Live it up and party on! Everyone needs to get their dance game going once in a while, and Singapore is certainly a great place to groove out, with its buzzing nightlife scene and range of awesome nightclubs.
Whether you’re a lover of deep house, a purveyor of hip hop or Electronic Dance Music (EDM) enthusiast, you’re bound to find a club with great vibes and beats that are up your alley.
Tucked away in a back alley of Tanjong Pagar Road, Kilo Lounge is a hidden gem that replicates the experience of partying in a best friend’s living room. With its lush industrial interior, a wide array of cocktails and an eclectic range of house, techno and funk music, Kilo Lounge is the place to be for great vibes and better music.
Kilo Lounge. 21 Tanjong Pagar Road #01-02/04, Singapore 088444. +65 9824 9747.
Tue & Wed 5.30pm-1am; Thu & Fri 5.30pm-3am; Sat 7pm-4am.
Formerly known as Home Club, Canvas remains true to its roots despite an extensive facelift in July 2014. The unpretentious venue plays a mix of garage, minimal house, progressive and drum & bass music, and provides a platform for new and upcoming DJs to man the decks and live out their passions for music.
Besides great music, Canvas also holds comedy nights every Saturday, featuring the gut-busting talents of kitschy circuit veteran, Kumar. Grab a drink and make friends with the comedy night regulars; after all, nothing creates new friendships like the power of laughter.
The Riverwalk. 20 Upper Circular Road #B1-01/06, Singapore 058416. +65 8125 0166.
Tue 7pm-2am; Wed-Fri 7pm-3am; Sat 7pm-4am.
Soak in the electric atmosphere, and dance the night away at Zouk, a name that’s been synonymous with nightlife in Singapore. This award-winning 27-year-old dance establishment is still on top of its game when it comes to top-notch music, internationally acclaimed DJs and idiosyncratic party vibes. The grandaddy of dance clubs in Singapore has also played host to hundreds of globally recognised DJs, including Avicii, Hardwell and Armin van Buuren.
The Cannery. 3C River Valley Road, Singapore 179022. +65 6738 2988.
Wed 10pm-3am; Thu 10pm-2am; Fri 10pm-3am; Sat 10pm-4am.
Headquarters by The Council
Immerse yourself in the sounds of the underground at Headquarters by The Council. Run by a Singapore-based boutique music agency, this laser-light bedecked dance space is housed in the buzzing nightlife district of Boat Quay. The club focuses on championing DJs and non-mainstream acts with underground street cred, making it a great place to expand your musical horizons and refine your taste in electronic music.
Resident DJs Cats on Crack and Julien Brochard man the decks behind an iconic caged stage at this dance club, and spin numbers from a wide range of genres, from techno and house to disco.
Headquarters by The Council. 66 Boat Quay, Singapore 049854. +65 8125 8880.
Wed-Fri 6pm-3am; Sat 10pm-4am.
With a ton of industry plaudits to its name—including the Social Media Oscar at New York’s Shorty Awards—Attica is undoubtedly one of the most popular nightclubs in Clarke Quay, and a great venue to grow your network of friends and party-goers. The club spans two floors, with the ground floor offering up immersive hip hop and R&B beats, and the second floor specially curated for house, trance and electro tunes.
Attica. 3A River Valley Road #02-05, Singapore 179020. +65 6333 9973.
Tue 10pm-4am; Wed 10pm-4.30am; Thu 10pm-3.30am; Fri-Sat 10pm-5am.
Take your club game to the next level at Altimate, an ultra-luxe space perched on the 61st floor of 1-Altitude. Partake in an unforgettable night of dancing, with the lights of Singapore’s cityscape spread out before you. Besides boasting a stunning view of the Singapore skyline from atop One Raffles Place, this premier club and lounge is geared towards a personalised VIP experience, with premium spirits and cocktails, sleek modern décor and a blend of hard-hitting R&B and dance music.
Altimate. One Raffles Place Level 61, Singapore 048616. +65 6438 0410.
Located in Singapore’s Central Business District, Empire is a lavish rooftop bar, lounge and dance club all in one. Visit in the middle of the week if you’re looking to kick back and unwind during happy hour, or soak in the nostalgic vibes on Thursday night, when the club takes a turn for the retro. Those looking to dance up a storm should visit on Friday or Saturday night, when the space transforms into a late night-party venue playing a range of hip hop and house music.
Singapore Land Tower. 50 Raffles Place Level 45, Singapore 048623. +65 9336 1443.
Mon-Thu 5pm-1am; Fri 5pm-3am; Sat 6pm-4am.