Top 10 Live Music Venues in Singapore

It’s Friday night. You’re feeling the music, but not feeling the clubs. Where do you go?
Our city’s nightscape is sculpted by a wide selection of bars, cafes, and restaurants that is frequented by the performances of live bands and vocal artistes. There is a wealth of entertainment awaiting your discovery and exploration. In this article is a list of our top 10 recommendations for places you can get your groove on.

1. Esplanade Theatres on the Bay

Top 10 Live Music Venues in Singapore
With free performances happening almost everyday, you don’t have to burn a hole in your wallet to indulge in the arts at Esplanade. The breathtakingly beautiful view of the Singapore nightscape is the perfect backdrop to a night of musical adventures. 

2. Timbre X 

Top 10 Live Music Venues in Singapore
Timbre X has various outlets at different locations, namely: Timbre X @ The Substation, Timbre X @ The Arts House, and Switch by Timbre X. Timbre X live music venue emits an exclusive old school casual charm. Amongst the  waving leafy fronds, dine alfresco, quench your thirst at the bar and enjoy nightly life music performances by Singapore’s homegrown talents.

3. Rock Hard Cafe

Top 10 Live Music Venues in Singapore
With a massive global presence, Hard Rock International is one of the world’s most globally recognized brands. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, memorable dining experiences, Hard Rock Live performance venues and more. Discover inspired cuisine, the hottest live music, and an amazing collection of musical memorabilia at Hard Rock Cafe Singapore. 

4. Unplugged Singapore

Top 10 Live Music Venues in Singapore
Unplugged Singapore provides an unrivaled listening experience that exposes the raw talents of Singapore. This ‘LIVE music room’ & Bar in the über lush area of Dempsey showcase a seasoned and talented team of vocalists and musicians whose love and fervour for music comes through every show-stopping performances. Introducing the stars of tomorrow, Unplugged Singapore support local talents, celebrates the creative lifestyle & those who live it.

5. Kult Yard

Top 10 Live Music Venues in Singapore
Housed in a 19th Century barrack,  Kult Yard is an escape in the city with a sense of calm and serenity. In a similar vein as Kult Kafe’s discreet location, Kult Yard is situated within a former police barrack at Pearl’s Hill Terrace in bustling Chinatown. The space is now scattered with abandoned white-stone statues and greenery, home to eclectic musicians and creative professionals.

6. Le Noir

Top 10 Live Music Venues in Singapore
Le Noir has two outlets, one in Clarke Quay and one in The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. Le Noir has been an integral part of the Clarke Quay soundscape for 11 years. The live music venue offers an indoor and outdoor option, with live bands playing on both stages from 6pm until the wee small hours. Resident DJs set the tone before and in between bands, making sure there is a consistent level of aural entertainment. Catch the biggest live sporting contests on multiple screens inside and out, so you never miss any of the action, from live English Premier League matches to the Ryder Cup and F1.

7. Cool Cats

Top 10 Live Music Venues in Singapore
An exciting concept that spearheads Singapore’s cocktail scene, Cool Cats is where sophisticated tippling and premium entertainment proudly co-exist. A swanky live music lounge, Cool Cats endeavours to refresh Singapore’s cocktail scene with inventive creations paired with dazzling, refined entertainment. It is one that fastens tradition to innovation, a timeless and edgy blend harnessed to offer an energetic, stimulating experience.

8. Monti

Top 10 Live Music Venues in Singapore
Monti is the destination for a musical romantic escapade. Hang out in the chic and magnificent indoor lounge or kick back at the open-air rooftop terrace for afterwork cocktails and mouth-watering Italian tapas with a contemporary twist. Monti has its music line-up curated by Jeremy Monterio; you can expect an evening of romantic jazz music just about everyday.

9. Tipsy Penguin

Top 10 Live Music Venues in Singapore
A group of penguins is called a huddle, and Tipsy Penguin loves when their friends gather together at Mr Frosty’s (in-house penguin) home! 
Drinking and getting tipsy also causes one to wobble like a penguin, but more than that they hope for people to get Tipsy over the love they have for one another as they spend time together over good food. You can expect to enjoy live music daily from Monday – Saturday.

10. Lulu’s Lounge

Top 10 Live Music Venues in Singapore
LuLu’s is an intriguing innovation on the Singapore nightlife scene. It boasts an evolving, proactive experience- from its carefully curated entertainment to unexpected interiors. Lulu’s music direction is true open format with Live jazz, funk/soul, disco, pop, hiphop/rnb, house, dancehall and rock. With burlesque star guests and retro DJ performances from internationally acclaimed names, live acoustics and personal hospitality, Lulu’s guests can enjoy post-dinner drinks or let their hair down and dance into the early hours.
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