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10 Best Things To Do In Orchard After 10PM For Those Who Always Complain Things Close Too Early

Late-night things to do in Orchard

For us night owls, heading to bed at 10pm is more bane than boon. We have trouble drifting off to sleep; after all, at this hour the night is still young. And unfortunately for us, there are few places we can head to since most would have shuttered by this time.

Save for Orchard Road. If you thought this area was just for shopping, think again. Around these parts are places where night owls would feel right at home. From bowling lanes that close at 1am to eateries that are open 24/7, here are 10 things to do in Orchard after 10pm:

1. Game with friends at Kommune – Open till 1am on Fri & Sat

When it’s after hours, you could coop yourself up at home playing mobile games alone. Or, you could gather the squad to game together at Kommune from 82 Social House. It’s a gaming cafe that’s packed with games suitable for single players and large groups.

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And we do mean packed. There are more than 80 different board games available that include crowd favourites like Catan and Uno. You’ll even find locally-made card games such as Chope and Kopi King.

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There are video game options too, if you’d rather smash buttons and keyboards. PlayStation 5s and computers are available for you to battle it out in games like Overcooked and Fortnite. You’ll even find arcade games scattered around the cafe that you can play for free.

Board games (per table):
From $24/hour
Board games (per room): From $34/hour
Console (per room): From $16/hour
Computer (per pax): From $2.50/hour

Address: 277 Orchard Road, #03-18 Orchard Gateway, Singapore 238858
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 11.30am-11.30pm | Fri-Sat 11.30am-1am
Contact: 8112 0480 | Kommune Facebook

2. Bowl a strike at K Bowling Club – Open till 1am

The word “bowling” may be in the name but there’s more to K Bowling Club than just knocking down pins. You’ll still get your bowling action at the 8 glow-in-the-dark lanes. But there are other activities here while you wait your turn to bowl.

Tucked behind the bowling lanes is an arcade filled with retro 16-bit games like Street Fighter and Puzzle Bobble for those who miss playing old-school video games. There’s even a pool table and electronic dartboards to keep you occupied throughout the night.

The non-competitive sort can chill at the lounge that serves drinks and snacks. Otherwise, there are karaoke booths for a private singing sesh. These are noise-proof, so feel free to croon your heart out even if you don’t have the pipes like Beyoncé or Adele.

Price: From $11/pax per game, excluding shoe rental

Address: 313 Orchard Road, #03-27 313@Somerset, Singapore 238895
Opening hours: 10am-1am, Daily
Contact: 6737 5313 | | K Bowling Club website

3. Hit a bullseye at KHIP Darts – Open till 1am daily

If you’re up for a little competition among friends, KHIP Darts makes it easy to settle scores with their electronic dartboards. Just step up to the throwline, aim, and shoot. The dartboard immediately captures points and fouls, so there’s no need to mentally take notes of who’s in the lead.

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The electronic dartboards have settings for various pub versions of the game too. It’s not just about racking up as many bullseyes as you can when you play games like Killer and Cricket. Strategy and skill will come into play as you try to outdo one another.

Price: $1.25/pax per game

Address: 176 Orchard Road, #B2-01 The CentrePoint, Singapore 238843
Opening hours: 2pm-1am, Daily
Contact: 8399 7393 | KHIP Darts Facebook

4. Win prizes at Cow Play Cow Moo – Open till 11pm

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We’re not going to question why your kids are out past their bedtime, but for those who are, here’s a family-friendly place to head to after hours: Cow Play Cow Moo.

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Cow Play Cow Moo

The arcade chain doesn’t need much of an introduction. This is where you’ll find a plethora of claw machines filled with stuffed plushies and figurines that are literally up for grabs. Then there are the many arcade games where you can win chains of paper tickets that can be exchanged for prizes such as puzzles and even Nintendo Switches.

Address: 313 Orchard Road, #05-05 313@somerset, Singapore 238895
Opening hours: 10am-11pm, Daily
Contact: Cow Play Cow Moo website

5. Shop for Japanese products at Don Don Donki – Open 24/7

The midnight munchies don’t have to be limited to junk food. You can get fresh fruits and other produce in the wee hours of the morning at Japanese grocery store Don Don Donki. The Orchard Central outlet is the only one open 24/7. If you’re in need of a hot meal, they’ve got ready-to-eat bentos too. Plus, these are 30% off when you purchase them after 9pm.

This washing detergent and fabric softener duo is said to be a cult favourite among Japanese homemakers. 

