Party After Dark

Singapore’s reputation overseas tends to gravitate towards that of a clean, organised and modern – if slightly strict – city, but a thriving nightlife awakens after the sun goes down.

There is plenty to keep you busy – there are midnight movie screenings at almost every cinema, 24-hour eateries abound and you can even indulge in a 3am shopping run at Mustafa Centre in Little India or selected supermarkets should the urge take you. But for the real party scene, you need to hit up some of these hotspots.

St James Power Station

St James Power Station was built in 1927, and was Singapore’s first coal-fired power station. The capacious red brick building has since been decommissioned and converted into one of Singapore’s largest music and nightlife venues. Its 70,000 sq ft (6,500 m2) space houses 11 different clubs and bars, each with its own theme and music selection.




+65 9025 7770 (Mono, call after 5pm)

+65 6831 4506 (The Living Room, call after 4pm)

+65 6336 7676 or +65 9232 4181 (Shanghai Dolly, call after 6pm)

+65 6270 7676 (all other times and outlets)

Address: #01-01 3 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098544

Opening Hours: Most venues open after 6:00pm; Powerhouse opens at 9:00pm

How to Get There:

mrt Alight at Harbourfront MRT Station, and follow signs to St James.
bus Take bus numbers 10, 30, 30e, 57, 61, 65, 80, 97, 97e, 100, 131, 143, 145, 166, 855, NR1 or NR6 and alight at Vivocity, then follow signs to St James Power Station.

Clarke Quay

Clarke Quay is one of Singapore’s most popular dining destinations, but it also caters to those for whom dinner is merely the start of the day. Interspersed with the restaurants and eateries are a number of pubs, bars, lounges and clubs, most of which have no problems pulling in the crowds. Don’t miss Attica, Club  Dream. Have some quick bites to eat at the Lilypad before making your way into Attica for R&B and Top 40 hits, the Courtyard for a more casual party scene or Attica Too for the ultimate VIP experience. At the Beer Market, prices fluctuate according to demand so prepare for market crashes and bull runs!


Tel No: 6337 3292
Address: Clarke Quay, 3 River Valley Road, Singapore 179024
Opening Hours: Varying

How to Get There:

mrt Take the North East MRT line (Purple Line) and alight at Clarke Quay MRT station
bus Take bus number 54 from Scotts Road or 32 and 195 from City Hall MRT Station
river-taxi You can also take the River Taxi from Raffles Place MRT Station (Standard Chartered Bank Exit).


Already known for its blend of luxury brands, celebrity chef restaurants, luxury hotel and the casino, Marina Bay Sands has added the planar Crystal Pavilions to its glittering façade. The Pavilions rest on the waters of the bay itself, and one of them houses Avalon. A club with 17,000 square feet of space across two levels at its disposal, Avalon marks one of the most exciting additions to the local clubbing scene in recent years.


Tel No: 6688 7448
Address: South Crystal Pavilion, Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018972
Opening Hours: Wednesday, Friday to Sunday, 10:00pm onwards

How to Get There:

mrt Take the train and alight at Bayfront MRT Station.

The Fullerton Heritage

Overlooking Marina Bay, this waterfront development comprises The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, The Fullerton Waterboat House, The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Clifford Pier, Customs House and One Fullerton. Each of these establishments houses various restaurants and bars. Indulge in oysters and champagne at Customs House, or make your way to One Fullerton where The Butter Factory, a club with a relaxed, fun attitude and interior to match, pumps up the music. A place where history meets the future, The Fullerton Heritage offers a unique night entertainment experience.


Address: Along Fullerton Road, Collyer Quay and Battery Road
Opening Hours: Various

How to Get There:

mrt Alight at Raffles Place MRT Station
bus Take bus numbers 10, 10e, 57, 70, 75, 100, 107, 128, 130, 131, 162, 167, 196, 196e, 531, 541, 547, 700, NR2, NR5m, NR7 or NR8.


One of the most established clubs in Singapore, Zouk has garnered multiple international and local awards since opening in 1991. It has also been features in magazines as diverse as Rolling Stones (US), Time Out (UK), Newsweek (Asia), Elle (Germany) and Vogue (France). There are four distinct clubs within the Zouk compound: Velvet Underground, with velvet-covered walls and a prized art collection; Phuture, with its LED wall and futuristic design; The Wine Bar for people who prefer to a quieter drink outdoors before heading in; and the Zouk room, with its multi-level dance floor. Zouk also hosts the annual ZoukOut dance music festival in December.


Reservations: +65 6738 2988 (Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 3am, minimum 2 days in advance)
Address: 17 Jiak Kim Street, Singapore 169420
Opening Hours: 9pm until late


How to Get There:

mrt Alight at Orchard MRT Station
bus Take bus numbers take bus numbers 16, 5, 123 or 64

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