Get revved up as the F1 2017 Singapore Grand Prix race returns from 15 to 17 September this year. Looking for a bar to party with the girlfriends or have a fancy dinner overlooking the track? Check out our round-up of parties and awesome dining spots for the exciting race weekend. Hurry and make those bookings now!
The Podium Lounge
The Podium Lounge returns for its ninth year with more action, star-studded glamour and an amazing line-up. Rub shoulders with the rich and famous including supermodels, celebrities, F1 drivers and more. This year, look forward to former Ferrari F1 driver Giancarlo Fisichella as he deejays and hosts VIP guests on the red carpet. He will be joined by popular E! News Asia host Raymond Gutierrez. There’ll be performances by American rapper and Grammy Award winner Coolio on 16 September and Grammy Award-winning artist Macy Gray on 17 September.
Feast your eyes on the latest fashion at the nightly fashion circuit presented by Karma Resorts and curated by The Yak Magazine (Bali). Collections on show include the new resort collection by Mauricio Alpizar paired with Erika Peña Jewellery, and items by Mthemovement, a designer streetwear brand. There will also be live auctions of rare F1 memorabilia, with proceeds going to charity. Items include a signed racing glove by three-time Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton and a colour lithograph by Jack Brabham, Australia’s only two-time F1 World Champion.
$188 in advance and $218 at the door for general admission. $340 in advance and $370 at the door for general admission including a bottle of Champagne Duval-Leroy. VIP tables are priced from $1488 to $28,888.
CÉ LA VI
The Singapore night race festivities begin early at CÉ LA VI, with an exclusive Martini Terraza party on 14 September. Over the weekend, look forward to internationally acclaimed artists including Shortee Blitz (UK) and Cedric Gervais (France), and the Sunshine Nation x CLV Noon to Moon party. With the bar’s location on the iconic Marina Bay Sands rooftop, you’ll be in for gorgeous views of the track.
There will be no cover charge on Thursday. From Friday to Sunday, cover charges are $38 (12pm to 6pm), $68 (6pm to 11pm) and $98 (11pm till late). They include one drink. A three-day All-Access pass costs $228 (including one glass of bubbles per day).
Celebrate Singapore’s annual night race at 1-Altitude’s The Circuit. The ten-day-long festivities begin on 8 September and include a different themed party each night. Be treated to an EDM extravaganza by Netherland sister duo DJ Loudgarden at the Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve Party (15 September at Altimate and 1-Altitude). Enjoy another night of great music and drinks with Martini on 16 September at 1-Altitude and Altimate. Have a fantastic end to the weekend with Heineken at 1-Altitude on 17 September.
From 15 to 17 September, entry to 1-Altitude costs $68 from 6pm to 9pm (one house pour and F1 cocktail), and $88 after 9pm (one premium pour and F1 cocktail). For a track view, the minimum table spend is $250++ per pax.
From 15 to 16 September, entry to Altimate costs $68 (one house pour and F1 cocktail) and $88 (one premium pour and F1 cocktail). For a track view, the minimum table spend is $200++ per pax.
This F1 weekend, enjoy late-night after-parties from the heights of Empire Lounge. Perched on the 45th floor, the lounge offers spectacular views of the city skyline, and the three days of celebrations include live DJ performances by DJ Kaylova.
Entry costs $30 nett for pre-purchase (includes two drinks) and $35 nett for walk-in guests. VIP table packages are $500 for standing tables and $1,200 for sofas.
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Enjoy gourmet cuisine, bubbles and world-class cabaret performances at Boudoir Blanc this F1 season. Held on just two nights (16 and 17 September), this multi-sensorial adult playground includes Clifford Pier’s signature Asian and Western delights and cocktails, and the Singapore debut performances of ex-Moulin Rouge burlesque royalty Miss Fallon Dee. Each night features a different theme – “Fantasy Land” on 16 September and “Twilight Zone” on 17 September – and the pop-up venue is close by to the race circuit park and walking distance from the Padang stages. On 17 September, catch Klingande, French DJ and tropical house producer, renowned for his use of the saxophone and violin to accompany live DJ sets. DJ Erok, DJ Lead and Patrick Oliver will also be spinning tracks all weekend.
