The last time we danced in a club till 4am and belted out mushy love songs at the karaoke was more than two years ago, and we can’t wait to be back.
On Monday (4 April 2022), authorities announced that all nightlife businesses, including clubs and karaoke establishments, will be allowed to fully reopen from 19 April 2022 onwards.
This means we can finally party, sashay away on the podium (do they still have those?) at Zouk and wolf down maggi goreng at the 24/7 prata joint in our clubbing attire.
If you’re looking forward to raving like us, here’s all you need to know about the best clubs and karaoke studios in Singapore, the estimated costs of partying (including a supervised ART test), and hacks on how you can save money on your night out.
As this announcement is pretty recent, some establishments have yet to announce their opening and prices. Do keep a lookout on their respective websites and social media platforms for more information.
Last updated on 18 April 2022.
Supervised COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test (ART) test required before clubbing
Once nightlife resumes, partygoers will have to take a mandatory supervised Antigen Rapid Test (ART) before entering a nightclub or any establishment that offers dancing as an activity.
The supervised ART test will cost between S$12 to S$15 and will only be valid for 24 hours.
The cheapest and most convenient way to do it is with Minimed, which provides remote ART test at only S$12 (test kit not included).
You will receive your digitally authenticated ART certificate within 30 minutes, and it will be accessible via Healthhub and TraceTogether.
Clubbing Safe Management Measures
Before getting turnt up on 19 April, here are some safe management measures you (and your nine other friends) must adhere to/know:
- Maximum group size of 10 full-vaccinated people
- Produce your supervised ART test result
- Wear your masks while indoors
- Keep at least a 1m safe distancing between masked off groups and individuals
- There is a 75% capacity limit for large events with more than 1,000 people
- There is no capacity limit for events with less than 1,000 people
The Best Night Clubs in Singapore 2022
Now that you know what you have to do, here are the best night clubs in Singapore!
|Zouk||3C River Valley Road, #01-05, The Cannery, Singapore 179022||Wed: 10pm to 3am|
First two Fridays of the month: 10pm to 3am
Last two Fridays of the month: 10pm to 4am
Sat & Eve of PH: 10pm to 4am
|Marquee||2 Bayfront Avenue, B1-67, Singapore 018956||TBC|
|Cherry Discotheque Singapore||133 Cecil Street, Keck Seng Tower, Singapore 069535||8pm to 3am on Tuesdays to Saturdays|
|Bar Rogue||2 Stamford Rd, Level 71 Swissotel The Stamford, Singapore 178882||TBC|
|Empire||Level 45 Singapore Land Tower|
50 Raffles Place,
|Mon to Tue & Thu:|
5pm to 1am
Wed: 5pm to 2am
Fri: 5pm to 3am
Sat: 9pm to 3am
|Get Juiced||3E River Valley Road,|
Block E Clarke Quay #02-01,
|Club Peaches||100 Orchard Road, Singapore 238840||TBC|
|Wan||3 Temasek Blvd, #03-308, Singapore 038983||Wed & Sat:|
10pm to 3am
Sun: 10pm to 4am
|Club M Singapore||114 Middle Road, #04-00 Lee Kai House, Singapore 188971||4pm to 12am|
Popular clubs that have closed down
Sadly, there were some clubs that couldn’t survive the pandemic. They include:
- BANG BANG
- Canvas Club
The estimated cost of clubbing in Singapore 2022
We’re estimating that the cost of a night out in Singapore is similar to pre-pandemic times, with the additional charge being only the mandatory ART test.
Here’s the breakdown of how much you’ll probably spend for a night out at the club once it reopens:
- ART test (24 hours before): S$12
- Pre-drinks (Assuming two bottles of soju per person): S$20~
- Club cover charge: S$25 to S$30~ (or free for ladies on Wednesdays, based on our past experiences)
- Supper (assuming you dine at more affordable spots like a prata joint): S$8~
- Transport home: S$15~
Total: S$80 to S$100 per night out
Hacks for a cheaper night out at the club
Get your own alcohol
Buy cheap drinks at wholesale stores outside before heading in. OGs hide them in the bushes and come out every once in a while for a shot (if you know, you know).
Avoid paying for cover charge
For the ladies, it’s free entry on Wednesday nights. If you’re lucky, there are also free drinks as well. If our memory serves us correctly, F.club used to offer a wristband to ladies on Wednesday nights (on top of free entry), which includes two free drinks every hour before 1am.
Unfortunately, nothing is free for the guys.
Wait for the first train or bus in the morning to get home
Most people would simply take a Grab home, but private hire transport on a Friday night usually comes at an exorbitant cost after all your surges and midnight surcharges. If you’re on a budget, the best thing to do is wait for the first train or bus and pay less than S$2 to get home.
Pay With Credit Cards
Nights out are expensive, so remember to use your credit card to maximise your spending. Sign up for these credits cards to earn miles and cashback on your spending!
The Best Karaoke Places in Singapore 2022
|Karaoke Establishment||Locations||Opening Hours||Charges|
|Teo Heng||Suntec City, Causeway Point, JCube, Star Vista||10am to 1am daily||Small room (4 pax): S$12 per hour during happy hours, S$18 per hour during peak hours|
Medium room (6 pax): S$14 per hour during happy hours, S$20 per hour during peak hours
Big room (10 pax): S$16 per hour during happy hours, S$24 per hour during peak hours
|Cash Studio||Ming Arcade, Cuppage Plaza, Prinsep Street, Clarke Quay Central, Djitsun Mall, Simpang Bedok||Various opening hours||Various charges (Starting from S$7.90++ per hour)|
|K.Star||Orchard Central and Plaza Singapura||Orchard Central: 12pm to 6am|
12pm to 3am
|Happy hours (12pm to 8pm): S$20 ++ per hour on Mondays to Fridays, S$25 ++ per hour on Saturdays and Sundays|
Peak hours (after 8pm): S$30 ++ per hour on Sundays to Thursdays, S$40 ++ per hour on Fridays and Saturdays
|HaveFun Karaoke||Various locations||Various opening||313 Sommerset’s charges (Starting from S$7.80 per hour)|
Downtown East’s charges (Starting from S$21.80)
Toa Payoh’s charges (Starting from S$6.80 per hour)
|Ten Dollar Club||Aranda Country Club, Khatib, HometeamNS at Balestier and Chinatown Point||2pm to 10.30pm||Day (2pm to 7pm): S$12 per hour on Mondays to Fridays, and S$15 per hour on Saturdays and Sundays*|
*A minimum of three participants
Night (7pm onwards): S$16 per hour on Mondays to Fridays, and S$18 on Saturdays and Sundays**
**A minimum of four participants
Hacks For A Cheaper KTV sessions
Flash your student card for better deals
Before COVID-19 hit, KTV had student deals where sessions can go as low as S$5 per hour.
However, we’re not sure if those are still available as they probably need to recoup losses after a two-year shutdown.
Sing in the afternoon
Weekday afternoons (aka happy hours) are the cheapest sessions to go for singing sesh.
Squeeze as many friends (but not more than 9 others) into a room
If your KTV charges per room, make your bill cheaper by bringing in as many people as you can. For example, Teo Heng charges S$16 for an hour and you can bring 10 people, which means each person only pays S$1.60 per hour!
Be it clubbing or karaoke, remember to always mask up indoors and don’t forget to do an ART test 24 hours before entering the dance floor.
Do adhere to the safe distancing measures and don’t be complacent as COVID-19 is still a real problem — if Shanghai can go into lockdown again, so can Singapore.
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By Kendra Tan
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