From the same team who brought Cherry Discotheque and Peaches Club to the scene, Mao is the latest hip establishment that has joined its burgeoning lineup. The club is located where Club Kyo used to exist, with a focus on disco, house, garage, funk and soul plus a dose of techno and hip-hop. The intimate underground space has already planned a slew of activities for its weekend lineup to keep partygoers excited.
Every Friday the club will be presenting Basement Soul nights with its resident DJ Matty Wainright, along with renowned local and guest DJs, bringing the best of house music to the dancefloor. The club will also be hosting its ladies night on Thursdays where ladies can enjoy up to three hours of free flow drinks. On the decks, DJ Rough will be spinning everything from old-school hip-hop classics to current popular hits.
133 Cecil Street, tel: 9088 2453
#2: Level Up
The newest kid on the block at Clark Quay is Level Up, an arcade and bar hybrid that will appeal to the kid in you. With graphic painted walls, neon lights and an industrial-inspired interior, the decor of this new bar draws its influence from the 90s. P/S: even the walls of the toilets have retro Archie comics all over it – what’s not to love?
There’s also a huge selection of games to play as you indulge in some creative tipples including four old-school arcade machines, claw machines, foosball and of course, what’s an arcade bar without some good ol’ beer pong? Oh yes, if you feel a little peckish, the bar has got a variety of snacks and other bar bites to choose from.
3A River Valley Road, tel: 6266 2276
#3: Chug Chug
Tanjong Pagar has just added another cool establishment known as Chug Chug to their robust lineup of bars. Co-founded by local Youtubers Xinde Yap and Brandon Loh, the new bar features one of the most Instagram-worthy interiors, with neon signages that pepper the entire space. They even have their very own photo wall to allow customers to snap an Instagram shot.
Besides its swanky interior, the bar will also be serving up a slew of different types of alcohol such as beers, creative cocktails, shots and even wines. For those who prefer non-alcoholic drinks, mocktails and teas are also available on the drinks menu.
114 Tanjong Pagar Road, tel: 6224 5113