With a wide array of bustling restaurants and hip nightlife spots, the Singapore River and Central Business District around it is the perfect place to soak in the hustle and bustle of the city and hang out with new friends.
Whether you prefer mingling with fellow party animals or shooting the breeze with musicians, you’ll definitely be able to find a place to kick back, soak in the vibes and meet fellow nightlife lovers with a drink in hand.
All venues are near Clarke Quay MRT Station
1. The Arts House
Spend the evening befriending artists and literary folk at 1 The Arts House, a multi-disciplinary arts venue that hosts a range of exciting workshops, programmes and exhibitions. The Arts House is also home to the Singapore International Festival of Music, an annual festival featuring an eclectic array of music genres, ranging from classical to electronic dance.
2. GX-5 Extreme Swing & Trampoline Bungy
Nothing makes fast friends like experiencing a mutual adrenaline rush, and the 2 GX-5 Extreme Swing & Trampoline Bungy is certainly a great place for you to befriend fellow thrill-seekers. Strap yourself in and prepare to fall 50 metres in the air, at speeds of over 120 km/hour.
3. Senor Taco
Grab a margarita from the bar, have yourself a piping hot taco, and mingle with the regulars at 3 Senor Taco. Established in 2009, Singapore’s first-ever taqueria serves up mean tacos al pastor (pork marinated in herbs and spices), channels the vibe of Mexican street culture with its décor, and plays the hottest tunes from Latin America.
4. Singapore River Cruise
After all the merriment, dining and drinking, unwind by taking a ride down the river on the 4 Singapore River Cruise. Take a seat aboard a bumboat and shoot the breeze with fellow visitors to our sunny island.
5. Molly Malone's
Begin the latter half of the evening with a pub crawl that begins at 5 Molly Malone's, an Irish bar replete with oodles of Gaelic charm, copious amounts of beer, music and craic (Gaelic for ‘good conversation’). Immerse yourself in live soccer and rugby matches while chugging on a pint of Guinness.
Molly Malone’s also hosts a rotating list of bands playing folk, rock and pop tunes. If you’re feeling particularly daring and would like to unleash your inner Adele, the bar occasionally hosts open mic sessions on Saturdays, from 9-11pm.
6. The Mad Men Attic Bar
Tucked away in a side alley, 6 The Mad Men Attic Bar requires a little more effort to find, but is definitely worth the search. Expect bustle, energy, and great tunes from the live bands and DJs, which include local bar-scene stalwarts Shirlynn + The UnXpected. The bar offers a range of Aussie beers and tasty cocktails, and is most famous for its black forest mojito.
7. 28 HongKong Street
Round off your pub crawl with world-class cocktails at 7 28 HongKong Street. A speakeasy that recently clinched the number 12 spot on Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2018, this watering hole is known for its charmingly elusive ambience and amazing cocktails. Your conversation will be accompanied by a music selection that encompasses genres from hip hop to lounge.
8. Zouk Singapore
Dance the rest of the night away with new friends at 8 Zouk, the country’s most established night club. The award-winning club plays host to some of the world’s best DJs, and was ranked number four on DJ Mag’s Top 100 Clubs list in 2017.
Be sure to look out for the eye-popping murals that adorn the walls of Zouk’s Phuture room, painted by homeboy and local artist Jahan Loh.