Previously I had been to her sis, Kewei live concert at Esplanade. This time was her sister, Kexin was singing at this bar. Nice and cosy bar to have a live singing in chatterings among the crowds. Mostly are the nearby residents who are gathering for a chill. Nice hangout and gatherings around.
Unfortunately its one of the only local bars in the area which what looks like a decent layout and design. However once you have been seated (mostly reservations only even at the bar area). Seats are very uncomortable for anything longer than 10 mins. Service level is less than desirable, overstaffed and under serviced.
Good drink choices not the usual APB beers which is unusual for a local bar.
Food is typical fried foods, chicken wings, spring rols etc, wouldnt suggest going there for dinner, merely nibbles during drinks if you are desperately hungry.
Live band/singer nightly, drowns out any conversation you might have with friends inside, otherwise sit outside.
Manager is rude, staff are unwelcoming, so we will not be returing to this venue and will take our business somewhere more deserving.
For full writeup and pics please go to www.thenewadventuresofoldelis.blogspot.com.
I was on half day leave and Dee was free, so we decided to pop by our friendly neighborhood bar for some happy hour one-on-one girly catch-up. We met at 6pm and were the first customers there – yay the whole place to ourselves! Not for long though, because by 7pm the place started filling up.
Quaruba’r is as good as neighbourhood bars come. They have excellent happy hour prices and the wine selection there is surprisingly quite varied. I had a very pleasant bottle of Errazuriz (Chilean) sauvignon blanc at $68.
The pub grub there is more than decent and portions are hearty. Yes that huge plate of nicely fried and fresh calamari was only $9! The fish and chips I had there the last visit was respectable too. I will try the beef burger the next time I’m there.
The jazz band comes on around 9pm+ and they are pretty good. All in all, Quaraba’r has never failed me. It is friendly, cosy and familiar, the perfect place for a can’t-be-bothered-to-dress-up night out with old friends. Gem of the east?