This famous shopping belt is also home to a pulsating nightlife scene. Emerald Hill, a tucked-away strip flanked by elegant Perenakan row houses, is where to go for atmospheric pubs and bars with chilled-out alfresco lounges and strong, tasty cocktails. Up the road, Orchard Towers has four floors full of girlie bars and clubs with live music and dance shows – imagine an entire red-light zone housed in one building. For a touch of sophistication, try Brix at the luxurious Grand Hyatt, Marriott’s Bar None, Irish pub Muddy Murphy’s at the basement of Orchard Hotel or Indochine at Wisma Atria.
All Nightlife Venues in Orchard Road
Alley Bar Singapore
This bar is too popular to be called a secret, but it has managed to keep its hidden vibe thanks in part to its location down a small lane just off Orchard Road. It’s got a distinctive look: high ceilings, and L-shaped bar and great value drinks and good offers on beers, wine and house pours. It’s usually easy to get a seat here, but as the evening wears on the bar gets busier, and by closing time the music is blaring and there’s a party atmosphere. Music is loud enough to dance, but there are plenty of quieter corners if you just fancy a drink and a chat.
- Opening Hours: Mon - Thu 17:00 - 02:00, Fri - Sat 17:00 - 03:00, Sun 17:00 - 02:00
- Address: 180 Orchard Road, Peranakan Place, Singapore 238846
This elevating bar brings bar concepts to novel heights with its modern open style and club-like warmth. Bar-Stop is like a homey lounge that is ideal for quiet business meetings in the afternoons and a get-together location for close friends in the evenings. Found in its own little enclave along Devonshire Road, it’s a good spot for getting away from it all – on your own terms.
- Opening Hours: Sun - Thu 17:00 – 01:00, Fri - Sat 17:00 – 02:00
- Address: 6 Devonshire Road
- Tel: +65 6735 6614
Bedrock Bar & Grill
Bedrock Bar & Grill is a modern grill restaurant and whisky bar located at Pan Pacific Serviced Suites. Designed by award-winning design consultancy firm AvroKO from New York, its warm and intimate setting showcases outstanding design with the use of organic elements such as unfinished wood, rough granite, and custom-made plush leather booths. For business meetings or parties, the private dining space can be reserved for groups of six, 12 or 20 persons.
- Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30 and 18:00 - 22:30
- Address: Pan Pacific Serviced Suites #01-05, 96 Somerset Road
- Tel: +65 6238 0054
This basement bar in the Grand Hyatt Hotel on Scotts Road lives up to its name: the rustic red brick walls are a large part of the design. The bar is smart and friendly, with plenty of space to sit, including private booths and seating along the bar. Entry costs 10 SGD and the bar opens at 21:00 and closes at 02:00. The band is the main draw for the most of the crowd, who mostly turn up around 23:00. It’s suitable for those who like to dance as well as those who want to chill with an excellent whisky or wine. There are some working girls in this bar, but they tend to be discreet and only interact with those who are looking for them.
- Opening Hours: 21:00 until 02:00
- Address: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 10 Scotts Road, Singapore 228211
Club Sonar at TAB
TAB is a great live music venue that attracts a wide variety of artists and DJs to their stage. There’s live music every night from 22:30, with regional acts making up most of the bill, singing in English, Chinese, Korean and even Thai. The concert venue and bar also attracts more alternative international music acts such as The Album Leaf and The Axis of Awesome. Sit downstairs if you want to be a part of the enthusiastic music-loving crowd or head upstairs to soak up the atmosphere over a couple of pints or one of their excellent cocktails including a signature range of martinis that start at around 18 SGD.
- Opening Hours: Mon - Thu 21:30 - 04:30, Fri - Sat 21:30 - 05:30
- Address: #02-29, Orchard Hotel 442 Orchard Road, Singapore
Amongst the giant shopping malls along Orchard Road is one of the most attractive streets in the city: Emerald Hill, located just behind Orchard Central. The main reason to take a quick walk down this street is that it remains almost frozen in time, with most buildings constructed between 1900 and 1920. The best time to Read More...
- Opening Hours: until 2:00
- Location: Behind Orchard Central
Hard Rock Café
Hard Rock Café Singapore really doesn’t need much of an introduction. Established in 1990, it’s the home of rock and platters of American food. Open until late, the staff and crowd are extremely friendly, and a good time is nothing less than guaranteed. Every night a live band plays, sometimes locals, sometimes international bands who are travelling around the region. When there isn’t a band on stage, the American tunes are still booming loud enough to make it a party. Even if you are not an ultimate rock and roll fan it’s still worth checking out as the bar has some large sports screens that show the biggest football games, with great deals on beers and house pours during the match.
- Opening Hours: 11:00 until 03:00
- Address: 50 Cuscaden Road, HPL House, Singapore 249724
- Tel: +65 6235 5232
Harry's @ Anguilla Park
Strategically situated along Orchard Road, Harry’s @ Angullia Park is located close to many shopping malls such as Wheelock Place, Shaw Centre and the new ION shopping mall.
- Opening Hours: Mon - Thu 12:00 - 01:00,
Fri - Sat & Eve of Public Holiday 12:00 - 02:00,
Sun & Non-weekend Public Holiday 11:30 - 01:00
- Address: 545 Orchard Road #01-01/02 Far East Shopping Centre, Singapore 238882
- Tel: +65 6838 0460
Harry's @ Orchard Towers
Strategically situated along Orchard Road, Harry’s @ Orchard is located close to many shopping malls such as Forum Gallery, Palais Renaissance, and Orchard Towers.
