And it’s opening this weekend

Two months ago, a little bird told us that Bar Rouge Singapore would be taking over the premises of the former nightlife institution New Asia Bar. We had scraps of info back then, but things have finally shaped up. As we predicted, they’ll be opening their doors this Fri (Sep 8).

It makes perfect sense for Shanghai’s iconic and hyper glamorous nightclub to take the spot on the top of Swissotel The Stamford. Just like its Shanghai home, which sits on the rooftop of Bund 18, giving a breathtaking view of Pudong’s beautiful, but at times smog-filled skyline, Bar Rouge Singapore’s floor-to-ceiling windows will do the same with views of the Singapore flyer, Marina Bay and the CBD.

Besides the super sleek interior and iconic rouge color palette applied throughout the venue, Bar Rouge Singapore also boasts state-of-the-art lighting and laser fixtures and a Mode Audio sound system that has been custom-built with excellent stereo imaging in mind in California (specifically for Singapore), making it the only one of its kind on our island. Look up and you’ll notice the extensive centerpiece of the bar, a cloud-shaped installation with rows of potentially epilepsy-inducing (ok exaggeration, but you get it) lights to give it an extra oomph.

In terms of the music line-up, they’ve promised a host of the region’s, as well as Shanghai’s own most coveted and versatile DJs to dance to, be it on the dance floor, podium platforms or raised cages (probably cooler than the ones that the now-defunct Zirca had). 


A post shared by Bar Rouge (@barrougesingapore) on

While we’re happy for this new entry into Singapore’s nightlife scene (more options for everyone), we’re staying cautiously excited and will keep an eye on how it’ll do here, especially since the 400 sqm club can only accommodate up to 280 patrons at any one time, as compared to everyone’s favorite superclub, Zouk, which can hold thousands. Sure, there’s a VIP Mezzanine on the 72nd floor that can host 50 people, but it sure does seem like a super exclusive spot.

Bar Rouge Singapore, located at 71/F Swissotel The Stamford, 2 Stamford Rd., opens its doors to public at 10pm on Fri, Sep 8. It will be open from 8pm-3am (Tue & Wed) with no cover charge, 8pm-4am (Thu) with no cover charge for ladies ($25 for men, incl. one drink) and 8pm-5am (Fri & Sat) with cover charge from 10:30pm onwards ($25 for both, incl. one drink).