Whether you’ve been living in Singapore for many years or it’s your first time visiting, a night out clubbing with friends is one fun way to spend the weekend. We’ve rounded up the best nightclubs and party spots to dance the night away! Here’s what you need to know about the nightlife in Singapore.
Why go? For one, it’s Singapore’s largest nightclub! It also marks the Marquee brand’s first foray into Asia. As one of the longest running nightclubs in New York, since launching in 2003, Marquee has made its mark around the world, including in Vegas and Sydney. Covering a sprawling 2,300 square metres, the SG club boasts an immersive party experience that combines design, technology and cutting-edge sound and light across three floors. Oh, and did we mention? There’s also a fully-operational, eight-cabin ferris wheel for you to go on!
Vibes: Grand, yet fun and inclusive with an eye-catching, carnivalesque ambience. Minimum entry age is 18 years.
Wear: Stylish and party-ready! Strictly no shorts, singlets or slippers.
Music: Marquee has had both internationally-acclaimed DJs and renowned music acts grace its stage, including ASAP Rocky, Afrojack, Above & Beyond, Steve Aoki, Alan Walker and Alesso.
Go: #B1-67, Galleria Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. Open from 10pm till late every Friday, Saturday and eve of Public Holiday. Get more information on tickets and table reservations at marinabaysands.com/marquee.
Update: Marquee is set to re-open soon following the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions. For the latest information, visit facebook.com/MarqueeSingapore.
Why go? Zouk has been packed to the rafters with young, clued-in clubbers each week for over 25 years and counting. Recently ranked #4 of DJ Mag Top 100 Club’s poll, this party mecca is known for roping in some of the world’s most legendary DJs onto the decks, including Hardwell, Tiseto and Disclosure.
Vibes & music: Spanning two floors, the massive club hosts three concepts: the main room (Zouk), hip hop and R&B spot Phuture and plush lounge Capital. There’s also Red Tail, a gastro bar that serves craft cocktails, vino and beers, as well as sharing bites for your pre-game fuel.
Wear: Stylish and clubby – no slippers or open-toe sandals!
Go: 3C River Valley Road, The Cannery. For more information, call 6738 2988 or visit zoukclub.com.
Why go? All the way from the dazzling Shanghai night scene, the Singapore incarnation of this bar is located sky-high in Swissotel The Stamford. The floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the Marina Bay skyline, but you can instead opt for the counter for some cocktail action, or go to the longer sofas if you’re in a group.
Vibes: The focus here is really on the ambience; when night falls, the bar’s signature red lights transform the space into the snazzy spot everyone wants to be seen at.
Wear: The CBD location sees groups of ladies and gents dressed in office attire. No flip flops, open-toed sandals, singlets or bermudas after 10pm!
Music: Party-goers can look forward to exciting themed nights, performances from raised cages and the hottest hits from popular DJs around the region. Past acts include DJ LeMarquis and Borneo-bred Queen T.
Drink: Mr & Mrs Rouge ($25), a Bar Rouge classic – 42 Below Vodka, raspberry purée, blueberry purée, lemon juice, cranberry and vanilla syrup.
Go: Floor 71, Swissotel The Stamford, 2 Stamford Road. Call 9177 7307 or visit swissotel.com.
Update: Bar Rouge is temporarily closed and has not disclosed re-opening plans. For the latest information, visit facebook.com/BarRougeSingapore.
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Why go? Perched on the top of MBS, this club’s view is reason enough to visit. It’s part open-air but very well air-conned to boot, so there’s little chance of getting too sweaty and putting people off!
Vibes: Trendy and cool – quite touristy but a fab place to take visiting friends. A slightly older, seemingly wealthy crowd; think the cast of Crazy Rich Asians, alongside tourists from the hotel beneath with a few expats mixed in.
Wear: Nothing too frumpy please! This is a pretty slick and international venue and warrants a bit of designer-wear and some serious heels. Men, feel free to wear a crisp linen shirt, smart slacks and a good wristwatch!
Music: The nightly DJ belts out a host of cool tunes. This isn’t a live band kinda number.
Drink: Champagne or a Long Island Iced Tea.
Go: SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands, Tower 3, 1 Bayfront Ave, Marina Bay Sands. Open weekends, 11am till late, and weekdays, 12pm till late. Call 6508 2188 or visit celavi.com.
Why go? Because it’s an underground nightclub perfectly situated off Orchard Road underneath the Grand Hyatt. If you’ve taken on the free-flow brunch at Oasis situated four stories higher, head down to this bad boy and get those moves on. This is also a popular haunt to take colleagues in town on business; there are a few men in suits; you get the gist!
Vibes: Late-night lounge den with urban hues – brick walls aligning red leather-clad booths. While dancing’s a big reason to go here, it’s also a place for chewing the fat and losing track of time. (Maybe it’s something to do with it being underground and quite dark?)
Wear: One of the smarter places on this list (in terms of dress code!), it’s longs or likely business suits for the boys and no flip-flops/thongs or t-shirts. Ladies, a smart little black number and a bit of bling will suffice. The door is strict here, take note. No ‘loutish’ behaviour or dress-code infringements, okay?
Music: There’s no judgement on your dance moves here, and the music is mainstream beats that you’re likely to know (think ‘Moves like Jagger’ by Maroon Five, sung by the live band), plus a bit of cheesy stuff on the side.
Drink of choice: Jägerbomb (for the uninitiated, that’s a Jägermeister shot dropped into a glass of Coke topped up with lager) – for a bit of Dutch courage!
Go: Basement Level, Grand Wing, Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road. Open Sunday to Wednesday, 9pm to 3am, and Thursday to Saturday, 9pm to 4am. Call 6738 1234 or visit singapore.grand.hyattrestaurants.com/brix.
Why go? It’s a hidden gem located in the same complex as Marquee. The nightclub offers a refreshingly different scene inspired by original locations in New York and Los Angeles. Expect a boisterous night with activities like karaoke, arcade games and bowling. Unique bespoke cocktails are the cherry on top.
Vibes: Posh and stylish, with plush custom banquettes and the opulence of a penthouse apartment. It’s also one for the adventurous. From vintage arcade pinball and skee-ball machines to pool tables and a mini-bowling alley, there’s never a dull moment!
Wear: It’s dress to impress here. Match your outfits with the lavish surroundings.
Music: There’s something for everyone! R&B, hip hop, open-format mashups, Sing-alongs, Deep House… Groove to the music you love.
Drink of Choice: Dancing in the Dark; it’s the original bespoke cocktail to energise you throughout the night
Go: 2 Bayfront Avenue, Basement 3, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands entrance via level 1. Open Friday and Saturday, 10pm to 6am. Call 6688 8680 or visit marinabaysands.com.
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