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Clark Quay is Singapore's premier nightlife spot.  <img src='http://www.guidegecko.com/images/spyglass1.png' align='texttop' /> Click for full image
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Singapore Nightlife & Entertainment

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What used to be a boring place preoccupied with business and making money is now a vibrant entertainment hub: The Lion City is dazzling at night.

While Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay is host to serious entertainment with regular theatre and music performances, you can party your nights away from Boat Quay via Clarke Quay to Robertson Quay. See Live Music & Films and Nightlife for more details.

Here are some suggested bars and clubs for all occasions, intertwined with a maxi pub-crawl:

  • Zouk
    Repeatedly voted 'Best Nightclub of the Year', this danceclub houses three venues in one, offering four distinct experiences.
  • The nightly laser show at Marina Bay Sands.  <span style='white-space:nowrap;'><img src='http://www.guidegecko.com/images/spyglass1.png' align='texttop' /> Click to enlarge</span>
    eM by the river and Timbre
    Perfect for lazy days and evenings with friends, eM is an ideal café cum bar for conversation amidst sensual lounge tunes. Timbre is further downstream on the river, and a household name for live music.
  • Taboo
    A nightclub hit amongst the gay and lesbian community, offering theme nights and affordable drinks.
  • St. James Powerstation
    Just before the bridge to Sentosa, nine different bars and clubs, one cover charge, and probably the hottest Paraguayan band in Singapore.
  • St. James Powerstation has nine different bars and clubs with one cover charge.  <span style='white-space:nowrap;'><img src='http://www.guidegecko.com/images/spyglass1.png' align='texttop' /> Click to enlarge</span>
    The Penny Black and Harry's Bar
    Penny Black is a Victorian pub with expat regulars abusing happy hour privileges, and the perfect start for a River Area pub crawl. Next door is Harry's, known for its live jazz performances. Continue the pub crawl along Boat Quay up the river, or skip the more touristy places and head on straight to Clarke Quay.
  • Clarke Quay
    Singapore's nightlife hot spot, Clarke Quay boasts a number of fancy bars, nightclubs and often overpriced restaurants. Dance the night away, then head over to Robertson Quay to end your night with a chill out drink by the river.

Places to Go Out in Singapore

Bar Blu Jaz Café
Blu Jaz Café is a highly popular, three-storey restaurant-cum-bar on Bali Lane. It offers alfresco dining on the ground level but bar counters are available on all three levels. Most patrons dine on the ground level... more
 6 Fans, Mid Range, Mains from S$7-S$17, in Kampong Glam
Disco/Club St. James Power Station
St. James Power Station is an entertainment complex housing nine nightlife venues, each with a distinctive music style and atmosphere. It is located at Harbourfront, beside VivoCity and en route to Sentosa. Built in 1927, ... more
 4 Fans, Mid Range, Cover charge: Ladies S$10-$15, Guys S$12-$20, in West
Disco/Club Café del Mar
Café del Mar is a club and restaurant located along Siloso Beach at Sentosa. The best thing about this place is most probably the ambience. There is a relaxing atmosphere when dining here, and visitors can choose to... more
 4 Fans, Top End, Expect to pay S$45-55 per person, in Sentosa
Cinema Omni-theatre
A must stop-over on any visit to Science Centre Singapore, this five storey dome-shaped cinema will immerse even the most cynical in an exceptional movie experience, complete with with crystal-clear digital surround sound ... more
 3 Fans, Mid Range, 40 mins IMAX movie Adults S$10, Child (3-12yrs) S$5, Morphis MovieRide Adult S$4, Child (3-12yrs) S$2, in West
Bar Paulaner Brauhaus
Paulaner Brauhaus is a microbrewery and restaurant that serves Bavarian food and freshly brewed beer, located at Millenia Walk opposite Suntec City. Typical Bavarian fare such as pork knuckles, sausages and dumplings can b... more
 2 Fans, Mid Range, About S$20 - S$40 per person, in Colonial District
Live Music Wala Wala Cafe And Bar
Wala Wala Cafe and Bar is located towards the end of Lorong Mambong, the expat enclave that is Holland Village. Patroned by both locals and expats, it is one of the popular places in Singapore to catch live music. Local mu... more
 2 Fans, Mid Range, About S$12 - S$25 per person, in West
Cinema Lido
Lido Cineplex is a huge 8-screens cinema located on the 5th and 6th level of Shaw House. Redevelopment work on the Cineplex was completed in 2004 with the refitting of seats. It is also home to the largest cinema screen in... more
 2 Fans, Mid Range, in Orchard Road
Cinema The Picturehouse
The Picturehouse is a cinema which was initially launched in 1990 to serve as a source of alternative films to the mainstream commercial films on the market. It used to be a stand-alone building but has since 2006 been rel... more
 2 Fans, Mid Range, Tickets range from S$4-10, in Orchard Road
Bar Eski Bar
Think Singapore is hot all the time? Eski Bar provides a solution to those who miss the cold from wherever they came from- try downing a beer in their ice cold (minus 4 degrees Celsius) room. As you step in, clear plastic ... more
 1 Fans, Mid Range, Beers from S$8, in River Area
Disco/Club Attica
Attica is where party animals flock to see and be seen. Reminiscent of a swanky Manhattan club, Attica houses 4 concepts in total- Attica, Attica Too, The Courtyard, and The Lily Pad. The bar in Attica is almost always swa... more
 1 Fans, Mid Range, Wednesday free for ladies, males S$15. Thursday, Friday and Saturday S$25, in Clarke Quay
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Singapore Nightlife & Entertainment Reviews

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A night out could be fatal on your pocket (expensive drinks)
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Ladies' night which allows for free entry and drinks are common
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Most bars & clubs try to be uber-fancy, atmospheric (and somewhat run-down) hang-outs are hard to find
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Singapore boasts of world-famous clubs like Zouk.
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Generally, the party atmosphere is energetic across the island.
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