Helipad comprises a dance club and rooftop bar. It was voted Best Singapore Rooftop Bar by CNNGO and The Straits Times Life! picks on the Best Rooftop Views.
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Friends that make the club fun
While this club closed down before I had a chance to try it, I always saw my friends checking in to this club frequently with their foursquare. It seemed like it was a popular place to be. Too bad I never had the chance to try it. If only if I was a year older when it was still open, I wonder what the experience would have been like.
The only downside to this place would be the size of the club. However, despite the small size, many of my friends enjoyed this club the most. Not only was the music good to dance to, most of the time because of the space constraints they were able to have more fun with their friends. It seems to be that although this club was one of the more "fun" clubs to be at, their company was the one that made the club even more exciting than the club itself.
I made a special trip down to Helipad because I was wondering what the fuss was about. However, I was terribly disappointed that all Helipad offers is a 360 degree aerial view of Singapore ( and that was what all that hype was on about). Although that alone might be cool enough to compensate for its high entry fare, I would definitely not go there to partying.
Having said that, it is definitely a good place to go to for sightseeing and to chill-out with friends, I took so many awesome photos while I was there. I would not recommend it to anyone who is looking for a good party, but if you have never been there, then it is definitely worth it to make a trip down!
I popped by Helipad together with a few of my NS Friends a few weeks ago and boy, we had a blast! The music was really good. The crowd, even better! I am into mainstream pop and I love singing along to the music and Helipad provided just that! From Britney to Flo Rida, we were rocking out to the beats that really lifted the spirits.
There were a few bacholerette parties going on as well, and once, a bride to be came up to me asking to take a picture as dared to by her friends! Such is the crowd in Helipad where everyone is just friendly (Well, mostly at least). Another striking trait of the crowd in Helipad is that people here dance. Like they are supposed to. It doesn't matter how good you are, being on the dance floor amongst all the other people moving will cause you to at least bob up and down to the beat.
I was sad to hear that Helipad was closing down. I had a great time there with my friends and I'd recommend anyone to go there ASAP!
Helipad is closing down very very soon, which is a pity in my opinion. Once a glittery nightclub in the sky, it's now practically a ghost town - in terms of glamour of course.
Yes it is still crowded, but the people you'll find there aren't exactly the creme of the crop. You can find underaged people trying to sneak in - and succeed - almost every day of the week. Fights take place regularly, and although not on the same scale as St. James, they still leave a sour taste in one's mouth.
It's a true pity though. They started off so well, attracting only the well-heeled in society. Now, they are nothing special, and with the closure coming closer each and every day, it seems unlikely that they will change anything about it.
It is a bit confusing to get to Helipad as you have to walk thru the carpark of The Central to get there.I went to the bar which is simulated to look like a real helipad with a huge lighted letter H structure which doubles up as tables. The night view is beautiful, it overlooks Clarke Quay and the rooftop seating makes it cooling to chill out there. Would have loved to check out the club but it was a Tues night and it was not open.
The staff are friendly and helpful, recommending drinks and making friendly conversation.
The drinks are affordably priced around the $15-20 range.
Helipad sounds dangerous and exotic, but unfortunately.
Helipad is, in definition, a landing place for helicopters.
You see, sober me knows my dictionary terms. Drunk me didn't, drunk me just declared, "Zirca is full, let's go to Helipad! whoa Helipad sounds really cool. and it's 5 floors up?! SO I CAN LITERALLY GET HIGH?!" and other nonsensical outbursts so my friends caved in.
As it turned out, I was the scapegoat for all their misfortunes that night.
While ladies managed to get in free, guys had to pay a $23, not too bad for a club. But the place itself was quite a let-down. The dance-floor was terribly small and the lights were predictable and repetitive.
There were no smoke jets (very common in zirca and zouk) or a change of lighting. The drinks weren't too bad but no point getting high only to realize the dance-floor is full. The music got gradually stale. It gave me the overall feel of having all my senses dulled. Nothing too exciting nothing too boring. Just manageable.
So of course, by the time drunk me sobered up, it was a sign to my friends that they can start blaming me for my choice of the club for that night and it was me graciously accepting them accusations and loudly exclaiming my lack of apology.
Now even drunk me steers away from Helipad.
Going to the Helipad for some partying sounded exciting and dangerous because of the name itself. However, I was not impressed with the clubbing scene there. I managed to get in for free because my friend knew someone there, but once I was in, I could only stay for an hour tops before I had to leave as the music was average and the crowd was just...average as well.
