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Thinky’s Guide to Nightlife in Singapore

If your guidebook is more than eight months old, throw it away, because Singapore is not what you think anymore…
 
Things are loosening up, bar-top dancing is back, late night bars are partying around the clock and the rainbow people are coming out of the closet and into the clubs!
 
Any night of the week you can find a deejay spinning, no matter your preference… and what about the ladies’ nights, which means in dozens of bars each week, women can drink for free! Beat that Toyko!
 
 

W Wine Bar Singapore

November 2, 2012

W Wine Bar

W Wine Bar Singapore

“W” Wine Bar hosts an outstanding selection of more than 200 non and vintage wines, as grand as 1982 to the most recent drinkable harvest. Wines are carefully stored in a controlled chilled walk-in-cellar, amidst an interior of subdued blends of pale stone, clear glass and dark wood, harmonised by subtle lighting and attentive staff.

The space is both open and intimate, allowing friends the opportunity to meet and mingle, or couples to enjoy privacy in public. Vinophiles can plan their wine campaign through the walk in wine cellar.

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The Bronx Karaoke Singapore

December 22, 2010

The Bronx Karaoke

The Bronx Karaoke Singapore

Just as its name suggests, a large dose of hip-hop and R’n’B is dished out by the bootylicious resident DJ. Expect to rub shoulders with lovely lasses on the disco floor, and if you’re lucky, you might get to trade some dance moves with them.

Dart over to the, well, darting area, to watch some real dart champions shoot the boards with their skilled aims. Bronx also plays host to the Singapore Dart Tournament, and is greeted by a steady stream of darters who frequent the club.

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July 23, 2009

Sing One Cafe Lounge

Sing One cafe

Down-to-earth and cosy, Sing One Café Lounge is the perfect little spot to unwind.

 

The intimate feel of the lounge, along with a few good drinks from the bar will ensure you a pleasurable time with friends.

 

It is a fuss-free, place that will be appreciated by those with simple needs rounds of drinks, a toned down atmosphere and good company.

 

– 767 Upper Serangoon Road #01-04 Nam Peng Centre, (Upper Serangoon Shopping Centre) Singapore Tel: +65 6281 1339 Everyday: 6pm – 1am Saturdays and Eve of Public Holidays: 6pm – 2am
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July 23, 2009

Release Karaoke Pub

Release Karaoke Pub

Release the weekday work tension at this homey pub. Release Karaoke Pub boasts features such as pool table, big screen television showcasing live soccer matches, and the most amicable owners in town.

 

Rub shoulders with a relaxed group of patrons mainly hanging out at this particular watering hole to chill back and bask in the delights of a comfortable ambience.

 

– 21 Middle Road #01 –00, SPCC Building, Singapore Tel: +65 6333 9228, Sundays – Thursdays: 6pm – 2am, Fridays, Saturdays and Eve of Public Holidays: 6pm – 3am
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July 23, 2009

Cloud 9 Pub

Cloud 9 Pub

Cloud 9 Pub situated along East Coast Road is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the main city.

 

Located in the East and conveniently situated next to the famous Beach Road famous prawn noodle and Singapore’s famous minced pork noodle.

 

They have monthly bottle promotions which involves lucky draws.

 

– 402 East Coast Road, 428997, Singapore, Tel: +65 6346 8746, Mondays – Thursdays: 5pm – 1 am) Fridays, Saturdays and Eve of Public Holidays: 5pm – 2am Sundays: 6pm – lam, Free pool and ample parking space
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July 23, 2009

Infiniti Karaoke Pub

Infiniti Karaoke Pub

If you’re looking for a place where you can belt out your favourite English tunes without compromising your cool factor, strut over to Infiniti.

 

The pub has a cosy familiarity about it, and its simple interior reflects a true rodeo joint with its long bar with single seats.

 

Possibly one of the few pubs left that offer only English songs, and a wide range at that.

 

– 138 East Coast Rd, 428828, Singapore Tel: +65 6447 0992 Sundays – Thursdays: 5pm – 12am Fridays and Saturdays: 5pm – 1am
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July 7, 2009

57 Chevy

57 Chevy

It is not hard to understand why, despite being a young establishment in the pub scene, 57 Chevy is frequently packed with happy faces. The effervescent and playful live band, ‘That’s Life’ is one of the main attractions of this pub.

 

They sing in perfect harmony, tease the bar patrons relentlessly and the mature crowd react accordingly – sincere applause and jovial jiving on the dance floor.

 

– 57 Chevy, 86 East Coast Road #01-41/44 Singapore, Tel: +65 6348 4854 Everyday: 4pm – 1 am Saturdays and Eve of Public Holidays: 4pm – 2am
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July 7, 2009

Wala Wala Cafe Bar

Wala Wala Cafe Bar

Wala Wala proves that casual can be chic and laidback all rolled in one bohemian bar.

 

Expect to be pressed for a seat though, as throngs of crowds fill up the space pretty fast, weekend or not.

 

The primary attraction of Wala Wala lies in the live bands jamming and rocking the house down every single day.

 

– Wala Wala Cafe Bar, 31 Lorong Mambong, Holland Village, Singapore, Tel: +65 6462 4288, www.imaginings.com.sg Hours: Mondays – Thursdays: 4pm – 1am, Fridays: 4pm – 2am, Saturdays: 3pm – 2am Sundays: 3pm – lam, Eve of Public Holidays: opens at 3pm
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July 7, 2009

Balaclava

Balaclava, Singapore, cocktail bar

For executives eschewing a stiff-collar corporate atmosphere, Balaclava would be the apt choice to loosen those neckties.

 

The bar oozes out an Eastern European feel, contrasting the demanding business world outside. Stepping into Balaclava, you’ll be completely swept away by its sensuous interior.

