Live Music in Singapore: 9 Best Bars to Relax and Unwind

9 Bars in Singapore With Live Music, From Jazz to Mandopop

Live music is back with a bang.

There is no better way to spend the night than with dinner and drinks accompanied by live music. With many newly opened bars, restaurants, and pubs accommodating a slew of artists and bands, the live music scene in Singapore has never been more vibrant!

So, if you’re looking for a fun night with good food accompanied by live bands, look no further. Here are some of the best bars in Singapore for live music, from Mandopop to jazz.

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Live jazz music in Singapore

1. Maduro

Often described as a “hilltop hideout,” Maduro is surrounded by lush greenery and hidden in plain sight. This bar hosts weekly live jazz performances, occasionally featuring some of Singapore’s most established jazz musicians like Alemay Fernandez, Chok Kerong, and Tan Wei Xiang. Get ready for some toe-tapping, finger-snapping music!

What’s more, Maduro’s menu boasts a unique cocktail program conceptualised by consulting Andrew Yap from the award-winning bar, The Old Man Singapore. Sip on a delicious cocktail while enjoying a night of exciting live jazz in Singapore!

Address: 40C Harding Rd, Level 3, Singapore 249548

2. Blu Jaz Cafe

Blu Jaz Cafe is well-known for being an integral entertainment hub for Singapore’s creative scene. The bar features frequent live jazz performances by both well-established and up-and-coming musicians alike. Seats fill up quickly, so be sure to arrive early or make reservations online!

You’ll find this in the heart of Bali Lane, a buzzing hotspot with many bars, restaurants, and vintage stores. With its delectable offerings of food and drinks, coupled with an evergreen lineup of jazz musicians, Blu Jaz Cafe is undoubtedly the place to visit for a cool night out!

Address: 11 Bali Ln, Singapore 189848

3. Simply Jazz by Tin Box

While Simply Jazz by Tin Box is a newcomer to the Singapore live music scene, it has certainly come in swinging! It is owned by Jeremy Monteiro, often dubbed Singapore’s King of Jazz. Featuring a resident band (led by Monteiro himself), as well as weekly open jam sessions, Simply Jazz aims to bring night after night of exciting tunes.

Located in CHIJMES, an enchanting historic complex in City Hall, the bar is an intimate venue for live jazz music in Singapore. The dim lighting and mellow atmosphere create the perfect ambience for dinner and drinks. Enjoy a relaxing evening while listening to the musicians work their magic!

Address: 30 Victoria St, #B1-03/04 Chijmes, Singapore 187996

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Live Chinese music in Singapore

4. Tipsy Penguin

With the city’s long-standing affair with Mandopop, live Chinese music in Singapore has never been more popular. There is certainly no shortage of good music at Tipsy Penguin, with performances in both Mandarin and English by many talented local Singaporean live bands. Playing host to live bands till 1am daily, every night’s a party!

The bar offers many unique food and drink options as well! The Szechuan Mala Karage (S$10) and the Emperor Prawn Aglio Olio (S$18) are a must-try. As for drinks, buy five shots (S$10 each) to get one free served on a cool Ferris Wheel. 

Address: 300 Tampines Ave 5, #01-02A, Singapore 529653

5. Simply Live by Tin Box

Simply Live by Tin Box prides itself on its “rip-roaring jam session(s).” Featuring resident bands, local rising talents, and even regional acts, there is definite merit to their claim to fame.

If you’re an audiophile who loves Mandopop, Simply Live is the bar to visit! Their state-of-the-art sound system, staging, and lighting allow the performers to shine. Not to mention the tantalising offerings of Asian fusion cuisine and speciality cocktails.

Address: 73 Bras Basah Rd, #01-01/02, Singapore 189556


STAGE sets itself apart from other bars with its cosy atmosphere, live music, and variety of food items. Doing their best to support Singapore Chinese live music, the bar hosts performances that only feature local talents. 

Guests can even request their favourite song by scanning a QR code and submitting their dedication!

Address: 60 Prinsep St, Singapore 188664

Live rock/pop music in Singapore

7. Timbre X S.E.A

The next entry on this list needs no introduction. Timbre X S.E.A is housed in a beautifully-restored historical building that used to host Singapore’s parliamentary meetings. Today, the building features some of the most popular live bands in Singapore, from SuperSonic to 53A, ensuring a wide variety of songs and genres.

Boasting live performances by local talents and a selection of international cuisines, Timbre X S.E.A promises an evening of great music and food.

Address: 1 Old Parliament Lane, #01-04 The Arts House, 179429

8. Hero’s

Hero’s is a western-themed bar famous for its live rock and pop music. Expect high-octane sets of classic songs by the Singaporean band, Vevo, six nights a week.

With great food, music, and live sports on big screens, Hero’s is a great place for after-office drinks!

Address: 69 Circular Road, #01-01, 049423

9. Hard Rock Cafe

Last but certainly not least, Hard Rock Cafe is perhaps the most famous live music bar not just in Singapore, but globally. The franchise has multiple outlets throughout the world, two of which are located in Singapore.

The restaurant features live rock music, providing an energetic atmosphere while you chomp down on burgers and other American diner classics. In keeping with its rock ‘n’ roll theme, Hard Rock Cafe has a vintage collection of memorabilia displayed on its walls: autographed guitars, costumes from world tours, and rare photographs.

Hard Rock Cafe Cuscaden

Address: 50 Cuscaden Road, Hpl House #02-01, 249724

Hard Rock Cafe Sentosa

Address: 26 Sentosa Gateway, Resorts World Sentosa, The Forum #01-209, 098138

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Although live music in Singapore has been on an extended break for the past two years, it’s certainly come back with a bang! The next time you’re on the hunt for a bar with great live bands, be sure to check out some of these bars.

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Chow Cheng Yang
Chow Cheng Yang

Cheng Yang can often be found in his natural habitat — in his bed with a cup of coffee and a science-fiction novel. With his undying love for jazz music and old movies, he likes to think of himself as a bit of a hippie. When he's not busy with work or school, he spends his free time playing the guitar or practising calligraphy.