May 02 2011

Singapore bars: The Clinic

Published by at 9:47 am under Bars & nightlife

UPDATE: Clinic Bar has closed.

Make yourself comfy in a gold-plated wheelchair and order up an IV bag of booze at Singapore’s hospital-themed Clinic Bar. Located in the trendy Clarke Quay area, the bar creates a morbidly chic atmosphere with shots served in syringes, servers wearing scrubs, and hospital bed couches.

Be warned: No real doctors on hand

Be warned: No real doctors on hand

Clinic Bar is the kind of place you go for the experience rather than the drinks, and the signature cocktails don’t live up to their high price tags. “Sex on the Drip” and “Blood Transfusion” are served in IV bags and, at S$50 a pop, you’d think would contain a healthy dose of alcohol, but taste like a double at best. The specialty shots, priced at S$50 for six, at least feel like a better deal and come in syringes or test tubes. A round of “The Doctor’s Order” is a memorable way to kick off the night and served in a toy doctor’s kit that you can keep as a souvenir.

For the same ambience with a smaller bar bill, check in to the Clinic between 18:00 and 21:00 for happy hour specials like S$20 pitchers of Tiger Beer and buy-one-get-one-free spirits. Standard drinks are served in plain glasses and the bar has the annoying practice of serving both drinks (the paid one and the freebie) at the same time. Order the same drink as someone else at your table or be prepared for some double-fisted drinking.

Get your photo here but go elsewhere for affordable drinks.

Get your photo here but go elsewhere for affordable drinks.

While The Clinic continues to catch the attention of passersby who take photos in the creepy leopard-print dentist chair but don’t actually order anything, the regular Clarke Quay party crowd has lost interest and the bar has down-sized in recent years. What was once the second floor is now Lunar Asian Fusion Bar and there isn’t much more to Clinic than the al fresco seating. You should have no problem getting a table.

The Clinic
3C River Valley Road, Clarke Quay
T: (65) 6887 3733

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3 Responses to “Singapore bars: The Clinic”

  1. Pdouble0kon 02 May 2011 at 9:41 pm

    saw that bar last 2 weeks ago..
    and I though it was funny to saw some people sat on those clinic stuff..
    just like drinking when you were sick., would look good with some old people.!
    nice Idea by the way.. =D

  2. Tanyaon 02 May 2011 at 11:01 pm

    it’s definitely one of a kind! Got any other fave bars at Clarke Quay?

  3. [...] buat ilmuwan gawe di laboratorium bisa dipake buat jadi gelas minum sungguhan. Jadi inget (ex) The Clinic yang ada di Clarke Quay Singapore. Tapi pemakaian gelas ini cukup berbahaya karena bagian atas yg [...]

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