Thursday, May 24, 2007

Singapore Bar-Disco

Singapore after dark is a city of contrasts - sizzling hot and relaxingly chilled out. Sundown is one of the most captivating and seductive times of this busy nation. Watch the buzz of city mellow and meld with the crimson hue of the evening. Our city lights signal the start of a great night ahead.

For the serious party animal, your night is not complete without a visit to the Tourism Award winners of “Best Nightspots 2004”, each with their individual eccentric experience: Thumper at Scotts Road is the place to be seen – and heard. Bar hanging, terrace schmoozing, late-night dancing – Thumper is truly a party bar. New Asia Bar & Grill at Raffles City gets you high – literally.

If partying 71 floors above the ground doesn’t sweep you off your feet, the chocolate-flavoured cocktails will. A hot favourite among executives and expatriates, Bar None is the epitome of contemporary and rock ‘n roll. Or for an out-of-this-world experience, the underwater theme Aquadisiac is a playground for the wild and wacky. And who can forget the iconic Zouk which won the "Best Nightspot Experience for 2005"? With clubs, a wine bar and blistering live bands, Zouk is a household name for party!

Orchard Road
Being at the epicentre of Singapore's shopping and entertainment industries means Orchard never sleeps: in the day, shoppers throng the huge shopping centres, but its when night falls that this 24-hour zone really comes abuzz with life.

Martini Bar at Mezza9
Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Rd
Tel : 64167189

Balcony Bar
260 Orchard Road #01-K5/#02-03 The Heeren
Tel : 67362326

Que Pasa
7 Emerald Hill Road S229291
Tel : 62356626

Alley Bar
2 Emerald Hill, Peranakan Place, 180 Orchard Road
Tel : 67326966

The Living Room/Band
Singapore Marriott Hotel, Lobby, 320 Orchard Rd
Tel : 68314506

Sanctuary (IndoChine Wisma)
435 Orchard Road, Wisma Atria #01-18/23
Tel : 62389473

#01-06/08, Orchard Hotel Shopping Arcade
Tel : 67350400

17 Jiak Kim Street
Tel : 67382988

Bar None
B/1, Singapore Marriott Hotel, 320 Orchard Road.
Tel : 68314656

1st Storey, Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, S228221
Tel : 67350827

180 Orchard Road, Peranakan Place Complex S238846
Tel : 62381728

Aquadisiac (IndoChine Wisma)
435 Orchard Road, Wisma Atria #01-18/23
Tel : 62383452

Devil's Bar
1 Tanglin Road #02-01 Orchard Parade Hotel
Tel : 67320819

#B1-00, Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Rd
Tel : 67381234

K Box
Cineleisure, 8 Grange Road S239695
Tel : 68373003

Party World
270 Orchard Road #B1-00 Crown Prince Hotel S238857
Tel : 63336060/50

Hard Rock Café
#05-01 , HPL House, Cucaden Road S249724
Tel : 62355232

Boat Quay

After a long day in Singapore's Shenton Way business district, office executives just walk over to Boat Quay to party and unwind the night away.

There's quite a mix of nightspots occupying the beautifully restored 19th-century shophouses; there're chill-out spots such as Q-Bar, jazz at Harry's and beer pubs like Molly Malone's; something for everyone and anyone. It really is the People's river, and this is where you get to see different locals, expatriates and travellers mixing and partying together.

On the other side of the river is Empress Place. With the Parliament House, Victoria Concert Hall and Theatre around it, Empress Place is the place for quiet, classy, high-end waterfront dining.

These entertainment establishments commonly open in the evening till late at night. Please call the respective outlets or visit their website (if available) for more information.

Harry's Bar
28 Boat Quay
Tel : 65383029

The Penny Black
26/27 Boat Quay S049817
Tel : 65382300

Eski Bar Circular Road
42 Circular Road S049401
Tel : 65363757

Jazz @ South Bridge
82B Boat Quay
Tel : 63274671

Q Bar
The Annex @ The Old Parliament House , 1 Old Parliament Lane #01-04, Singapore 179429
Tel : 63363386

Bar Opiume
1 Empress Place, Asian Civilisations Museum S179555
Tel : 63392876

Molly Malone's
56 Circular Road S049411
Tel : 65362029

Archipelago Brewery Company
79 Circular Road #01-01 Singapore 049433
Tel : 68616200

Holland Village
For a bohemian experience in Singapore, visit Holland Village - the perfect locale for a laid-back night-out in a charming blend of old and new.

From the 1930's to the withdrawal of the British in the 1970's, Holland Village has always been a centre for expatriates. This has reached a comfortable balance with the increased local patronage. The quaint appeal of Holland Village has always been its casual, understated feel.

These entertainment establishments commonly open in the evening till late at night. Please call the respective outlets or visit their website (if available) for more information.

Wala Wala Café Bar
31 Lorong Mambong S277689
Tel : 64624288

Eski Bar Hollad Village
46 Lorong Mambong S277698
Tel : 64696180

One Rochester
1 Rochester Park
Tel : 67730070

4 Rochester Park S139215
Tel : 67759000

Da Paolo
44, Jalan Merah Saga,
#02-48, Chip Bee Gardens, S278116
Tel : 6479 6522

Best Places to Dance:

  • Zouk & Velvet Underground
  • New Asia Bar – Cocktail lounge turns club on week ends, SwissHotel 70th floor
  • BarNone/Living Room – Marriott Hotel on Orchard Rd best place for after hours
  • Momo at Central Shopping Mall
  • China Black
  • Devils Bar – Large club on 3rd floor, mainly locals
  • The Liquid Room @ Gallery hotel
  • Attica @ Clarke Quay.
    The most famous hangout.
  • Ministry of Sound @ Clarke Quay: Just opened. Excellent!
  • KM8 Sentosa Island/Tanjong beach.
  • Onyx @ One Fullerton
  • DXO @ the Esplanade, nice roof-top bar

Best Places to Drink

  • Emerald Hill strip of bars - Ice Cold Beer, Number 5 and Que Pasa, Alley Bar
  • Indochine club @ Boat Quay/ Clark Quay
  • The Sound Bar @ The Liquid Room
  • The Long bar at Raffles Hotel – a must-try because of the famous Singapore sling and because of the unique colonial atmosphere
  • The Post bar at Fullerton Hotel – re-developed Singapore General Post Office. A hip-bar in one of Singapore’s historical buildings & best cocktails in town.
  • One Fullerton: Waterfront dinning and bar with a beautiful pier side view.
  • Breeze @ Scarlett Hotel – Open air roof-top bar
  • Loof
    Tourism Court, 1 Orchard Spring Lane, Singapore 247729
  • New Asia Bar
    SwissHotel 70th floor

Best strip of touristy bars

  • Boat Quay – BQ’s, Penny Black and Harry’s (famous for Nick Leeson’s lavish Friday drinking bashes in the days before he bankrupted Barings)
  • Clarke Quay – Brewekz, Iguana Café (Mexican food and Margaritas)

Best Place to Sing Karaoke:

  • Tea Lover's loungeSouth Bridge Road 273