There is a certain feel of exclusivity as it takes a few maneuvers to actually locate the club, but I was not won over by the unenthusiastic dancing and trance music blasting as night turned to morning. There is an outdoor bar area upstairs for people to chill, relax and talk whilst overlooking the silhouette of Clarke Quay, which is definitely more pleasurable than the interior of Helipad.
Either book this place out or go on weekdays
Helipad gives a connotation that is is somewhere very high up on a building for one to enjoy a great view and alcohol. It didn't meet the full aspects of my standards though.
Getting to helipad is sort of a breeze. Located at Central Shopping Centre above Clarke Quay MRT, it seems pretty easy to find it. Nonetheless, it is only accessible from the car-park at level 5 so if you are going on foot take the lift or the escalator to level 5 and sure enough you will see it with not much difficulty there after.
The concept of the bar/club rocks. With a elevator like door, it gives you the feeling that you are going up to somewhere fun. The lighting when you enter are also motion-sensor triggered, making every entrance when you are sober very appealing. Unlike most clubs, the dance-floor is a huge disappointment with a space barely big enough for 30 people side to side. The DJ deck was a little bit too cramp was what I found out from the guest DJ but the equipment here rocked compared to other clubs.
The drinks here are decent, paired with a decent service if the night is either still young or the crowd is non-existent. The view was a camera-worthy, but not worth the trouble. If you are not tolerant of people smoking that please note that the view can only be seen from the smoking area outside the club.
This business had the mindset of something great but falls short due to its space constraints and service standards. Improving on the two in a highly expensive place like Clarke Quay would be a mammoth task, but I guess I will wait for something great to come sweep me away.
Cramp, small and squeezy.
My friend was chanting off the club's name to convince the group to visit the club that he wanted to since forever, or so he claimed, so we obliged. To get there, head to Clark Quay's Central and take the elevator up. Walk through the carpark and when you see the line, that's where the party is at. While waiting to enter the club, you'll see a number people forming their own small group all over the carpark, taking a smoke. Step inside the club and you'll understand why.
The club was smaller than most, the smallest I've ever been to. Right in front of the entrance is the bar, a small island bar, on the right were couches (probably for the VIPs) and a straight line of table, with no seats. Further in was the tiniest dance floor you've seen and right in the middle of that dance floor is a platform, and then stuffed in the corner was the DJ turntable. That'd my friends, would be the interior.
My friends and ( a group of 7) had to squeezed our way through to get some space at the table for our two bottle of vodka. The loud music was nice, just nice. not too awesome but not that bad as well. I was pleasantly surprise when Big Bang's and 2NE1's music was played. Blame it on my Kpop addiction but it says one thing about the club. Music is universal may very well be it's motto. The crowd didn't seemed to mind it either with people fist pumping, dancing and singing along to the foreign words they wished they knew.
It would had been a wonderful visit if the place wasn't cramp. Our group didn't even get to step out on the dance floor. The people on the dance floor and platform suffered worse fate than sardines packed in a tin.
Service wasn't exactly good either, we had to call the waiter out so many times before they finally got our orders down. Not efficient at all. Maybe it was the cramp space that caused the time lag, but whatever it is, it could had been better.
This is a definitely a place where you would only enjoy if you have your closest buddies/homies who could make even the worse situation good.Other than that, I suggest going to other clubs instead. There's many other good ones when you're so near to the cannery.
Located at the heart of singapore's nightlife district, Helipad looks promising to be the next hotspot for partying. On ladies night wednesdays, ladies who come in groups of 4 are offered a free bottle of alcohol. Free entry and free booze, what more could anyone ask for?
The club recently introduced Sourfly, an unique vodka mix popular amongst alcohol lovers, that was first a trademark of sister club Homeclub. A must try, you'll see everyone holding a bottle of Sourfly when you enter the club. Smooth and tasty, do not miss out on this beverage when you're there!
Amidst all that, there are a couple of points that might be a turn off. With the dancefloor already small enough, the bar had to be positioned right smack in the middle of it, making it smaller and sqeezier as it already is. To top it off, the bartenders look to be inefficient as people unsure where to place their orders shout for the bartenders from every direction, causing mayhem in the bar. Don't blame the bartenders, blame the poor system.
So apart from having to wait a long time for your drinks, one other turn off would be the size of the toilet. They are ridiculously small and cramped. The queue even for the guys is insane. No advice on this segment, just brace yourselves for the long wait.
Albeit there is plenty of waiting to be done, do give this promising club a shot. Every journey has a black mark to look out for, Helipad is no exception. If you're willing to look past these 2 points, I assure you a great time at this club. Warm staff, friendly atmosphere, good music and a unique beverage poses a good enough argument for you to try it out.