Most of the nightlife in Sentosa takes full advantage of one of the island’s main selling points: its beaches. Whilst these are all manmade, the imported white soft sand and tropical palm trees create a perfect getaway from downtown Singapore, and plenty of beach bars, clubs and lounges have popped up on the shoreline taking full advantage of the picturesque views.

    A good number of these bars open from around midday with things really starting to warm up when the sun goes down and the music is turned up. Partygoers should also look out for the monthly parties held along the Siloso Beach and Tanjong Beaches. Other than sumptuous beach bars, there are also a number of child-friendly activities, including some spectacular light and water shows to enjoy.

    Unlike other beach bars on Sentosa which haven’t survived the test of time, Tanjong Beach Club still stands proud as one of the longest-running and well-loved party places on the island. This all in-one-venue (bar, restaurant, and club) has all the essential ingredients needed to make the perfect beach bar: sumptuous sea views, a great swimming pool for guests and a fine list of food and drinks (we particularly love their cocktails).

    Tanjong Beach Club also has another trick up its sleeve which pulls in the punters: beach parties! Monthly events such as Smack My beach Up and Full Steam Ahead play host to some of the best local DJ talent and welcome a party hungry crowd that drink, dance and swim into the early hours. Great fun, but finding your way home from Sentosa after midnight? Not so much (taxis are available but in high demand).

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    Location: 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa, Singapore

    Open: Tuesday–Friday from 11 am to 11 pm, Saturday–Sunday from 10 am to midnight (closed on Mondays)

    Phone: +65 6270 1355


    Wings of Time

    Wings of Time replaced Songs of the Sea, a spectacular 30-minute light show using state-of the art special effects, dazzling computer-generated images, and captivating music.

    Much like its predecessor, Wings of Time throws in huge fountains of water that are shot up into the night sky, illuminated brilliantly with lasers and LED lights. It's a perfect way to spend the evening at Sentosa, either to keep the kids entertained, for a romantic date, or just a spot to practice your photography skills (getting that winning shot is quite a challenge).

    Location: 10 Beach View, Sentosa Island 099538, Singapore

    Open: Daily at 7.40 pm and 8.40 pm

    Phone: +65 6377 9688


    Hard Rock Cafe Sentosa

    Most Hard Rock Cafes around the world are generally accessible via street-level. This one is a bit of an exception, as it’s located within a shopping mall (The Forum), within a resort (Resorts World), on an island (Sentosa). Nevertheless, the Hard Rock Cafe at Sentosa still delivers that oh-so-familiar classic American rock charm, with nightly live performances and plenty of vintage memorabilia hanging from the walls.

    Expect the same menu as you would in any other branch, plus a few Asian dishes thrown into the mix too. Not worth a special trip alone (if you’re really craving your Hard Rock fix in Singapore, head to the other branch on Orchard Road), but definitely a good option if you fancy a drink after your live show/shopping excursion at Resorts World.

    Location: 26 Sentosa Gateway, #01-209 to 214 The Forum, Singapore 098138, Singapore

    Open: Daily from 11 am to 1 am

    Phone: +65 6795 7454


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    Tucked away at Sentosa Cove (southeast on Sentosa Island), this trendy spot is enough reason to visit this glamorous hotel alone. Fronting the beach, looking out to sea, Woo Bar promises a stylish purple/blue-on-white theme, laidback tunes courtesy of the DJ and some of the best cocktails you’ll find on the island.

    Décor here sticks to the brand’s bold and funky design concept, with bright colours throughout as well as some particularly inventive seating arrangements such as dangling birdcages for couples to perch in with a cocktail. You can also venture outside and enjoy the sea breezes, or head along the illuminated walkway over the hotel’s big pool as the sun goes down.

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    Location: W Singapore - Sentosa Cove 21 Ocean Way, Singapore, 98374, Singapore

    Open: Sunday–Thursday from 11.30 am to midnight, Friday–Saturday from 11.30 am to 1 am

    Phone: +65 6808 7258


    Privé Keppel

    Privé Waterfront Bar located on Singapore’s only private island – Keppel Island, Privé is a multi-concept F&B lifestyle venue encompassing a Waterfront Bar, a Bakery Café and a modern New York-style restaurant.

    Privé Waterfront Bar exudes uniqueness in its irresistible combination of spectacular views, savoury ‘small plates’ items, refreshing drinks and good music. Featuring a unique menu of bespoke cocktails created by a dedicated team of mixologists, Privé Waterfront Bar is a glamorous venue for a night of partying or a casual Sunday afternoon drink.

    Location: 2 Keppel Bay Vista, Singapore 098382, Singapore

    Open: Monday–Friday from 9 am to midnight, Saturday–Sunday from 8 am to midnight

    Phone: +65 6776 0777


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    Coastes Singapore

    With its whitewashed decking and glorious sea views set against the backdrop of white sands and palm trees, Coastes at Sentosa could fit right in on any beach in nearby Thailand or Bali. Laze away the day on one of their loungers (free - if you’re dining or drinking at the bar) and explore their surprisingly delicious range of food and drinks.

    Coastes specialises in feel-good burgers, pizzas, pasta and seafood – no frills, but they still certainly hit the spot. With some all-day opening hours (opening every day at 9am), Coastes is one of the best and only places to hit if you’re up early and are craving some breakfast on the beach. Find Coastes situated between Sand Bar and Bikini Bar on the ever-popular Siloso Beach on Sentosa Island.

    Location: Siloso Beach, Sentosa Island, Singapore

    Open: Sunday–Thursday from 9 am to 11 pm, Friday–Saturday from 9 am to 1 am

    Phone: +65 6631 8938


    Bikini Bar

    A perfect example of how the name of a bar can adequately describe what to expect, Bikini Bar is a fun daytime and evening spot on Siloso Beach that draws in a steady flow of females in their swimwear. Rather than going for the exclusive ‘Miami’ vibe that many of Sentosa’s beach bars try so hard to replicate, Bikini Bar takes itself a little less seriously, with more of hippy-hangout vibe going for it created by some beach games, lively music and cheap drinks.

    Bikini Bar also has a claim to fame as being ‘Singapore’s first and only Bintang bar’, with 2 bottles of the highly popular Indonesian beer going for S$16. They also do cheap margaritas (S$8) for ladies showing up in bikinis at their monthly parties.

    Location: #01-01, 50 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa Island, Singapore

    Open: Monday–Thursday from 2 pm to 11 pm, Friday from 2 pm to 1 am, Saturday from 11 am to 1 am, Sunday from 11 am to 11 pm

    Phone: +65 6631 8938

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