10 Best Singapore Clubs
From Singapore-Guide on Jan 15, 2017
The best clubs in Singapore are hard to keep track of because of the fast paced nature of the city and its ever evolving tastes. Whilst the clubbing scene in the city has grown exponentially over the last decade, nightclubs seem to open and close periodically, with even the longest running and best loved of them all, Zouk, under threat of closure. This list of the 10 best clubs in Singapore (that are still open) will keep your faith in Singapore’s vibrant, yet ever changing clubbing scene. We hit the party hotspots of Singapore regularly so with this dynamic guide you can be assured that you won’t look foolish looking for Home Club (it’s reopened as CANVAS Singapore), or the already closed Avalon on the Marina Bay.
1 Zouk Club
From fresh faced 18-year-olds who’ve just got their first ID, to long time clubbing veterans, few would disagree that Zouk is the best club in Singapore. Not only is it the best, but it’s also the longest running, having opened its doors over two decades ago. Located on the Singapore River a short walk up from Clarke Quay, Zouk has earned legendary status amongst dance music lovers with its numerous rooms and zones, a strict underground music policy and a non-pretentious atmosphere compared to that of other nightclubs in Singapore. Entry is around $S20 with a free drink (free for ladies on Wednesday). Also note that 'Phature' is part of Zouk.
Opening Hours: Weds, Fri - Sat 21:00 - 04:00
Address: 17 Jiak Kim Street, Singapore
Tel: +65 6738 2988
2 CANVAS Nightclub (formerly Home Club)
Taking the reins of the much-loved Home Club which occupied the same waterside spot at Clarke Quay for years, Canvas nightclub certainly has some large shoes to fill. Home Club was considered by many to be the best club in Singapore for years, specialising in tech, drum and bass, minimal and garage. Opened in 2014, the Canvas Nightclub now also operates as an art gallery in the day and has managed to retain that underground feeling at night, welcoming quality local and international names to win (back) the loyal following. Just a newcomer but Canvas definitely has the potential to become one of the best clubs in Singapore.
Opening Hours: 15:00 - 03:00
Address: 20 Upper Circular Road, The Riverwalk B1-01/06 Singapore
Tel: +65 6538 2928
3 Club Kyo
Kyo is a popular underground club, both in terms of its music policy, as well as its location (it’s housed in a former bank vault in the basement of Keck Seng Tower). Sitting right in the heart of the business district and boasting a Japanese-esque, minimalistic theme, kyo is one of the best clubs in Singapore for house, tech and minimal music fans. Compared to other dance music clubs in Singapore, kyo is a lot more generous in its seating options, with enough room for 150 to sit and just over 200 to stand/dance. If you want a table on the weekend, bookings are definitely recommended. It’s $S20/25 entry fee for men/woman after 22:00 (includes one drink).
Opening Hours: Wed - Fri 10:00 - 03:00, Sat 10:00 - 04:00
Address: 133 Cecil Street, Keck Seng Tower, #B1-02, Singapore
Tel: +65 8299 8735
If mainstream dance music is your thing and you love the nighlife hib of Clarke Quay, then Attica is up there with some of the best clubs in Singapore. It gets pretty busy every night, delivering a feel-good the party atmosphere seven days a week. Whilst some might bemoan that Attica is a little tacky and a place to come to be ‘seen’, the recently revamped interior certainly has freshened up the place, and they do occasionally play host to some international names like Paul Oakenfold. It’s huge too, and you can easily switch to the more underground-feeling hip-hop, house and electronic zones if you get bored of the party pop soundtrack in the main room. $S30 to get in + 2 free drinks (free for ladies on Weds).
Opening Hours: Wed - Sat 22:30 - 04:00, Sun - Tue 17:30 - 23:00
Address: 3A River Valley Road
Tel: +65 6333 9973
5 Trace Club
Trace Lounge is one of the latest clubs to set up at Clarke Quay, the epicenter of Singapore’s after-dark action. Located on Magazine Road next to Central Mall and just a few minutes’ walk up the river from Clarke Quay MRT, Trace goes heavy on the EDM and hip hop, with some top notch lighting effects (we love the lasers) and sound system to match. Following the trend of many big clubs in Singapore, Trace is only open for three nights of the week: Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Expect hip hop for their lady's night on Wednesday, while the weekend is all about the hands-in-the air EDM which continues until 04:00.
Opening Hours: Wed 22:00 - 03:00; Fri - Sat 22:00 - 04:00
Address: #01-03 5 Magazine Road
Tel: +65 6443 4500
6 Headquarters by the Council
Created by a dance collective of DJs and house music fans, this underground club sticks to a strict minimal house and techno sound. Headquarters by the Council attracts a relaxed crowd who come to dance rather than be seen. The ceiling is low, the interior design is minimal, but the sound system is quality and the DJs are really cutting edge. Located on Boat Quay, it’s open from Wednesday to Sunday only.
Opening Hours: Wed - Sun 22:00 - 04:00
Address: 66 Boat Quay, Singapore
Tel: +65 8125 8880
7 Tanjong Beach Club
Come nightfall – particularly on the weekends – and Tanjong Beach Club really comes alive. They run their famous Smack My Beach Up Parties every Sunday and be sure to look out for their three-times-per-year Full Steam Ahead full moon parties; not quite Koh Phangan, but you can still expect buckets of booze and live DJs playing in to the early hours. One word of warning: getting a taxi home from Sentosa Island at three in morning is not fun so save a taxi number book ahead.
Opening Hours: Tue - Fri 11:00 - 23:00, Sat - Sun 10:00 - 00:00 (event times differ)
Address: 20 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa Island, Singapore
Tel: +65 6270 1355
8 Cherry Discotheque
With retro décor and a fun-loving vibe, Cherry Disco is unlike any other club in Singapore. The music spans the electronic spectrum, from old skool hip hop to disco – don’t miss the disco classics night every Wednesday – and even some UK grime, you can expect a refreshing change from the glut of mainstream EDM here. Cherry Discotheque is located close in Orchard, slightly north of the main party districts. Mount Elizabeth does however have some good warm up bars.
Address: 21 Mount Elizabeth, Orchard
Tel: +65 9760 3031
9 Club DREAM
Club Dream, a 700 capacity venue, is open Weds, Fri and Sat. Although they boast the first ever ‘video music matching’ technology which map visuals to the drops of each track, what’s more impressive about Club Dream is their drink promos. Wednesdays are $S30 for guys and free for girls with everybody receiving a whopping five drinks tokens - so no need for any pre-drinking beforehand. Fridays and Saturdays are $S28 including two drinks.
Opening Hours: Wed, Fri - Sat 22:30 - 04:00
Address: Block 3C River Valley Road Singapore
Tel: +65 6305 6771
10 Arena by Neverland
Arena by Neverland is a live music club in Singapore, commonly known as a Thai-style disco. This means the pretty singers and will come and chat with guests between sets. The vibe at Arena is really chilled and friendly, with no dress code so even being dressed down is fine. Music ranges from English pop to Thai pop and some famous hip-hop and classic rock numbers all performed by some skilled live groups. Located in Orchard, this is a nice change of pace from the nightlife areas of Clarke Quay and Boat Quay.
Opening Hours: Mon - Thu 21:30 - 04:30, Fri - Sat 21:30 - 05:30
Address: #02-29, Orchard Hotel 442 Orchard Road, Singapore