Singapore is Southeast Asia’s nightlife mecca, home to glamorous clubs hosting international DJs, secret dive bars, and world-class parties where everyone is out for a good time. Get your best dress on and hail a taxi to these 10 best nightclubs in the Lion City.
Coming to Singapore and not checking out the nightlife would be a sin. As a city that livens up when the sun sets, here are the 10 best nightclubs to check out.
World-famous rooftop nightclub CÉ LA VI is the spot to see and be seen. Located on the 57th floor of Marina Bay Sands Hotel, this venue offers some breathtaking bird’s-eye views of Singapore (and the glitterati who make their way over). If you have ever wanted to experience luxurious revelry while soaking in the sights as far as your eyes can see, CÉ LA VI is probably your best bet for a incredible night out in Singapore – or even the world.
Get Juiced is a great atmospheric nightclub catering to those who want to have a fun time while sipping on affordable drinks. This no-frills venue is also perfect for those who want to chill out and enjoy some like-minded company. Popular for being a cashless nightclub, patrons here make payments using their app, GetJuicedSG, to get some real steep discounts on their tipple. Overall, the fun vibe and let-loose mentality has made this spot an especially popular hangout for young people.
If you’re the kind who likes your nightlife underground, Kilo Lounge is right up your alley. A gritty enclave with an arthouse touch, Kilo Lounge’s grunge vibes are really unique when it comes to nightclubs in Singapore. Located in the wonderful Tanjong Pagar neighbourhood, this club has a wonderful mix of audiences that are drawn in to the vibrant music and well-concocted drinks.
Styling itself as something out of a New York City back-alley, Lulu’s Lounge is a quaint little nightclub that has to be seen to be believed. With burlesque performances and a dancefloor playing an amazing diversity of genres, this is a club for the quirky and those who really enjoy surprises. Just be sure to dress well, as Lulu’s Lounge is a spot where you don’t want to be the odd one out dressed in a simple t-shirt and jeans.
Being able to gaze over the city while enjoying the nightlife is an incredibly exciting experience. At Bar Rouge, you will get one of the most impressive views of Singapore atop the famous Swissotel The Stamford, with opulent decor and atmosphere to boot. Boasting a strong Shanghai aesthetic, Bar Rouge brings a film-like nostalgia through its hypnotic red neon lights, minimalism layout and mesmerising decadence that is second to none anywhere in Singapore.
The granddaddy of nightclubs in Singapore, Zouk has been operating for nearly 20 years and is probably the most famous of all the destinations you’ll hear about. Its ability to survive this long in the fickle nightlife industry is testament to its immeasurable popularity and ability to adapt. Zouk focuses on the party, considering everything else to be just filler – if you ever just want to dance your night away or swing to the merriment, Zouk will ensnare you till the wee hours of the morning.
Being perched up high is cool and all, but imagine an alfresco spot, and the highest in the world to top it off, where you will have a stunning panoramic view of the city. Well, that is what 1-Altitude is – a popular nightspot that has been making waves in Singapore for quite a while for its jaw-dropping views. If you like letting loose in the open with more than the slightest hint of the wind, 1-Altitude gives you the incredible experience of partying on top of the world.
A popular joint for those who like the music more than anything else, Headquarters’ DJs discharge some of the hottest underground tracks for a more discerning audience. Located in the trendsetting Boat Quay area, this peculiar little nightclub has a dedicated fanbase for whom Headquarters is literally a Mecca for nighttime sensory desires. There’s always a surprise waiting here for people who genuinely enjoy their music. From genre-defying DJs to a DIY interior design, Headquarters is definitely for those brave enough to push themselves further.
An up-and-coming nightclub that is massively popular with the LGBTQ community, Peaches Club hosts drag performances and is a safe space for people to be themselves with no repercussions. It also stands on its own merits by bringing in some left-field flair to the Singaporean nightlife scene, with a strong emphasis on breaking down barriers. It does away with ubiquitous dress codes found in other nightclubs in Singapore, making sure everyone gets to be individually expressive – enjoying the night however they like.
Attica is another old timer in the block that is still as relevant as it was when it first opened in 2004. Both Attica and Zouk share the proud title of being spots that many kids, when they were legally able to of course, would get their first nightlife experience. The life of Clarke Quay, Attica is like the rave that never wants to end – just flashy lights and the latest hits banging across the dancefloor.