Featuring the top nightclubs, underground music venues, beach clubs, rooftop bars and more, these are where you'll find the best parties in Singapore
Clubs may come and go in Singapore – but the nightlife scene here is still absolutely alive and kicking (think of the constant stream of new bars and music festivals!). Want to hit the dancefloor? Put on your rave face and head to any of these sizzling party spots for the best drinks, ladies’ nights and music – from EDM clubs, r&b and hip hop night spots to beach clubs – we’ve got them all covered for you.
P.S Check out these popular supper spots for when you get a serious dose of the munchies after partying all night.
This mega clubbing institution has been around for over 25 years, making it a staple of Singapore’s nightlife scene. This is THE destination to see international DJs – think house and techno elites like Sven Väth and John Digweed, or EDM crowd pleasers like Diplo and R3hab. Even after its prolific locale shift from Jiak Kim to Clarke Quay, the world-renowned club (it’s the #6 best club in the world as voted by DJ Mag) continues to stun and draw ravers by the hundreds. Here’s everything you need to know about the new Zouk.
Zouk, 3C River Valley Road, The Cannery, Singapore 179022, p. 6738 2988.
It might’ve departed from its Kampong Bugis digs, but the reopened Kilo Lounge at Tanjong Pagar still makes us feel right at home. From its hidden alley entrance with a playful, winding corridor (our Editor asserts this is almost as fun as prancing into a Disneyland ride) to its shrewd selection of house and techno acts week after week, Kilo Lounge’s new lease of life is exactly what the club scene needs.
Kilo Lounge, 21 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088444.
Ah, Attica – the quintessential club for hazy ladies’ nights and late night frolicking. Take your pick: Level 1 plays RnB, and top 40 charters while Level 2 is a playground for house, trance, and progressive. A prominent player in SG’s nightlife circuit, this is an institution for outrageous parties and hook ups.
Attica, 3A River Valley Road, Clarke Quay, #01-03, Singapore 179020, p. 6333 9973.
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 floorshakers and underground vibes. Guest DJs spin everything here from old-school hip-hop to UK funky, and even some high-energy trance.
Canvas, The Riverwalk,#B1-01/06, 20 Upper Circular Road, Singapore 058416, p. 9169 3815.
In the place of the old Mink, lies cheekily named nightclub – Bang Bang, where good-looking party revelers gyrate to dope club bangers and mashups. Liked the notorious cages in now-defunct Zirca? Sexy go-go dancers galore pump up crowds for the club’s popular midweek Wild Wednesdays.
Bang Bang, Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039595 p. 8127 2808.
Dance to new heights at Altimate – the super swanky club is oh-so-plush and offers glorious views of Singapore’s glittering skyline (it’s located on the 61st floor). Swathed in colourful LED lights and giant screens, cover charge is pricier than usual but the views and exclusive ambience are worth paying for.
Altimate, #61, 1 Raffles Place, Singapore 048616, p. 6438 0410.
Tanjong Beach Club
Okay, so this is not your typical nightclub found in the heart of the city but this sun-kissed playground is famous for its riotous beach parties (check out beach festival Full Steam Ahead!) and great DJ lineup. Located in the far end of Sentosa, all you need here is a bikini and sunscreen to prep for epic beach blowouts.
Tanjong Beach Club, 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa, Singapore 098942, p. 9750 5323.
Be treated like royalty after a hard day’s work at this “high-end ultra lounge” at Fifty Raffles Place. Catered to working sophisticated yuppies who feel the need to loosen that tie or slap on a killer set of heels, Empire is a ritzy bottle service establishment with enticing happy hour promos and 45-storey panoramic view. Ascend to tipsy heights with Elevation on Fridays for old-school and modern hip-hop, or Metropolis on Saturdays for open-format picks that never go outta style.
Empire, Lvl 45 Singapore Land Tower, 50 Raffles Place, Singapore 048623, p. 9128 7001.
Headquarters by The Council
We crowned this joint our hippest club in Singapore a while back. While most clubs in Singapore commit to commercialised EDM, Headquarters by The Council sticks to underground nights all the way. House, tech-house and techno are your usual suspects, 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). See our full Headquarters by The Council feature.
Headquarters by The Council, Lvl 2, 66 Boat Quay, Singapore 049854.
While not your average club with fancy laser lights and ostentatious service, this dingy, alfresco spot is still a prime player in the nightlife scene. It’s hosted pop-up parties by local labels (Darker Than Wax, being one) and even eccentric, big-time events like the Silent Disco. Kult Kafe is also home to Salsa Under The Stars for those craving a lil’ cha-cha, and the monthly Sunday On The Hill (formerly known as Sunday At The Training Shed) for resilient weekend warriors who like to boogie.
