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5 of the Best Live Music Bars & Cafes in Singapore

Live performance at a music bar

1. Blue Jaz Café

Blu Jaz café is a popular hotspot for live entertainment ranging from jazz jam sessions, comedy stand ups to open-mic poetry sessions. The café is also particularly known for its wide variety of food and high quality of service. Constantly bustling with music and people, expect the bar to come alive with food, art and music even on weekdays!

Location : 11 Bali Ln, Historic Kampong Glam, Singapore 189848

Food price range : S$12 - S$38

2. Crazy Elephant

Crazy Elephant is home to Singapore's Rock n Roll & Blues music. It prides itself on being authentic with no dress code and no cover charges. Known for its Sunday jam sessions, Crazy Elephant encourages its audience to join and show off their musical talent on stage. Service here is also excellent with their staff being very friendly and attentive to customers' requests.

Location : Clarke Quay, 3E River Valley Road, #01-03/04, Singapore 179024

Food price range : S$10 - SS40

3. Music Dream Live Café

Music dream live café specializes in the music genre of heartwarming ballads and local folk songs. Those who love Chinese music, there are performances scheduled every night, with some nights designated as open mic sessions where audience can take the stage. Do try out some of its menu specialties such as Fruity Flower Tea & Green Tea Cheese Cake!

Location : #01-44/45 Aperia Mall, 8-12 Kallang Avenue, Singapore 339509

Food price range : S$4 - S$15

4. Acid Bar

Acid Bar is where you can find a dining area and an intimate live ambience music session all in one place. The bar at Orchard Road plays everything from jazz, and rock to pop and classic music. The alfescro area is also known for its beers , martinis and its bustling nightlife. If you are a budding singer-songwriter, you might want to consider playing at Acid Bar as they are open to giving aspiring musicians a chance to perform!

Location : 180 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238846

Food price range : S$14 - S$24

5. Stage

Feel like chilling out? Come up to Stage and listen to local bands. If you enjoy acoustic music, then Stage is the place for you. On Wednesdays, you can join its open mic sessions and show off your vocal chops. If you are an aspiring musician, you can also sign up for the "Stage Exposure" programme where you will be mentored and guided by their in-house musicians and gain exposure by performing at Stage.

Location : 60 Prinsep St, Singapore 188664

Food price range : S$8 - S$28


Zoe is an avid fan of all kinds of music. Her primary instrument is the guitar but she is always passionately learning how to play other instruments such as the drums and keyboard. She is currently playing the bass guitar in a band and has been routinely involved in music since she was a child.

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