Popular indie club Kilo Lounge may have closed its doors sometime last year due to zoning issues, but it has since surfaced at Tanjong Pagar. The new space, which occupies the site of where popular LGBT nightclub PLAY used to be. Although there are no more dingy lifts to take, the entrance is located at the back in a dark alley, decorated with graffiti and artwork by local artist Samantha Lo.
Leave your inhibitions at the door and walk through a semi-winding concrete jungle walk walk, and then shake it off as you come upon the massive dance floor. Inside, they’ve kept some signature touches, like the raw concrete finishings, the wood-panelled low ceiling, the unisex toilet and more. Shuttered grills will be opened and closed, depending on the various nights so that the lounge can transform into a cocktail-bar-only venue, keeping the dance floor out of bounds to patrons.
Signature cocktails include the spicy margarita, a deadly concoction of homemade jalapeno infused tequila, citrus, salt, homemade sour mix and lime (not for the faint-hearted); the Kilo Mojito, made using rum, basil, mint, cilantro and lime; and many others.