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      CHINATOWN

      Most of Singapore's gay scene is concentrated in Chinatown, easily accessed by taxi or the Chinatown or Tanjong Pagar MRT stations. Everything within this area is a pleasant walking distance with lots to see, smell, taste, photograph and buy along the way.

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    • Backstage Bar UTOPIA VERIFIED MAY 2015, UTOPIA VISITED AUG 2014
        74 Neil Rd (just a few doors from Tantric Bar), 6227-1712, email. New digs as of May 2015 for this long-running gay bar. Same owner as Tantric. Fri and Sat are particularly jam-packed, so if you want a good seat, get here early. The staff are very hospitable and drinks are reasonably priced. Backstage is so happening that you might well make your love connection here. Double shots all night, every night. Premium liquor, like Bombay Sapphire, is served here..

        Comments from Utopians:

        "Still a cosy bar for a chat and drink. A minor difference between new and old location is no balcoby and no view of the surrounds of the outside world to watch it go by (which will be missed). Major downside is earlier closing time of midnight (even on a Fri and Sat night). This is unusual when the local crowd would not start arriving at Backstage until around 10-10:30pm. When the staff were questioned, they said this was due to licensing. Not everyone wants to move to Tantric where there is a totally different crowd and no room because of overcrowding." -- O, May 16, 2015

        "Backstage Bar has moved to a new location just two doors down from Tantric (the entrance is on the side of the building). The ambiance is hugely improved from the old venue. The new Backstage includes bars on 1/F and 2/F, plus a large outdoor courtyard. It has an earlier arriving crowd that will usually go to its sister bar, Tantric, later in the evening." -- white_sg, May 20, 2015

    • DYMK (mixed) UTOPIA VISITED SEP 2013
        41 Neil Rd, Utopia Map, 6224-3965. The name stands for Does Your Mother Know. It was opened and is managed by the old crew from MOX. The bar is a double story, old style The crowd is mostly GLBT. The place is nice, cozy and perfect for unwinding after a hard day's work. It also hosts the local SM crowd every last Thu of the month.
    • OUT Bar UTOPIA VISITED SEP 2013
        43 Neil Rd, Utopia Map, 6224-2865, email. Gay bar designed with touches of the iconic 60s Hollywood era up to today's Divas. Regular events, performances and guest DJs. The perfect place to unwind at happy hour prices after work. Try their mojito cocktail at a very reasonable price. Available for private events during the day. Open Mon 5pm-midnight, Tues-Thu 5pm-1am, Sat and public holidays 7pm-2am.
    • Taboo (mixed) UTOPIA VERIFIED AUG 2014
        65/67 Neil Rd (opposite Tantric), Utopia Map, 6225-6256. Management and waiters are very friendly. Mixed crowd also has some lesbians. All races party here, so it's extra fun. Busiest on Fri and Sat nights. Reported not as gay as it used to be.
    • Tantric Bar UTOPIA VERIFIED AUG 2014, UTOPIA VISITED SEP 2013
        78 Neil Rd, Utopia Map, 6423-9232, email. Gay-owned and managed bar (same owner as Backstage Bar). Located in a beautiful heritage building with an open-air garden courtyard in front and a sophisticated lounge atmosphere inside done up in orange and red accents against velvety black. The music is a bit hotter here, definitely getting the crowd primed for later dance beats at the discos. Weekends groove to the deepest "deep house". The staff are cute as well as friendly and the courtyard has its own bar to keep the good times rolling outside as well as in. Double shots all night, every night. Premium liqueurs at very reasonable prices. Crowd is gay, but gay-friendly straights are also welcome.

      Comments from Utopians:

      "Dorothy's Bar is the newest gay bar in town. It's the bar that took over the old location of Backstage Bar in Chinatown. The address is 13A Trengganu St at the corner of Temple St, The rainbow flag is seen on the balcony. I've been there on weekdays - opens at 6pm and closes at 1am, then 6pm to 2am on Sat. Love the Jul promo, happyhour galore! Still the cheapest drinks in town! S$10 for housepours! Bartenders are hunks!" -- riverrobles, Jul 13, 2015


Discos

      ISLANDWIDE

    • Hypertainment UTOPIA VERIFIED FEB 2014
        The creative team behind many of Singapore's gay dance parties which aim to bring your clubbing experience to a whole new level. Held at a variety of the hottest venues across the island, Hyper parties work hard to excite even the most seasoned of partygoers. Their flagship event, Hyperise, takes place at 1-Altitude at One Raffles Place, with an amazing 360 degree view of the Singapore skyline from the nation's highest viewpoint. Check their website or Facebook page for upcoming events.


      OTHER AREAS

    • Velvet Underground (mixed) UTOPIA VERIFIED AUG 2012
        719/21 Jiak Kim St (part of the Zouk disco complex), Utopia Map, 6738-2988. Best to go by taxi. Trendy hybrid of high and low design. Great music. More mature crowd than Zouk, flashy and upmarket, mixed ethnically, mixed sexually. Often Thu nights is very happening since it’s Crew Night (air crew can bring in a guest for free)! Admission varies, but you also get into adjoining Zouk for free. Best to come here with a friend.
    • Zouk (mixed) UTOPIA VERIFIED AUG 2012
        17 Jiak Kim St, Utopia Map, 6738-2988, email. Great music mix of progressive and techno most times. Often very organized about who's spinning on which dates. If you are interested in meeting gay folks Zouk it's best when there are guest DJs spinning, so check the schedule on their website and plan accordingly. Upscale, mixed crowd (be discreet). The fave dance club for many gays. Crowded on Fri and Sat. If you like Retro, Wed is the day (though not really that gay). Useful tip: when guest DJs perform, arrive between 7-9pm to get cheaper tickets (prices rise after 9pm).


Karaoke

      CHINATOWN

    • ébar
        57 Neil Rd, Utopia Map, 6324-2802, email. Classy gay karaoke bar with nice crowd and friendly staff. Beverages are reasonably priced. On the eve of public holidays the bar sometimes converts to a disco with cool house music after midnight. Open Mon-Sat, holidays and the eve of public holidays, 8pm to 3am. Free shot for birthday guys or gals with proof of date of birth. Utopia Member Discount
    • Lluvia (mixed) UTOPIAN VERIFIED MAY 2014
        145 Telok Ayer St, Utopia Map. Directly across from the magnificent Thiam Hock Kheng Temple in a large, old style Chinese house.

      Comments from Utopians:

      "Check In KTV is a gay-friendly karaoke bar. I was there last Sat and attended a PLU event, the Blowngwind Forum 10th Aniversary. One Jack Daniel/Cola costs S$18. The address is 235 South Bridge Rd, just off Pagoda St. It's easy to find - from Chinatown MRT, just go straight until the end of Pagoda St - just cross the street. The bar is facing the Indian temple and Pagoda St." -- riverrobles, Jul 13, 2015



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