The Butter Factory
- < $10
THE BUTTER FACTORY is an imaginative, bold and ground-breaking party blend of hip hop, r&b, urban grooves, alternative vibes and street art. Located at a brand new location at One Fullerton, The Butter Factory offers popular and alternative culture, along with party music to boogie down to, spread across two loud rooms. The Butter Factory has an absolutely crucial mission that our patrons must have FUN!
The club is home to a younger crowd, with the many podiums on the dance floor always filled with enthusiastic individuals dancing throughout the night. On ladies night Wednesdays, the club even offers free drinks for the ladies all the way till midnight. The club is basically split into two different sub dance floors that are linked by a walkway. One is usually overly crowded sometimes even too packed to move while the other can be so empty that the dj is left spinning to a few pathetic souls dancing around to invisible beats on the dance floor. On the dance floor itself, the bar tables and chairs are placed around it, causing people to topple over tables and sometimes collide into them in their not so sober state.
The club may be more costly as the regular individual would have to pay for entrance and an additional cost for bag drop. However, the club does have collaborations and promotions with many credit cards like American Express that offer free entry and priority queues. For those with stamina, the early closing of the club may cause some unforeseen unhappiness.
The place is also great for dancing. Since it isn't so popular on weekdays, the dance floor is usually empty which means more space for crazy dancing - and less time spent in another club-goer's sweaty body and armpit.
What attracted me the most about the club was the fact that there were great choices of music being played all night and if you're open to making new friends, there are high chances that you will walk away with more friends than you originally came with.
The downside is that like all popular nightclubs, the queue can be very long but if you can wait, you will be rewarded with a one-of-a-kind experience that is simply out of this world!
I was enthralled to find myself dancing with a backdrop of the beautiful Singapore River, Marina Bay Sands as well as the few iconic attractions of our city. It just adds on to the mythicality of the night, especially being lightheaded under the influence of alcohol.
The crowd was good, with just the right mix of guys and girls. It irks me whenever there's an overcrowding of guys at a club, I'd feel pressured and wouldn't be able to let loose and party.
The only thing about Butterfact is that it's dance floor is situated on the second level, meaning most would have to take the lift in order to get about. Imagine being trapped in a lift of drunkards on the verge of retching. EWWWW. I'll opt for the stairs. Haha!
And splendid views aside, the music here is also pretty good. Besides, as the preferred party spot for many international cabin crew, you can also get the chance to meet like minded people who will dhave plenty of great stories to share.
This is probably the best party spot if you are not looking to leave the city.
I was there again last week and I was surprised to find that it was rather empty. My friends and I reach there before 1am and we can easily find ourselves a table. Maybe with so many new clubs around the butter factory hype has die down.
It played generic songs that one can find anywhere, not songs that pander to crowds and made them go wild. The Djs do not seem to know what to do, all they did was give out some plastic balloon thing for the crowds to slap together to make some noise.
While the crowd here is pretty awesome, I can't help feeling that more could have been done to improve the ambiance of the club, such as adding some platforms in the middle...
However, I decided to give it the benefit of doubt and I visited it one more time six months later, The crowd was just as bad. But this time, the music trumped it all. Every song that came up, the crowd was singing along to. The remixes were sick. You could groove to the music even without alcohol. That's how good the music is.
I would brave the crowd just to get another night grooving to the sickest remixes ever. Maybe there will be a third trip down there soon :)
A word of advise, it will be good for girls to be accompanied by their taller, bigger male friends as the place tends to get very packed in the club.
Be prepared to squeeze yourself through the crowd when you get in and out of the club. Sometimes, it gets so tough to even move an inch. If you are somebody who appreciates good music, great ambience, crowds and free drinks(for ladies on every Wednesdays), you should check it out at The Butter Factory.
Butter factory is pretty small. Hence, I am shocked at the way the handled the crowd. By 11pm, the entire club was packed. Literally packed and there was no way one could move without bumping into someone. It came to a point where I felt suffocated and I decided to leave. I wouldn't recommend Butter Factory to my friends, but probably just go once, take a look, and add this club to the list of clubs that they have been to. Other than that, no.
The music is good, the service is tolerable, and drink prices are average to say the least (at least when compared with other clubs in Singapore). What really makes this a deal breaker is the crowd that TBF attracts. This place seems to be filled with barbarians and hooligans. Fights break out close to every night, and conflicts amongst young punks spilling vulgarities are the norm. I've gotten into a fight every time I've stepped in; apparently my crimes include Iooking at a guy funny, accidentally touching his girlfriend, and laughing too loudly.
Well I'll be damned.