Host your next birthday party, Christmas bash, office function, baby shower, and even your wedding at these unique places
For an island nation that’s tiny, Singapore has a massive selection of venues for your next special event. Don’t sweat if you’ve been given the mega task of planning a party, our list of party venues in Singapore will have your back. From cocktail bars and restaurants for big groups, to hidden spots – these party ideas will be cool enough for your crew.
The Black Swan
The private dining room at The Black Swan is as sexy as its other spots (we’re talking about the main brass-heavy, Great Gatsby-inspired dining hall, The Powder Room on the mezzanine level), and it’s hidden from plain sight if you crave privacy.
The Black Swan, 19 Cecil Street, Singapore 049704
We’ve raved enough about this underground pub so there’s little reason why it’s on this list. Perfect for after-parties, birthday night out, corporate events and even weddings, there’s enough games (beer ping pong, darts, giant Jenga and billiards) to keep you entertained through the night – and not to mention, the booze. Just gather your crew and HopHeads will settle the brew.
HopHeads, 178 Clemenceau Ave, #B1-00 Haw Par Glass Tower, Singapore 239926
Ran out of cool and unique venue spaces? How about organising your event at one of Singapore’s coolest alternative cinemas? Yes, apart from catching up on some solid indie films, the classic cinema hall, stage and foyer cafe spaces are open to hosting private events. What’s more, the large screens make for impactful presentations. The green room accommodates up to 250 guests.
The Projector, #05-00, Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road, Singapore 199589
This one’s for the kids and kidults. The concept behind Coffee Min is quite fascinating – enjoy free drinks and snacks, wifi, board games, a game of pool and Xbox…everything’s free except the time you spend at this cafe. It’s the perfect location for a chill party with fun facilities, a 60-inch TV for presentations or video screenings, along with unlimited drinks and snacks for all. Plus, they’ve planned over 500 successful events so you’re pretty much in good hands.
Coffee Min, three locations in City Square, Orchard Gateway and J Cube
Trust the Prive Group to have a venue space for all types of crowds; each location is unique its own style. Holding an intimate soiree? Prive Grill’s The University Club’s location sits far away from crowds. Want to spend the night amongst lush surroundings? CHIJMES’ breezy alfresco deck does the trick. Selected venues sit from 40 – 200 guests with a choice of buffet, set-meals, platters, canapés and free-flow drinks.
The Prive Group, over five venues around the island.
Food for Thought
Apart from a charming location at the National Museum of Singapore, Food for Thought’s kopitiam and family-dinner style setting is sure to get your guests chatty. The entire restaurant sits 170 guests but if you’re looking for a small-scale soiree, the private events room holds up to 80 guests. As for the menu, be treated to Southeast Asian flavours with gluten-free and vegetarian options, along with dishes inspired within the museum (chat with the friendly folks and they’ll work something out for you and your guests.)
Food for Thought, National Museum of Singapore, #01-04/05, 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
The best setting for a party? The beach of course! Enjoy the sand, sea and the views of Sentosa at Coastes. Throw in the grub, beer and live music and we’ll guarantee your party will be a hit. After all, it’s all about the vibes.
Coastes, 50 Siloso Beach Walk 01-06, Singapore 099000
Dreamy views overlooking the South China Sea, nightly fireworks and postcard-perfect sunset views – Sky Garden’s setting the bar high for your next D&D, seminar or family get-together venue. Located atop iFly Singapore, it’s the perfect spot if you’re looking for something to get away from the city. Plus, you can’t say no to the breezy rooftop alfresco or outdoor terrace and bar. There’s also an indoor garden space for intimate events. One thing’s for sure, you can count on our RSVP if you’re planning an event right here.
Sky Garden, iFly Singapore, 43 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 099010 (beside Beach Station)
Love the concept of picnics but hate going outdoors? Say no more. Picnic is a garden-themed food hall located in a mall in Orchard Road. Food highlights include Japanese butadon, as well as Omakase burger and a beer garden. This multi-flexible event space is also great for corporate events, meetings, launches, and also having a good time with friends.
