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NIGHTCLUBS REOPENING SINGAPORE

Clubbing in Singapore 2022: Here’s All You Need to Know!

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When was the last time you went clubbing with your friends and danced the night away?

Source: Giphy

For most of us, that was a hella long time ago, about two years to be exact.

But thanks to easing COVID-19 restrictions, we can finally hit the club from 19 April 2022!

For the brand-new-to-clubbing Gen Z-ers, welcome to the club!

Here’s all you need to know about the reopening of nightclubs, including the cost of COVID-19 tests, the surviving nightclubs, and getting the most bang-for-your-buck on your night out!

As the situation is still developing, we will update the article when more information is still available.


TL;DR: Clubbing in Singapore 2022

 AtasNormal Budget
ART$12$12$12
Dinner ~$30~$12~$5
Pre-Drinks (Assuming 4 drinks per person)~$80~$40~$16
Clubbing (assume: $30 cover charge on normal nights)$30$30$30
Supper ~$45~$15~$2.50
Transport ~$16~$16~$1.30
Total Cost $213/night $125/night $66.80/night

On top of your regular clubbing expenses, revellers will have to take a mandatory supervised Antigen Rapid Test (ART) before entering a nightclub.

This will cost $12 – $15 and will only be valid for 24 hours.

You can do so by booking an appointment with one of the Combined Test Centres (CTCs) or Quick Test Centres (QTCs), or do it remotely with these approved ART providers.

The cheapest is currently Minimed which provides remote ART at only $12.


Clubbing Safe Management Measures

Before we all go ham on 19 April, there are some things you’ll have to do before you can enter your favourite nightclub.

Source: CNA

Needless to say, you’ll have to be fully vaccinated to enter any nightlife venue.

On top of contact tracing and showing your vaccination status on the TraceTogether app, you’ll also need to take a supervised ART to enter nightclubs where dancing is offered as an activity.

Supervised Antigen Rapid Test (ART)

Before heading to a club, you’ll have to take a supervised ART at one of the Combined Test Centres (CTCs) or Quick Test Centres (QTCs), or do it remotely with these approved ART providers.

The cheapest is currently Minimed which provides remote ART at only $12.

A supervised ART will set you back $12 – $15 and will only be valid for 24 hours.

So be sure to book an appointment early to get a good timeslot.

Things To Bring

  • Nine other fully-vaccinated friends, maximum of 10 pax per group (if you’re lucky to have that many)
  • IC or photo identification (don’t be a blur sotong and get stuck outside a club)
  • Face mask

The Best (Surviving) Night Clubs in Singapore 2022

With all the legal stuff out of the way, let’s get to the fun part: all the clubs that have confirmed a reopening in Singapore!

NightclubReopening DateCover ChargeOpening HoursLocationHighlights
Cherry Discotheque19 April 2022By table booking only.

(Main dance floor will not be opened, hence no need for ART)
Tue-Sat: 8pm-3am133 Cecil St, Singapore 069535Underground, retro-inspired nightclub for old-school hip hop
CE LA VI20 April 2022By table reservationsWed: 5pm-3am

Thu: 5pm-1am

Fri: 5pm-3am

Sat: 12pm-3am

Sun: 12pm-1am

(Closed on Mon & Tue)
Level 57, Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, Hotel Tower 3, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018971Modern rooftop lounger with A-lister DJs
Yang20 April 2022TBAWed & Fri: 10pm-3am

Sat: 10pm - 4am
3A River Valley Road, #01-02, Singapore 179020International nightclub with a focus on Asian revelers.
Zouk 20 April 2022Wed: $35 (ladies), $40 (men)

Fri & Sat: $40 (ladies), $50 (men)

Comes with two house pours
Wed, Fri & Sat: 10pm–3am3C River Valley Road, #01-05, The Cannery, Singapore 179022Most popular club in Singapore with four clubs rolled into one
AVENUE SingaporeTBATBAFri: 10pm-6am
Sat: 10pm-6am
2 Bayfront Avenue, B3 (Entrance at level 1), Singapore 018956Bespoke hidden gem with fun features like a mini bowling alley and arcade games
MarqueeTBATBAFri & Sat: 10pm till late2 Bayfront Avenue, B1-67, Singapore 018956Three floors, making it one of the largest clubs in Singapore

Note: Zouk has been fully booked till May.

