start the race weekend with four specialty cocktails inspired by top FORMULA 1 drivers, exclusively available at 10 Tomo Izakaya. The Red Kimi, a sake, strawberry and peach concoction named after Kimi Raikkonen, while the Nico Green, a midori, pineapple, green apple and lime cocktail, takes its cue from Nico Hulkenberg. In the mood for something stronger? Try the Kiiro Perez, a vodka, cranberry, orange and pineapple drink that imbues Mexican driver Sergio Perez, or the Blue Max, a rum, lime juice and blue curacao cocktail that pays tribute to Max Verstappen. Book a table here.

GPSS exclusive: Enjoy these cocktails at a one-for-one price of S$12++.

11. Virtual race showdowns at Hero’s (11 Sep to 17 Sep)

It’s no secret that Boat Quay is teeming with places to drink. One popular watering hole is 11 Hero's, a saloon-style sports bar that boasts self-serve beer-tap tables at each of its six VIP booths dishing out Asahi and Kronenbourg 1664. Find out more here.

GPSS exclusive: From 11 to 17 September, get behind the wheel and show off your driving prowess in a virtual racing game. Record holder for the fastest lap by 8pm on 17 September wins a S$500 bar tab.

12. Virtual race showdowns at Mogambo (11 Sep to 17 Sep)

Here’s another raucous place to let loose: 12 Mogambo is all about simple bar grub, unpretentious drinks and great service. Come here for affordable deals on beer and spirits, and seal your place on the bar’s wall of fame by downing 15 shots in a single night. Find out more here.

GPSS exclusive: From 11 to 17 September, get behind the wheel and show off your driving prowess in a virtual racing game. Record holder for the fastest lap by 8pm on 17 September wins a S$500 bar tab.

13. Zouk Presents The Speed Racer Weekender (16 Sep to 17 Sep)

No visit to Singapore is complete without a night out at one of the island’s hottest clubs, which has been ranked #4 in DJ Mag’s Top 100 clubs poll. 13 Zouk is a famed party destination at Clarke Quay that is popular with locals and tourists from all over the world. In celebration of GPSS’ 10th anniversary, the club is bringing down DJ and music producer, Andrew Rayel, who has performed at major clubs and festivals across the globe. Tickets can be purchased here or at the door.

GPSS exclusive: Admission on 16 September is priced at S$50 for non-members.