The pandemic hasn’t been kind to Club Street. Once a watering hole on par with Clarke Quay and Boat Quay, the Club Street of old closed every weekend for the row of bars offering competitive happy hour prices to lay out tables and chairs on the road for alfresco imbibing.
With Covid-19 came lockdown and regulations (only establishments with food licenses could open then a 10.30pm curfew for the consumption of alcohol that is still implemented to this day), which has shuttered businesses ranging from restaurants to bars.
Now that it no longer seems possible for drinking late into the night, some new tenants have sprouted up along Club Street and its surrounding small alleys that signal a change in what consumers are going out for these days. Not that we mind a good happy hour, still.