The Penny Black Public House, Boat Quay

Monday, November 03, 2014 , 1 Comments

The Penny Black Public House, Boat Quay

Folks and blokes, are you looking for that quintessential hangout place that can bring you to so many places? Hate to break it to yeah, but there’s no such thing yet. But hey, if there’s any consolation, The Penny Black Public House in Boat Quay is one of the transcendent night-out bars here in Singapore that can leave a hell of an impact on your preference for bars and night life.

How to get to The Penny Black Public House, Boat Quay

It’s a good 7 minute walk from the Raffles MRT Station via Robinson Road, at the entrance of the Boat Quay area. This Victorian London Pub opens its doors at around 11:30 in the morning, so if you want to sneak a quick one bottle or indulge in their chef recommended sandwiches, mains, and burgers, be sure to a lot more than an hour because you’re guaranteed to want to stay longer than expected.

What to do and see in The Penny Black Public House, Boat Quay

How can you stand out in Singapore’s most colorful and vibrant river-front entertainment zones? Simple, be like the Penny Black Public House. They have al-fresco and tavern like choices for that sweet escape you might need, and maybe try the Snug Bar for some informal business meetings, and private parties. Their food servings are good for at least two-Asian-appetites. Mix of local and western bar food, with draught and bottled beers to match with it. They always hold events and promotions, so if you’re a budding regular like myself, than this is bonus.

The Penny Black Public House, Boat Quay

Hate to break it to you, but this one is a good one. Whether you’re a neophyte when it comes to the night life scene or a veteran who scours the city for nice secret finds, this London-inspired bar is one of the few unfailingly good ones to beat. The mix of high executives, westerners, and locals frequenting this place is proof that the Penny Black Public House sets it right.





Bowdy is an amateur adventurer, a coffee sleepyhead, and a start-up rooter, with a penchant for classic-looking photos. At last count, he has visited some 51 countries, and is now living in Singapore. He's always in search of fascinating routines to exploit, within the limits of after-office hours and vacation leaves.

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1 Wandering Thoughts:

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