Que Pasa, or ‘what’s happening’ in Spanish was one of the first bars in Singapore to serve tapas and is one of the longest standing wine bars in the Garden City. It is regarded as perhaps the most authentic Spanish bar in all of Singapore.
Sitting pretty right behind Orchard Road in a 100-year old Peranakan shophouse, the ground floor is reminiscent of a quaint village deli in the back streets of Barcelona and the leather-topped stools coupled with dark wood and a dusty rustic vibe ensure you know you’re in a chilled out place!
The wine list is very impressive featuring bottles from all over the world and as well as excellent Iberian sherry, brandy and port, their signature Sangria punch certainly packs one.
To perfectly complement the wines, sherries and ports, the tapas at Que Pasa is really excellent. It’s not in any way pretentious, rather it’s as authentic as the bar itself and includes classics such as marinated olives, cheeses and mushrooms, meatballs and super-thin crust pizzas as well as their speciality, prawn paste chicken wings.
The bar gets pretty crowded so it’s worth making a reservation but the music isn’t ear-piercing so you can hear yourself, and perhaps most importantly, the other person you’re with, speak! If you’re looking for a chilled-out bar in Singapore, Que Pasa is one of the originals.