6 Best Live Music Venues in Singapore
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Garden City Grooves: 6 Best Live Music Venues in Singapore

Singapore’s diverse live music scene, ranging from Clarke Quay’s lively riverside stages to the hidden gems in Haji Lane’s eclectic alleyways, offers a rich symphony catering to every musical taste. 

Before you get your groove on, take a long look (and listen) at our picks of the best live music venues in Singapore!

How much are live music events in Singapore?

The cost of live music events in Singapore can vary widely depending on several factors, including the venue, the popularity of the artist or band, the type of event, and whether it’s a local or international act.

Generally, prices for gigs and concerts featuring local artists can range from S$20 to S$100 or more.

How We Picked

Prominent Acts and Emerging Talents – We looked into whether the venue hosts established acts and emerging local talents (or both). This can offer a diverse and dynamic music experience.
Ambience and Amenities – How is the overall ambience, and are there any additional amenities the venue offers, such as seating options, food, and drink selections?
Sound Quality – A good live music venue should provide clear and balanced sound to enhance the performance.
Ticketing and Reservations – We reviewed the convenience of the ticketing process and whether reservations are required, especially for popular venues or events.

1. Cool Cats

Cool Cats

Address: 32 Beach Rd, Singapore 189764 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6568181888

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 7 PM-midnight



Cool Cats aims to change Singapore’s cocktail landscape by seamlessly fusing sophisticated libations with premium entertainment. The place has become a hub for enthusiasts seeking an enchanting night of music and mixology.

Bartender Craig Moses crafts inventive cocktails inspired by music history, featuring sultry, smooth, and up-tempo flavours. 

Nestled in an intimate jazz club ambience, Cool Cats accommodates only a few dozen guests, ensuring an exclusive experience. 

The venue hosts live jazz, blues, and headliner acts, showcasing the talents of musicians from around the world. With weekly rotations, each visit promises a soulful journey into the heart of the blues.


  • Weekly live music acts on rotation
  • Imaginative crafted cocktails inspired by music
  • Intimate jazz club ambience


  • Closed on Sundays and Mondays

Customer Reviews

Definitely will come back again for other performances

“Saturday evening Jamie Aditya’s cool jazz. First time here. The live band, Jamie and the services were great. Definitely will come back again for other performances.”

– Evan W, Google Reviews

Incredible music in a really luxurious setting

“Incredible music in a really luxurious setting, such high quality and really friendly staff! A little pricey but worth it for the experience if you are a big jazz fan. Would love to go again!”

– Jasneet Sian, Google Reviews

2. Vertigo26

Address: 26 Seah St, Basement, Singapore 188382 (Google Maps) 

Contact: +6564911391

Hours: Monday to Saturday, 5 PM-midnight



Vertigo26 is not just a bar; it aims to be a harmonious blend of music, mixology, and gastronomy. Head Bartender Cedric Seth, inspired by his naval adventures, concocts signature cocktails, craft beers, and spirits. 

The bar doubles as a vinyl haven, with a curated record store and live DJ music spanning diverse genres. Music Director Robin’s rich background in retail amplifies the experience, as he believes music is best heard in analogue.

This unique music-listening bar also serves delectable comfort food, expertly paired with cocktails and craft beers. Analogue enthusiasts are also invited to do some serious vinyl crate digging at Vertigo26.


  • Ideal for analogue enthusiasts
  • Cosy atmosphere
  • Diverse food and beverage options


  • Tables strictly by reservation
  • Closed on Sundays

Customer Reviews

I was drawn by the smooth tunes emanating off the street

“Excellent music and great food! A surprisingly good bar is hidden in the basement along Seah Street. I was drawn by the smooth tunes emanating off the street, only to discover this tight cosy basement bar. They serve a pretty wide range of alcohol and local craft beers with a small selection of food that was pretty good. We had the crispy pork belly pasta which was nicely spicy and garlicky, perfect with a cold sourish brew. The music was cool enough to chill and listen to and loud enough to still have proper conversations. Definitely 5 stars to the DJ for music selection!”

– The Happy Hypno, Google Reviews

Great vibes, delectable bites, delightful bespoke mocktails, and exceptional tunes

“A cosy enclave that offers a home away from home. Great vibes, delectable bites, delightful bespoke mocktails, and exceptional tunes (the resident DJ spins a lot of lesser-known tracks from bands I love — great for music nerds like me).”

– Tung Yon Heng, Google Reviews

3. Offtrack

Address: 34 N Canal Rd, #01-01, Singapore 059290 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6587480408

Hours: Monday to Saturday, 5 PM-midnight



Offtrack is a music-centric bar, curated by the co-founders of Darker Than Wax and Ice Cream Sundays. It offers a unique blend of hearty Pan Asian cuisine, cult classic cocktails, and vibrant sounds.

Going beyond a traditional cocktail bar, Offtrack prioritises an aurally pleasant space with highlights on local and regional DJs along with vinyl collectors in its commitment to diverse music programming.

With its mission to provide a comfortable, intimate listening experience, it features a sound system that includes two restored Klipsch La Scala speakers to enhance the acoustics and a space adorned with posters, records, and a retro disco ball. 


