Singapore Nightlife | Bars, Clubs & Things to Do After Dark

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Thanks in large part to the thriving club scene, Singapore nightlife has earned the city a reputation as an international hot spot. Bars and nightclubs are certainly the most popular destinations for nightlife in Singapore, but there are plenty of options for non-drinkers and for those who prefer a less raucous environment. Whether you want to dance the night away at a multi-story club, grab a specialty cocktail and listen to some live music, or just indulge a midnight sugar craving, Singapore nightlife has options for everyone.

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Bars and Nightclubs of Clarke Quay

Anyone who has dabbled in the Singapore nightlife scene knows that Clarke Quay is the epicenter. Located along the Singapore River, Clarke Quay is the heart of Singapore’s nightlife. Block after block of restaurants, bars, and nightclubs provide a central place for visitors who are in search of a lively atmosphere and plenty of opportunity for club hopping. The area is busiest on weekends and Wednesdays, when most nightclubs have special Ladies Night promotions.

  • Singapore’s most famous nightclubs are located in Clarke Quay, and perhaps the most well known is Zouk. Since it opened in 1991, Zouk has grown from a local favorite to an internationally-recognized dance music institution. Currently housed in a massive warehouse, Zouk is actually three inter-connected clubs, each with its own ambiance and musical style.
  • While it would be easy to spend the whole night at Zouk, that would mean missing out on Clarke Quay’s other famed hot spot, the nightclub Attica. Attica is also made up of a few distinct areas. Level 1 is for clubbers craving R&B, Top 40 hits, and pulsing lights, while Level 2 is devoted to house, trance, and electronica. The two levels are connected by the Courtyard, an open-air space that is perfect for taking a break from dancing to chat with friends. Visitors who prefer sipping to dancing can visit Bar Rose, Attica’s champagne and martini bar that offers a view of the Singapore River.
  • Those looking for a non-club atmosphere in Clarke Quay can easily bar hop along the riverfront. The Crazy Elephant is the go-to destination for partiers looking for live rock music and reasonably priced drinks. Shuffle bistro bar is a good bet for those looking for a quieter, more relaxed atmosphere and a bite to eat. Finally, anyone interested in wild drinks in a festive environment will find a lot to love at Chupitos Shots Bar, which serves all manner of gimmicky shots like the Milo Godzilla and the Absinthe Bohemian.

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Rooftop Bars Near Raffles Place and Marina Bay

Raffles Place is Singapore’s central business district and the city’s financial center. The area’s many skyscrapers make for stunning views, and plenty of local establishments have rooftop bars designed for maximum enjoyment of the skyline. Marina Bay is between Raffles Place and the Singapore River and is also well known for stunning views. From the rooftop bars in Marina Bay, you’ll have a great perspective on the skyscrapers of downtown Singapore’s.

While some of these bars have DJs or live music at night, Raffles Place and Marina Bay are good choices for families or those looking for something a little more reserved than the clubs of Clarke Quay. Visitors who like their Singapore nightlife with a view could certainly make a night of visiting a few of the city’s rooftop bars.

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  • 1-Altitude is an obvious first choice for visitors interested in a little rooftop bar hopping. Located atop a 63-story building, 1-Altitude is not only Singapore’s highest rooftop bar, it is the highest outdoor bar in the world. It’s also a great choice for those who like their nightlife all in one place: the floor below the bar houses a nightclub and the floor below that is home to Stellar, an Australian restaurant known for hearty steaks.
  • On the other end of the height spectrum is 1927, the bar that sits on the roof of the six-story Sofitel Singapore City Centre. While the view is not as impressive as what you’d find from the city’s taller buildings, it’s worth visiting 1927 to sample their signature tiki bar-themed cocktails. The laidback atmosphere and swanky décor making it a fun place to sip drinks like the Tiki Time Bomb or the Hashtag Frosé.
  • One of the flashier options in the area is LAVO Italian Restaurant and Rooftop Bar, which is on the rooftop of Marina Bay Sands. Known for its stunning views of the Singapore skyline, Lavo is an Italian restaurant and nightclub with floor-to-ceiling windows and a wraparound terrace. Those looking for a quiet cocktail would be wise to visit LAVO earlier in the evening before the nightclub really gets going.
  • Located atop Andaz Singapore, Mr. Stork is a tropical respite from the hustle and bustle of the city below. The lushly landscaped rooftop escape features 10 teepee huts complete with daybeds for lounging with one of the bar’s custom cocktails. Thanks to its location on the 39th floor and the 360-degree views of the city, Mr. Stork is a particularly popular place to take in the sunset.

