Home to Formula One’s first ever night race back in 2008, Singapore continues to be one of the hottest nightlife destinations on the Grand Prix tour! The weather is fine, the skyline is beautiful, the bars have VIEWS (we mean, seriously…), and the mixologists know what they’re doing. It’s no wonder so many international revellers descend on our streets come Grand Prix weekend.
But don’t worry about the crowds – you’ve got a secret weapon to take you from door to door in comfort, with GrabCar! Don’t know the address? No problem! Just enter the name of your location and we’ll do the rest.
So whether you’re GrabCar Premium (table service only dear) or GrabCar Economy (we’ve hunted the best free admission parties just for you!), get out there and Grab the night!
Here’s our list of the best F1 parties in town, whatever your budget…
Rub Shoulders with the F1 Elite at The Podium Lounge
By far the most exclusive and celebrity packed event in the F1 Singapore calendar, The Podium Lounge has been hosting Formula 1® drivers, teams, Royalty, celebrities, ambassadors, supermodels and Asia’s jet-setting party elite for 8 years. Kim Kardashian, Gordon Ramsay, Sebastian Vettel and Princess Charlene of Monaco are just a drop in the bucket of the names who have graced the guest list at this party in previous years.
Returning to The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, this year is set to be glitzier, more adrenalin-fuelled and more studded with stars than ever before. Kicking off on Friday 16 September with Award-Winning British Pop Goddess Sophie Ellis-Bextor and closing with ‘American Boy’ songstress and Grammy Winner Estelle, there will also be a dizzying overhead catwalk for the nightly Fashion Circuit by ZENCHI and VIP balconies offering a magical party experience for up to 3,000 guests per night.
General Admission starts at S$188 and VIP Tables from $1488 for 4. For a night rubbing shoulders with stars from around the world at the centre of Grand Prix Season Singapore celebrations, that’s not too shabby… click here to check out the full range of ticket and table packages.
Why not book with GrabPremium – our fleet of luxury cars will help you arrive in style!
Budget beverages or big bucks? $$$$$
The Podium Lounge – Grand Ballroom, Level 1, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore: Friday 16, Saturday 17, Sunday 18 September, from 10pm.
Simply type ‘Grab@PodiumLounge’ into your Grab app and we’ll get you there!
Old School Glamour at Potato Head Folk
This hipster haven has got F1 weekend covered with a Grand Prix themed cocktail menu and opening night party. Housed across 4 floors in a restored art deco building, walking into Potato Head Folk will make you feel like you’ve been transported back to the glamorous beginnings of Grand Prix in 1920s Europe.
Enjoy hours of funk, soul and disco in their intimate bar on level 3 this Friday; all spun on vinyl, of course! And keep your engines going with their racey cocktail menu, produced especially for this weekend. Our pick of the bunch is the ‘Grid Girls’ – a mix of Appleton 12 Year Old Rum, Cointreau, Pineapple, Passionfruit, Lime & Jalapeno, a snip at only S$16!
Budget beverages or big bucks? $$
Potato Head Folk, 11am – Midnight, free admission
Simply type ‘Potato Head Folk’ into your Grab app and we’ll get you there!
Party on the street at Sunshine Nation Block Party – The Grand Prix Edition!
This Friday for one night only, Sunshine Nation is taking over a section of Circular Road for their Grand Prix Edition Block Party. Party on the street to a stellar line-up of house DJs keeping you dancing until 2am, and check out the F&B on offer from the event’s official venues, O Comptoir, MARCO MARCO and GONG. With free admission, you can party all night without even needing to get your wallet out! You will of course need your phone. You know… to get GrabCar to come and take you home when your feet are sore.
Street parties are the best for mixing and making new friends… if your party pair becomes a pack, don’t forget about Grab’s 13-seater service to get you to your next destination!
Budget beverages or big bucks? $
Sunshine Nation Block Party, Friday September 16th, 7pm – 2am, free admission
Simply type ‘Circular Road’ into your Grab app and we’ll get you there!
One for the girls… SPACE GRAND PRIX LADIES’ NIGHT
Brand new downtown club Space (who’ve been packing out parties since they opened in June!) are putting on a special treat this Saturday with a Formula1 themed ladies’ night. Ladies enjoy free entry all night long and free-flow champagne from 11pm – 1am… did we mention this was Saturday night?? So while other party goers in the city are paying up premium for their bubbles, make sure Space is on your party circuit this weekend for a real VIP club experience. Expect EDM on the decks, other drinks promos, and more F1 themed surprises… we heard a rumour of a champagne train… #justsayin
Budget beverages or big bucks? $$
Space, Sat 17 Sep, 10pm – 4am, free admission for ladies all night, cover for the guys is $35, inclusive of two drinks.
Simply type ‘Space Club’ into your Grab app and we’ll get you there!
Party in the pool at SO Sofitel
Get a head start on the party action this Saturday at SO Sofitel, where raucous party organisers ‘Eyes To The Front’ take over the pool for an afternoon of beverages, BBQ and DJs. The $20 cover charge includes 2 free drinks if you make it there before 4pm (as if you needed any more encouragement for an early start). So get there early and enjoy sipping your free drinks in semi-weightlessness at your table in the pool. Yes, IN the pool.
Budget beverages or big bucks? $$
SO Sofitel, Saturday 17 Sep, 2pm – 11pm, S$20 admission (arrive before 4pm to enjoy 2 free drinks)
Simply type ‘Hotel Sofitel So Singapore’ into your Grab app and we’ll get you there!
Burn the late night oil at Kyo’s Afterburner party series
House and techno is on the car-ds (get it?) this weekend at basement club Kyo’s ‘Afterburner’ parties. If you need something a little harder than Kylie Minogue (no judgment!), then this is the place for you – take yourself underground and hit the dancefloor. With notorious DJs on the bill from the party scene in Jakarta and French techno Producer Sebastien Leger headlining Saturday night, the music will not disappoint. RSVP ahead of time and get there before midnight to skip the $28 cover charge (RSVP online here) – and also to take advantage of their late night happy hour, when all double shot house pours will be $16nett.
Budget beverages or big bucks? $$$
Sprawling track-side views at Aura’s Sky Lounge
With sprawling skyline views over Marina Bay Sands, and more importantly, overlooking the F1 track at St Andrew’s Road, the Aura Sky Lounge is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the streets below. Take in a bird’s eye view of the track as you enjoy one of the special F1 package promotions on offer (contact the venue for more information), booking ahead of time is highly recommended as these tables are hot property! Our top tip: make a reservation for Sunday evening and bag yourself a front row seat to the race finale fireworks! We estimate them to start just after 10pm…
Budget beverages or big bucks? $$$$
*Correction: Loof Bar was previously covered in this round-up article, please note that this listing has now been removed due to incorrect information. For up to date information please visit their Facebook page @looftopbar
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