  • Funky, retro vibes 
  • Extensive food and beverage menu
  • Features local and regional DJs


  • Smallish bar could get easily crowded
  • Closed on Sundays

Customer Reviews

The vibe and music are amazing and encourage conversation

“This was my second visit, and the new cocktail menu is as delicious! We tried a few and my favourite was the Balm Negroni. The bar bites are the right portion size allowing you to try many things. The vibe and music are amazing and encourage conversation. Special shout-out to Crystal for fixing our beautiful cocktails!”

– Priyagi Prabhu, Google Reviews

Their guest DJ was also fire, with amazing tunes

“Went for the drinks, but was blown away by the food. My favourite was the beef tartare. The dish was complex and had an amazing texture. It had some Thai influence in its seasoning. very good stuff Drinks were also amazing, and really deserving of their clout. Their guest DJ was also fire, with amazing tunes. Great spot, gotta go again.”

– Marcus Tan, Google Reviews

4. Esplanade – Theatres On The Bay

Address: 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6568288377

Hours: Schedule of events here



This review wouldn’t be complete without the Esplanade – Theatres On The Bay. It stands as a distinguished architectural icon with its twin shells, earning a spot among the world’s busiest arts centres since its 2002 inauguration.

Boasting over 53,000 performances and activities, Esplanade has welcomed 34 million patrons and 116 million visitors. 

Notably, it takes pride in being Singapore’s first dementia-friendly arts venue, offering resources, information, and assistance.

Collaborating with local, regional, and international artists, Esplanade nurtures artistic capabilities, pushes boundaries, and commissions new Singaporean and Asian works. Its calendar showcases diverse events, with 70% presented free to the public!


  • 70% of shows are free to the public
  • Features local, regional, and international artists
  • Accessible for differently abled guests


  • Some complaints about “too strong” airconditioning

Customer Reviews

The venue’s acoustics were top-notch, enveloping us in a mesmerizing musical journey

“I had an incredible time at Esplanade in Singapore! The public performance featuring Indian and Western music fusion was pure magic. The musicians’ talent and synergy were awe-inspiring. The blend of ragas and Western melodies created an unforgettable symphony. The venue’s acoustics were top-notch, enveloping us in a mesmerizing musical journey. A must-visit for any music lover!”

– Alphestanley, Google Reviews

There’s a band playing outdoors and it’s free

“Went for a dance performance. It’s excellent! There’s a band playing outdoors and it’s free. Great place to walk and explore.”

– Lynn Lim, Google Reviews

5. Yang Club Singapore

Address: 3A River Valley Road, #01-02 Clarke Quay, Singapore 179020 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6597260307

Hours: Wednesday to Friday, 10 PM – 3 AM; Saturdays, 10 PM – 4 AM



Though Yang Club Singapore is nestled within the 150-year-old heritage mansion The Riverhouse, it’s known as a chic and upmarket nightlife haven. It caters to those seeking vibrant beats. 

Yang spins the kind of music that will make you get up and dance. The club’s music lineup spans Top 40s, Hip-Hop, R&B, Reggaeton, Future House, Electro Pop, Progressive, Big Room, Electro House, Future Bass, and Hardstyle across different days.

The entry cover charge includes 2 premium pours for a complete and thrilling experience. Plus, ladies get to enter for free every Wednesday!


  • Free entry for ladies every Wednesday until midnight
  • Ideal for lively dancing
  • 2 premium pours included with an entry charge


  • Closed on Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays
  • The dress code is strictly smart casual

Customer Reviews

The music is good and we got a standing table

“Overseas friends came over and decided to go to Yang Club Singapore. It’s located in Clarke Quay. We went at an off-peak time so the crowds in the queue were less. Service staff were friendly at the entrance. The music is good and we got a standing table. Overall, the vibes seem to cater towards younger crowds and millennials!”

– tomyumdumpling, Google Reviews

Very vibrant crowd and lighting, open and expansive party space

“Very vibrant crowd and lighting, open and expansive party space, cosy dance floor and plenty of VIP sofas. It’s pretty bright for a dance club. Definitely fun young patrons! Has 2 long bars so there’s almost always a bartender available to take your drink orders.”

– SuperShy Gel, Google Reviews

6. The Star Performing Arts Centre

Address: 1 Vista Exchange Green, #04-01, Singapore 138617 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6566360055

Hours: Schedule of events here



The Star Performing Arts Centre has a unique horseshoe shape and custom-designed seating. It offers an intimate ambience within its grand 5,000-seat auditorium. 

Hosting world-class concerts, musicals, dance, and opera, the venue is also versatile for business events like conferences, award ceremonies, and product launches. 

The Star Theatre inside the complex boasts high-end audio-visual systems, ensuring an exceptional experience for amplified music, speeches, and large-scale performances. 

It’s conveniently located near Buona Vista MRT Station and major highways.


  • Can seat 5,000 guests
  • Venue of world-class concerts and musicals
  • Convenient and accessible location with hundreds of parking slots


  • No Wi-Fi access

Customer Reviews

The sound quality is great, and the seating has great views

“Amazing theatre. The sound quality is great, seating has great views. Except when someone tall sits in front. The place was relatively cool and not too cold. It was a very enjoyable concert experience. Lots of food choices in the same building, but you cannot bring outside food in.”

– Calcen Chan, Google Reviews

I watched Interpol here and it was comfortable, safe, and air-conditioned, the sound was good

“Great venue for a rock concert. I watched Interpol here and it was comfortable, safe, air-conditioned, sound was good, security and amenities were excellent as well.”

– Kenneth Tordesillas, Google Reviews