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Nightlife in Sentosa

While Sentosa is an island off of Singapore’s southern coast, it is easily accessed by car, train, or pedestrian boardwalk. The area has plenty of tranquil beaches, but it is also a hotspot of the Singapore nightlife scene. From casual beach bars to nightclubs and swanky lounges, party people and night owls have lots of choices in Sentosa.

Singapore nightlife-Sentosa

  • Visitors looking for a single venue for eating, drinking, and dancing on Tanjong Beach will be happy to discover Tanjong Beach Club, a combination beach bar and nightclub. Open from 10am to midnight on the weekends, Tanjong Beach Club is a popular destination for party animals who want to set up shop early and party in the same place all day long. There is even a swimming pool for guests who want to take a break from the dance floor. Check the schedule for monthly beach party events featuring DJs and drink specials.
  • Woobar at W Singapore Sentosa Cove is a glamorous mainstay of the Singapore nightlife scene. The décor is elegant, yet funky, and the bar looks directly out on the beach, making it a tranquil spot to unwind and recharge. There is an extensive menu of craft cocktails like the Singapore Slingshot, which combines cherry popsicle and pineapple juice with gin and triple sec for a tropical treat. Friday nights are especially popular at Woobar thanks to the bottomless champagne special that comes with a half dozen oysters.
  • FOC Sentosa on Palawan Beach is the go-to destination for visitors looking for a taste of the Mediterranean in the heart of Singapore. Inspired by the beach culture of Barcelona, FOC Sentosa is a lively beach-side bar and restaurant that gets rowdier and more crowded as the day goes on. The pool deck has a lively atmosphere all day and into the night, and the pool itself is almost always full of revelers on floats.

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Singapore Nightlife: Beyond Bars & Nightclubs

While Singapore is known as an international destination for nightclubs, visitors who aren’t interested in the that scene or those who are looking for a night off from drinking and dancing still have plenty of choices for evening entertainment. From massage parlors to shrimp fishing ponds, there are a remarkable number of businesses in Singapore that are open well past midnight!

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  • Travelers looking for a laugh should head to the Raffles Place bar Hero’s for Comedy Masala, a comedy series held every Tuesday night. Comedy Masala has been widely recognized as a great place to see stand-up, and internationally known comedians often take the stage alongside up-an-coming regional jokesters. VIP tables at Hero’s come equipped with taps, so guests can keep their pint glasses full all night.
  • Visitors craving a little relaxation after a long flight or a busy day of sightseeing can enjoy a decidedly laidback approach to nightlife at g.Spa, a 24-hour spa in Geylang. Visitors to g.Spa are provided with a robe and towels and directed to either the men’s or women’s side to enjoy the lounge, pools, saunas, and showers. Entrance to the spa includes an all-you-can-eat buffet, so there’s no need to worry about going hungry. Guests are welcome to spend time simply enjoying the facilities but can also choose to book a late-night massage.
  • ORTO, located in Yishun, is a massive recreational complex that is open for fun 24 hours a day. The grounds are home to a number of restaurants at various price points as well as a trampoline park, a Go Kart track, and a paintball facility. Perhaps the most unique feature of ORTO is the prawning facility where guests of all ages can catch their own shrimp. Electric grills are available at no additional charge, so guests can immediately cook and eat their catch, no matter the hour.
  • Visitors with a hankering for a late night sweet treat should head for Bukit Timah to visit 2am:dessertbar. Started by famed pastry chef Janice Wong, 2am:dessertbar serves up elegant, inventive desserts like Chocolate Praline Poprocks Cake and Green Tea Tart. The streamlined menu includes suggested wine and cocktail pairings for each dessert and includes some savory options for those who aren’t ready for dessert. True to it’s name, the restaurant is open until 2am most nights.

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