Published Date: 6 Apr 2017
A round-up of newly opened drinking spots and nightclubs around the city
The Lion City’s nightlife scene is inarguably one of the best in the world. There’s always a new establishment popping up, and night spots are regularly offering innovative cocktail menus, promotions and party themes to entice customers. Here are some new bars and clubs for visitors looking to party the night away or simply unwind with a good drink.
Doubling up as a cafe by day and bar by night, Fat Prince is a Middle Eastern-inspired venue that's all about cocktails and kebabs. Tucked away in the Tanjong Pagar district, Fat Prince is divided into a bar and dining area in the front, and another dining area (known as The Ottoman Room) with plush seats in the back.
On offer are mezze (small dishes) like the Fat Prince Hummus (chickpeas, duck fat, garlic, and lemon; S$12) and kebabs such as the baharat honey chicken (all kebabs are S$16 for two, S$24 for three). Drink-wise, your clients can order options like the Cleopatra's Gold (baharat bourbon, yellow Chartreuse, maraschino, and honey; S$22) and the Hard Turkish Coffee (S$20), which is made with gold rum, chocolate and coffee liqueur, and Turkish espresso.
Address: 48 Peck Seah Street; Tel: +65 6221 3683; Email: email@example.com
Ola Beach Club is a 20,000-square foot beachside joint that seats 195 people across the entire outlet. The Hawaiian-themed space is split into two levels; the ground floor has comfortable daybeds, six private cabanas, and bar swings, while the second floor houses a bar and an event hall. On the menu: classic Hawaiian-inspired dishes like ahi poke (S$20) made with diced tuna and a spam omelette (S$15), as well as signature mixes such as the Uliuli Tiki #1 (S$22), which has vodka, homemade passionfruit vanilla puree, Blue Curacao, and coconut froth.
Ola Beach Club is located on Sentosa's Siloso Beach, so visitors can spend the day exploring other attractions on the island – such as famed theme park Universal Studios Singapore and interactive 4D museum, Trick Eye Museum – before hitting up the beach club in the evening. Ola Beach Club accepts group bookings and has function rooms to accommodate big groups; menus can be customised for large groups.
Address: 46 Siloso Beach Walk; Tel: +65 6250 6978; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Whisky lovers will love The Wall: a two-storey bar housed in a conservation shophouse in the Tanjong Pagar district. The Wall stocks more than 100 top-notch labels – some of which are extremely rare finds (such as a Yamazaki 50 Years Old) – available both by the glass (from S$14) and by flights (from S$37).
Visitors can bite into sumiyaki (charcoal grilled items; from S$3 per skewer for vegetables, S$6 on average for meat options) while sipping on their favourite whisky, either in the open main bar area on the ground floor (where patrons have the opportunity to interact with the bartenders), the lounge on the upper floor – which seats up to eight – or the VIP room that accommodates a group of six for a minimum spend of S$3,000.
Address: 76 Tanjong Pagar Road; Tel: +65 6225 7988; Email: email@example.com
This underground hip-hop club will appeal to visitors who appreciate old-school aesthetics. Located in York Hotel, off the main Orchard Road shopping belt, Cherry is decked out with vibrant neon signs, vintage arcade games like Pacman, wall-to-wall visual projections, and a checkered black-and-white dancefloor – all elements reminiscent of the 80s.
Resident DJs play tracks by talents such as American rapper and songwriter Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino (the stage name of American actor and rapper Donald McKinley Glover).
Cover charge starts at S$22 for ladies (includes two drinks) on Fridays and Saturdays (free entry on Wednesdays and Thursdays), and S$28 for men (includes two drinks) on Wednesdays and Thursdays (S$42 inclusive of two drinks on Fridays and Saturdays). Cherry is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Sundays.
Address: York Hotel, 21 Mount Elizabeth; Tel: +65 9760 3031; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Zouk is one of the oldest and most popular nightclubs in Singapore. In 2016, it moved from its old premises on Jiak Kim Street, which it had occupied since 1991, to its new home in Clarke Quay – a bustling waterfront precinct of restaurants, bars and clubs.
With its new location, Zouk introduced some fresh features, including live-streaming screens, a main dance floor that can hold about 2,000 patrons, a folding wall that partitions its dance stages Zouk and Phuture, which can be opened up to create one big dance space, and a new music series that shines the spotlight on local musicians.
Cover charge starts from S$30 for men on Wednesdays (Wednesday is Ladies Night, so it's free entry for women). On Fridays and Saturdays, the cover charge varies depending on the event (guest DJs, special acts), but visitors can expect to pay S$35 for men and S$30 for ladies (full cover). Zouk is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.
Address: 3C River Valley Road, #01-05/#02-06 The Cannery; Tel: +65 6738 2988; Email:email@example.com