Everything tastes better by the water.

Sentosa’s beach bar culture isn’t anything new. But when there are two major newcomers in the same year, and the stalwarts sit up straight and pay attention, and everyone’s doing new menus all of a sudden, all signs point to a bit of a renaissance. Whether you’re more into stoically nursing your hangover with high-end brunch fare or ready to party by the pool all day while nibbling on barbecue, the beach bar options have never been more varied.


With deck chairs and daybeds right on the sand, Coastes is a casual, affordable option for when can’t be bothered with the glitz and glam of FOC or TBC—though it’s the nicest of the C-Side triumvirate. The pizzas, pastas, burgers and summery cocktails do the trick, too. That said, with Ola Beach Club now opened next door, we’re glad they’ve updated their menu with new dishes. #01-05 50 Siloso Beach Walk, 6274-9668.

FOC Sentosa

Nandu Jubany's FOC branches out to the sunny shores of Sentosa with a second outlet that boasts a restaurant and bar-lounge (with a pool to boot) inspired by the beach culture of Barcelona. The wide-ranging sharing menu has a good mix of cold and hot tapas, as well as some grilled items and Spanish rice. The original cocktails are intriguing too, like the Ibiza Martini with passionfruit and ginger. 110 Tanjong Beach Walk, 6100-1102.


With a nice, big pool, room for beach volleyball and a 50s Americana vibe going on, Mambo is a great little spot on a relatively empty stretch of Siloso Beach, also home to the Vinyl House Masters disco party series. The food and drink menu ticks all the beach boxes: truffle fries, nachos, Sex on the Beach, Daiquiris, sandwiches, ribs and fish platters. 40 Siloso Beach Walk, 6276-6270.

Myra’s Beach Club

There’s more to beach clubs than bikinis, DJs and burgers, and East Coast Park’s unpretentious and colourful Mexican-Indian beach shack Myra’s does a good job subverting the usual stereotype. Order up ceviches, tacos, fajitas and kebabs to go with your sangria. And Indian food lovers shouldn’t miss their all-you-can-eat stuff paratha weekend deal for $12.80. 1090 East Coast Park, 6443-3005.

Ola Beach Club

Stylish Hawaiian-themed (and owned) Ola has a twin focus on good food and drink as well as exciting water sports. There's a beachside lounge with daybeds and a pool downstairs, and upstairs is a nautical-themed restaurant with a Hawaiian-leaning dishes like the Lomi Lomi Salmon and the tuna poke bowl ($20), The tiki-leaning bar is run by Alex Ng, who cut his teeth at Loof, Bar Stories and most recently Tess Bar & Kitchen. 46 Siloso Beach Walk, 6250-6978.

Tanjong Beach Club

Sentosa’s sexiest beach club has got the full package: beautiful people, a plunge pool, an airy indoor dining room, cabanas by the sand, beer pong tables, a bumping party calendar and, as of late 2016, a refreshed menu with some high-end fare like the barbecued octopus salad with quinoa and spinach and the chorizo orecchiette pasta. The summer cocktail list has plenty of originality, in the form of the Resting Peach Face and the tequila-based In Love with the Coco. 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, 6270 1355.