Kult Kafé, 11 Upper Wilkie Road, Singapore 228120.
Rolled out by the party maestros behind Attica, this is one sleek club that knows how to treat the ladies right. Ladies gets pampered on Wednesdays during their Ladies On Top nights, where the first 200 women who RSVP get free-flow bubbly. The music here is accessible and energising, with an open-format approach that spans the gamut of EDM, hip-hop and other Top 40s goodies.
Baliza, #01-04, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594.
With a cherry on top, this is one smokin’ joint that’s been getting lots of love from the hypebeasts. The aesthetic of this new club in Orchard is one big throwback – imagine selections of old-school hip-hop that salute the genre’s Golden Age, turntablism theatrics by guest scratchers like the legendary DJ Craze, glistening disco balls, kitschy chessboard floors, neon signs and other features that are more groovy than gimmicky. And did we mention it’s free for ladies… every day??
Cherry, Closed for revamp, Watch this space for updates on its reopening
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, p. 6688 7688.
Blu Jaz Café
While many jazz aficionados flock here for frequent improv jam sessions, deviants of more dance-y orientation will associate this nightspot with its diverse assortment of residencies. One such longstanding residency is The Fever, that never fails to get crunky with hip-hop beats
Blu Jaz Café, 11 Bali Lane, Singapore 189848, p. 6292 3800.
Called Lavo, this upcoming establishment in Marina Bay Sands is being roped in by TAO Group, which also boasts other VIP-suited, high-flying locales such as Marquee in Sydney and Las Vegas – the latter voted #30 in DJ Mag’s Top 100 Clubs list. Lavo Singapore will join the roster of its Vegas and NYC counterparts with not just a star-powered lineup of DJs (it’s hosted past headliners like Nervo, Benny Benassi, and Tiësto), but also a bar, indoor/alfresco lounge, and a restaurant dishing out Southern Italian cuisine helmed by Chef Ralph Scamardella, who’s cooked for his fair share of celebrities.
Lavo, Level 57 Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956.
Opened earlier this year in the throbbing nightlife hub of Clarke Quay, this new hiphop club is a new contender to Cherry. Whether you’re here on Fridays for #onFleek or Saturday’s Sublime, you’re guaranteed a good night. Come early if you’re here for an after-work party; the first floor of the double-storeyed space’s happy hour offers $5 wines, spirits, beers, tequilas and jaegerbombs, available until 11pm.
Fleek, 3C River Valley Road #01-10 Clarke Quay, Singapore
Where Kyo once was is now mao: a new hot-spot for post-work tipples and tunes. Chart-toppers and bangers aside, Mao also plays host to Nocturnal: a new weekly sesh of dizzying, uplifting trance, which’ll range from tech trance to progressive. Ladies, you’ll want to head here on Thursdays for Sprung: where your free entry gets you into a night of totally danceable early 2000s hip hop, with Happy Hour drinks like two wine glasses for $28.
Mao, 133 Cecil Street, Singapore 069535
You get to skip the queues at Get Juiced: Singapore’s first cashless bar. Simply pre-order your drinks in advance from the app, and collect them at the bar. No need to flail around aimlessly for the bartender’s attention or wait an infinite amount of time to have your cards returned. You even get to request songs via the app. How’s that for interactive? Music wise, you’ll be spoilt for choice here, as the 8000-square foot space is home to three rooms: chill, live and dance.
Get Juiced, #02-01 Clarke Quay, 3E River Valley Road, Singapore 179024.
This iconic Shanghainese bar has been making major waves since its entry to Singapore, and we ain’t complaining. Its local counterpart located at Swissotel The Stamford was made for the well-heeled. Boasting floor-to-ceiling windows, it serves up some of the best views (and cocktails!) in town. Come here for a glam clubbing sesh – the club comes complete with cabaret dancers.
Bar Rouge, Level 71 & 72, Equinox Complex, Swissôtel The Stamford, 2 Stamford Road, Singapore 178882
Described as a play space for the “fun and free”, Peaches caters to the LGBTQ crowd and their friends. Get ready to have all your senses assaulted, thanks to the trippy dancefloor and neon lights. The night’s here set to be a riot, thanks to drag queen performances and top-notch DJ mixes.
Peaches, 21 Mount Elizabeth, York Hotel B2, Singapore 228516
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