Launched in March 1991, Zouk has grown into a club like non other in Asia. The different clubs within the Zouk complex include Velvet Underground, Phuture, The Wine Bar.
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Singapore's hottest night spot
If you are an avid party-goer, Zouk definitely rings a bell. It is one of the most popular nightclubs in Singapore, comprising of 3 sections, namely Phuture, Zouk and Velvet. Out of the 3, I believe the most popular would be Phuture with it's DJ spinning hits R&B and hip-hop remixes. As a result of its popularity, the dancefloor is usually packed like sardines, especially on Fridays and Ladies' Night. It is advisable to get your entry chop early because some times, it will be fully housed and will restrict entry after. Zouk itself is also very popular with its mambo nights on Wednesdays and trance in-house music on the other nights.
Drinking in the club itself is an expensive affair, and usually people seek the cheaper alternative - to purchase a bottle from Holiday Inn and drinking outside by the bridge instead. It is a common sight to see party-goers flood the bridge before 12am, indulging in the alcohols before the real party starts inside.
The only downside of the place would be that within Phuture itself, it is usually so packed it is suffocating, so the company really matters. The night would be impeccable if you go with a huge group of fun-loving friends though!
Fire burning on the dance floor.
Zouk is a familiar name to most youngsters in Singapore. I am sure many party go-ers would be familiar with this club. Being one of the most popular and established clubs in Singapore, it is often crowded on Ladies' Night and the weekends where long queues are expected. However, you have to be 18 and above to be granted permission into Zouk. But fret not, underaged parties are often held in Zouk too, for teenagers who are 16 and above.
Zouk comprise of Phuture, the main Zouk room and Velvet underground. I personally like to go Phuture and Zouk. Phuture plays R&B and also remix of the pop songs whereas Zouk plays retro songs on wednesday nights and trance on all other nights. I spent my 22nd birthday celebration at Phuture, after drinking with my friends at a bridge nearby. Speaking of this bridge, that is where most people sit around it and drink to their hearts' fill. The party usually starts getting exciting at around 12am, where faster paced songs are played and lights shine on us in all directions. I would say it is a great way to release stress as you dance to the beat of the music, feeling high from the alcohol intake and shout the lyrics to the songs. However, at times, some of them might vomit on the dance floor due to the fact that they are drunk and this might cause inconvenience to the others who are having fun dancing. Also, on wednesdays and weekends when it is more packed, it would be hard for you to squeeze your way out of the crowds to go to the washroom or to even grab a drink. The washrooms might at times reek of vomit too.
All in all, it is a fantastic place to hang out and dance with your friends while enjoying the loud beating music. Party-goers would definitely love to visit Zouk and let down their hair or even, meet some new friends at the same time.
For the young and wild
Zouk is one of Singapore's more popular nightspots for the youngsters. Although it isn't located at one of the most prime or convenient locations, it still remains as one of the clubbing hotspots for those aged 18-25.
Wednesday nights are mambo nights at Zouk, and if you've never gone for a mambo night before, it would be an interesting experience watching everyone dancing to oldies with dance steps which they've memorized by hard. It's amazing to see how many people actually know the steps to these songs and how much they're enjoying themselves. Enjoyment level here on a Wednesday night would definitely be 10/10.
However, Zouk on weekends are slightly less enjoyable - I guess because of the crowd. Then again, that isn't so much of a factor since the crowd usually spills over to Phuture (which, most of the time, is actually more crowded than Zouk).
It is rare to see fights breaking out here, perhaps because the level of security here is high. And I don't see why not, especially since it's such a big joint. Towards the end of the night, it would be interesting to head outside and people watch - simply because you will often see people stumbling out dead drunk and end up sleeping on the floor outside Zouk. Sadistic as this sounds, it's actually quite an interesting sight...
And apart from all of that, I would suppose it's also worth a mention that Zouk attracts most of the pretty ladies...
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The clubbing giant, transformed
Any self-respecting partygoer is sure to know the ‘Zouk’ name, and with over 25 years under its belt, the club is one of the oldest and most popular party spots in the local nightlife scene.
Old doesn’t mean outdated, though. The behemoth has kept up with the times, moving over to a new location at Clarke Quay and is getting revellers all pumped up with its industrial-style interiors. By that, we mean brick-and-concrete elements inspired by underground rave clubs such as those found in London and Berlin.
There are cool new additions, too. Enter restaurant-cum-bar Red Tail Bar which serves up Asian fusion food (to line your stomach before drinking) or Capital, an ultra-luxe whisky and cigar bar.
