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Singapore Nightlife

Singapore has a vibrant nightlife, with a plethora of fashionable bars and clubs accompanied by diverse dining options. At the same time the city's cultural scene reflects the flavours of the region, with Malay, Chinese and Indian performances, art and music.

The liveliest nightlife is around Mohammed Sultan Road, with nearby Robertson Quay offering classy waterfront venues. The Dempsey Road area is becoming increasingly popular for more refined dining and drinking, while things are noisier at Boat Quay and Clarke Quay. Find listings in local newspapers such as the Straits Times, Time Out Singapore ( and I-S Magazine (

Bars in Singapore


The world's highest micro-brewery - it's on the 33rd floor of the Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1 - has exquisite city skyline views and a sleek, earth tone and wood interior. Five permanent craft beers based on European heritage recipes are on tap, along with seasonal offerings. Food and beer pairings are available.

Address: , MBFC Tower 1, 8 Marina Boulevard, Singapore, 018981
Telephone: +65 6834 3133

Long Bar (closed for restoration)

Within the colonial grandeur of Raffles Hotel is the Long Bar, home of the famous Singapore Sling and drinking one is on many tourists 'must do' lists. An intriguing fact is Long Bar is the only place in Singapore where you can litter – guests are allowed to throw the peanut shells on the floor. Note: the bar is closed for restoration until mid-2018. The original Singapore Sling experience is now served at a pop-up located at 3 Seah Street, next to the Raffles Gift Shop.

Address: , 1 Beach Road, Singapore,
Telephone: +65 6412 1816

Smoke and Mirror

Perched at the National Gallery with spectacular views of the Padang and Marina Bay, this rooftop bar brings exotic mixology to the streets of Singapore.

Address: , 1 St Andrew's Road #06-01, Singapore,
Telephone: +65 9234 8122

Clubs in Singapore


An art gallery by day, lounge by evening and a club by night, Canvas is a small, unpretentious club that plays energetic music to a young crowd.

Address: , The Riverwalk, 20 Upper Circular Road, Singapore,
Telephone: +65 8125 0166


The iconic Zouk, going strong since 1991, is considered Singapore's pioneer clubbing institution and continues to attract big-name DJs and sophisticated crowds. Set in a former cannery and on two floors, the club consists of the main dance floor, a lounge and a bar.

Address: , 3C River Valley Road, The Cannery, Singapore,
Telephone: +65 6738 2988

Live music in Singapore

Crazy Elephant

A friendly bar in Singapore with live R&B and classic rock, Crazy Elephant is an informal venue which has attracted some music greats. Its wooden décor and graffiti give it a rock authenticity. This is a place to let your hair down and enjoy the music.

Address: , 3E River Valley Road, Singapore,
Telephone: +65 6337 7859


One of the best places in town to hear local musicians, and there's a pretty inclusive policy when it comes to genre: you might hear anything from soft rock to metal, via jazz, bossa nova and pop, in English, Mandarin and even Cantonese (a Chinese dialect).

Address: , 201 Victoria Street, Singapore,
Telephone: +65 6221 8846

Timbre @ The Substation

Set behind The Substation performance venue, this is an open-air bar so it may get a bit hot and humid on a warm night. Still, the live music is usually of a high calibre: there are several resident bands playing either pop and rock covers or their own music, plus performances from guest bands.

Address: , 45 Armenian Street, Singapore,
Telephone: +65 6338 8277

Classical music in Singapore

Dance in Singapore

Theatres in Singapore

Music and Dance in Singapore

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Lodge 41

From 4-bed to 12-bed to a room and some rooms are exclusive to females only, this basic but clean hostel is popular with young adults looking for a cosy place to stay.

Naumi Liora

Housed in a row of beautifully restored 1920s shophouses, Naumi Liora is a 79-room boutique hotel in the heart of Chinatown.

Ibis Novena

There are three Ibis hotels in Singapore and all of them are of good standard. The three outlets are in Bencoolen (within walking distance to Bugis MRT station), Novena (with a free shuttle service to Novena MRT station) and MacPherson (with a free shuttle service to Orchard Road). The rooms are clean and modern.

The Pod @ Beach Road

There are quite a few capsule hotels in Singapore catering to those seeking an authentic and fuss-free experience. Located in the Kampong Glam neighbourhood, The Pod @ Beach Road offers a basic sleeping pod for a reasonable fee. Bathroom and toilet facilities are shared.

Raffles Hotel Singapore (closed for restoration)

A national monument, named after Singapore's founding father, Thomas Stamford Raffles, Raffles Hotel Singapore is a high point on the sightseeing trail. This hotel is currently closed for restoration with a plan to reopen in the second half of 2018.

The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore

This high-rise luxury hotel in Singapore has some of the best rooms on the island. The top-floor Ritz-Carlton Club has a lounge with 360° views and cocktail bar. Location wise, it is within walking distance to the Singapore Flyer and Marina Square Shopping Centre.