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Best jazz bars in Singapore

From balladic standards to contemporary jazz, these jazz bars and lounges cater to the cool cats.

Cool Cats


Enter Cool Cats and it’s like you’re stepping back in time to the 1920s. The swanky live music lounge delivers the traditional and sought after ‘jazz bar’ vibes with its dim lights, speakeasy inspired interior design and classic cocktail menu. The bar wants to ensure that its live performances are a spectacle for all onlookers and thus has enlisted an impressive lineup of artists both locally and internationally acclaimed. Their focus is on blues and jazz, with a little R&B thrown in too, so you’re in for a captivating evening.

Cool Cats is located at The NCO Club. 32 Beach Road. Tel: 6818-1920. Visit http://coolcats.sg/

Bob’s Bar

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Located in the stunning grounds of Capella Singapore on Sentosa island and boasting spectacular panoramic views of the sunset is Bob’s Bar. This glamorous Cuban-inspired venue that has an old-world charm sticks to its roots with a Latin live jazz band every Friday evening. Serving tapas and Caribbean-esque tipples, they are the perfect accompaniment to a night of acoustic, lounge or jazz live performances, depending on which night you choose to visit. They’re open until 12am daily to hotel guests and public alike.

Capella Singapore. 1 The Knolls. Tel: 6591-5047. Visit https://www.capellahotels.com/en/capella-singapore/dining/bobs-bar

Astor Bar

 

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It’s only Wednesday but never too early for a drink at Astor Bar. PC: Lily Lin

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A prolific whiskey and caviar bar in St. Regis Singapore, Astor Bar hosts its own jazz nights. Taking the lead from the traditional New York jazz bars, the interior has deep rich red walls and comfy padded leather tub chairs to match. It’s open every day from 6pm and features live performances from its in-house artist who hits all the right rhythm and blues notes.

Lobby Level, The St. Regis Singapore. 29 Tanglin Road. Tel: 6506-6859. Visit https://www.astorbar.com

Lulu’s Lounge


Most of you will have frequented Lulu’s Lounge at some point, as it’s famed for its imaginative interior and sassy live acts. Try to picture a bar in 1960s New York and there you’ll find Lulu’s inspiration. Whilst home to some unique burlesque artists and retro DJ performances, Lulu’s also puts on live jazz bands to wow their eccentric crowds. This month, it’s offering the very best of live Jazz/Soul/Funk/RnB/HipHop bands to kick off Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights from 9.30pm, so check its lineup here. From April 25, Havana Social Club will play every Thursday, too.

Pan Pacific Hotel (Marina), 7 Raffles Boulevard. Tel: 9829-1922. Visit http://lulus.sg/

Monti

 

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Nothing beats an evening of exquisite dining and soulful jazz. Music maestro, Stephen Francis, sets the tone for a wonderful evening at Monti.

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Offering contemporary Italian cuisine in their indoor lounge or open-air terrace, Monti’s gorgeous opulent interior nods towards the iconic Art Deco era, with rich royal blue and gold tone decor. Marble surfaces and plush seating makes this spot reminiscent of a grand hotel bar. The restaurant hosts a jazz band that plays every evening from 7.30pm, and its lineup changes monthly. Expect songs from funk to soothing blues.

82 Collyer Quay. Tel: 6535-0724. Visit http://www.monti.sg

Lewin Terrace


Located in Fort Canning, Lewin Terrace is a Japanese-French restaurant in a quaint colonial house that is known for being a beloved venue for weddings. But did you know it also hosts its own Jazz Immersion evenings? Twice a month (do refer to its events listing), the gorgeous venue revels in showcasing jazz bands that do not stick to the traditional tunes. These performances proudly mix jazz with a modern twist, so each musician offers a unique take on classic jazz songs. A worthy watch for all jazz fans, old and new.

223-B Coleman Street. Tel: 6333-9905. Visit https://www.lewinterrace.com/

 

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