Picnic, 435 Orchard Road, #03-15 Wisma Atria, Singapore 238877
Ola Beach Club
A Hawaiian paradise birthed at Siloso Beach, Ola is a watersports centre, beach club, family playground, and wedding and party venue all rolled into one. Food-wise, it serves up Hawaiian-inspired cuisine like Ahi Poke and Kua’Aina Burger. Sip on cocktails served in their adorable tiki-themed mugs whilst lounging by their serene pool. And just sayin’, this is the only beach club in Singapore that has a water jetpack…
Ola Beach Club, 46 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 099005
This super kid-friendly resto and sports bar had us digging its Japanese-fusion menu such as the lava cheeseburger, amazing garlic butter mussels, surprisingly delish waffle burger and the classic fish and chips if you’re feeling less adventurous. For afters, order the Black Pearl — molten chocolatey goodness flamed at your table! Can’t seem to keep the kids still? Atmosphere Bistro has an indoor play area as well as plenty of outdoor spaces for the kids to run around.
Atmosphere Bistro, 920 East Coast Parkway, #01-25 to 27, Parkland Green, Singapore 449875
Gurame Indonesian Restaurant
Sitting along Changi Coast Walk is this Halal Indo family-friendly resto that serves authentic Indonesian fare. Prepare for a burst of flavours as you try its signature Gurame goreng (deep fried fish), gulai kepala ikan (spicy, curry-like fish dish), tahu kipas (stuffed fried tofu) and udang gala sambal (spicy prawns). Plus, it’s got both indoor and outdoor seating with a view — picturesque enough for people to hold weddings and parties at!
Gurame Indonesian Restaurant, 11 Changi Coast Walk, Singapore 499740.
Fancy a proper dinner party where the main highlight of the night is steak? We’ll say yes to that as well. 665°F at Andaz Singapore is the hotel’s premium steakhouse (with Halal-certified meats!), where you can take in the rich interior inspired by classic Savile-Row tailor shops and stunning views of Singapore. Make it exclusive by booking the private dining room and also the best views from the restaurant.
665°F, 5 Fraser Street Level 38 Andaz Singapore, 189354
Vijay Mudaliar is the audacious fellow behind Native and its creations, all stemming from his focus on foraging from his surroundings. Vijay’s cocktails boast identities close to home – take the Geylang-inspired Red Light District that uses the Southeast Asian medicinal root, tongkat ali; or the Pineapple Arrack that’s derived from coconut flower sap aged in Sri Lankan wood. Oh, there’s also a cocktail here with edible ants in it. Is your squad brave enough to try it?
Native, 52A Amoy Street, Singapore 069878
Employees Only Singapore
You’ve probably heard all the hype by now, and you must be well-acquainted with these revolutionary New Yorkers after our interview feature; all the way from the Big Apple, Employees Only is finally open in Singapore. In a nutshell, expect a bespoke cocktail experience worthy of one of the best bars in the world Best Bar In The World” accolade, with an ambience that’s neither stuffy nor exclusive. Plus, if you’re up for getting your future read, lookout for the in-house psychic.
Employees Only Singapore, 112 Amoy Street, Singapore 069932.
Oxwell & Co.
Expect unique and exclusive beverages at this British gastropub, such as house-made spirits distilled with botanicals sourced from the Ann Siang area, as well as a house-designed beer containing a fusion of local citrus and spices; Oxhorn Lager. It’s also the first bar here to keg craft cocktails – Gin & Chronic, Sin Sling, Pina Colada and rotating seasonal cocktails. Herbs used in cocktails are even sourced entirely from their own rooftop garden.
Oxwell & Co., 5 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069688
It’s always fun to appreciate art with a tipple in hand, so it’s a natural progression to have this swiggin’ haunt sprout from the cultured crannies of Kult Gallery. Once you’re done taking in some street art, help yourself to bespoke cocktails mixed by ex-Tapow bartender, Zac Mirza – the Kult Julep featuring rum, lime and gula melaka is a must-try! Not to mention, Kult Kafe is home to many events.
