As the largest club in the complex with a capacity of over 1,500, the main Zouk room regularly hosts international guest DJs, ‘live’ performances, Fashion shows, fringe art events, short film screenings and exhibitions. The club is accessed through a dramatically lit and sculptural tunnel as a prequel to the scene ahead of the neo-industrial themed space.
Decked out in customised Gary Stewart analog soundsystem, state-of-the-art lighting, sprawling multi-level dance floor, pockets of bars and body-bending music, it’s easy to see why this is deemed the heart of the club.
First opened in December 1996, Phuture’s unique music policy has spanned hip-hop, breaks, drum ‘n’ bass, nu-jazz, down tempo and anything experimental, historically making it a perfect spot for the musically adventurous. Its futuristic approach to music is reflected in its decor, reinforcing the room’s aerodynamic design. Playful furniture, funky LED backed bars and an inviting circular dance floor adds movement and life to the club. The entrance walkway and interior walls are adorned with original commissioned artworks by local artist, Jahan Loh – whose works compliment the very design of Phuture seamlessly.
Open to the public four nights a week, with a music policy currently focused on urban, hip hop and R&B, Phuture has an up-for-it, get down crowd, week in week out. The compact, friendly space has a 600 odd capacity.
A newly introduced concept that doubles as a lounge and club space, Capital is suited for the working crowd and guests who luxuriate in the finer things in life. Designed by design studio Charnley Stadworth and sized at an expansive 542sqm, Capital is the second largest outlet and the most multi-faceted with four distinct zones – including an island bar, whisky bar, whisky room, and a plush seating and dance floor area.
Confident, visually extravagant and the outlet for art-spotting, notable features include the mesmerizing ceiling by Tetsuya Toshima, a neon piece by Singaporean artist Dawn Ng, geometric LED glow ceiling on the dance floor by LEDSCONTROL, a wondrous cabinet of curious art by a mix of Asian artists, and a futuristic DJ deck in the mould of an eye – all of which, are intended to perfectly complement the experience of post-work repose of sipping rare whiskies and other spirits, and switching up the groove in the later hours.
Situated along the other side of the Clarke Quay Cannary Block, RedTail Bar is Zouk Singapore’s new pre-game playground. Designed by Charnley Stadworth with a modern oriental design language, the bar is aptly named after a nocturnal Asian species, the red tail panda.
Fashioned as a casual and pre-game space for lively gatherings, RedTail Bar serves an array of contemporary Asian bites, craft cocktails, beers, wines and Zouk signatures including Blue Spin, Velvet Rope and more. Riding on the concept of being ‘The Drama Before The Party’, RedTail Bar boasts a DJ deck of its own, beer pong tables, and several drinking games against a backdrop of tracks put together by Zouk resident DJs – all intended to bring forth a convivial setting for post-work hangouts and pre-drink sessions to kick off the weekend party nights.
A hide-away from the bustle and a cozy hang for those in search for exceptional spirits, QUEENS is Zouk Singapore’s new intimate cocktail bar. Themed as an homage celebrating hip-hop culture and its foundations, the menu presents a selection of eight concoctions by bartender, avid hip-hop lover and twice Young Bartender of the Year contender, Ashwin Raj.
Bearing the namesake of the New York City borough, Queens is known as the birthplace of hip-hop luminaries including the likes of Run DMC, Salt-N-Pepa, Public Enemy among others. Conceptualised as an exploration of the genre through taste and ambience, the cocktails are categorized to represent the four pillars of hip-hop; DJ-ing, MC-ing, Breakdance and Graffiti.