As the pioneer clubbing institution in Singapore, Zouk was the first club to introduce House music, bravely steering away from the popular trend of Top 40s and retro playlists, establishing itself as a trailblazer in the industry.
Zouk has evolved into an all-encompassing global lifestyle brand in October 2015, under the direction of leading global leisure, entertainment and hospitality enterprise, Genting Hong Kong. A home ground to generations of Singaporean music lovers, the Zouk culture has evolved to a subculture of its own over the. Now into its 26th year, the club is on a continuous mission to push the boundaries of music experiences with the aim of taking the Zouk spirit to international shores.
Zouk is a pillar of the electronic music community.
Since it opened its doors, Zouk has delivered an innovative and progressive clubbing environment.
A New Home.
A New Start.
The Same Spirit.
After 25 years at Jiak Kim Street, Zouk relocated and is now housed within Clarke Quay’s Cannery Block and spanning across two floors, the new Zouk complex will once again be a collection of unique concepts with the retention of signature dance stages Zouk and Phuture, the sophisticated art-spotting club and lounge outlet, Capital, as well as a pre-game watering hole, RedTail Bar.
This makeover was further recognized internationally when Velvet Underground won the both the "Commercial Interiors" and "Supreme Award" at the internationally renown Surface Design Awards 2013.
Thee complex's crown jewel, Velvet Underground, underwent a major revamp in October 2011 when it and was split into 2 distinct yet stunning rooms in the form of the Velvet Underground - Dance and Velvet Underground - Lounge. The former offering all the trappings of the best small room club in town, complete with video mapping projected onto fine art masterpieces alongside an LED-covered ceiling and wall while the latter brought exclusive bottle service partying to another level with arguably the prettiest Ultralounge in the world.
In July 2012 when Phuture underwent a million dollar revamp to install an eye-catching LED wall that spans the length of one wall, updated most of the furniture and added some new podiums.
Zouk has since revamped itself many times, ensuring its relevance to every new generation. In September 2005, Zouk closed for a month and re-invested $7 million on refurbishing the entire complex, from its facade to all its signature outlets: Zouk main room, Velvet Underground, Phuture and the Wine Bar.
The original Jiak Kim street building consisting of three warehouses built along the Singapore River in 1919 has seen much of Singapore's modern history. When the club's management tendered for the space, the buildings were dilapidated and roofless with crumbling walls. As part of its restoration, existing walls were conserved and new levels and compartments were added to create a modern interior. New timber trusses bolstered the roof while maintaining the traditional warehouse architecture of Singapore.