Groceries aside, there are also a tonne of Japanese goods you can get your hands on. The shelves are stocked with Don Don Donki snacks like puffed corn sticks that go for $5.80-$6.80 for a bag of 30. Traipse the aisles and you’ll also find imported items for the home, such as cleaning supplies, skincare products, and even children’s toys.

Address: 181 Orchard Road, #B2-01 & #B1-15 Orchard Central, Singapore 238896
Opening hours: 24 hours, Daily
Contact: 6834 4311 | Don Don Donki website

6. Rub knots away at Natureland – Open till 2am

Natureland at Liat Towers is the biggest outlet in Singapore.
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If you’re tossing and turning in bed, you might need to feel more relaxed before you fall deep into the REM cycle. That can be done at Natureland, which has 2 outlets along Orchard Road. 

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They’ll have you loosened up literally from head to toe with services such as foot reflexology (from $38) and body therapy (from $72), which is a full-body massage. If you’re pressed for time, opt for their 4-in-1 therapy ($38) that works out kinks in the head, shoulders, neck, and back in 30 minutes.

Natureland Liat Towers
Address: 541 Orchard Road, #02-01 & #03-01 Liat Towers, Singapore 238881
Opening hours: 9am-2am, Daily
Contact: 6767 6780

Natureland Orchard Point
Address: 160 Orchard Road, #B1-12/13 Orchard Point, Singapore 238842
Opening hours: 9am-2am, Daily
Contact: 6235 6780 | Natureland website

7. Snack on Korean-Western fare at Cafe de Muse – Open 24/7

Get your caffeine fix any time of the day when you head over to Cafe de Muse. The eatery located at Shaw House is open 24/7 and serves Italian-style gourmet coffees from $5.50.

The peckish will have no shortage of food to munch on as well. Korean-Western fare is served at Cafe de Muse, with fusion dishes like Bulgogi Pasta ($23) and Kimchi Fried Rice ($20) being popular picks among diners.

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@fei_mui_sek_fan, @melodyeatstheworld

You can end the night – or start the day – with a sweet treat too. There’s the traditional Korean bingsu (from $20), which is shaved ice topped with ingredients like fresh fruits, brownies, or rice cakes. These are quite large and can be shared among friends. 

Address: 350 Orchard Road, #01-K5/K6 & #02-K4 Shaw House, Singapore 238868
Opening hours: 24 hours, Daily
Contact: 6970 5011 | Cafe de Muse Facebook

8. Sample 700 types of whisky at The Writing Club – Open till 12am

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Pubs and bars that open till late are an easy find in Orchard Road, but few will be quite as classy as The Writing Club. The drinking lounge has a library of 700 labels of whisky that have been imported from around the world.

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The Writing Club

This is not the place to down shot after shot in rapid succession. Instead, you’ll be served a flight of 3 whiskies (from $68) to sample and compare notes. Once you’ve locked in your favourite scotch, you can get a whisky-based cocktail ($28 each) to nurse all night. There are charcuterie boards (from $28) too, for those who want to pair their drinks with a snack.

Address: 390 Orchard Road, #02-10 Palais Renaissance, Singapore 238871
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 4pm-12am (Closed on Sundays)
Contact: 9362 8626 | The Writing Club website

9. Dig into steaming hotpot at HaiDiLao – Open till 6am

With outlets all over Singapore, many of which are open past midnight, it’s no surprise that Haidilao has become a go-to supper spot for many. The hotpot restaurant serves a comforting meal of fresh meats and seafood that’s cooked in flavourful broths.

Add on an extra burst of flavour by opting for the condiment bar for an extra $4/pax. Here’s where you can let your creative juices flow and create your own dipping sauce with ingredients like sesame paste, seafood sauce, and beef cubes. The condiment bar also has appetisers like marinated mushrooms and fresh fruits to snack on while you’re waiting for your hotpot to boil.

Along Orchard Road alone, you’ll find 3 Haidilao outlets that operate past midnight. But the one at 313@Somerset closes the latest at 6am.