Kult Kafe, 11 Upper Wilkie Road, Singapore 228120
This glamorous bar doesn’t allow children for its Sunday brunch (peace!), and you get free-flowing cocktails together with a scrumptious buffet spread. Have a nasty hangover? Well, Manhattan Bar’s cocktail brunch has an impressive Bloody Mary cart that has a vast selection of hot sauces including Sriracha chilli and Ghost Pepper.
Manhattan Bar, Regent Singapore, 1 Cuscaden Road, Singapore 249715
Open Farm Community
Sitting on 35,000 square feet of lush greenery that was once a golf driving range, Open Farm Community boasts a sprawling garden filled with herb and vegetable produce. This super exciting, ingenious concept features a seasonal menu (curated by chef Ryan Clift from Tippling Club), which changes according to the local harvest.
Open Farm Community, 130E Minden Road, Singapore 248819
Tanjong Beach Club
Hit the shores for a balmy beach party worthy of the most devout sun worshippers. Named one of the world’s top 50 best beach bars, the plush daybeds, great grub, and sweet pool makes it a perfect spot to watch the sun sink and rise into tomorrow. Their wicked carnivalesque parties with a slew of international DJs means we get our fix of weekend beach parties before ZoukOut rolls around again. Come for the food, stay for play in the pool, and dance in the sand to the island tunes.
Tanjong Beach Club, 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098942
The Coastal Settlement
Situated in an ex-army barracks, the Coastal Settlement is great with high ceilings indoor and patio seating outside. Old souls will love the vintage charm and the quirky playground next to the patio.
The Coastal Settlement, 200 Netheravon Road, Singapore 508529
The White Rabbit
The White Rabbit is a restaurant under the towering beams of a deconsecrated Church. The brunch features a selection of fine bubbly as well as refreshing cocktails. The menu contains indulgent treats including fresh oysters shucked on demand and classic Dover Sole Meunière. Every good event needs a cool photo station and White Rabbit’s charming garden is picture perfect – put your photobooth here!
The White Rabbit, 39C Harding Road, Singapore, 249541
This café exudes that laidback, unperturbed coolness that only East-enders seem to possess. Located in the one and only Goodman Arts Centre, Café Melba delivers quality, unpretentious nosh made with the freshest ingredients possible. Hey, these guys even cure their own bacon! While their food is top-notch, what we really adore is their alfresco area – the space is so cleverly designed that it manages to be cosy and intimate, yet breezy and private all at once.
Café Melba, 90 Goodman Road, Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore 439053
Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and head to Riders Café, which is, in our opinion, the best thing you can get if you’re thinking of a short “country”-style escape. Tucked away in the lush greenery of Bukit Timah Saddle Club (yes, there are adorable horses all around), this tranquil spot is great for an intimate birthday celebration or wedding venue.
Riders Café , 51 Fairways Drive, Singapore 286965
From the prospect of munching on a lamb tongue to sipping a cocktail called Drunken Mushrooms, all while being stared down by an Afro-sporting movie hero dubbed Milo Dino and hearing cheesy George Michael ballads from the kitchen; nothing about Ding Dong seems to take itself too seriously… and we mean that in the best way possible.
Ding Dong, #01-02, 115 Amoy Street, Singapore 069935
Escape from the urban gridlock at multi-concept dining establishment, The Garage in Botanic Gardens. This sanctuary is home to both Botanico and Bee’s Knees. The former, a casual bistro concept, offers contemporary dishes from a “seasonality-driven menu” put together by Spanish-born Chef Antonio Oviedo. On the menu are dishes like lamb tartare, braised pork belly, cured and grilled Spanish mackerel, alongside surprises like the Ceiba – a warm chocolate dessert with ginger ice cream. Best part? Botanico’s spacious dining room, and its air-cooled outdoor dining area are more than spacious enough to accommodate a party of 10.
