The F1 Singapore Grand Prix is just around the corner, and we’re already revving up for the exhilarating action that’s going to take place on the Marina Bay Street Circuit and in swanky party venues around town. This will be the 10th anniversary of the world’s first F1 night race, so you can bet it’s going to be the best yet. To help you get the most out of this high-octane weekend, we’ve put together a list of the best parties and events kicking off from September 14 to September 16, as well as some sweet spots to catch the race off the track.
Party it up during F1 weekend
Perched on the top of Marina Bay Sands, CÉ LA VI never fails to impress with amazing views and killer parties that keep kicking until late. This year’s F1 theme is ‘Futurebound’, and it aims to transport guests to an alternate state with unique touches like a futuristic portrait studio, LED-clad entertainers, and next-level beats by internationally renowned DJs. Don’t miss NOON to MOON on 16 September with a uniquely-themed musical experience thrown by Fleetmac Wood, the remix project and party making waves from Berlin to Burning Man!
Tickets: Guests dining at the restaurant will enjoy complimentary entry with a minimum spend of $150 per person over the race weekend. Tickets for NOON to MOON can be purchased here.
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
Head down to Milennia Walk this Friday and Saturday and party to the likes of Luxy Girls Crew (TW), Taiwan’s premiere go-go dance crew, Rave Republic, Ethan and MattheW. EDM DJ Duo Rave Republic will be bringing their high-octane act to AVRY followed by Matthew who is known for his Hip-Hop grooves to the tasty drops of EDM and the Hard-Hitting genre of Bass and Trap. BeatBreaker hits the decks on Saturday. He not only plays the music you want to hear in the club, he is often the one who creates the very mixes that get the crowd in a frenzy.
Avry, 9 Raffles Boulevard, #02-02 Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596. p. +65 9111 2868. Hair Canary: Mon – Sat 6pm – 12am. Avry: Wed, Fri, Sat 10pm – 5am
Head down to Swissotel to the 71st floor and be right in middle of the action. Bar Rouge has got a wild few days planned for you. The weekend starts off with French DJ, DJ Tracks on the decks with open-format hits. Saturday, head down and groove to Chuckie, inventor of ‘Dirty Dtuch’ music genre. The weekend ends with Singapore’s top local DJs on Sunday 16th September.
Tickets: Friday, before 10:30pm: $25 inclusive of one drink, Saturday, after 10:30pm: $35 inclusive of one drink and Saturday & Sunday, before 10:30pm: $35 inclusive of one drink, Saturday, after 10:30pm: $45 inclusive of one drink
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
Lulu’s Lounge and Bang Bang
Va Va Va Vroom weekend is back for this year’s grand prix. Head down for three days of action including Australia’s leading burlesque showgirls from SugarBlue Burlesque – The Sugar Dutchess & Fifi Fontaine, that will be taking the stage at Lulu’s.
Bang Bang has international top line acts coming down for the weekend including DJ Metro, hailing from Chicago and DJ Agent SMTH, who rose from Hollywood’s premier nightclubs.
Tickets: Bang Bang Tickets: Fri – Sat 14th and 15th September – Advanced ticket $45, includes one drink *Entry for online ticket holders is strictly before 12.30am. Lulu’s Lounge Tickets: Fri – Sat 14th and 15th September – $35 cover charge, 16th September – Complimentary entry applies. BANG BANG & LuLu’s Lounge Combined Entry – $60
Lulus Lounge and Bang Bang, 7 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039595, p: +65 9829 1922
The Podium Lounge
Now in its 10th year, The Podium Lounge is set to be a star-studded event with Keith Duffy from Boyzone and Brian McFadden from Westlife hitting the stage on opening night, followed by DJ Joel Madden on Saturday, and Taboo from The Black Eyed Peas on the Sunday. If you’re looking to rub elbows with F1 drivers and celebs, this is the place to be just 200 metres from the Paddock Club.
Tickets: General admission tickets are $188 if you buy in advance or $218 at the door. VIP tables for four start at $1,588.
