Jazz bars in Singapore: Luxe lounges for chilling out over live jazz performances and great drinks
For jazz aficionados and those looking for a relaxing night out, check out these luxe bars in Singapore that are perfect for you to kick off your shoes and relax over tipples and live music
Jazz fans, we’ve got something good coming for you. The annual Singapore International Jazz Festival is back for its fourth run from March 31 to April 2, popping up at the Marina Bay Sands! In light of this upcoming event, we dive into a few of the best luxury jazz spots in Singapore. Get ready to groove along to the blues and tunes with the help of our round-up.
We kick things off with Monti, the latest addition to Singapore’s jazz lounge scene. Landing at the Fullerton Pavillion, Monti is an Italian establishment with a spectacular view. Topped with an open-air terrace that is perfect for an after-work breather, Monti also has a program loaded with music. Monday Blues and Sunday J@m sessions are just some of the offerings at this snazzy establishment. Adding to this lineup is a star-studded live jazz band, headed by local jazz legend Jeremy Monteiro who describes the venue as “one of the best venues in the world I’ve had the pleasure of playing in”. Plans have also been put in place to transform Monti into Singapore’s top jazz venue, with invitations to special international guest performers. Monti muses that all their drinks are carved in the spirit of Jazz, that’s sure to create a unique bespoke experience.
82 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049213
Tel: +65 6535 0724
B28 makes it into another of our lists! Other than being a splendid speakeasy, the lux bar injects live jazz music into its program. If you’re looking for a little hideaway with some tunes, B28 is the bar for you. Hidden in the basement of The Club hotel, this jazz bar is stocked with over 120 whiskies from Scotland. B28 bar offers weekly jazz affairs amongst its lush sofas, conjuring an intimate affair with ambient lighting and jazz paintings. B28 is the best place to start celebrating the weekend with live jazz music available every Friday and Saturday.
28 Ann Siang Rd, Singapore 069708
Tel: +65 6808 2180
Friday and Saturday: 5pm-2am
3. Montreux Jazz Cafe
Located at Pan Pacific Hotel in the heart of Orchard Road, the Montreux Jazz Café is a new sanctuary in the middle of pubs and bars. The dim lighting and cosy ambience ensures that you will be able to jive along to the bustling blues of the jazz band. The world famous jazz-themed café is not only known for their namesake the Montreux Jazz Festival but also the top-quality contemporary dining available.
Montreux Jazz Café
10 Claymore Road, #01-02, Pan Pacific Orchard, Singapore 229540
Tel: +65 6733 0091
4. Bar and Billiard Room
Singapore’s oldest existing bar in its original location is the Bar and Billiard Room, housed at the iconic Raffles Hotel. One of the city’s pioneer hotels, the Raffles Hotel boasts colonial influenced architecture and is reminiscent of old Singapore. A piece of this history is present in Bar and Billiard Room, with the restaurant bar dressed in opulent décor from floor to ceiling. Every corner of the interior from the replicated floor tiles to the sparkling chandelier is a nod to old world Singapore culture — which is exactly what makes this location special. Focusing on its whisky collection, top-notch cigars and cool cocktails, the restaurant bar is livened with weekend jazz performances, offering a slice of luxury.
Bar and Billard Room
Raffles Hotel, Singapore 189673
Tel: +65 6337 1886
Sundays-Thursdays: 11am – 1230am
Fridays & Saturdays: 11am – 130am
5. Bob’s Bar
Bob’s Bar is a Cuban-inspired bar along Singapore’s sunny shores at the Capella Singapore. Making good use of its location on Sentosa Island, the beach and the breeze transports patrons back to 1960s Havana. The bar has a beautiful al-fresco terrace, with sprinkles of daybeds and sofas to lounge on. Quirky events such as Havana Nights and Cuban Fever are held at the end of the week and on weekends, filling the air with Latin jazz music. Bob’s Bar’s jazzy tunes are available every Wednesday to Friday. Feast on Cuban styled barbeques and the rich flavour of Cuban culture at Bob’s Bar, something that has never been attempted before.
1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098297
Tel: +65 6591 5047
6. Axis Bar and Lounge
A prime location for a relaxed rendezvous, Axis Bar and Lounge takes its place as one of the top jazz lounges in the Little Red Dot. Stunning floor to ceiling windows amass themselves to bring you a stunning picture of the Singapore cityscape. This elegant watering hole is furnished with plush armchairs and sofas — perfect to laze on while enjoying a class act performance from their live jazz band. The lounge is transformed in the evenings into having a more chic atmosphere, with jazz tunes and smooth vocals to keep you company all night.
Axis Bar and Lounge
5 Raffles Ave, Marina Square, Singapore 039797
Tel: +65 6885 3500