Rockstar Passes cost $350 for 16 September and $500 17 September (including a bottle of champagne or six drinks). VIP Passes cost $650 for 16 September and $1,200 for 17 September (including free-flow Taittinger champagne, vodka and Peroni beer). VIP Pass holders also stand a chance to win an exclusive four-night villa stay at Finolhu Maldives.
The Clifford Pier, 80 Collyer Quay
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Amber Lounge Singapore
Kick-start the F1 weekend at Amber Lounge Singapore, featuring a glamourous elevated VIP area, huge bar and dance floor. Be entertained by international DJs and dancers at the Saturday Extravaganza on 16 September, and don’t miss the Formula 1 Driver Fashion Show, the only event to feature F1 drivers on the catwalk. (Past Amber Lounge F1 Models include Lewis Hamilton and Daniel Ricciardo!) On 17 September, mingle with F1 drivers and their teams alongside live headline performances and free-flow drinks all night long.
Table packages start from $8,000 and consist of unlimited bottle service. Individual passes go for $650 and include free seating on the terrace, and house champagne.
Drop by Lulu’s Lounge‘s first ever series of F1 weekend after-parties this September. During Va Va Vroom!, enjoy a host of entertainment including live jazz, burlesque and boylesque performances, drag queen, gogo dancers, live musicians. Also, catch Lulu Liquor and Lucy Lovegun from Australia with the best of Neo and Traditional burlesque and local Disc Jockey, JNR (Matteblacc). You’ll love the cocktails that come with playful twists on classic signatures. Pair them with delicious bar bites all night.
7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square
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Smoke & Mirrors
Enjoy unblocked views of the race track this F1 weekend at Smoke & Mirrors, a stylish cocktail bar atop the iconic National Gallery. Take your pick of wines, whiskeys, craft and draft beers, signature cocktails as well as a selection of Bacardi Martini cocktails and wines specially available during the F1 season. You’ll also find your favourite bar bites and sharing boards loaded with cold cuts and cheese.
Indoor lounge entry is $98 per person (including three drinks – a choice of house wine, draft beer, Lanson champagne and Aperol Spumante cocktails). There are also limited outdoor terrace tables available with a $128 minimum spend per person.
1 St. Andrew’s Road, #06-01 National Gallery Singapore
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Bread Street Kitchen
Stop by Bread Street Kitchen at Marina Bay Sands for a treat this F1 season. From 15 to 17 September, the restaurant will be serving up four unique shaved-ice cocktail sorbets in the colours of racing teams Ferrari, McLaren, Red Bull and Williams. If you’re Team Ferrari, you’ll get a glass of red gin-based sorbet with raspberries and hints of cucumber, mint and cloudy apple; or show your support for McLaren with a yellow blood-orange vodka concoction paired with fresh passionfruit and yuzu notes; Team Red Bull fans will want to go for the blue, bittersweet combination of herbal liqueur with cane sugar and blueberry-infused bitter lemon; while Williams supporters can opt for white crème de menthe with a hint of white cognac and orange liqueur.
Cocktail sorbets go for $20, and you can get a glass of Cava at a promotional price of $10.
Stellar at 1-Altitude
Be part of the world’s highest barbecue cookout at Stellar at 1-Altitude, indulging in Tajima wagyu steaks grilled to perfection, as well as loads of bubbly. You can also head indoors for a generous brunch buffet spread offering fresh seafood, carved meats, sweet treats and more. Dig into your meal with the background of great tunes by the resident live band and DJ. From 282 metres, you’ll also have a gorgeous view of the track.
$145 for adults and $65 for children under 12. Children below six years eat for free. Add on $40 for free-flow prosecco. Brunch is available from 12pm to 3pm on 16 and 17 September.
Enjoy the F1 season in style and without breaking the bank at Me@OUE. Enjoy spectacular views of the track while savouring small bites and drinks, and indulge in freshly shucked oysters from France, truffle fries, wagyu beef cubes and more. Pair these with a glass of rosé, gin or beer – whatever strikes your fancy.
