Including places to go to avoid the circuit crowd

It’s that time of the year again when Singapore's city center transforms into a veritable party zone filled with ultra lounge parties, concerts by international superstars and people—lots and lots of people. Still, there are plenty of reasons to feast and drink and be part of the revelry, whether you prefer to be in the thick of it or enjoy the event away from the main circuit area.

For those who are headed to the races


JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach (Sep 1-17)

Just for this Grand Prix season, enjoy a specially made omakase menu at award-winning chef Akira Back’s eponymous restaurant in Singapore (with complimentary carafe of sake), a race-themed cocktail at Court Martial Bar and more at JW Marriott’s many F&B establishments. 

Chijmes (Sep 8-17)

Chijmes, stituated close to the Gate 3 circuit entrance, is offering a whole bunch of deals for race-goers, such as one-for-one main courses at Coriander Leaf, 10 percent discount on alcoholic drinks at Spicy Fingers, 50 percent off whisky flights at The Single Cask, and more. There will also be live screenings of the race and onstage music on some dates.

Circuit de 1919: A Pirelli Edition (Sep 8-17)

The charming 1919 Waterboat House located by Anderson Bridge is teaming up with tyre brand Pirelli to offer a special five-course F1-themed menu. Wine and dine here, then check out a Pirelli exhibition downstairs to get into the right mood before heading to the races.

The Fullerton Hotel (Sep 10-16)

After trying out the F1 simulator at Post Bar, enjoy a Grand Prix-inspired afternoon tea at The Courtyard, then head across the road for race-themed cocktails and snacks at Lantern, located on the rooftop of The Fullerton Bay Hotel, where views of Marina Bay and the race track awaits.

Pan Pacific Singapore (Sep 11-17)

A stone’s throw away from Gate 2, Edge at Pan Pacific Singapore is offering a leveled-up version of their usual weekend brunch offerings, while the Atrium is serving a gin-based, race-themed Supercharged cocktail that changes its hue. Check out the F1 bubble lift race and other race decals around the hotel while you’re there.

Atlas (Sep 15-17)

Parkview Square’s Art Deco-inspired bar and restaurant is celebrating the F1 weekend with a timely revamped menu and a lineup of guest DJs spinning till late. There’s no cover charge nor minimum spend. Specially for race ticket holders, get a complimentary drink with every purchase of a bottle of Champagne.

The Landmark Circuit (Sep 15-17)

Just a short stroll away from the Marina Bay circuit and 45 floors above the city are popular after-work hangouts Sear Steakhouse, Angie’s Oyster Bar and Empire Lounge, teaming up to throw an interweaved race-themed dinner, oyster and beer fest, and Champagne party throughout the race weekend.

For those staying away from the bustle

25 Degrees

Singapore Pub Crawl (Sep 8-9, 15-16)

Starting from the fat pigeon statue flag off location at Boat Quay, head to four bars and a club for five hours of non-stop drinking and make new friends while you’re at it. The $35 (10 percent discount for F1 geors) standard ticket gets you 10 complimentary shots, drink deals and VIP entry into the nightclub.

25 Degrees Burgers and Liquor Bar (Sep 8-17)

For this race season, burger bar 25 Degrees at Hotel G Singapore is holding a 1-Meter Burgers Rally, where diners can get a lineup of eight signature burgers and a side of curly fries for just $70. Make sure to share the order with some mates and save space for one of their addictive milkshakes.

Druggists Beer Passport (Sep 8-17)

Once an old Chinese clan hall, now a diner offering locally-inspired bar bites and craft beers on tap is Druggists. For this F1 season, they’re partnering with other bars around town to take you on a beer adventure circuit filled with international craft brews.

License to Brunch (Sep 8-17)

In recognition of the Singapore Grand Prix’s 10th birthday, the 1-Group is launching a brunch spectacular across 10 of its venues. It includes having F1-inspired cocktails and Italian-German cuisine at The Summerhouse, a wagyu BBQ at Stellar at 1-Altitude, a Spanish fiesta brunch at Botanico, among many others.

Artichoke (Sep 12-16)

Our favorite local chef Bjorn Shen will be at Artichoke for a special Grand Prix cookoff, where he will be dishing out a Middle Eastern feast with over-the-top dishes like the Cheeseburger Lahmacun—a flatbread topped with plenty of spiced beef, tomato ezme, dirty onions, cheddar and pickles.

Manhattan GPSS Golden Glamour Jazz Night (Sep 14-17)

Away from the main circuit area at Regent Singapore, Manhattan Bar, crowned Asia’s Best Bar this year, is jazzing it up with craft cocktails as local songbird Leandra Lane serenades you with her silky vocals for one night only on Sep 14. Feel free to drop by the rest of the race weekend to enjoy the special F1 menu.

If you’d rather just stay at home and avoid the Grand Prix altogether, here are nine food and drink delivery services you can use, or if you live on the fringes of Singapore with limited delivery options, try this newly launched one that doesn’t discriminate based on your location.