But not everything from the old club at Jiak Kim is thrown out of the window. I love how the iconic dance stages of Zouk and Phuture are retained, and so are the hip-hop and R&B beats that characterise the nights.
And on big days where guest DJs take the stage, the two venues can be merged to form a mega dance floor – an added plus for those who’d like more room to show off those moves.
Zouk is the to go place when I'm with my usual clubbing friends. Though the place might not be of easy accessibility, it's still one of the best places that brings good memories. I've been there so many times that it feels so naturally good and safe. The music is good, the dance floor is great, there are lot's of events and DJs are frequently invited.
I attended a dance competition event, being part of the crew that organized DJ competition 'Live Mix Maestro'. There's a bar for you to chill if you prefer lounge music or laid-back music, there's Phuture for top40's Hip/Hop, and the good trance/house songs at Zouk.
Weekends are packed with younger age groups, usually between 18-23. Other nights may attract, older crowds such as Mambo nights on Wednesday. Weekend queue lines are long, so be early. It gets really crowded when A list DJ's come down.
Be prepared for cash and a cab right home, unless of course you'd rather walk for 30 mins, sleep at a bus stop and wait for the first train to come up.
I'll say that Zouk isn't just about clubbing, it has become a culture. It's the atmosphere, the people and the professionalism that makes it my club of choice. I met new friends, the good, the drunks, the ladies, the shufflers and ravers all in one place.
Dance till you drop
My first time clubbing was in Zouk and its still my go to place when I want to hit the town. Needless to say, Zouk is in a realm of its own. Its a world renowned club that's situated on this small little island in South East Asia and up to today that still boggles my mind.
I usually spend most of my time at Phuture just because I prefer the music there but every once in a while, Zouk itself is awesome to hang at because the energy there is amazing. And having to elbow people to move is fun too, in its own way. The first time I went I was blown away by the chandeliers. (I'm easily impressed)
Money wise, your not going to get excellent value no matter which nightclub you go to so, like anyone else would tell you, drink up before you get there and just dance the night away. Girls, make sure to cash in on ladies' night to save a couple bucks.
Getting too old for this
Sometimes I wonder when I will ever get bored going to this place. It seems like every time when my CCA organises post exam party it is always held at Zouk. Well so throughout my 4 years of tertiary life, I have seen this place just a couple of times. Zouk, comprises of Wine Bar, Phuture, Zouk and Velvet Underground. Phuture plays R&B, main dance floor Zouk usually has guest DJs and Velvet plays house.
It gets really crowded when there are popular guest DJs, although I can't really judge accurately cause I've only been to one guest DJ performance. Sadly when the school buys out the venue the ticket sales never really hits the target and usually the place will be less crowded than usual. On normal days, Citibank members get free entries and 1-for-1 drinks at Wine Bar though, so that is pretty awesome. Getting too old for this kinda things, definitely a place to experience while you are young.
Night club with a local twist
Zouk is definitely an iconic Singaporean club and this is a must-go, whether you're a local or foreigner. The highlight of Zouk is their ubiquitous Mambo Jambo night, where the entire dance floor is transformed into a mass dance disco and patrons boogie to 80s hits while performing synchronised hand movements. It is certainly an experience like no other and if you don't know the moves, just follow the regulars who will lead the crowd while perched high up on the dance podiums!
Mambo used to be held regularly on Wednesday nights but as it fizzled out in the past few years, it is now held on eve of public holidays instead. Elsewhere, The club is split into other zones namely Phuture, which plays hip hop R & B, and also Velvet Underground which caters to house music. Big name DJs ply their trade here at Zouk all the time like Dash Berlin, Avicii and Gareth Amery. Drinks on most nights are 1-for-1 before midnight and the club has coined a few of their own innovative drinks like 'meenion shots' which look like the minions from Despicable Me.
Overall, it's a place to let down your hair, forget about your worries and have a great night out with your pals.
Best place to let loose and have fun!
Haven’t been the party person a year ago but after my first experience with Zouk in March this year, I haven’t since set foot into another club! Zouk sections out into Phuture, Zouk and Velvet, playing the music genres of Drum ‘n’ Bass, Hip-hop and Down-tempo.
Phuture- Where all the youngsters go
Zouk: About the same as Phuture but I find that the DJ seriously lacks musicality(pardon me). Like every time the song is about to reach the climax, they’ll change the song. ?!?!?!
Velvet: For the mature crowd, lots of LED lights.
