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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!
 
 

BQ Bar

December 10, 2008

BQ Bar

BQ Bar{xtypo_dropcap}T{/xtypo_dropcap}he walls are refreshingly white and the sense of claustrophobia you often experience at bars is quickly dispelled by BQ Bar’s sense of space and tasteful modern decor.

Enjoy a specialty cocktail like Mint Julep over a satisfying range of food.

 

Drinking `til late is a breeze because the prices here won’t burn a hole in your pocket.

 

– 39 Boat Quay, Singapore +65 6536 9722
Bisous Wine Bar

December 10, 2008

Bisous Wine Bar

Bisous Wine Bar

{xtypo_dropcap}T{/xtypo_dropcap}uesdays are a Trivia night that’ll pick your brains and brings everybody together for some wholesome fun.

 

The environment is well-worn and comfortable – everyone feels like they belong and they’ve ‘settled’ in.

 

Dining and enjoying a nice glass of wine is a breeze with its good selection and reasonable prices, and evenings outside is sweet.

 

– 25 Church St. #01-01, Capital Square 3, Singapore Tel: +65 6226 5505
the dubliner

December 10, 2008

The Dubliner Irish Pub

the dubliner

 

{xtypo_dropcap}T{/xtypo_dropcap}he pub inside is the more appropriate place for the lone wolf, with good service, cold beer at good prices, and an atmosphere that somehow suggests male comradery even if you don’t know anyone.

 

The place is appropriately decorated with memorabilia of all things Irish, and at night the action is at the informal pool tournaments, sometimes topless, and the last Friday of the month when Lee Shamrock from Bangkok plays live as the free shooters flow.

 

A nice, quiet pub located a block off Orchard Road, the veranda outside seems to be a nice place to take a date, at least the guy there seemed to be doing reasonably well.

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December 10, 2008

B.B. Bar (The Bungy Bar)

{xtypo_dropcap}L{/xtypo_dropcap}ocated at the end of Clarke Quay’s newly renovated stretch along the Singapore River, the open, al fresco ambience is lulling and relaxing, lest of course there’s someone going on the reverse bungy right next to the bar which is always somehow exhilarating to watch.

 

One of the best bars in town for great food and drinking, and you can be sure they’ll be bouncing like rubber balls this New Year’s Eve. BB BAR (Bungy Bar) Clarke Quay, right next to the G-Max reverse bungy ride.

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Beaver's Pub

December 10, 2008

Beaver’s American Pub

Beaver's Pub{xtypo_dropcap}B{/xtypo_dropcap}eaver’s laidback and friendly environment puts you at ease right away and there’s quite an ample space set aside for playing a mean game of pool.

 

Otherwise, regulars are found tucked away in corners enjoying a rollicking conversation. Come here for a fuss-free, classic good time.

 

– 33 Liang Seah St. #01-01/02, Singapore +65 6338 4595 www.beaverspub.com
Hideout

December 10, 2008

Hideout

Hideout

{xtypo_dropcap}T{/xtypo_dropcap}rust us, the three-floor walk upstairs is well worth the exercise. All doubts dissipate as you enter the door, to find a roomful of chicly dressed people grooving to smooth beats in a space encompassed by crimson-hued walls.

 

 

Psychedelic colours greet your senses, plush seats are heavenly to the touch, and with the DJ and bar within arm’s reach, you can start to say Amen.

 

– 3/F, 31B Circular Rd, Singapore +65 6536 9445 www.hideout.com.sg
Ice Cold Beer

December 10, 2008

Ice Cold Beer

Ice Cold Beer

But as its name adequately suggests, the beer here is served perfectly chilled, ice, ice baby, and with a large selection to boot.

 

The method?

 

Powerful ice tanks! If you’re game, sign up for their M.B.A – “Masters of Beer Addiction” mates, not the other sort, you aren’t that drunk yet are you?

 

The Original Ice Cold Beer venue is located in an old Peranakan shophouse off Orchard Road, and has around 50 international beers, which are served extremely cold, as you can tell. Popular features with the laid-back patrons are the pool tables, dartboards, football on TV, and the lovely patio which, if you can get a table, is the greates place to chill with friends and watch the night unfold around ice cold buckets of beer.

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No. 5 Emerald Hill

December 10, 2008

No. 5 Emerald Hill

No. 5 Emerald Hill

{xtypo_dropcap}F{/xtypo_dropcap}inally a bar that offers me some semblance of normalcy away from the over-the-top excesses of the season. Here’s where you can get some homely chillin’ inside a quaint and perfectly apt Peranakan vintage shop-house. Here’s where you can mix a pizza with a Vodka Infusion, a unique drink that comes with tropical fruits or red chillis, be yourself and feel like people will actually talk to you. Sit back, oh-weary-club-hopper… help is on the way.

