A cool underground nightclub in the heart of Singapore's CBD
Zouk aside, nightclubs in Singapore come and go as fast as SMRT makes headlines. Remember when Robertson Quay was home to a whole bunch of clubs? dbl-0 always had lines out the door people strewn all over the streets. Then there was Butter Factory; despite relocating to the swanky location at One Fullerton, the owners decided not to renew the lease citing rent issues as the main concern. And who could forget the short-lived Ministry of Sound? But from the ashes rise new hot spots. And one that we're particular excited about, has taken over the former premises of underground haunt Kyo.
Mao Singapore is the braindchild of the same collective who brought you Cherry Discotheque and Peaches Singapore. Apart from the gigantic neon sign you absolutely won't miss while walking down the stairs, the club itself boasts Asian-inspired decor (the entire ceiling is covered with red lanterns) and cushy seats all round the 6,000 sq. ft. compound.
They hope to create a “subterranean sanctuary” for a community who enjoys a spectrum of music meant to move bodies. Expect nothing but good vibes, and various nights where you can enjoy disco, house, garage, funk and soul music, with techno raves and hip/trip-hop sessions in-between.
On Fridays, Mao’s resident DJ Matty Wainright, along with other local and guest DJs, will be on turntable duties to keep you grooving to some of the best in-house music. Saturdays will be reserved for house and techno, as well as the occasional experimental electronica from guest DJs time-to-time. And then there’s the ladies’ night on Thursdays, where the girls can enjoy three full hours of free flow drinks. Yes, it’s all about grindin’ down and getting dirty to old school hip hop and current popular hits courtesy of DJ Rough. And if you start feelin’ a little peckish, they have a kitchen in the compound where you can order bar bites like lobster rolls, truffle fries, wings and even freshly shucked oysters.