It’s no wonder in such a workaholic environment as Singapore; the nightlife can play a key role in helping people relax. Besides being a family-oriented hangout, Sentosa has plenty of bars to let loose in. Find one that’s right up your alley with this unique selection.
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Singapore itself lacks the waves that make the region famous among surfers seeking to ride the perfect tide. Well at Wavehouse you get to enjoy your drinks and have the opportunity to do some surfing if you wish, or just view other enthusiastic participants have their go. The Pacific Island-inspired bar shack serves classics like the Singapore Sling inside an actual pineapple, on top of other beers and premium wine selections. This scenic windswept spot is a picturesque idyll to unwind after your day out with a stunning backdrop as the sun sets.
Skilled mixologists and frenetic mixes by an in-house DJ add to what is already a bold, neon-splattered atmosphere when you go for a drink here. The decadent, Tokyo nightlife ambiance should not distract from some of the most audacious tipples you will have the chance to taste. For example, check out ‘Bacon, Fashionable’ a drink that has local delicacy, bak-kwa (dried roasted pork) imbued in it.
If your idea of fun is to to paint the town red, the famous Tanjong Beach Club is the one place you’re looking for in Sentosa. This place attracts all manner of revellers on the weekend, just dancing it out on the beach with live DJs and signature cocktails all around. Lauded by none other than Conde Nast itself as one of the ‘World’s Best Beach Clubs’, the vibrancy of this place really is the icing on the cake on top of everything else you get to enjoy. Even if you’re more of a meditative person, you can just chill out and dine in the day with its seafood-centric menu, while sipping your drinks under the cool breeze.
A slice of Hawaii with a view of Siloso Beach, this is a very relaxed and lo-fi space to crawl up and relax. If you really enjoy the beach vibe, looking out into the sunset in the most stereotypical but oh-so-picturesque manner, then this is one of the best places to go for its spot in the sand and the stunning view. Oh, and it’s better with one of their Ola Tikis, the Hawaiian-flavoured beverages served in striking shades and carved into Pacific-styled cups. Pro-tip, you can rent out jet skis here if you want to have some full throttle fun in the waters.
Priding itself as Singapore’s first and only Bintang (an Indonesian brand of beer) bar, this old-fashioned homely pub is one of the more Southeast Asian looking bars on Sentosa you can find. Straddling the seaside, this place is a great spot to spend your time just idling by and daydreaming while clutching a Bintang or any of the other popular beers they have on tap or bottle. The simplicity and equatorial impression of this place is a rare delight on a island that tends to go one step further in impressing its guests.
Coming all the way from Barcelona, expect the traditional Spanish flair and vigour amid their Catalonian inspired menu and drinks. The moody, cosy atmosphere is in stark contrast to their surroundings, making this the perfect quiet detour from the jives seen in the other hangouts. Besides the expected mojitos, they have their own blend of cocktails and a unique selection of wines and beers. This is a fabulous anomaly on the island and one of the more well-kept secrets, for the rare chance you want an offbeat route while cruising across Sentosa for a night out.
Another one along Siloso Beach, this is popular due to its diverse menu and constant stream of events and promotions that often make this place packed with people. If you’re looking for a dynamic experience where you’re not sure you want to relax, party or maybe listen to local live bands, then this is one of the best places to be in Sentosa. You can sit right on the edge of the coast and lie down on the beach chairs that are there and just while your time away looking at the waves.
If you’ve ever wanted that cross between a calm, dreamy siesta and wild summer elation while in Sentosa, then the first thing in your mind should be Mambo Beach Club. A slightly more family-oriented space compared to the others, this place has all the trappings of a nostalgic Floridan or Caribbean beach bar, with old school BBQ food and poolside gaiety, complete with a drink in hand.