Top Ten Dance Clubs in Singapore in which to party the night away



Singapore has long ago shaken off its boring staid image, and its nightlife scene is going from strength to strength. The 2006 opening of Clarke Quay, a purpose built eating, drinking and clubbing emporium had much to do with this, while the more recent launch of the Marina Bay Sands complex has helped take Singapore’s clubbing scene to a new level.

 

Heading up our list are the three see-and-be-seen clubs within the Marina Bay Sands complex. While Ku De Ta wows with its views from the 57th floor, Avalon and Pangaea are tucked away within the crystal pavilion over the water of Marina Bay. Hollywood sensation Avalon is now Singapore’s largest dance club at 17,000 square feet, while the “ultra-lounge” concept of Pangaea promises a more intimate and luxurious party experience.

 

Not to be forgotten is all-time Singapore favourite night spot Zouk. This warehouse-club has been packing in clubbers since its launch in March 1991, with both resident and visiting DJs spinning the decks in its four clubs. Zouk is also responsible for Asia’s biggest beach party – ZoukOut, held on Siloso Beach in Sentosa every December.

 

Not far away, Clarke Quay is home to Attica, a perennial favourite with locals, local expats and visitors. Its location within easy staggering distance of the many other bars and restaurants of the area help its popularity. Also in Clarke Quay is Zirca, an enormous complex which attracts a mainly younger local crowd, and occasionally hosts smaller concerts of touring pop icons.

 

Those looking for less mainstream music should check out Home, proclaiming to head up Singapore’s underground culture, while the Butter Factory is where local hip hop fans head to.


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Clarke Quay


Zirca Mega Club burst onto the scene in November 2008, taking over the site of the much-loved Ministry of Sound. Located in the heart of nightlife hotspot Clarke Quay, this enormous club has a capacity of 2,000 clubbers. Resident DJs Josh,...  Read More




Established in 2000, Dbl O (pronounced "double-oh") continues to be a popular night spot with local Singaporeans. Three resident DJs GemStarr, Timo-J and Ollie 'Des keep the dance floor packed 'til the small hours with their mix of familiar old...  Read More


St James Power Station


This former 1927 coal-fired power station has been restored into a mega-entertainment complex, attracting local Singaporeans for drinking, late nights and dancing. Twelve outlets in all mean that there should be something to cater for all tastes...  Read More


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Financial District


Singapore's hip hop lovers flock to The Butter Factory, a fun and funky club featuring a party blend of hip hop, R&B, urban grooves, alternative vibes and street art. Divided into two rooms, Bump booms with mainly hip-hop tunes, while Fash has a...  Read More


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Clarke Quay


Since its opening in March 2005, Home Club has become Singapore's favourite underground club, and at just 2,800 square feet makes an intimate alternative to the city's many mega-clubs. Here you can expect to hear an eclectic mix of music from...  Read More




Situated in the heart of eating and drinking emporium Clarke Quay, Attica is undoubtedly one of Singapore's most popular nightclubs. The ground floor sees hip hop lovers bumping and grinding on the hot and sweaty dancefloor, while revellers down...  Read More




Ku De Ta is one of Singapore’s current see-and-be-seen hotspots. This bar, restaurant and dance club in-one, boasts one of the world's most stunning locations, perched at 257m atop the magnificent Marina Bay Sands hotel with unbeatable views...  Read More


Pangaea
Photo courtesy of Pangaea


The legendary ultra lounge that became a celebrity hangout in cities such as New York, London and Miami opened its doors in Singapore in 2011, swiftly becoming the city's swankiest club. Sharing its floating Crystal Pavilion premises with...  Read More


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Meet Marianne Rogerson

Marianne is a freelance travel writer, who has lived in Singapore for six years. She is the author of a travel guidebook to Singapore and has written about Singapore for a range of...  More About Marianne

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