Singapore Nightlife: What to Do and Where to Go

As the dusk falls, Singapore transforms itself into an entertainment hub with a wealth of bars and clubs to waste the night away. But indulging yourself in alcohol and raving at a party aren’t the only activities you can do at night in the city-state. Whether you’re looking to chill out at a bar, dance until you fall, or take a simple evening stroll, there’s something for everyone.


Party like a billionaire

Singapore is known to party above ground – literally. There are a number of rooftop bars that offer an unobstructed, stunning view of the city to go with your alfresco partying. Each of these lofty spots gets packed during the weekends with live bands and DJs performing on a regular basis. Many of Singapore’s rooftop bars get you in for free and beer starts at S$10 in some establishments. So, if you want to bring the party to your boutique hotel loft or go to a place 282 meters above sea level, it’s all up to you. But just in case you want to try out the latter, some of the most popular rooftop bars are 1-Altitude, CE LA VI, SuperTree by IndoChine, and New Asia Bar.


Dance the night away

The night scene is alive and kicking in Singapore’s hottest night clubs. Despite the periodical opening and closing of some establishments, there’s definitely no shortage of hotspots you can rave at in the red dot. Locals, expats, and tourists look forward to finding the perfect club where they can melt in a party ambiance and dance until the sun rises. The most popular nightclubs in Singapore are within Clarke Quay such as Zouk and Attica, so if you’re planning on getting absolutely and hopelessly inebriated, you might want to book a room at one of the hotels near Clarke Quay.


Drink all the alcohol you can

Let’s face it: alcohol is expensive in Singapore which can take an irreversible damage to your wallet after one night of drinking. If it takes you 100 glasses to get high as a kite, I have two words for you: liquid buffet. Yes, you read that correctly; free-flowing alcohol for a tiny fee. So if you want to get floored after a long week and indulge without having to worry about burning a hole in your wallet, consider hitting up liquid buffets all over the city. You can go to local favorites such as T Bar, Idle, Tomo Izayaka, and Gong.


Check out live performances

There are a lot of great live performances from local artists around the island city especially in Clark Quay. If you’re looking for a cozy place to chill out, there are bars that host an excellent array of musical styles: from rock ‘n’ roll and heavy metal to jazz and blues, there’s a favorite hangout for all music lovers can call home. Home to some of the best live performances are Wala Wala Café Bar, Crazy Elephant Bar, Hood Bar and Café, and Blu Jaz Café.


Watch the Marina Bay Sands Light Show

These light shows are a thing to see when in Singapore. It’s a wonderful convergence of light, music, fire, and sound that tells a story. This 15-minute show of dancing lights is accompanied by music from local and internationally renowned musicians to create original music scores. If you’re keen on catching the light show, head over to Bayfront avenue before 8 pm.


Walk the most stunning bridge you’ve ever seen

Forget walking the Henderson Waves during the day; all the wonder of this pathway comes alive at night. The highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore stands 35 meters above Henderson Road. Its stunning wave-like structure is an art in itself. The bridge is illuminated by LED lighting from 7 pm to 2 am, so you can walk through the top of the lush forests and the rich flora and fauna while taking in the stunning views of the city.