Music & Nightlife

Discover the best of Singapore's nightlife, including bars, pubs, clubs, DJ gigs and live music

Music

The Gathering: four acts worth ditching your date for

Four acts to catch at The Gathering, even if your significant other isn't a fan

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The best craft beer bars

The best spots in town for come craft brews

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Music

5 things about The Observatory

Five fun facts about Singapore's most adventurous band

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About creative differences and people who cry at their gigs

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4 mocktails for your alcohol detox

Get your alcohol detox on with these mocktails

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Live music events

Lily Allen

Returning to the music scene with her third album Sheezus after a five-year break since 2009's It's Not Me, It's You, British pop singer Lily Allen will be performing for the first time in Singapore next year. Tickets go on sale 20 Oct.  

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Harm's Way with PALM

Go heavy or go home – this showcase of Harm’s Way and PALM, hardcore bands from Chicago and Osaka, respectively, promises to knock your socks off with massive chugga-chuggas and blast beats. Local acts Tipping Point, Weight of the World AD and AES support.

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Poeme Symphonique for 110 Metronomes

Here’s a concert that celebrates a non-instrument: the humble metronome. A hundred and ten of these ticking devices, each set to different beats-per-minute, are simultaneously released. The result is a flurry of clicks, initially chaotic but eventually settling into a deep and hypnotic groove.

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Retrolicious

Your fave retro fest returns with groovy acts like heartthrob Tommy Page, boy band All-4-One and Color Me Badd. Get ready to sing along to nostalgic tracks like ‘I Swear’, ‘I’ll Be Your Everything’ and ‘A Shoulder to Cry on’. 

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Club nights and DJ gigs

Pops of the Top

Ginette Chittick and Jinmart are back for more indie classics (think: Suede and The Stone Roses) and sweet grooves at this monthly party.

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Nightlife

Dee Montero: Smack My Beach Up

The Ibiza DJ, who counts artists like Aeroplane, Nina Kraviz and Joris Voorn among his fans, blasts a medley of trippy summer melodies, cosmic disco grooves and deep tech house beats.

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Nightlife

Todd Edwards

NoPartyHere presents this dance music legend and Daft Punk collaborator for a four-to-the-floor party at kyo.

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Nightlife

Exposé

Aussie DJ Moto fires off the beats of hip hop, R&B and club hits alongside KDT residents Ya5th, Suren and Styluxtakut at this Friday night shindig.

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The Revolution will Not Be Televised

After Michaela Therese, Benjamin Kheng, ShiGGa Shay and UK-based funk outfit Lazy Habits take the stage, DJ collective Matteblacc spin the night away at this warehouse-like venue.

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ANORAAK

He’s supported acts like Neon Indian, Mika, Jupiter and Metronomy with his signature sound of synth-pop and indie dance grooves. Get schizophrenic with ANORAAK’s mash-up of sizzling beats at the breezy rooftop bar.

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Best new bars and clubs

Bars and pubs

HopHeads

Craft beer/cafe stand in Dhoby Ghaut

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Bars and pubs

Elixir Bar

Solid drinks in a stuffy joint

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Bars and pubs

D.Bespoke

Ginza in Bukit Pasoh

Time Out says
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Bars and pubs

Southbridge

Italian-led cocktails with a view

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Bars and pubs

Hopscotch

Cocktails with nostalgic riffs

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Restaurants

Potato Head Folk

Fancy tipples on Keong Saik

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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