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When the sun goes down, an entirely different side of the city is revealed. ShermansTravel experts sort through the dives and overpriced cocktails to show you the best bars and nightspots that really give a taste of the local vibe, while also pointing out the jazz clubs, theater performances, and dancehalls that travelers might not find on their own.

Singapore Nightlife

Esplanade-Theatres on the Bay

This modern complex houses a mix of retail shops and entertainment venues that host plays and concerts. Sixteen waterfront dining outlets provide pre- and post-performance sustenance.

8 Raffles Ave., 011-65-6828-8399,
Tags: nightlife | moderate | trendy | dining

Marina Mandarin Hotel

Take advantage of the Marina Mandarin Hotel's booze buffet to quench your thirst with cocktails. Unlike most bars and discos in these parts, you can actually hear yourself speak here, making it perfect for conversation.

6 Raffles Blvd., 011-65-6845-1000,
Tags: nightlife | moderate | trendy | lounge

Ministry of Sound

All ages party till the wee hours in Clarke Quay at Ministry of Sound, a hot club for those who enjoy lively contemporary music (house, techno, dance) and freeform dancing.

Block 3C, The Cannery; River Valley Rd., 011-65-6235-2292,
Tags: nightlife | dancing | open late | nightclub

Night Market Tours

Let RMG tours guide you through the city after dark, starting with a riverside dinner at Boat Quay, followed by a tour of the night market, and ending with a drink at the Raffles Hotel.

RMG Tours, 011-65-6336-5465,
Tags: family | nightlife | moderate

Night Safari

The jungle comes alive after dark on the Singapore Zoo's Night Safari trip (7:30pm-midnight). Special lighting reveals big cats and other nocturnal creatures when they are most active.

80 Mandai Lake Rd., 011-65-6269-3411,
Tags: family | nightlife | outdoors | tour | wildlife

Sentosa Cable Car

Enjoy dinner 230-feet above sea level on the Sentosa Cable Car as it travels between Singapore and the Sentosa resort island. Book at least one day ahead.

Board at Sentosa Gateway, 011-65-736-8672,
Tags: family | nightlife | expensive | smart splurge | trendy


From its name, you might think Zouk is an Arabian bazaar, but this discotheque is quite possibly Asia's hottest club. Dancers gyrate to music from one of five live bands, while waiters dispense drinks and snacks.

17 Jiak Kim St., 011-65-6738-2988,
Tags: nightlife | moderate | editor pick | trendy | dancing

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