The Garage, 50 Cluny Park Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 257488
Party like it’s the ’80s – with Miami Vice-inspired custom diner booths and cheeky decor (you’ll want to grab a photo with the neon ‘Shake ‘Em Buns’ sign), this all-American diner is a charming location for cocktail parties, dinners, meetings and product launches. Feeling cheeky? Challenge your colleagues to a round of beer pong or even champagne pong, and see who ends up king.
OverEasy, 541 Orchard Road, #01-01, Liat Towers, 238881; 1 Fullerton Road #01-06 One Fullerton,
Hands up if you’ve taken a photo in front of that signature rustic blue wall? Wheeler’s Yard’s spacious (can we emphasise the word “spacious” again?) industrial warehouse setting and unique bicycle covered walls are painfully hip. We picture charming DIY crafts and photo booths for an utterly Instagram-worthy party.
Wheeler’s Yard, 28 Lorong Ampas, Singapore 328781
Party promoters, Sunshine Nation (who’ve brought us kickass events like the Garden Beats Festival) now rolls out a party for your palate with DON HO Social Kitchen & Bar on Keong Said Road, its first foray into the Singapore food scene. The industrial, tropical-themed resto features an innovative fusion menu by Chef Shiman Woon that blends Eastern and Western influences. And, as the “social kitchen” moniker would suggest, an evening here is geared towards group dining, so you’ll want to head down with your friends.
DON HO, 1 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089109
On the menu, you’ll find Asian-inspired sharing plates like tsukune sliders, miso roasted eggplant, and even seafood like dashi poached squid. Drink-wise, feel free to challenge the bartenders and get them to customise your poison to your liking. On the other hand, you could order one of their cocktails, such as Harajuku Girl – a mix of Fords Gin, Fee Brothers plum bitters and shisho leaf.
Neon Pigeon, #01-03, 1A Keong Saik Street, Singapore 089109
Artichoke Cafe & Bar
At one of Singapore’s best Middle Eastern-influenced restaurants, chef-owner Bjorn Shen puts out innovative creations that are great for sharing, from beetroot tzatziki to a falafel salad and a slow-roasted lamb shoulder. Don’t be surprised if you pop by and see something new on the menu, these guys are known for their spontaneity.
Artichoke Cafe & Bar, 161 Middle Road, Singapore 188978
Like the Kilo brand’s general philosophy of mixing together a bunch of different, but, fun ideas, the Kallang restaurant does the same with its off-kilter Asian fusion cuisine. At Kilo, you’ll find curveball creations like sea urchin with matcha cream, ravioli with sake butter, beef tartare with kimchi; it’s an absolute circus of flavours and the chefs at Kilo are the ringmasters. Read our Hot 50 Tables feature for Kilo.
Kilo, Level M Ture Building, 66 Kampong Bugis, Singapore 338987
The influences you’ll find here stem from Istanbul and Marrakesh, to Beirut and Amman – all congregating together in one place within the fringes of Singapore’s CBD at Tanjong Pagar. Fit for an opulent sultan, yet chilled-out enough to attract post-work yuccies looking for affordable swigs, Fat Prince treats all its patrons like royalty. Getting peckish while drinking is a given, and Fat Prince boasts a menu that – unless you’re a big solo eater – is perfect for sharing. Check out our full review for Fat Prince.
Fat Prince, 48 Peck Seah Street, Singapore 079317
Got a massive party in the works? Go Caribbean and book Lime House’s private dining space on the second floor. If it’s a sit-down dinner, they can accommodate up to 50 pax. Their standing capacity is 80 pax. There’s no extra charge to rent the space, so let them know how you want to customise the package and they’ll make it happen.
Lime House, 2 Jiak Chuan Road, Singapore 089260
This small 13-seater restaurant, whose basement space is great for up to 22 gourmands (book ahead), is all about amazing food and fab produce. Restaurant highlights include the sea urchin pudding, made with squid ink custard and sea urchin (yes, yes, yes), and the tuna belly “chutoro” tartare. The doughnuts with lemon curd are pleasantly surprising and a must-order to finish off a great meal.
