When the sun goes down in Singapore, skyscrapers shine like rock stadiums, ties loosen, and pumping music brings people to life. Here is Culture Trip’s ultimate guide to the city’s electrifying nightlife.
Singapore’s vibrant nightlife scene is an unmissable experience. From award-winning cocktail bars to glitzy nightclubs and world-class music festivals, there is never a dull moment in the Lion City. Every night, bars keep the drinks flowing until late and raucous parties rock the city throughout the year – meaning there’s always reason to party in Singapore.
Singapore’s nightlife scene is as diverse as its 5.7 million population, with its after-hours establishments scattered across the city in different neighbourhoods (catering to different crowds). The city’s Central Business District is decidedly more glitzy than the hipster enclave of Haji Lane, for example.
Thanks to Singapore’s strict alcohol laws, parties here are a lot tamer when compared to Bangkok’s Khao San Road and Hong Kong’s Lan Kwai Fong. Don’t be surprised if you see a group of partygoers dressed to the nines, and another in shirt-and-jeans outfits dancing side by side in a club. Because of the hot and humid weather all year round, Singaporeans are not fussy over dressing – however, most clubs do enforce a smart-casual dress code. This means no shorts and flip-flops allowed.
Looking for more information on each club? Check out our club guides below.
Don’t forget – we also have a free mobile app that you can download here. Use the app to see who’s spinning, sign up for guestlists, buy tickets, and book bottle service at clubs in Singapore!
Singapore Nightlife FAQ
What are the hottest clubs in Singapore?
The best nightclubs in Singapore are currently:
- Marquee Singapore
- Ce La Vi
- Avenue Singapore
- Lavo Marina Bay
- Tanjong Beach Club
- Tuff Club
- Bang Bang
- Get Juiced
What are the best EDM clubs in Singapore?
You’ll find DJ’s spinning electronic music at Zouk, Marquee, Altimate, Bang Bang.
What are the best hip hop clubs in Singapore?
Avenue, Empire, Tuff Club, Canvas will often play top 40/ RnB music.
What are the best pool parties in Singapore?
Tanjong Beach Club is one of the best pool party / dayclubs in Singapore.
What are the best day drinking spots / dayparties in Singapore?
The best bars and rooftops for day drinking include:
- The Other Roof
- Smoke & Mirrors
- Mr Stork Rooftop Bar
- Aqua Luna
- Artemis Grill
What part of Singapore has the best nightlife?
The best nightlife in Singapore is centred around the city centre, meaning that you can quite easily have a slap-up meal on Club Street in Chinatown, head to Marina Bay for a cocktail (whilst lapping up the view), and then end up dancing the night away at Clarke Quay – all in the same evening.
What are the best gay clubs/bars in Singapore?
Technically, homosexuality is illegal (for men only) and punishable with up to 2 years imprisonment. However it’s rarely enforced.
As such, here are no “official” gay bars in Singapore but here are the most LGBTQ friendly bars and clubs in Singapore:
- Tantric Bar & May Wong’s Cafe
- Backstage Bar
- OUT Bar
- Taboo Club
- Hyperise at 1-Altitude
What time do clubs close in Singapore?
Singapore is definitely not a city that never sleeps. You’ll find bars tend to close around midnight on the weekdays and at 2 AM on weekends. Clubs will tend to close around 3-4 AM on the weekends.
What are the best music festivals in Singapore?
The best music festivals in Singapore include:
- Ultra Singapore
- Its the Ship
- Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix
Is weed legal in Singapore?
Like most asian countries, marijuana and other drugs are very illegal in Singapore.
Possession or consumption of cannabis in Singapore can result in a maximum of 10 years in prison, with a possible fine of S$20,000, as well as caning, under the Misuse of Drugs Act. Trafficking, import or export of more than 500 grams may result in the death penalty.
Can you drink in public in Singapore?
Drinking in public is legal in Singapore, however, consumption of alcohol in a public space or non-licensed premise is restricted from 10.30pm to 7am after the 2013 Little India riot. A permit will be required to consume alcohol during restricted hours in public places.