Haidilao 313@Somerset
Address: 313 Orchard Road, #04-23/24 313@Somerset, Singapore 238895
Opening hours: 10.30am-6am, Daily
Contact: 6835 7227

Haidilao Wisma Atria
Address: 435 Orchard Road, #03-15 Wisma Atria, Singapore 238877
Opening hours: 10.30am-4am, Daily
Contact: 6904 1211

Haidilao Plaza Singapura
Address: 68 Orchard Road, #04-01 20 Plaza Singapura, Singapore 238839
Opening hours: 10.30am-4am, Daily
Contact: 6250 0330 | Haidilao website

10. Live out BKK vibes at Shiok Shiok Night Market – Open till 6am

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Shiok Shiok Night Market

You could brave the crowds at the return of Chatuchak Night Market Singapore 2023 or you could go for a chiller, more relaxed meal at Shiok Shiok Night Market that has similar dining offerings. 

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Shiok Shiok Night Market

This Bangkok-themed market is located along the alleyway outside Concorde Shopping Mall and has food stalls that sell street food you would be able to find in Thailand, such as mookata, grilled meat skewers, and seafood. 

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Shiok Shiok Night Market

It’d be an incomplete meal if drinks weren’t served to go along with your Thai street food. Thankfully, there are alcoholic and non-alcoholic options available, including house pour beers that start at $8 a glass. You can also get freshly squeezed fruit juices and young coconuts from $4.50 to really feel like you’re on holiday in the +66.

Address: 100 Orchard Road, Concorde Shopping Mall, Singapore 238840 (Outside alley)
Opening hours: 5pm-6am, Daily
Contact: 8768 5254 | Shiok Shiok Night Market Facebook

11. Grab late-night meals at Orchard Plaza – Open 24/7

Orchard Plaza, the unassuming shopping mall tucked between The Centrepoint and Concorde Hotel is a supper haven for those looking for something more substantial than fast food.

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There’s La Pona Snack Bar, which only opens at 10.30pm to feed those working OT or the graveyard shift. The snack bar sells just one item on the menu – nasi lemak. Diners can choose from 8 different sides such as fried chicken wings, otah, and sunny side-up eggs to top the fragrant coconut rice.

La Pona Snack Bar
Address: 150 Orchard Road, #04-53 Orchard Plaza, Singapore 238841
Opening hours: Mon 10pm-3am | Tue-Sat 10pm-4am (Closed on Sundays)
Contact: 8866 0453 (WhatsApp only) | La Pona Snack Bar Instagram

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More variety can be found at Al Madinah Restaurant on the first floor. This 24/7 mamak stall has your usual array of supper faves like roti john, mee goreng, and biryani.

There’s a variety of prata too, of course. Savoury ones include cheese and butter mushroom, which are served with fish or mutton curry. You can also get sweet versions, such as chocolate and banana for dessert.

Al Madinah Restaurant
Address: 150 Orchard Road, #01-21 Orchard Plaza, Singapore 238841
Opening hours: 24 hours, Daily

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You can even get Thai food till 7am at Orchard Plaza. If you’ve hankered for pad thai or papaya salad but haven’t booked a ticket to Bangkok yet, then Tha Siam Authentic Thai Kitchen can at least satisfy these cravings.

The menu may not be as extensive as other Thai restaurants, but it is affordable considering its location. Mains like boat noodles go for $6, while a la carte dishes to be shared family-style start from $8 for a crispy minced pork omelette.

Tha Siam Authentic Thai Kitchen
Address: 150 Orchard Road, #04-20 Orchard Plaza, Singapore 238841
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10.30am-7am | Sun 7am-7pm
Contact: 8882 3959 | Tha Siam Authentic Thai Kitchen Facebook

Visit Orchard Road any time of the day

The next time you’re looking to hang out with your friends a little later into the night, refer back to this list for places you can visit after 10pm. Most of these places are also open during the day too for those who identify as early birds rather than night owls.

Design your own Adidas merch at the flagship’s MakerLab.

Of course, there’s more of a flurry of activity when day breaks. Experiences are plentiful even at this stretch that’s known for its gleaming shopping malls. Not only is Orchard Road home to the flagship stores for Adidas, Uniqlo, Apple, and Muji, these stores also provide experiences such as customisation services and free workshops to attend.

Design Orchard.

You’ll also find unique retail experiences at places like Design Orchard. This retail store features more than 100 local brands. It also hosts occasional runway shows at its storefront windows and events at its rooftop garden.

If it’s been a while since you last visited Orchard Road, drop by and stay for the day – and night. You’ll find that there are things to do in Orchard Road that don’t just involve bringing home multiple shopping bags.

Find out more about Orchard Road’s offerings

This post was brought to you by the Singapore Tourism Board.
Cover image adapted from: Natureland, The Writing Club, Shiok Shiok Night Market

Raewyn Koh

Old millennial.

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