Singapore is famously known for its nightlife, there is so much to explore with respect to wining, dining, music, shopping, sight-seeing…it almost looks like that city never sleeps. If you are a night animal, then Singapore is a place to be on your itinerary. Pubbing and clubbing at Singapore is a must if you want to feel the night-pulse of the city; experience the city only by day and you get just half of the picture.
Besides music and entertainment, food and dining also make up the Singapore nightlife scene. There are many eateries that stay open till late, offering a variety of sumptuous food. Whether you are looking for a late snack or replenishing your energy after a night of partying, there’s a lot available to whet your appetite. With such a wide variety of offerings, sleep will be the last thing on your mind.
After hours, Singapore practically transforms itself from an ever-so-efficient business hub to a buzzing network of bars and nightclubs. Busy executives loosen their ties and kick up their heels to the sound of jazz swingin ‘at Harry’s Bar along Boat Quay, and earnest students-by-day let down their hair for some laid-back bar-hopping at famous Mohammed Sultan Road.
The most famous cocktail in town is served in the Long Bar of Raffles Hotel, and is a must-do for anyone visiting the city. This old-fashioned bar is up a set of stairs in the hotel and is packed every night with people enjoying the fruity concoction with a handful of monkey nuts. The hotel is very easy to find, located only a few minutes’ walk from City Hall MRT.
Emerald Hill, a tucked-away strip flanked by elegant Perenakan row houses, is where to go for atmospheric pubs and bars with chilled-out alfresco lounges and strong, tasty cocktails. Up the road, Orchard Towers has four floors full of girlie bars and clubs with live music and dance shows – imagine an entire red-light zone housed in one building. For a touch of sophistication, try Brix at the luxurious Grand Hyatt, Marriott’s Bar None, Irish pub Muddy Murphy’s at the basement of Orchard Hotel or Indochine at Wisma Atria.arke Quay is the long-established epicentre, others are equally exhilarating.
Zouk – This hugely popular club, which has been compared with some of the best in Europe, plays mainly House music to a mostly young crowd. Zouk’s music is spun by its seven resident DJs, while regular live acts from visiting artistes – such as Galliano, Chemical Brothers, Heart and Kylie Minogue are an added draw. Wednesday is Mambo Jambo night, when the club shakes off its techno garb and plays a mix of 70s to 90s pop.
For those with an aversion to heavy Techno, the Zouk establishment also houses Velvet Underground, where the crowd is slightly older and the music is mainly Soul and Garage. The mood here is sophisticated and futuristic: the walls are adorned in velvet and hung with original modern art works, and the furniture has a Bauhaus feel.
Adjoining the Zouk main building is Phuture, where the music is a more eclectic mixture of Trip Hop, Drum ‘n’ Bass and Down Tempo. The décor is a futuristic, space-agey blend of steel, liquids-in-glass-vials and state-of-the-art lighting. As the real action at Zouk and its sister discos doesn’t begin until midnight, the popular place to hang out in the meantime between dinner and dance is Zouk Wine Bar. This stylish bar is a great place for people-watching.
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