Lolla, 22 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069702
Potato Head Folk
If you and your posse are hankering for some gut-busting burgers, sate those mighty appetites in the whimsical confines of Potato Head Folk. Call in early to book a table if you’re in a large group, or if you’ve got bigger plans still, the restaurant offers its space for private events. Dining here is completely unpretentious, so dress down and get messy with specialities like the classic baby Huey cheeseburger. If you’re after a little heat, try the spicy burning man beef burger instead.
Potato Head Folk, 36 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089143
Tippling Club’s 12-seater private dining room Bin 38 comes equipped with its very own R&D kitchen (how cool is that?!) Your gang can choose to have a small menu or large menu, and if everyone likes, chef-owner Ryan Clift will personally cook up a storm for the party upon request.
Tippling Club, 38 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088461
Long Chim’s undeniably our favourite place for elevated Thai food. Relax and unwind in the resto’s private dining room which seats up to 22 guests. If you like, order the special set menu ($99 per pax), which consists of five starters, seven main dishes, and two desserts (don’t worry, portions are pretty small).
Long Chim, #L2-02 Atrium 2, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
NOX – Dine in the Dark
For something totally unique to wow your pals, and your tastebuds, book the private room at NOX. The three-course set menu is reasonably priced ($88++ per person) and, as you’re dining in the dark, you won’t know what you’re eating until all is revealed after the meal. Expect a lively debate as you try to guess what the hell is actually on your plate.
NOX – Dine in the Dark, 269 Beach Road, Singapore, 199546
This mega clubbing institution has been around for a whopping 25 years, making it a staple of Singapore’s nightlife scene. With sprawling multi-level dance floors, and three dazzling club spaces, this is THE destination to see international DJs – think house and techno elites like Paul Van Dyk or EDM crowd pleasers like Dyro.
Zouk, 3C River Valley Road, The Cannery, Singapore 179022
CÉ LA VI
Taking the meaning of living the high life to a whole new level – 57 stories up, in fact! – is CÉ LA VI. Perched atop the boat-shaped structure of Marina Bay Sands, you not only get a picturesque view of the SG skyline, but also a luxe clubbing experience that combines swank with swagger. Swing by for DYSKO Mondays for some disco inferno, This Is House Tuesdays for classic 4/4 grooves, and Radiostar Saturdays for popular chart-topping earworms.
CÉ LA VI, SkyPark, Marina Bay Sands Tower 3, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018971
Headquarters by The Council
Some clubs in Singapore are all style and no substance, and you then have nightspots that are devoted to dishing out underground dance music – day in, day out. For many punters in the local music scene, that one sanctuary is Headquarters by The Council. House, tech-house and techno are your usual suspects here, with all their derivative sub-genres given time to shine in the HQ – minimal, deep, tribal, acid; you’ll hear it all (even some disco if you’re lucky).
Headquarters by The Council, Level 2, 66 Boat Quay, Singapore 049854
After the closing of hipster haven Home Club, we were left craving for something to fill the alternative club void. Thank goodness for Canvas – a quirky art-meets-music club of top-tier indie floor-shakers and underground vibes. Resident DJs (like Mr Boo and LeNERD) spin everything from indie anthems to hip-hop classics.
Canvas, The Riverwalk,#B1-01/06, 20 Upper Circular Road, Singapore 058416
Blu Jaz Cafe
Three-stories of decent local music awaits in this quaint shophouse situated along Bali Lane. Besides being a host to good vibes, BluJaz caters to any music taste, any night. Whether it’s jazz, reggaeton or even trippy psychedelic trance, this unconventional space plays it all. We recommend booking the entire second floor – it comes with a rustic outdoor balcony.
Blu Jaz Cafe, 11 Bali Lane, Singapore 189848
Hire a yacht
Boat parties are a hit in Singapore, thanks to constant sunshine, the sea on our doorstep and plenty of celebrations every weekend. It’s a good job, then, that they are oh-so-easy to organise. Hiring a boat in Singapore is just a case of chatting to a few companies, working out the overall size, deciding upon a route (from day trips to weekends away) and adding extras like food, booze and activities. Read our guide to renting a yacht in Singapore.