Drinks are priced rather reasonably at the wine bar. Cover charge is $25 for the ladies and $33/35 for the men. Entry comes with 2 house pours! Though for the ladies, if your wallets are a little tight lately, try pulling some ropes and get your name included in the guestlist! *nudges* Hahahahah.
All in all, I love Phuture the best for their DJ-ing and music selections! Though it is the occasional sausage fest, with the right company and great music, I believe we could all make exceptions! Just take more care. Well, after all, being the 5th best club in the world.. how bad can it get?
This club is a very good platform for DJs as well as party go-ers, citibank card holders are entitled to free entry as well as 1 for 1 drinks at winebar (bottles not included of course) as well as StandChart Manhattan Card holders would enjoy free entry on fri&Sat with 2 free drinks
Attendance is always full on wednesdays and fridays. Many world renowned DJs have spun there and also spun for various events like Zoukout a yearly mega event that have featured names like , Steve Aoki, Tiesto, Benny Benassi, Afrojack, David Guetta, Laidback Luke, Ferry Corsten and the list goes on.
Normally on Saturdays Zouk always feature other overseas DJs like Trouse Brothers, ATB, Infested Mushrooms, Bloody Beetroots, Gareth Emry, Hardwell, Marco V and the list goes on. Recently Zouk has included Poptart every month for party people in the indie/electro scene which is very popular with the younger generation.
Very importantly i would give kudos to the staff working there, from the Owners, the Managers, The PR guys at the door (once in khaki blazers) to the Bouncers, the floor staff, the bar tenders and even the toilet aunty that always makes sure the drunks would be able to sober themselves up enough.
All in all i would give it a 9.5/10 for an average of all my experiences there i never fail to have an enjoyable time as well as the company of many friends who are also regulars of the clubs. Definitely a place for people who likes to groove to good music as well as shufflers(:
** I was a regular in zouk for about 2.5 years
Nice music & atmosphere, but very packed
Zouk is one of the most popular night-life destination in Singapore. It’s the top choice of many youngsters who are looking to party and club the night away.
If you are going to Zouk, do be prepared to see large crowds on the dance floor. This is especially the case on Wednesdays, which are “Ladies’ Nights” and entry for ladies is free. You will not get much space to move around, let alone dance to the music, as the crowd will be packed like sardines. An advice – the guys should dance around your own female friends to prevent them from becoming victims to any outrage of modesty, as there have been such cases before.
The common practice is to drink alcohol before entering Zouk, as it is definitely more costly buying alcohol inside. However, do be careful not to get drunk or wasted even before you get inside, as it is quite common for people to do so.
Nonetheless, Zouk is still the place to go to if you are looking for hot music remixes and the party atmosphere. The DJs there are also pretty popular. For one, DJ Ghetto did a pretty good job rousing the crowd.
The place to be on a Friday night
Not just Friday actually, but Wednesday, Thursday (especially when there is a long weekend coming up) and Saturday, you get the drift.
Zouk is THE nightclub in Singapore, it was and still is. Having been to most nightclubs in Singapore, Zouk is still my favourite and the one I return to most often. Usually I would head over to the winebar located for a few drinks to catchup with my friends before heading in. The music at Zouk caters to different tastes as there are 4 different complexes, each playing a different genre of music. The vibe I get whenever I frequent Zouk is that I am young, wild and free, and that is what I want to be at least for that night.
The best is yet to be
Everyone knows what Zouk is and what it stands for, clearly this must mean something aye?
Well, Zouk is one of the oldest clubs in singapore and have been known to many as a place we can all have fun, fit for all ages.
After visiting so many clubs in singapore, I never fail to return to this place as Zouk is the only place where I can get my ultimate clubbing experience and I would recommend this club for any friends or tourists who are coming from overseas as this is the only place you can get the true blue clubbing experience here in Singapore.
As you already know, zouk has 4 different complexes, and I generally always frequent Phuture, Zouk itself and Velvet lounge. Despite the higher prices for the entry as well as the bottles which I open, I am more than willing to pay for the wonderful time and service which is comparable to none. Indeed, Zouk is the only place you can get solid music and awesome world-renowned DJs coming in on special nights for their events. Their calendar is always filled with popular DJs like David Guetta and Emma Hewitt who come into Zouk and get the party started!
Not to mention, their bouncers sure know how to make the place safe and provide a high level of security. There was once, a friend of mine actually got a very serious cut in her heels, the security personnel immediately escorted me out of Zouk through a special exit into the back where they had medics on standby and wasted no time in attending to my friend. Such awesome service for their patrons indeed!
Zouk is no doubt the only place to be if you want to have a crazy, wild yet safe night!