We’re home to parties, festivals and a nightlife scene unlike any other in the world—so let your hair down and mingle with your fellow socialisers.
You’ll find Asia’s best club here
And its name is Zouk. The super club has been a stalwart on DJ Mag’s ‘Top 100 Clubs’ list, having scaled to fourth place in 2017 and crowned the Asian region's best club.
While you’re moving and grooving to the most celebrated names in dance music today, remember to check out Zouk’s other concepts within the premises: Red Tail is a pre-party restaurant that serves up posh cocktails and bar nosh, and Capital’s lounge-like space is perfect for mingling over drinks.
We’re home to a thriving music scene
Our streets are alive with the sound of music. From the grand concert halls of the Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay to the rollicking live music stages of Timbre, the city is home to many venues that hold gigs regularly. You might even catch a set by Nathan Hartono, a local singer-songwriter who has been charming audiences with his honeyed pipes and charming good looks.
Those who’d rather rock out under the sun, throw on your tank tops and head to annual outdoor music festivals such as Neon Lights. Join like-minded music geeks as you groove to internationally acclaimed bands such as Clams Casino, Chet Faker and The Internet.
You can dance on the streets
Several times a year, our neighbourhoods, including Keong Saik and Kampong Glam, are closed off to traffic for block parties, replacing vehicles with DJ consoles and pop-up F&B stalls. Look out for names like LOPELAB, a prolific block party organiser, as well as Streets for People, a city-initiated programme that encourages local businesses and communities to throw such bashes.
The world’s highest al fresco bar perches over our city
There’s nothing like knocking back a cold one as the city spreads out beneath your feet. At 1-Altitude Rooftop Gallery & Bar, the highest al fresco bar on the planet, you’ll get to do just that and break a personal record at the same time. With a stunning 360º panoramic view of the city centre, the rooftop bar is the choice meeting point for busy business executives and working professionals in the area, so you’ll be in good company.
1-Altitude Rooftop Gallery & Bar is just one of three concepts under the same roof: Stellar at 1-Altitude is an Australian-leaning fine dining restaurant, while Altimate at 1-Altitude is a VIP club where you can party with fellow revellers on the dancefloor 61 storeys above ground.
We host events for every passion
Wherever your passions lie, we’ve got events right up your alley. Comic book geeks can check out the Singapore Toy Game and Comic Convention, anime lovers have the Anime Festival Asia, and FORMULA 1 super fans can satisfy their thrills at the Grand Prix Season Singapore. If you have more adult tastes, explore bold new forms of artistic expression with the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival or stroke your chin at the Singapore International Festival of Arts.
The beach parties go from dusk ’til dawn
If you’re in town towards the end of December, usher in the new year at Siloso Beach Party together with thousands of revellers. Shuffle through the many zones in the party’s sprawling grounds, take a ‘dip’ in the foam pool and witness the pyrotechnic displays that go off at the stroke of midnight.
Our bar scene is top class
The bars in Singapore put as much pride and passion in their drinks as our Michelin-starred restaurants do their food. You’ll even find the top-ranking bar in the Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2018 list in the city: Manhattan, nestled in the Regent Hotel, wows locals and visitors alike with its craft cocktails and opulent interiors. Another gem on the list, 28 HongKong Street is arguably the granddaddy of the local cocktail scene. It’s been the launching pad for many homegrown bartenders, such as the award-winning Peter Chua, and continues to deliver top-notch tipple in an intimate, speakeasy space.
Our neighbourhoods are built for socialising
In a city bustling with more than five million residents, it’s natural that our neighbourhoods are designed for socialising. Find evidence of these in Dempsey, Holland Village, Ann Siang and Robertson Quay, four enclaves lined with restaurants and bars whose al fresco seating areas spill onto the streets and sidewalks. Spirited crowds tend to form early at these spots, so share a table and strike up a conversation while you’re here.