Nightlife in Singapore - 14 Best Places to Visit in Singapore at Night
Speakeasy cocktail bars, boutique beer stalls and artisan coffee artists - Singapore nightlife has unearthed the gems of fine drinking. The nightlife in Singapore is fast developing, with futuristic clubs coming up on every corner. The beer scene is not far behind with more bars, cafes and restaurants jumping on the craft beer-bandwagon.
Here is a list of places to enjoy the best of the nightlife in Singapore:
Clarke Quay is the bayside area of Singapore, located on the Singapore River. Clarke Quay and Boat Quay are one of the best places to enjoy the nightlife of Singapore. The entire area is a beauty in itself and would leave any first-time visitor admiring the colourful lights and beautiful people as they go about. Clarke Quay has the best clubs of Singapore - Zouk, Attica and Canvas. Apart from clubs, the Quay also has many top-notch restaurants and concept bars.
Singapore's latest nightlife destination, Marina Bay Sands is the place to hit, for those who want to dance all night to the electrifying energy created by popular DJs or fine dine at over 80 dining options or just try out the handcrafted cocktails. There is something for everyone at Marina Bay Sands. For the likes of bar hoppers, there is a nightclub that is known to be the largest in Singapore and sky-high parties and there are many others like Marquee, Avenue Lounge and Cé La Vi Club Lounge, to name a few. Avenue Singapore, Bread Street Kitchen and Adrift are few sophisticated options among over 20 bars, with great options for cocktails and more. There are many restaurants to choose from, for fine dining be it an intimate dinner for two, or a night get-together with friends. Nightlife remains dynamic for as long as 2:00 AM.
3. Sentosa Beach Bars
Beach and bars are two things that a man admires. Both put together, is simply a heavenly combination. Sentosa, a resort island of Singapore, has a number of beach bars, perfect to let go and just enjoy the nightlife of Singapore. Tanjong Beach Club is one of the most famous and lively beach bars on the island. This beach bar comes into most action during the weekends. They hold certain parties like 'Smack my beach up' quite often.
4. Club Street, Chinatown
One of the popular places to enjoy the nightlife in Singapore, Club Street in Chinatown caters to a diverse range of crowds and budgets. It is the perfect bar-hopping destination for trying out quality cocktails, while munching on some good food, with the ambience lightened up by lively music and impressive interiors. There is a myriad of dining options and cool food joints in Club Street, that serve till late night. IZY, located at Club Street is the ideal spot for tucking in some Chicken karaage and beer. There are bars like Drinks and Co. that are pocket-friendly and there are restaurants like Les Buchons to head for a fancy French dinner.
A neighbourhood teeming with restaurants, bars, nightclubs and shopping options makes Holland Village a perfect go-to for the party goers and clubbing enthusiasts. Holland Village, which is not quite a village as opposed to its name is popular among the younger crowd of Singapore. One can find all sorts of cuisines and drinks in Holland Village and some of the cool places to try out are Tawandang Microbrewery, Harry's, Lucky Bar, The White Rabbit and Wala Wala Cafe Bar. The entertainment quotient is set high by the live band performances at Wala Wala Cafe Bar, where visitors can get up close with the musicians and enjoy drinks priced as low as $7. Places like Lucky Bar are ideal for fancy dinner dates.
The small, notorious town of Geylang is one of the most happening places for revelling in Singapore's nightlife. Geylang streets are lined with eateries that serve mouth-watering authentic Singaporean delights. The market areas light up in the evenings, thereby adding to the vibrancy of the town. Geylang is also known for being the main red-light district of Singapore, but there's so much more than that. The town hosts plenty of decent nightclubs and bars. The key places to look out for are Geylang Serai Market, Joo Chiat Street, Mel's Place Bar and Bistro, Joo Chiat Complex, Paramount Music Lounge, Loof Bar and Restaurant, The other room, Smoke and Mirrors and Siam disco.
Breaking stereotypes of Singapore nightlife for people who perceive it as hanging out in clubs or dining in fancy restaurants or chugging beer on rooftops, Gardens by the Bay has an amazing platter of nightlife with spectacles such as the Supertree Grove illuminated with a kaleidoscope of colours. The Supertree tree Grove has a collection of towering 50 meter tall trees. Overall, it makes for a memorable experience.
Opening hours - The light show starts at around 8:00 PM Cost - Free of cost (except for those who want to use the Skywalk)
8. Zouk Club
Zouk is one of Singapore's most popular clubs and has gained humongous recognition internationally. The club is the place for the dancers to be, filled to its capacity with young folks who enjoy house music. For those who like different styles of music, Zouk has sister discos, playing different genres. Velvet Underground is where they play soul and garage music. You will usually find a relatively older crowd here. Many international DJs like David Guetta and Steve Aoki have performed at Zouk. Ladies, grab your girl pals on Wednesdays as Zouk has free entry for women on that day. Wednesday is also the Mambo Jambo night when the club plays popular music of the 70s, 80s and 90s.
