the clubs and pubs found here are styled after European and
American establishments, but there's always something different
happening in some part of town. For instance, you can visit
an Indian pub in Little India , and listen to bhangra music
in Indian styled décor.
pubs impose a cover charge, which is higher on weekends and
public holidays. Charges range from S$15++ to S$50++ and some
of the more ritzy discos border on the expensive. The dress
code varies from establishment to establishment; so call ahead
to make inquiries on dress code and cover charges at the pub
or club you plan to visit.
Dance Spots and All-In-One Entertainment
Entertainment these days is a combination of pub, karaoke,
and disco and live entertainment all under one roof. Fire
in Orchard Point, Sparks in Ngee Ann City, and Canto Pub &
Disco in Marina Village offer great all-in-o ne entertainment.
is the Europe chain: Europa Ridley's three-in-one establishment
at ANA Hotel, which includes a disco, bistro and a pub, Europa
Changi in Changi Village at the eastern end of the island,
and Europa East Coa st, located along the beach near East
hot -spots in town are Top Ten and Caesar's in Orchard Towers,
Velvet Underground in Jiak Kim Street, Modestos at Orchard
Parade Hotel, and Beverly Club at Marina Mandarin.
If life music is what makes you happy, then the Hard Rock
Café, Anywhere in Tanglin Shopping Center and Where Else in
Cairnhill Place have great bands. The Boom Boom Room in Bugis
Village is a live entertainment venue with a two-tiered seating
area and stage, complete with a Chinese cabaret-style décor.
The center of attraction here is a stand-up entertainer called
Kumar who never fails to raise a laugh.
Several places in Singapore offer lovers of jazz a place to
listen to good jazz musicians. These include a few spots which
occasionally feature jazz greats from abroad to perform. Jazz
enthusiasts can make their way to the Saxophone in CuppageTerrace,
Somerset's Bar in Westin Stamford, Jeremy's Jazz and Blues
Club in International Building or BJ's at the Conrad International
You can surf the Net, dine and drink at Cyberheart Café in
the Orchard Hotel Shopping Arcade. There's fast Internet access
as well as a full menu. The café is open daily from 11 a.m.
to 11 p.m.
Almost all the hotels in Singapore have lobby lounges and/or
discos of their own. Some of the more popular places are along
Scotts Road and Orchard Road.
Tanjong Pager Area A short distance away from the financial
district of Shenton Way and Orchard Road shopping hub is Tanjong
Pagar with its wide variety of watering holes.
This pub at 58 Duxton Road captures the flavour of bygone
London. The three storied establishment is fashioned in teakwood,
stained glass and a mix of unusual fixtures that give it a
warm, Victorian English atmosphere. The bar list includes
a variety of wines, specialty beers and liqueur coffees. JJ
also serves different kinds of sausages, such as pork bratwurst
and chicken chipolata. The live band entertains with R & B
music and soul classics.
Located at one end of Duxton Hill, this is a tastefully furnished
English-style pub where hardwood flooring and stained glass
décor create a cosy atmosphere. You can play an assortment
of bar-room games, such as balut, pool and darts here. It
is one of the few places in Singapore which serves cider on
Bar and Grill
A favourite among both locals and expatriates, this American-style
hangout has a live band that performs rhythm and blues classics
in the evenings.
This cosy pub combines the best of bar and games-room entertainment,
and even provides karaoke lessons!
Deli and Wine Bar
Snacks can be ordered with drinks in this wine bar, which
is decorated in an Asian curio-shop style.
Clarke Quay was once an unloading area on the Singapore River.
Its ancient warehouses have been restored, and now converted
into restaurants, pubs, clubs, cafes and bars - each with
its own unique character.
Sophisticated and alluring, JP Bastiani offers more than a
hundred different kinds of wine from all over the world. Friday
s from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm feature a free flow wine buffet
This is an American-Western styled saloon bar where you can
enjoy music played by live bands. Customers can also opt for
the open-air seating area below the tavern.
Different Theme are held every day of the week. Mondays have
been designated as Crew Nite when flight crews of all airlines
are entitled to a 50 per cent discount on all house wines.
Besides the bar, there are karaoke rooms, a dance floor,
a mini-theatre and even a pool table.
This is a champagne-and-cocktail bar which stages live cabaret
shows where even the owner joins in the performance. The bar
has a pool table and a dartboard. A wide repertoire of music
from the 1920s to the 1950s is played here.
