These top 10 secret Singapore nightspots will make sure sleep is the last thing on your mind when visiting this sultry city.
1. OCBC Garden Rhapsody
Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore
During the day, Gardens by the Bay is an awe-inspiring sight, spanning 101 hectares and housing over 250,000 rare plants. Many don’t realise that the gardens is at its best after sunset. Don’t miss the dazzling OCBC show, with music, lasers, projection media and light artistry from 7.45pm and 8.45pm each night at the Supertree Grove. Best of all, it’s free.
2. 28 HongKong Street
28 HongKong Street, Singapore
Hidden in the backstreets of Clarke Quay, 28 HongKong Street is Singapore’s first secret bar. Apart from the number 28 above the doorway, there is no signage so you’ll need to keep your eyes peeled to find it. The alluring low-lit bar has some of the best cocktails in town with sassy names like Literate Lass and Modest Mule. It also has a selection of tasty bar food to curb any hunger pangs.
8 Raffles Avenue, #04-01, Esplanade-Theaters on the Bay
If you’re after an original nightlife experience with an undisturbed view of the city skyline, then Orgo is the place to go. Short for “Organic Chemistry”, this rooftop bar was designed without walls and utilises glass structures to accentuate its modern city feel. Orgo’s architecture isn’t the only organic innovation – the concept extends through to vast food and drink selections.
4. Jungle Beer Brewery Tour
8A Admiralty Street, #04-27, FoodXchange @Admiralty
A visit to a small homegrown brewhouse Jungle Beer Brewery is a Singapore must. It has an open brewery tour and a free-flow deal every second Saturday of the month from 6.30-11.30pm. Beer master Aditya Challa will take you on a tour around the facility and then you can enjoy an all-you-can-drink draft craft beer session for only SGD $40. There’s a rotating lineup of flavours such as mango, orange and even coffee.
5. 2am Dessert Bar
21A Lorong Liput, Holland Village
Tucked away in Holland Village, this is the perfect setting for an intimate late-night dessert. Creatively styled concoctions like the Amedei chilli chocolate and the English sticky toffee pudding are two of the menu’s greatest hits. Another perfect way to end the night is with the Araguani H2O, a 72 per cent Valrhona chocolate cake infused with Evian mineral water and a surprising caramel mousse centre.
6. O’Coffee Club
Wheelock Place, 501 Orchard Road #01-k1
Coffee lovers who want a late night caffeine fix, should pay a visit to one of Singapore’s 24 hour coffee houses, O’Coffee Club at Wheelock Place. They source their coffee beans independently through plantation owners and roast their own beans to control the quality and freshness of the coffee. There are a wide variety of beans to choose from including Jamaican Blue Mountain, the rare Ethiopian Yirgacheffe and its own blend O’Coffee Club Classic.
8 Marina Boulevard #33-01, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1
For those who want an exclusive view of Singapore’s Marina Bay and a little bit of history. This restaurant and lounge bar is located on the top floor of the Marina Bay Financial Centre and is officially the world’s highest urban craft-brewer. Apart from its tasty craft beer, LeVeL33 also offers European cuisine with a twist.
1 Fullerton Road, #01-06, Fullerton One
After a night out, OverEasy at One Fullerton is the place to go for those with a hankering for comfort food. Offering all-day American-style breakfast until 2am on Friday and Saturday, it is a hotspot amongst locals. Sweet favourites include fried chicken and waffles with maple butter and gravy, and pancakes with cream.
9. Chomp Chomp
20 Kensington Park Road, Singapore
Chomp Chomp, known to locals as the Serangoon Gardens Food Centre, is a classic food destination that springs to life in the evenings. Little known compared to tourist magnets Newton Food Centre and Maxwell Food Centre, it boasts some of the best hawker fare in the city. Local signature dishes include grilled stingray, barbecued chicken wings, carrot cake, ice kachang, popiah and hokkien mee.
10. Aramsa – The Garden Spa
Bishan Park 2, Mo Kio Ave 1, Singapore
If you’re looking for some late night relaxation after enjoying the sights, then Aramsa is the place for you. Open from 11am-10pm weekdays and 10am-11pm from Fridays to Sunday, Aramsa is holistically immersed within the lush greenery of a national park. Popular treatments include the tropical Java Lulur, which originated in the royal palaces of Central Java, and the Aramsa Touch Massage, which uses natural, botanical, herb based products.