10 Best Places For After-Dark Fun In Singapore

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Night owls will be happy to know that Singapore offers a variety of cool things to do after dark. 

Whether it’s enjoying a pint at a craft brewery, losing yourself in a hidden bar with live music or experiencing a night walking tour, there’s always something fun and exciting to do in the Lion City after the sun goes down. 

Here are 10 best spots to head to for some after-dark fun!

ROOFTOP BARS

1. Potato Head Singapore

36 Keong Saik Road
Open daily from noon to midnight 

Indonesian hospitality and lifestyle brand Potato Head’s Singapore outpost in Chinatown is housed in a restored four-storey Art Deco building.

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Photo: Singapore Tourism Board

Its breezy rooftop bar is a great place to kick back with tropical cocktails, groovy beats and chill vibes while tucking into Three Buns’ signature burgers, decadent sliders and sweet treats against a sunset-over-the-skyline backdrop.

2. Lady Wu

11 North Canal Road (Attic Level), The Offshore Building
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday – 5pm to 3pm

Located in the heart of Boat Quay, Lady Wu is inspired by and named after Wu Zetian, the first empress of the Tang Dynasty and the only female emperor in Chinese history. 

Catered mainly to the ladies, Lady Wu features a regular rotation of live acts and DJs, along with special cocktails at affordable prices. 

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Photo: Lady Wu / Instagram

Every Thursday from 5pm to 8pm is Empress Nights where ladies can enjoy free-flow of X-Bubbly, X-Rated and Zonin Prosecco. All night long on Thursdays, ladies and gents can indulge in Zonin Prosecco at $50++ per bottle.

CRAFT BEER SPOTS

3. The Cider Pit

328 Joo Chiat Road, #01-03
Opening hours: Monday to Friday – 3pm to midnight, Saturday & Sunday – 1pm to midnight

Indulge in an array of exotic craft beers, ciders and wines at The Cider Pit, located in the heritage-rich neighbourhood of Joo Chiat Road. 

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Photo: The Cider Pit / Facebook

If you’re feeling adventurous or want something different, ask the bartenders for recommendations that would suit your taste profile best. Some of the most beloved ciders on tap are the range of Westons ciders imported directly from the UK.

4. Smith Street Taps

Chinatown Complex Market & Food Centre #02-062, 335 Smith Street
Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday – 6pm to 10.30pm, Friday – 6pm to 11pm, Saturday – 2pm to 11pm (closed on Sunday & Monday)

Enjoy your favourite hawker dish with a smooth pint of craft beer from this beer stall in Chinatown Complex Market & Food Centre, Singapore’s largest hawker centre. 

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Photo: Smith Street Taps

Founded in 2014 by two of Singapore’s earliest craft beer pioneers, the stall offers a rotating beer selection, promising its fans varying types of beers with different flavours every season.

5. Druggists

119 Tyrwhitt Road
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday – 4pm to midnight, Friday to Sunday – 3pm to midnight

Sharing the same building with the Singapore Chinese Druggists Association, this watering hole is famous for its 23 rotating craft beers on tap. Do not be fooled by its old building exterior. Enter the space and you’ll be greeted with tasteful warm lighting and a striking blue paint job contrasted against its original floor tiles.

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Photo: Druggists

Enjoy its speciality range of beers with nibbles, burgers and tacos like The Battered Squid, Kaki Fry, Har Cheong Gai, Beef Kofta Tacos and Chicken Rendang Tacos.

MUSIC HOTSPOTS

6. RPM by D.Bespoke

16 Duxton Road
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday – 6pm to midnight, Saturday & Sunday – 3pm to midnight (closed on Monday)

In Japan, a league of nightspots have become immensely popular over the years for their warm ambience, curated music selection and amazing drinks. These are unofficially known as “audiophile bars”. 

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Photo: RPM by D.Bespoke / Instagram

In Singapore, we have RPM by D.Bespoke which offers a selection of Japanese shochu and cocktails with groovy music.  Vinyl lovers will want to check out its impressive collection of vintage vinyl that line the walls in floor-to-ceiling wooden shelves.

7. Overflow

#01-T2S-01 Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 2
Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday – 2pm to midnight, Friday & Saturday – 2pm to 2am, Sunday & Monday – noon to 10pm

This cosy bar, nestled in a garden next to Changi Airport’s Terminal 2 at Hub & Spoke, has nightly live performances by well-loved local bands. Different acts perform Mandopop, Cantopop or rock and roll hits daily from 7.30pm from Tuesday to Thursday, and at 8.30pm on Friday and Saturday.

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Photo: Changi Airport Group

Enjoy the live music while sipping on cocktails, mocktails or ice-cold beer, and nibbling on Classic Garlic Chicken Wings and Truffle Fries.  

8. Offtrack

34 North Canal Road
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday – 6pm to midnight, Friday & Saturday – 5pm to 1am  

Conceptualised by co-founders of local music collectives Darker Than Wax and Ice Cream Sundays, this music-centric bar and restaurant is a social space where local and regional DJs and record collectors can curate music for the bar’s guests.

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Photo: Offtrack / Instagram

Enjoy the music while chowing down on Pan-Asian food like Thai Tuna Tartare, Stuffed Wing, Teochew Ceviche, Crispy White Bait, Claypot Glutinous Rice and Tamarind Glaze Black Angus Short Rib and downing cult classic cocktails like Lychee Cobbler, House Espresso Martini, Penicilin, Gin Melon Smash, Salted & Stormy and Paloma. 

OUTDOOR EXPLORATION

9. Night Safari

80 Mandai Lake Road
Open daily from 7.15pm to midnight

Go on a wild nocturnal adventure at Night Safari, the world’s first nocturnal wildlife park. Located within Mandai Wildlife Reserve, it is home to over 900 animals from about 100 species.

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Photo: Singapore Tourism Board

Hop on the tram for a 40-minute guided ride through six geographical zones including the Himalayan Foothills and Equatorial Africa. Look out for animals like Tasmanian devil, fishing cat, grey-handed night monkey and sloth bear in their naturalistic habitats. 

For close encounters with a variety of nocturnal animals, explore the four walking trails – Fishing Cat Trail, Leopard Trail, East Lodge Trail and Wallaby Trail.

Don’t miss the Creatures of the Night show where otters, fennec fox, raccoon dog and bearded pigs display their natural talents and unique skills.

10. Creepy Tales of Singapore Tour

Meeting point: Haw Par Villa MRT station, Exit A
7.30pm to 11.30pm every Friday & Sunday

Horror lovers and history buffs, you don’t want to miss this guided tour which brings you to the creepy sites in Singapore with “ghost hunting” equipment and regales you with chilling World War II stories.

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Photo: Oriental Travel & Tours

Get glimpses of Singapore’s dark history and urban legends when you visit eerie places like a secluded hill rumoured to be a wartime execution site, a haunted coastal gun battery and one of the world’s largest Chinese cemeteries which is said to house over 100,000 tombs.

Candles, torches and transportation between creepy locations will be provided.

*This article has been edited and adapted with permission from Now Boarding by Changi Airport’s “7 Singapore nightlife spots for after-dark fun