Opening Hours: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Public Holidays: 11:00 PM onwards
Cost SGD 30 for men and SGD 25 for ladies (inclusive of 2 house drinks) Free admission for Wine Bar
9. 1 Altitude
Located on the 63rd floor, 1 Altitude is the highest rooftop bar in Singapore. It offers a great view and a dance floor as well. The rooftop bar is just lined with glass parapet, giving the guests a true rooftop experience and a spectacular view of night in Singapore.
Opening Hours Sunday- Thursday: 06:00 AM- 02:00 AM Friday- Saturday and public holidays: 06:00 PM- 04:00 AM Sunday- Tuesday: 06:00 PM- 02:00AM Thursday: 06:00PM- 03:00AM.
Cost 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM: SGD30 inclusive of one drink; After 09:00 PM: SGD35 inclusive of one drink. The Bar is situated on the top of One Raffles Place and has an entry fee of around SGD 30-35 for which they offer one free drink.
As the shopping buzz dies down, others come out to enjoy the nightlife of Singapore at Orchard road. Emerald Hill will make you think you've reached an entirely different place. Most of the buildings here were constructed in the early 1900s. It's great to just walk down the street, taking everything in. There are a few bars along the way where you may grab a drink. No.5 Emerald Hill Bar is one of the famous bars in the area, especially for its cocktails. It gives you a friendly vibe and makes you feel relaxed.
Live band and a sophisticated bar, Brix is located at Grand Hyatt hotel. The entry fee to this basement bar costs SGD 10. TAB Club Sonar is a bar for the music lovers. Many DJs have performed here. The first level is where the DJs or bands perform. If you do not wish to stand there and enjoy the music, you may simply climb the stairs and sit above while enjoying your cocktail!
Located next to the Singapore Zoo, the Singapore Night Safari is one of its kind in the world, allowing tourists a tete-a-tete with the nocturnal animals. This is the world's first place that takes you into the world of animals at night without causing them any kind of discomfort. More like a wildlife reserve than a safari, the facility is well-managed, offering an insight into the natural habitat of about 2500 animals residing here.
The fierce animals such as tigers and leopards are behind the barriers but the friendly ones like deer roam freely around. While you explore the 35 hectares of dense forest, it will take some time to adjust to the dim lights. You can either take a tram, a 40-minute ride with live commentary or explore the facility on foot exploring the various geographical zones of the world from rugged Himalayan topography to Africa's swampy banks.
Opening Hours: 7:15 PM - 12:00 AM, Last ticket sale at 11:15 PM
Acclaimed as one of the most entertaining attractions in Sentosa, Wings of Time is a multi-sensory presentation of water and fireworks, throwing in fountains of water, brilliantly lit with lasers and LED lights keeping in sync with the captivating music. The 30-minute show puts up a story about Shahbaaz, a bird from the prehistoric times, full of magic and mysticism that keeps one on the edge of their seats. It is an excellent place for photographers too. The experience is not complete without shopping at the Fun Shop Beach plaza for cool merchandise and dining at the various popular restaurants.
Opening hours - Daily 7:40 PM and 8:40 PM
13. Night Markets of Singapore
Shopping is a quintessential part of any trip to Singapore and there is no better way to experience it at the peak night hours, with the bustling night markets, that not only cater to one's shopping needs but also are easy on the pockets. Chinatown Street Market, Bugis Street Market, Tekka Centre, China Square Central Flea Market, Little India Arcade, Telok Ayer Market, Bazar Karat, 409 AMK Market and Food Centre, The Shoppe at Marina Bay Sands and Katong Square Lifestyle and Vintage Market are some popular night shopping destinations in Singapore. From apparel to home decor, these markets are the ideal place to hunt them down. Bargaining skills can come in handy at these markets and a lot of great food also can be devoured at a whole lot of dining spots in each of these markets.
Opening hours - 10:00 AM to 2:00 AM
14. Changi Airport
While one may perceive the airport as just entering and leaving gateway, Changi Airport stands out different, because of its elegant architecture and narrow streets. There are several dining and drinking options at Changi Airport making it a great place to visit in Singapore at night. Harry's at Changi Airport T3 is a 24/7 attractive and functional bar at the airport and one can quench their thirst while waiting for or after a long flight. The entire airport is a grand lifestyle, dining and shopping destination for passengers as well as locals. There are free movie theatres for transit passengers, gaming stations, sports bars for watching sports over a pint, kid's play areas, souvenir shops, massage chairs around the transit area, butterfly garden sunflower garden, snoozing areas, business lounges and a lot of restaurants and food courts.
So many options to explore from, Singapore's nightlife has just the right place for everybody to be at. Most clubs have ladies night on Wednesdays and promotional offers before nine on weekdays.