LGBTQ-Friendly Bars In Singapore
Singapore might not be the most bustling with queer nightlife, but we do have LGBTQ-friendly bars in the country for the community. With Singapore’s nightlife back in action, we welcome back weekends of strong cocktails, and grinding to remixes of Rihanna, Taylor Swift, and Cher.
For those new to the community and looking to socialise, below are 8 LGBTQ-friendly bars in Singapore for a great night out.
1. Tantric Bar
It is not surprising that Tantric Bar is one of the most well-known bars in the community ‒ after all, it has been on the Little Red Dot for over 14 years. Located on the same Tanjong Pagar street where many other LGBTQ-friendly bars are, Tantric Bar is a safe space for the community to hang out and chill.
While the bar might be packed during the weekends, it also doubles as a drinking spot for friends and colleagues to catch up after work on the weekdays. Apart from cocktails and finger food, Tantric Bar also offers pizza like their Fiery Chicken Pizza for those who want to experience a fiery kick.
2. Backstage Bar
You can only expect to have a good time at Backstage Bar, as the bar is a pro at blending nightlife, culture, and also some kickass cocktails with cheeky names like Lady Marmalade. As one of the LGBTQ-friendly bars in Singapore, Backstage Bar is also frequented by drag queens, making your visit never a dull one.
If it is your first time visiting the bar, you’ll be impressed by their interior, which features musical posters, and cosy sofas that are suitable for chitchats with a new eye candy.
3. Taboo Bar and Café
Once a gay club, Taboo Bar and Cafe is now an LGBTQ-friendly bar and cafe that serves Hakka food for lunch, and Indonesian and Peranakan dishes for dinner. Decorated with neon lights and a pair of super cool rainbow wings, the place is perfect for HTHTs, and also for taking IG-worthy pictures.
With Singapore’s nightlife up and running again, Taboo Bar and Cafe also has several drink promotions. For their latest deals, be sure to check out their Instagram.
4. Out Bar
Paying tribute to the iconic 60’s Hollywood music and divas of today, Out Bar has regular events, performances, and even guest DJs for you to chill and unwind. If you’re a lover of classic oldies, you might find yourself frequenting the bar often. Plus, they have a rainbow wall and flag for you to take photos with.
For those who love a good booze deal, Out Bar also has daily promotions from 6pm to 9pm with any 2 beers at $15. Grab a friend or two, and drink responsibly.
If you’re into vintage and rustic-themed places, Epiphyte might be your next go-to bar. Designed with an antiquated brick wall that is decorated with original artwork, the bar exudes an earthy vibe. Since Ephiphte also has a modern Asian bistro concept, you’ll find traditional Chinese lanterns as part of their decor.
While you’re there, be sure to try out some of the unique menu items like the Terrarium Dessert and Pink Risotto.
Previously known as Ebar, Cecilia underwent a revamp, and changed their name for a fresher look. For the unacquainted, Cecilia is especially popular with the Mandarin crowd thanks to their live karaoke set-up. While most visitors tend to sing their hearts out to either Mandarin or Cantonese songs, don’t let them stop you from getting your freak on over iconic pop songs by Madonna and Britney Spears.
Address: 57 Neil Road, Singapore 088893
Opening hours: Mondays to Saturdays 5pm to 10.30pm
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7. Dorothy’s Bar
Dorothy’s Bar is probably the oldest LGBTQ bar in Singapore with over 20 years of history that some might even consider it a heritage site. Located in the heart of Chinatown, Dorothy’s Bar allows you to chill with their specially concocted booze like Ruby Slipper, while enjoying a scenic view on their outdoor balcony.
On the other hand, if you feel like vibing indoors, grab a drink and enjoy the laidback atmosphere with their cosy interior.
For those who aren’t familiar with Español, Lluvia means rain in Spanish. Since a rainbow only appears after a rainfall, Lluvia uses their name as a way to suggest things would get better after a difficult time. Plus, the rainbow flag is the symbol of the LGBTQ community, and you’ll even find rainbow-coloured fabrics draped across the ceiling as part of their interior.
If you find it hard to let loose, rest assured Lluvia provides an environment for any individual to truly be themselves for a fun time.
P.S: They frequently update their library of songs so you can sing your heart out to the latest hits.
Address: 145 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068605
Opening hours: Sundays to Thursdays 7pm to 12amㅣFridays to Saturdays 7pm to 1am
Contact: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bonus – Hypertainment
Hypertainment’s upcoming event
Although Hypertainment does not have any physical outlet, they are a party management company set up exclusively for Singapore’s LGBTQ community. The team frequently organises parties in different clubs, and aims to provide a whole new level of clubbing experience.
If you’re on the lookout for something new and sensational, Hypertainment might be a good source for you to follow. For more information, visit their official Facebook page.
Make A Trip Down To One Of These LGBTQ-Friendly Bars In Singapore For A Night Of Fun
Now that Singapore’s nightlife is bustling again, there are many options for you to decide on how you’d want to spend your Friday night. Instead of the usual after-work dining in any eateries, why not take things to the next level by hitting up one of these LGBTG-friendly bars and toasting with your BFFs.