- Opening Hours: Mon - Thu 15:00 – 02:00,
Fri & Eve of Public Holidays 15:00 –03:00,
Sat 12:00 - 03:00, Public Holidays 12:00 – 01:00
- Address: 1 Claymore Drive, Orchard Towers, #01-05, #02-08/09, Singapore 229594
- Tel: +65 6736 7330
The bar at Royal Plaza is never going to be top of a hipster’s to do list, but this is one of the reasons we like it. The smart lounge is the perfect drinking den, plenty of cosy seating, a good variety of alcohol behind the bar and a crowd who are looking to unwind rather than impress. Happy Hour runs every day from 17:30 until 20:30 and stays open until 03:00. From Monday to Saturday the small stage area is home to the house band, and at all other times it’s chilled out house and Latin beats.
- Opening Hours: Mon - Thu 17:00 - 01:00, Fri - Sat 17:00 - 02:00
- Address: 2/F Royal Plaza on Scotts, 25 Scotts Road, Singapore 228220
It’s always rather strange to find a bar in a shopping mall, but once you step behind the curtain and down the stairs at Horse’s Mouth, in the basement of the Forum Shopping Mall, you will forget all about the consumer heaven above. This bar is dark and moody, inspired by drinking dens in Japan. It’s sleek and modern, with colourful displays and dark wood. There’s a good selection of drinks, including signature cocktails made by the cheery bar tender, who really knows his spirits. For something simple and strong go for your pick of the sake or whiskies, the selection is impressive and the quality excellent. Although the place looks like a drinking den you can come early to sample their excellent ramen noodles, perfect for lining your stomach before you hit the bar.
- Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 18:00 – 01:00
- Address: #B1-39 Forum The Shopping Mall, 583 Orchard Road, Singapore 238884
KPO Café Bar
KPO is so named as it’s located between the junctions of Killiney, Penang and Orchard Roads. The design, place, architecture and everything else within KPO reflects our philosophy of life. In addition, touches of modern flair creates a rather natural urban landmark that plays a double act – as a post office and an all-day café bar and this makes it a perfect spot for breakfast meetings or late-night cozy get-togethers.
- Opening Hours: Mon - Thu 16:00 – 01:00, Fri 16:00 – 02:00,
Sat 18:00 - 02:00
- Address: 1 Killiney Rd, Killiney Post Office, Singapore 239518
- Tel: +65 6733 3648
Martini Bar at Mezza9
There’s no better place in the city for martinis. The menu runs to 30 different options, starting at 19 SGD, with unusual varieties created just for this bar. House signatures include the fruity lychee martini, which brings together a flavour of Asia and more than a hint of sweetness, or the tiramisu martini, with a coffee kick and a dusting of cocoa. Other fruits make an appearance including coconut, star fruit, passion fruit and dragon fruit. It can be hard to stop at one, but thankfully the bar has a 50% discount during happy hour, with 9 martinis at just 9 USD (18:00 until 21:00). The bar gets busy, especially at weekends, so get here early if you want to grab a seat.
- Address: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 10 Scotts Road, Singapore 228211
Oriole Café & Bar
Oriole Café & Bar makes a great destination for all-day casual dining and drinks. Here, diners can indulge in affordable comforting bistro fare (all under $15), matched by an extensive bar menu of quality coffee beverages and cocktails. With 313@Somerset set to open in November 2009, diners at Oriole Café & Bar can lounge within the café or relax in the al fresco area amidst the bustle of Orchard Road.
- Opening Hours: Mon-Tue 11:30 - 23:00, Wed - Thu 11:00 - 00:00,
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00, Sun 10:00 - 22:00
- Address: 96 Somerset Road, #01-01, Pan Pacific Serviced Suites
- Tel: +65 6238 8348
The Mansion not only has a great view out onto the city street, but it has a sleek boudoir theme that doesn’t take itself too seriously, with large velour seats, crystal chandeliers and a polished bar stacked high with excellent wine, champagnes and top label spirits. Drinks start at around 15 SGD, although a bottle of fizz can go into the hundreds. The music here is excellent, no surprise given that the ground floor is a record shop. Expect an eclectic mix of soul, funk, pop and even house and hip hop. The bar also attracts international names to take a spin on the decks. Bear in mind, the bar doesn’t get really busy until after 21:30.
- Opening Hours: 12:00 until 04:00
- Address: #02-10/15 Pacific Plaza, 9 Scotts Rd., Singapore 228210
The Sanctuary is the perfect al fresco dining establishment in the heart of Singapore's shopping district. At the well-named Sanctuary, guests enjoy respite from the hustle and bustle of the city under a verdant canopy of flora. It's been said that the Sanctuary is ' the ideal place for men to hang out while the ladies go shopping' and never a truer word was spoken. However, the peaceful calm of daytime at the Sanctuary morphs in the evening into a chill-out supper club with live acts.
- Opening Hours: Mon - Thu 11:00 – 02:00, Fri - Sat 11:00 – 03:00, Sun 11:00 – 01:00
- Address: 435, Orchard Road, Wisma Atria #01-23 to #01-25
- Tel: +65 6238 3473