Go here for:
Casual drinks – Kick back after a hard day’s work and relax.
Something different – Not your average bar, great place to come if you fancy something different.
$ – On the cheaper end of the spectrum
Quiet and relaxing bar/ bistro with three outlets across Singapore. The bar is setup as a small glass ‘outhouse’ type structure with indoor and outdoor seating available. A peaceful water feature sits at the back of the bar which I could sit and watch for hours. Soothing music is played throughout the day as you relax with your favourite beer or coffee.
I bucked the trend a little and visited this establishment during the day on a leisurely Sunday. Walking through Chijmes, I couldn’t believe the amount of building work and renovation that was going on. Everywhere was quiet, which was a huge juxtaposition to past nights I have spent at nearby Insomnia or Harry’s Bar. Singapore really needs to leave some places alone!
The bar is very small and situated at one end of Chijmes, away from a lot of the construction work. The glass structure is very chic and goes in tandem with the modern menu on offer. Hundreds of wine glasses and coffee cups hang from above the bar as service charge is eliminated by ordering at the counter. Whilst the bar occupies a rather small area, you do not feel cramped or overshadowed by your neighbours.
I went for lunch and had a smoked salmon wrap ($8.50) which was delicious although a little on the small side. My partner had a Mediterranean salad ($8.90) which again was tasty but could have been bigger. The service was impecable however and with the prices we paid, I was not complaining. A variety of coffee, smoothies, bottled beer and cocktails are available at your finger tips.
Chijmes, 30 Victoria Street, #01-07 (this is the outlet described above)
Chevron House, Raffles Place, #01-31
Bank of Singapore, 63 Market Street, Lobby
137 Market Street, #01-01
Commerce Point, 3 Philip Street, #01-02
Anson House, 72 Anson Road, #01-02A
Tel: 6336 4700 Email: N/A
Opening hours: All Mon-Fri 7am-7pm, except Bank of Singapore which is open Mon-Fri 7am-6pm and Chijmes which is open Mon-Sun 7am-midnight