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stephanie at km8

December 10, 2008

KM8 Sentosa

stephanie at km8{xtypo_dropcap}S{/xtypo_dropcap}o named because it’s exactly eight kilometres from the now defunct Liquid Room, this secret on the lips of every hipster in town is finally blooming into the best bar on Sentosa Island.

 

Located at Tanjong Beach, you’ll hear the place before you arrive, and the vibes of sexy happy smiley people have a great time just adds to it’s pulling power.

 

Unlike the other fine beach bars on Sentosa, like Coastes, KM8 possesses a swimming pool, so you can shake your groove thing on the platform or in the pool.

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eski bar singapore

December 10, 2008

Eski Bar

eski bar singaporeYet there’s still something about the word that conjures up images of white ice and fur coats… and in Singapore’s first sub zero degree bar you can indulge in a little bit of both.

 

That’s correct, Eski bar has arrived, and offers cool relief from the blistering heat that plagues us almost everyday in Singapore.

 

Where else can you go to literally ‘chill out’ in a groovy space while sipping a frosty mug of Heineken? One minute it’s hot, the next minute it’s cold… welcome to the Eski Bar!

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LOT STOCK AND BARREL singapore

December 10, 2008

Lot Stock and Barrel

LOT STOCK AND BARREL singapore

 

{xtypo_dropcap}H{/xtypo_dropcap}ere is another one of those places that I’m sure many have walked by with out even giving it a second glance. This pub is next to the famous Raffles Hotel so if you have been in the hotel before stopping here you’ll be going from one extreme to the other.

 

The shop house pub has a bar / TV area in the front portion with a small pool table and darts in the back half.

 

I don’t think darts are played here much since the area was being used for as a storage area for the kegs of Tiger. TV screens showing the very best live and classic sporting action from here, there and everywhere.

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December 9, 2008

Xen Bar

{xtypo_dropcap}F{/xtypo_dropcap}or example, the patrons can bring their own music, and the place doesn’t close until the last customer leaves.

 

There’s also a smaller dance area on the third floor, which they sometimes use for tango. and on the roof is the coolest neighbourhood bar in town, the Roof Bar. That said, it’s still a nice alternative, and as we say at Think, the more the merrier!

 

They have Salsa every night of the week, and fans tell us that the best nights to go are Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. While they say every night is Ladies night, on Thursday Free drinks for the ladies plus great Salsa music, Salseras can’t complain much!

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union square singapore

December 9, 2008

Union Square

union square singapore{xtypo_dropcap}U{/xtypo_dropcap}nion Square is THE place to get down for salsa… but what price success?When one says NTUC club, you’d see rather unhealthy reactions to the notion of a nightlife venue with electoral ramifications.

 

Not so much in the case of Union Square, the Salsa club has established itself as the staple in the Singaporean Dancer’s weekly routine, being commercially backed by NTUC but run by Quebec Leisure.

 

I had the privilege of meeting Club Manager Johnny Phuah, Senior manager Jackie and veteran Marketing guru Rudy who had extensive experience in Europa, Sparks disco, Fire disco and even under Dennis Foo.

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spacer

December 9, 2008

Brix @ the Hyatt

Centrally located, they have a great band, Los Cabaleros, performing sultry Latin hits from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am every Sunday, and is quite popular with Salsa dancers.

– 10 Scotts Road #B1, Singapore, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Tel +65 730 7108

st. james Dragonfly

December 9, 2008

Dragon Fly

st. james Dragonfly{xtypo_dropcap}W{/xtypo_dropcap}ell thought out, relaxed and an air of a new club. The whole venue is a design winner. With two bars, a stage that would complement even the best venues of London Clubland, this is a sure fire winner.

 

The whole complex will be open in a matter of weeks, with every type of club and genre of music to suit all tastes. The night was especially for all Devils Bar members, with many a local celebrity in attendance, the drinks were flowing, the girls were dancing, (there were quite a few SPG’s), and we had a great time.

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harrys-singapore

December 9, 2008

Harry’s Quayside Bar

{xtypo_dropcap}O{/xtypo_dropcap}ver the festive season with parties a many, old and new faces seeing the new year with a bang that will leave your head banging the next day.

 

With plenty of music to keep those twinkle-toes dancing until the wee small hours, and plenty of surprises for those that dare to hail unto the orignal Harry’s Bar Singapore while avoiding the clones.

 

Jazz music has the ability to lull and smooth, and so Harry’s Bar, which combines the lovely tunes of resident band ChromaZone with the serenity of riverside drinking, provides a haven for post-work evening relaxation.

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