Elephant 108.1 FM
A pub that offers listeners a selection of music ranging from
rhythm and blues to classic rock and roll is the main theme
here. Various bands - such as Heritage and Elephant Jam -
also perform on a differences.
This pub consists of four Tongkangs (traditional Chinese sailing
boats) which have been refurbished to function as a floating
pub and restaurant. So, if dining and wining under the stars
appeals to you, visit the pub that offers Turkish kebabs,
barbecued seafood, and hamburgers as well as other dishes,
which are served while its band plays contemporary music.
At Hooters, they say, the food is as tempting as its waitresses
are! It's party-time even on weekday s here, and '50s and
'60s rock and roll classics add to the mood. A franchisee
of an American chain of restaurants famed for its well-endowed
waitresses. Hooters even sells its own souvenirs and merchandise.
If you are a fan of Humphrey Bogart, you will certainly like
this cosy, Bogart inspired bar. Posters of the actor decorate
the wall, and Bogart classics are played through the .
A favorite haunt among Singaporeans, expatriates as well as
tourists who enjoy riverside wining and dining, this is one
of the hottest entertainment areas in Singapore. Among places
to choose from are:
Solid rock, jazz as well as blues as blues jam sessions by
regulars entertain patrons of this cosy pub on the second-storey
of a refurbished warehouse.
Reflecting contemporary Mediterranean charm in its interior
décor, this hot spot is alive with the pounding beat of recorded
This is popular with expatriates in Singapore. Harry's is
usually packed with a crowd of white-collar revelers every
. A live band plays blues music most s.
Loud rock music and '80s hits blare out continuously at this
pub, which also has live music on its third level.
Formerly known as Club Barracuda, this spot is a hit among
those with a passion for disco dancing.
Visit here if you want to relax to country and western music
while socializing with friends. Patrons can also try their
hand at a game of darts at this spacious outdoors pub.
This pub targets executives in Singapore, providing a place
for weary minds to down cool German beer, warble with the
karaoke, and throw darts, shoot pool and try their luck at
The village, where Holland Avenue meets Holland Road, has
become a popular place for wining, dining and entertainment
over the years.
It you have penchant for dancing, get down to Chaplin's. They
play lively 1980's music, and you can dine either in the open
air or inside in cool air-conditioned comfort. The crowd here
consists predominantly of young working adults.
Serving Italian food and speciality coffees and beers to the
rhythm of popular music played discreetly in the background,
this place is frequented by both locals and tourists.
Once relatively quiet, this area has witnessed a gradual mushrooming
of pubs and -spots over the last few years. Next Page, on
Mohamed Sultan Road, is popular with expatriates and media
people. The Yard, Zeus and Wong San s are other favourites
in the area.
Celebrities Asia Located in Orchard Cineleisure, Celebrities
Asia is Singapore's answer to Planet Hollywood. Its menu features
fusion cuisine by celebrity chefs Martin Yan and Violet Oon.
Year after year, Zouk has retained the title of Singapore's
hottest spot. Tucked away on Jiak Kim Street, Zouk is one
of the few places to draw a huge crowd even on weekday s.
A regular stream of top international acts and foreign deejays
spices things up at Zouk, which also features the brand new
Phuture bar-cum-club, disco and wine bar as well as the chic
Velvet Underground lounge cum-disco.
A name synonymous with great music and great food the world
over, Hard Rock Café's outlet on Cuscaden Road dishes put
more of the same. While there, check out its resident band.
Jive Talking, and the rare rock and roll me morabilia that
adorn the interior.
Dine amidst the glitz and glamour of this restaurant inspired
by the world of film and fantasy. A star attraction at this
fun restaurant is the selection of movie memorabilia which
graces its walls. There are over 170 items from 80 Hollywood
films. Californian cuisine, including pastas, salads and gourmet
pizzas, is on the menu together with local favorites.
Karaoke lounges abound in Singapore. Most lounges have private
rooms for shy patrons. Among the more popular karaoke lounges
are The New Warehouse in the Riverview Hotel and Singsation
in Plaza Hotel. A comprehensive lit of other karaoke spots
can be found in the Buying Guide of the Yellow Pages.
If pubbing and karaoke are not your style. While away your
in Chinatown. This is a great place to hang out at . Visit
the quaint little coffee shops that serve food and drinks
into the wee hours of the morning, or try out the hawker stalls
that offer a wide range of local food and snacks.