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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Music

5 things about The Observatory

Five fun facts about Singapore's most adventurous band

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Bars and pubs

Best speakeasies

Push past these unmarked doors for the hottest drinks in town

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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

Music

G.E.M.: X.X.X.

Hong Kong pop sensation G.E.M. is set to rock the shores of Singapore with her edgily-titled world tour X.X.X., which stands for 'more to eXpose, more to eXpect and more eXciting'. The Cantopop singer will be belting out her greatest hits and showcasing her guitar and drumming skills while a gigantic LED screen provides a Victorian-style steam punk theme and a '70s-style party scene.

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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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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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The Gathering

The Gathering goes big this year with its first festival, featuring international acts such as Belle & Sebastian, Caribou, How to Dress Well, Temples and Real Estate. Local singer-songwriter Charlie Lim and twee pop band Pleasantry represent the Lion City. Doors open at noon.

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Club nights and DJ gigs

Bars and pubs

Sundown Affair

1-Altitude debuts this daily sunset session, offering panoramic views and breezy sundowners with jazz and deep house melodies by Lindo Martinez.

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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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