Try imagining one of those timeless Wild West saloons, but without the dangerous gunslingers and with good modern music instead. That's what you get at Hero’s. With its stone and brick walls decorated with longhorn skulls and saddles, this Wild West-style bar has a resident pop-and-rock band that puts on a rodeo of a time every night starting at 10pm.
If the typical bar scene isn’t your cup-of-tea, and you’d rather be somewhere with a little more class, then Astor Bar is the place for you. To complement your cocktail from the bar’s wide range of selections, soak in the captivating tunes of resident Jazz pianist-singer, Ron Sinclair, as his smooth voice replaces any worries on your mind.
Inspired by the Himalayan mountains, this sanctuary takes finding your zen to the next level, easing the body and mind after a long day at work. Kickback and relax with a bucket of beer while listening to the soothing tunes of both international and local talent starting from 9pm. Performers include Fairuz, The Lost Hat, The Jukuleles and many more.
Inspired by the back alley clubs of New York in the 60's, LuLu's Lounge is the antithesis of the mega-club experience, with its blinding lights and deafening music. Instead, chill with LuLu's on Wednesdays, where the club opens early to entertain guests with two hours of live jazz and free canapés before the club pumps out boogie music reminiscent of the 70's.
Follow the beat of the drum to this hidden nook along Armenian Street. Timbre@The Substation is one of Singapore's live music stalwarts that's stood the test of time. There's live music by local bands every Monday to Saturday where you can send your requests in via SMS – just be kind and make sure you only stick to one Justin Bieber song per session.
As well as being purveyors of Guinness, Magner's, Gaelic football and other sporting ventures, this Irish mainstay also hosts amazing live music sessions every Wednesday to Sunday with some with cracking covers getting everyone singing along making for one of the best atmospheres in town.
One of the best music bars in the city. On the ground floor, enjoy a cold one at the distinctive yellow-lit bar and catch the game on several flat-screen TVs. The bar upstairs hosts a variety of local acts with a focus on raucous rock music – just how we like it.
Music, drinks, food, and an ambience like no other all under one roof, well actually… all under no roof. At this balcony bar – covered with street art for that fun modern-industrial look – spits out a range of musical genres from R&B to pop-rock from a selection of artists, bands and DJs. To accompany these tunes: beer, illuminated skyscrapers and the star-filled sky.
Dance all night long at Cuba Libre – there's a spacious dancefloor where you can show off your moves and you won't be the only one. On different nights, the live band belts out salsa, bachata and other Latin Amercian dance numbers you can't help but groove to. The drinks are decent too, making this a must-visit bar on the Clarke Quay stretch.
Mandopop/rock doesn't get the kudos it deserves from the city's music elite, but there’s no denying the genre is the most commercially successful in Singapore. This bar and restaurant by the Timbre group pays reverence to those who can rock their Beyond (even though, yes, we know they're not Mando) and Wu Bai. Resident bands rotate every day of the week, sans Sunday, with tunes ranging from Jay Chou tearjerkers to harder numbers.