The buzz: Adding to the flurry of new VIP clubs, this ultra-luxe 4,000-square foot space is perched on the 61st floor of One Raffles Place with glorious views of the skyline. It’s run by the folks of One Rochester who brought us vertiginous rooftop bar 1-Altitude (just upstairs), so rest assured that they know how to throw a party.

The décor: LED lights bathe the space in a kaleidoscope of neon colors while giant screens display graphic animations to the rhythm of the music. The raised DJ platform aside, the sleek bar with its boxy, backlit shelves acts as another centerpiece.

The drinks: On top of the $30 cover charge, there are your run-of-the-mill club drinks (from $18 for house pours) and a selection of signature cocktails (from $20). Of course, there’s an extensive list of bottles, especially the premium kind, befitting a VIP club. A bottle of Moet & Chandon Imperial sets you back about $180, while bottles vodka, gin, tequila, whisky start at $260.

The music: It varies depending on the night, but you can count on a go-hard-or-go-home blend of R&B, dance and electronic music. International guest acts play alongside resident DJs like Funkman and Leonard T who were previously at Zouk KL.

The crowd: The young and beautiful and/or successful and moneyed. Everyone is there to be seen, drink bubbly and party it up with their besties and new acquaintances at the circular tables and silvery booths.

Why you’ll be back: Aside from the killer views accentuated by the music and psychedelic light show, the exclusive atmosphere makes you feel like you’re part of the it crowd’s new secret. Plus, it’s ripe for people watching.

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Venue Details
Address: Altimate, 61/F/F, One Raffles Place, 1, Singapore, 048616
Phone: 6438-0410
Open since: April, 2014
Opening hours: Wed 9pm-2am; Fri-Sat 9pm-3am
Nearest trainRaffles Place
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