Sadly, some clubs in Singapore have also permanently closed. They include:

  • Altimate
  • Attica
  • Avry
  • Bang Bang
  • Canvas
  • D’underground
  • F.Club
  • Fleek
  • Kilo Lounge.

Clubbing Expenses

The cost of a night out is highly subjective, depending on your group of friends and your budget for the night.

I’ve broken down the cost based on the type of night you will be having: Atas, Normal, and Budget, so that you can have a rough estimate based on your spending appetite.

ART Cost

With the new regulations in place, you’ll have to fork out an additional $12 – $15 and a bit of your personal time to get a supervised ART done.

Dinner

 AtasNormal Budget
Dinner TypeDinner at a swanky bar, restaurant or the latest cafeHaving dinner at a more affordable restaurant or bar e.g. Astons, Saizeriya, etc.Kopitiam
Hawker centre
Food court
Cost $20 - $40 per person $10 - $15 per person $3.50 - $10

Pre-Drinks

 AtasNormal Budget
Location In the club
Open table
Rooftop bars
Drinking at nearby bars, etc.At home or outside, with duty free drinks.
Cost $20 - $30 per drink
$400 - $1500 to open a table
$10 - $20 per drink
$4 - $10 per drink

Cover Charge

As nightclubs have been closed for quite a while, it’s still too soon to know the exact cover charges when clubs reopen.

But based on our past experiences, cover charges are usually around $30.

Supper

 AtasNormal Budget
Supper Options Hotpot places
- Hai Di Lao
- Beauty In The Pot

Korean BBQ
Swee Choon7 Eleven Instant Cup Noodles
Cost $45 - $50 per person ~$15 - $20 per person~$2.50

Cab Ride

Taking a cab home will incur additional costs, where you will expect to spend an estimate of $16 to $23 on a cab ride home.

 AtasNormal Budget
Type of Ride Home Taxi
Grab
GoJek
Taxi
Grab
GoJek
Wait till 6am to take the first bus or train home
Cost $16 - $23$16 - $23$1.30 - $2

Total Cost

 AtasNormal Budget
ART$12$12$12
Dinner ~$30~$12~$5
Pre-Drinks (Assuming 4 drinks per person)~$80~$40~$16
Clubbing (assume: $30 cover charge on normal nights)$30$30$30
Supper ~$45~$15~$2.50
Transport ~$16~$16~$1.30
Total Cost $213/night $125/night $66.80/night

Whether you’re an Atas spender or a more conservative, Budget spender, a night out with your friends will cost you from $66.80 for just one night!

Regardless, we’re all craving to club again, so here are some tips and tricks to make your night more affordable!


Tips And Tricks For A Cheaper Night Out

Get Rid Of The Cover Charge

Especially for guys hitting the clubs, one of the biggest drawbacks is the $30 cover charge you have to pay just to get in.

For those planning to go, check out the club’s website or social media pages, and drop them a message to see if you’re able to get in through a guest list, which gives you a waiver on your cover charge.

Get Your Own Duty-Free Alcohol For Predrinks

Getting drinks from bars and clubs can be very expensive, so bringing your own alcohol is a great way to reduce the cost for the whole gang.

However,  Singapore has a rule where consumption of alcohol in a public space or non-licensed premise is restricted from 10.30pm to 7am. So it’s best to have drinks at a friends’ place, before heading to the club.

Wait For The First Morning Bus Or Train To Get Home

If you have nothing on the next day, taking the morning bus or train home from the club will save you on your cab fare.

For those who aren’t staying out too late, there are also Night Rider buses that you can take, that are available from 12am to 2am.

Pay With Credit Cards

Aside from the above tips, remember to use your credit card to maximise your spending.

For students, you could also try using GrabPay to earn some reward points.

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