 

– Balaclava, 1 Raffles Boulevard Suntec City Convention Centre, Singapore, Tel: +65 6339 1600, www.imaginings.com.sg
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February 8, 2009

Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub

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Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub, another stellar offering from Gaelic Inns!

 

Duty Nelly'sThis nice and friendly place for pub food and drinks is a perfect place to enjoy pub food and drinks during lunch.

 

At night, lots of great local bands play, like Nana singing in the video above.

Happy hour starts from 12 noon with most drinks starting from $8 per glass.

 

Our fave is the steak and Guinness pie, with a half pint of apple cider which is excellent. Service is quick, attentive and also very friendly for a pub environment.

 

They have a promo of a traditional Irish dish with a pint of Guinness for only $20!

 

Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub, 6 Raffles Boulevard, #01-01/02/03 Marina Square Singapore 39594, Tel +65 6338 8023 www.durtynellys.com.sg
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February 8, 2009

Axis Bar and Lounge

Can a voice make you fall in love?

 

mars bar martiniIt will if it’s the soft silky vocals of San Franciscan jazz performer Cissandra who was just one of many great performers who have graced the stage at the Axis Bar and Lounge (4th floor of the Oriental Hotel) in Singapore.

 

To hear her lovely voice is to be swept away into a world of cool, which the swanky bar with it’s stylish interior and panoramic views only enhances.

 

As part of it’s “Soul Sensations and Mixed Temptations” series, which also features their new signature cocktail of the classic Mars Bar infused into a smooth and full-flavoured elixir.

 

The chocolaty Mars Bar Martini joins favourites like Sheer Vanilla, White Sangria, and Mojito among other cocktails served at $13* from 5pm to 8pm daily, while Cissandra will be performing every evening from 5pm to 11pm.

Website: http://www.mandarinoriental.com/singapore Email: [email protected] Phone: +65 6885 3098 Hours of Operation: Drinks: Monday – Thursday: 10:00am – 1:00am Friday – Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00am Sunday: 10:00am – 12:00am

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February 2, 2009

Supperclub Singapore

Supperclub Singapore

If there’s one thing for sure about Supperclub, it’s that you’re in for a totally unique dining experience.

So if you’re the conventional type, looking to hide in the corner and enjoy a quiet dinner, this is definitely not the place for you.

 

Greeted by Mistevious at the door with her (his) vampy (trampy) outfit, complete with headgear that would put Carmen Miranda to shame, we began our ascent to the bar with anticipation, wondering who would be accosting us next.

 

In contrast to the stark white supperclub Singapore, bathed in UV lighting, the adjoining bar is sexy in black and red and starts off as a great place to unwind, sip some wine and build up an appetite.

 

Don’t come here starving though as, true to it’s name, supperclub stretches dinner all the way to supper and beyond, tantalizing you with small and tasty morsels over a period of two or three hours, while you get slowly and steadily inebriated and more and more amused by the “performance art” that happens periodically in the middle of the bar.

 

Check out these pics from other supperclubs:

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From a smartly dressed man with big twirly balls (don’t ask) to a man who stole everyone’s shoes and created a bonfire-like structure in the middle of the room (thoroughly vexing the girls who needed to visit the toilet) to the totally lovable and camp as a row of tents, Mistevious, who danced around cabaret-style, miming to the songs and who no doubt confused some male patrons with his faux-feminine sexiness.

 

After that many wines the eyesight tends to go a bit…

 

Beginning with a wrap, then an interesting, cold cucumber soup concoction, some delicious fish with asparagus and potato and a dessert that is enough to convince you that you really don’t need to go home and raid the fridge, supperclub is unusual, sometimes bizarre, often interesting and very sociable. A great night out if you’re the experimental type. Keep an open mind!

 

Supperclub Singapore, Odeon Towers, 331 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188720, Tel: +65 6334 4080, www.supperclub.com
The Siam Supper Club

December 11, 2008

Siam Supper Club

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Then amidst the congealing spam I found an actual message! It was from a recent friend, telling me about Siam Supper Club’s new VIP limousine service he just tried out. I had been to Wong San’s fine bars before; as a matter of fact I had spent most of the money I moved to Singapore with there.

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St James Power Station

December 11, 2008

St James Power Station

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It is situated at the alluring HarbourFront precinct next to VivoCity, the largest retail and lifestyle complex in Singapore, which also opened in the last quarter of 2006.

 

Those who sign up to the website can expect to enjoy firsthand updates on the development of this much anticipated entertainment complex set to open its doors in the last quarter of the year.

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Home Club

December 11, 2008

Home Club

Home Club{xtypo_dropcap}O{/xtypo_dropcap}ften you go out and who knows, it’s been a long day, week or month, and you just think to yourself… “maybe right now I’d like to be home”, where the chairs are comfortable, the beer is cold and the music is just what you need to either sooth your soul or energise your tired ass.

 

Well now, you can go home, but to a home with a great crowd and an alternative vibe. After all, it was bound to happen in a city where the typical club experience is by nature a very commercial experience, that people would seek something they could make their own and that’s just what the crewe that made this place decided to do.

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ice bar at forbidden city

December 11, 2008

The Forbidden City

ice bar at forbidden city{xtypo_dropcap}I{/xtypo_dropcap} hate the weather in Singapore. If it’s not too hot, it’s too wet. And I’m guessing a lot of people think like me too, cos the other day, I saw a top three list of things that God made that was good on some wall, done by some stupid prankster I guess.

 

And they were, in ascending order of importance, sex, ice-cream, and air-conditioning. While it amazes me that sex was ranked third, it’s hardly surprising. Living in Singapore would be perfect, if not for the weather.

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