Singapore Nightlife

Singapore’s late-night options have expanded in recent years to include more highbrow lounges with million-dollar views, mixologists shaking up the trendiest ingredients, and bars tapping into some of the beers from all over. After work, professionals and expats typically congregate at watering holes on Club Street and pubs in Boat Quay, as well as at some of the cocktail bars that have been popping

up around Chinatown and Haji Lane.

Nightclubs featuring electronic dance music have a massive following here, and that's been true since the opening of Zouk, back in 1996. Additional clubs can be found around Clarke Quay and throughout the CBD.

First-time visitors should be prepared for the exorbitantly expensive prices that clubs charge. Beer guzzlers on a budget are best off sipping on a few at the hawker centers, one of the only places to find reasonable rates.

Be aware that although the once-bawdy Bugis Street has been sanitized, a seedy underworld still exists elsewhere in town. Red-light districts, which are mostly found in parts of Geylang, have buildings that really are lit by red lanterns. Soliciting for prostitution is illegal, but the deed itself isn't; it's actually tolerated, monitored, and contained, with most prostitutes registered and subject to regular medical checks. If karaoke is what you seek, keep in mind that it is common for "KTV" lounges to be a cover for prostitution.

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Balaclava

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Somewhat surprisingly located inside a shopping mall's carpark, this sophisticated chill-out bar is filled with leather, suede, and wall-to...

Brix

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Globetrotters, local lovelies, and sundry fun seekers come to this hotel bar for the whiskey, wine, music, and singles scene. The music...

Hard Rock Café

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Hamburgers and large portions of Tex-Mex fare are served at this split-level music pub and café. A live band plays from 10:30 pm nightly,...

Ice Cold Beer

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Noted for its Straits-Chinese architecture, this 1910 townhouse is a bustling pub that attracts expats and locals alike. The bar serves...

KPO

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Once the Killiney Post Office, this Orchard Road landmark is now a two-level indoor and outdoor bar. Balcony tables upstairs offer views...

Muddy Murphy's

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This pub was built in Dublin before being reassembled in Singapore. It's famed for its wine and cheese promotions, Sunday Roast lunches,...

No. 5 Emerald Hill Cocktail Bar

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You're free to lounge on the floor cushions and carpets in this relaxed bar that's inside an early-20th-century, bilevel Straits-Chinese...

Que Pasa

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Wine lovers lounge in deep Chesterfield chairs at this bar resembling a Spanish provisions store. You can have tapas to accompany a glass...

Devil's Bar @ Red Cafe

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Soccer-crazy Singaporeans gather here to celebrate England's premier soccer team, Manchester United (a.k.a. the Red Devils). Big TV screens...

China Black

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Teak paneling and Chinese calligraphy adorn the interior of this 10,000-square-foot penthouse disco, where dancers let loose on the large...

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