Get your engines ready because the F1 Singapore Grand Prix is back for another exhilarating race weekend from September 20 to September 22 with tons of action both on the track and at glitzy party venues in and around the Marina Bay Street Circuit. This is the 11th year for the world’s first F1 night race, and like always, there will be tons of opportunities to rub shoulders with some of the world’s best drivers and party like a rock star all weekend long. If you’re planning on hitting up Singapore F1 2019, these are our top picks for the best places to catch the races and get your Grand Prix groove on.
Amber Lounge is the official F1 after party, so you can expect glamour galore. The gala kicks off on Saturday night with the F1 fashion show, followed by cocktails in the Arctic Lounge where you can dance the night away to beats by DJ Sigala and a surprise act. Sunday is the much-anticipated closing party where you can take part in post-race celebrations with the F1 drivers and teams. Expect iconic live acts, DJ’s, and free-flow champagne until the early hours of the morning.
Tickets: Packages start at $640 for a shared table and go up to $46,500 for a 2-day Ultimate Weekend Package.
Amber Lounge, 1 Temasek Avenue, Millenia Walk, Temasek Reflections. p. +377 97 77 16 34
Get fuelled up at Bang Bang over the race weekend with two phenomenal DJ sets and special Red Bull cocktails and events. Swing by on Saturday for thumping bass lines by Red Bull Thre3style US champion Trentino, who takes inspiration from the musical legacy of his hometown of Chicago. On Sunday night, J Espinosa will be hitting the decks with his signature versatile rhythms and tight mixes. The first 100 people in the doors will get a complimentary Red Bull cocktail.
Bang Bang, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039595. p. +65 8127 2808. Open Wed – Sat 10pm – 6am
Set on the 71st floor of the Swissotel, Bar Rouge is a spectacularly scenic spot to catch the races and celebrate the wins. Head here on Saturday night for the Race the Night party featuring acclaimed turntablist and hip-hop duo Bangkok Invaders. DJs Buddha and Ono will be joining forces with MC Unda for an evening of pulsating beats and sick rhymes that are sure to rev up the crowds.
Tickets: $25 cover charge including one drink before 10:30pm and $35 cover charge including one drink after 10:30pm.
Bar Rouge, 2 Stamford Road, Floor 71, p. +65 9177 7307, Open: Mon – Tues, 5pm – 12am, Wed – Thurs: 5pm – 3am and Fri – Sat: 5pm – 6am
For bird’s eye views of the race track and a whole lot of amped up F1 energy, CÉ LA VI is the place to be. Perched on the 57th floor of Marina Bay Sands, this iconic Singapore restaurant, lounge, and nightclub will be rocking the Grand Prix vibes all weekend long. We recommend heading here on Saturday night for stellar house music sets by New York-based music producer Dennis Ferrer, DJ Oliver Dollar, and house music producer Offaiah.
Tickets: $88 at the door or $188 for a 3-day weekend pass that gets you access to day and night parties, plus one glass of champagne per day.
CÉ LA VI, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands Tower 3, Singapore 018971. p. +65 6508 2188. Open Mon – Tues 12pm – 2am, Wed 12pm – 3am, Fri 12pm – 4am, Sat 11am – 4am, Sun 11am – 2am
Get the party started early at LAVO during their Race of the Wild Party Brunch. For those who don’t know, this sexy rooftop eatery and bar has started a bi-monthly Party Brunch every Saturday with delectable eats and free-flow Perrier-Jouët champagne, house wines, house pours, and beer. The F1 edition will run from 1pm to 5pm on Saturday, September 21. Sorry parents, but this one’s going to get boozy, so no kids allowed.
Tickets: $138++ early bird, $158++ advance, $188++ standard
LAVO, 10 Bayfront Ave, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018956. p. +65 6688 8591. Open Sun – Thurs 10:30am – 2am, Fri 10:30am – 3am, Sat 10:30am – 4am
Lulu’s Lounge is a beguiling alternative to the usual rooftop nightclubs that throw F1 shindigs. Styled like an upscale NYC back-alley club, the space is renowned for its sexy cocktails, groovy jazz, and underground vibes. The Va Va Vroom Race Weekend celebrates the Grand Prix from Friday to Sunday with live funk and soul acts, go-go dancers, and special burlesque performances by Porcelain Alice and Memphis Mae.
Lulu’s Lounge, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore 039595. p. +65 9829 1922. Open Wed 8am – 3am, Thurs 9pm – 3am, Fri – Sat 9pm – 5am
If you’re looking for some off-circuit action, Marquee has a stellar weekend of F1 festivities lined up. We’re particularly looking forward to Saturday when Carnage will be throwing down beats at this enormous nightclub featuring a ferris wheel and three-storey slide. You may recognise the Guatemalan-American record producer and DJ from parties like ULTRA and Tomorrowland. The party starts at 10pm and will keep rocking until 6am.
Marquee, 2 Bayfront Avenue B1-67, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Galleria Level, Singapore 018972. p. +65 6534 3446. Open Fri – Sat 10pm – 6am
Friday September 20th marks the launch of the inaugural PR1X party at 1880. Open to members and non-members alike, this F1 celebration will feature epic cocktails, mixology masterclasses, 12-hour sets, and vinyl spinning in the spa. Music is the focus with sets specially curated by underground music label Darker than Wax, a 12-hour set by Orio of Fat Fish Familia, and Hong Kong DJ legends The Holy Spirits.
Tickets: $88++ per person including a glass of champagne on arrival, $2000++ per table for 10 people with $200++ for each additional person.
PR1X, 1 Nanson Road Level 3, Singapore 238909. p. +65 6304 3200. PR1X: September 20, 6pm – late
Get in on some race weekend revelry at Circuit 2019, a three-night lineup of sky-high parties at 1-Altitude. Sip on special F1-themed cocktails and cold beers as you get down on the dance floor to killer sets by international DJs and gaze at the bright lights of the race track and the glittering skyscrapers from 63 floors up. There will also be exclusive events like the Red Bull Pit Stop Challenge with an Aston Martin race car.
Tickets: $68 from 6pm – 9pm, $88 after 9pm
1-Altitude, 1 Raffles Place, Level 63, Singapore 048616. p. +65 6438 0410. Open Sun – Tues and Thurs 6pm – 2am, Wed 6pm – 4am, Fri – Sat 6pm – 4am