There are no cover charges and no table bookings. Beer buckets go at five for $25 (from 6pm) and happy hour lasts all night long on 16 September.
Pan Pacific Singapore
Head to Atrium and Edge at Pan Pacific Singapore this F1 season and enjoy house pours, late-night dining (until 5am) at Atrium, and delicious dishes including a Japanese wagyu beef burger and French black mussels. From 15 to 17 September, groove along to hip hop and soulful hits by DJ Drem from 6pm to 9pm. Edge is also offering a Pre-Race Brunch on 16 and 17 September (12pm to 4pm), with new dishes such as chanterelle mushroom risotto and aged parmesan cheese.
At Atrium, drinks (house pours, wines, draft beers) are priced at $22 per glass. Mains on the late-night dining menu start from $15. The Pre-Race Brunch at Edge costs $228, $208 or $148 for adults, depending on the type of free-flow drinks, and $74 per child.
Angie’s Oyster Bar
From 15 to 17 September, indulge in the Grand Oyster & Beer Festival at Angie’s Oyster Bar. Enjoy fresh oysters (served in a variety of flavours), mussels and clams as well as appetisers and desserts. You will also get to taste delicious craft beers from Norwegian brewery Lervig. While enjoying your meal, take in sky-high views of Marina Bay.
The All You Can Eat Package costs $95. Get free-flow drinks (wines, beers, soft drinks and juices) for an additional $55. Grand Oyster & Beer Festival guests also get complimentary entry into Empire Lounge.
Treat yourself at the Balvenie Whisky Pairing and Tasting Dinner at Sear Steakhouse, where you can savour Sher Wagyu tri-tip as well as charcoal-smoked Kurobuta pork cheek. You’ll also be treated to four vintages of Balvenie whiskies, including Balvenie 12, 14, 17 and 21 years. Experience each aged whisky and be guided with tasting notes by a brand ambassador from William Grand & Sons.
Dinner is available on 15, 16 and 17 September. Early-bird prices go at $130 and regular pricing costs $150. Dinner guests at Sear are given complimentary access to Angie’s Oyster Bar viewing platform and Empire Lounge.
1919 Waterboat House
Take in the gorgeous Singapore skyline at the 1919 Waterboat House. The restaurant will be offering a five-course dinner with optional wine-pairing from 8 to 15 September. On the qualifying and race night, dig into the exclusive VIP race buffet at The Rooftop with four hours free flow on house pour wines, beers, soft drinks and juices. While you’re there, check out the Pirelli Tire exhibition showcasing the nominated tyres for the F1 race.
The five-course dinner (15 September) costs $195 with optional wine-pairing at an additional $40. The VIP race buffet on 16 September costs $280 and $355 on 17 September. The buffet on 16 September includes house pour wines, beers, soft drinks and juices, while the buffet on 17 September includes free flow Moet Chandon Champagne and cocktails.
Catch the F1 race action at LeVeL33, the world’s highest microbrewery. Indulge in a range of fine craft beers, wine and modern European cuisine while taking in unblocked views of Marina Bay and the race track. Live screening of the race will also be available at the restaurant. Note that the restaurant will be closed for a private event on 16 September.
Catch practice sessions on 15 September and 17 September for $33. The cover charge includes a 0.3L signature craft beer or a glass of wine. A reduced dinner à la carte menu will also be available until 10.30pm while the beer dining menu will be extended till late. You can also opt for the Terrace Table Package (up to six guests) that includes beer tasting paddles, craft beers and food sharing boards.
Club Street Social
Head to the Club Street Social for brunch this weekend. The restaurant recently introduced a new menu offering breakfast favourites such as smashed avocado toast and house-made granola as well as a selection of hearty lunch dishes including a 200g grain-fed burger and a full Sunday roast. Enjoy two hours of free flow drinks (Peroni and Aperol Spritz) with any brunch main on 16 and 17 September.
Enjoy the free flow drinks for an additional $35++.
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