The Podium Lounge, The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore, Grand Ballroom Level 1, Singapore 039799. p. +65 6337 8888
Amber Lounge is the original F1 after party for drivers, celebrities, and jetsetters. Every year they throw a fantastic fashion show with with F1 drivers and models strutting their stuff on the catwalk, followed by an electrifying after-party with international DJs, live acts, and free-flow champagne all night. Don’t miss the finale on Sunday when F1 drivers and their teams move straight from the paddock to Amber Lounge for post-race celebrations.
Tickets: Individual passes start at $650 for Saturday or $1,200 for Sunday. Table packages start at $1,010 for a shared table and go up to $32,000 for the best table in the house, which includes private waitress service, premium tipples, a private pavilion on the terrace, and chauffeur service. You can also create tailor-made weekend packages starting at $47,500.
Amber Lounge, 1 Temasek Avenue, Millenia Walk, Temasek Reflections. p. +377 97 77 16 34
As always, the Singapore F1 Grand Prix will host a series of concerts by some of the best musicians on the planet at various stages around the Marina Bay Street Circuit.
Friday 14 September
Björn Again: 6:15pm – 7:15pm, Zone 1 Village Stage
Sampa the Great: 8pm – 8:30pm, Zone 4 Downtown
Jay Chou: 10:30pm – 12am, Zone 4 Padang Stage
Saturday 15 September
Björn Again: 5:30pm – 6pm, Zone 4 Esplanade Outdoor Theatre
Young Fathers: 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Zone 4 Downtown
Joe Hahn of Linkin Park: 7pm – 7:45pm, Zone 4 Downtown
Sampa the Great: 8pm – 8:45pm, Zone 1 Sunset Stage
End of the World aka SEKAI NO: 8pm – 9pm, Zone 4 Esplanade Outdoor Theatre
The Sugarhill Gang: 8pm – 9pm, Zone 1 Village Stage
Liam Gallagher: 8pm – 9pm, Zone 4 Padang Stage
The Killers: 10:15pm – 11:40pm, Zone 4 Padang Stage
Sunday 16 September
Björn Again: 4:15pm – 4:45pm, Zone 1 Village Stage
The Sugarhill Gang: 5:15pm – 6:15pm, Zone 4 Esplanade Outdoor Theatre
Young Fathers: 5:30pm – 6pm, Zone 1 Sunset Stage
Dua Lipa: 6pm – 7:10pm, Zone 4 Padang Stage
Simply Red: 6:15pm – 7:30pm, Zone 1 Village Stage
Martin Garrix: 10:30pm – 12am, Zone 4 Padang Stage
Watch the race without going to the race:
New to the Swissotel The Stamford, SKAI is a modern grill concept set on the 70th floor of this sophisticated hotel. Plush chairs and sofas make for comfortable perches and floor to celing windows will offer up some of the best views in the city. SKAI overlooks Turn 9 of the race track and offers guaranteed panoramic views of all the action taking place over F1 weekend. The brand new venue will be offering a SKAI HIGH NIGHT RACE DINNER at $188++ per adult, inclusive of free-flow wines, cocktails and beers (additional $50++ for free flow Tattinger).
SKAI, 2 Stamford Road, Swissotel The Stamford, Singapore 178882. p. +65 6338 8585
If watching the Singapore Grand Prix with a cold beer in hand is more your style, then LeVel33 is your spot. This cool craft beer bar, brewery, and restaurant has a killer terrace that offers bird’s eye view of some of the track. Grab a few friends and settle in for pints of draught made in-house and contemporary bites like the buttermilk chicken sliders, flatbreads with dips, and the halloumi sizzler.
LeVel 33, 8 Marina Boulevard #33-01, Marina Bay Financial Tower 1, Singapore 018981. p. +65 6834 3133. Open Mon – Thurs 11:30am – 12am, Fri – Sat 11:30am – 2am, Sun 12pm – 12am
You can’t get any loftier than at 1-Altitude, the world’s highest al fresco bar. This sleek spot will be buzzing on the night of the weekend of the race with dope DJs throwing down funky beats and great sky-high views of the track. Reservations are highly recommended.
1-Altitude,1 Raffles Place Level 63. Singapore 048616. p. +65 6438 0410. Open Tues – Wed 6pm – 4am, Thurs 6pm – 3am, Fri – Sat 6pm – 4am, Sun 6pm – 2a