Although almost all clubs and bars in Singapore are potentially pick up joints, there following places appear to be relatively more popular for pick ups.
Zouk - Located at Jiak Kim Street. Launched in the early 90s, this 20 year old club has become one of the premier clubs in this region. Having been host to many international singers, groups and DJs, Zouk is presumably the best club in South East Asia. It is clean, has a classy crowd and plays the best of music. Don't go there too early. It is advisable that you go in at about 12 midnight when the action starts.
Zouk's demographics include locals, expats and tourists who go there just to have a great time apart from wanting to play the mating game. While Zouk's is a little bit trancy but Velvet always pulls in the crowds and a guaranteed good Saturday night in Singapore. It is a good place to pick up college students and young professional local women out to make an impression.
Attica - This well known expat pick up joint located at River Valley Road, Clarke Quay. If you're an expat, this is the place to be. It doesn't really matter how you look like or what job you do. The local girls here are just gasping for a expat "boyfriend" and will be grinding up against you in no time. You don't even have to fake it till you make it, you just have to be your Caucasian self. It is known that even grandpas as old as Colonel Sanders have picked up women here. Of course, with the high concentration of Caucasian expat males here, competition is keen. Your chances of getting laid are much improved if you throw some cash around. As a rule of thumb, get in about 12am.
BQ Bar at 39 Boat Quay is another expat pick up classic. This is where most British expat bankers hang out after work. Most of the women here are either 30+ professionals looking for a Caucasian boyfriend to marry, or working class girls looking for a good time. It is very much easier to pick up a woman here if you hold a good professional job in Singapore, as some of the women here can be quite discerning about the quality of Caucasians they associate with. If you're just a tourist, just tell 'em that you're a banker and wing it. Size does matter - size of your wallet, that is.
Bar Le Noir at The Cannery in River Valley Road seem to attract hordes of expatriates. They don't seem to mind being trawled by local girls gasping for free drinks. Neither do they mind being overcharged for those drinks as long as they can take one of these giggly girls home later. So remember, it really doesn't matter if you don't look like Brad Pitt as long as you can spend money like him. If you're willing to "spread some green just to be seen", this is a fantastic place. The return on your investment can be overwhelmingly high. However, beware of high class call girls on the prowl. After buying a few round of drinks, make sure you go back holding a bird, instead of holding just your dick.These call girls are very savvy and can be ruthless when it comes to business. Remember, they are not looking for a Caucasian "boyfriend", they are working.
Brix, located at the basement of the Grand Hyatt Regency, Scotts Road, is also a well known pick up bar. This place is pretty upmarket frequented by top local executives, businessmen, Caucasian expats, and occasionally "Princesses from Geylang". The patrons here are typically between the ages of 30 to 50.
While Orchard Towers' notorious Ipanema World Music Bar is a somewhat budgeted place in comparison to the others mentioned above, it is not less attractive to hot blooded males. Located in Orchard Road, it attracts both locals and foreigners alike. Although it is possible to meet local Singaporean women here, Ipanema has, in recent years, become a bar to pick up Filipina maids and freelance prostitutes from South East Asia. It has become a popular place where potential clients meet freelance prostitutes primarily from Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Ukraine and mainland China. On Sundays, Ipanema, like the other bars in Orchard Towers, open at 12pm for Tea-dances catering to foreign maids and workers as this is their day off. So, if this is your cup of tea, Ipanema is your place. Don't forget to haggle - 50% off the opening price is the norm. Normal prices are between S$150 to S$200 for all nighters. Hourly rates are at approximately S$100 per hour.
Harry's Bar is another bar at Orchard Towers. This is not somewhere to take the wife or girlfriend. Although this bar is the cousin of the famous Harry's Bar at Boat Quay; the previous hang out of renegade Barings Bank forex broker Nick Leeson, its patrons are distinctly different because of it location. While listening to jazz, a cute Singaporean "expat husband hunter" or gold digger could snuggle up to you while sipping her cocktail hoping that you are "the one". What better chance is there to take advantage of the situation ?. Believe me, women like this do buy into empty promises. If you're not an expat, you should just pretend that you are. Telling women here you're a "budget tourist" and living on social security in your home country, is not very appealing. Yes, of course its all about economics, what were you thinking ?
Zirca Mega Club (formerly Ministry of Sound) in The Cannery, River Valley Road, Clarke Quay has 3 clubs housed under one roof - a dance club, a hip hop club and a disco. There are a wide a variety of women between the ages of 18 - 40. It host a mixed crowd of locals, expats and tourists. Go on Wednesday where women get in free. Here is when you can meet all the freeloading and financially desperate local women. These women come in groups so be prepared to buy all her friends rounds of drinks as well. A few rounds of drinks and some boasting can take you a long way. But beware; the ones sitting alone at the bar and are on familiar terms with the bartenders are possibly prostitutes. Nonetheless, I was told that S$200 can get you a nice piece of ass.
St James Power Station at Harbourfront has 9 different outlets featuring a wide array of live entertainment and music styles. For a successful pick up, I suggest you try Peppermint Park after working hours, and Movida later at night. Movida is a salsa bar playing Latin music. If you can do the salsa, you'd honestly become a babe magnet in this place. Movida is packed over the weekend so its better to get in early.
Butter Factory at 1 Fullerton Road is a hip hop hangout. Although it attracts some tourists, the crowd demographics suggest mostly local youngsters. As the crowd bobs around on the dance floor look more flash than cash, there are loads of opportunities for a generous "gwai lo" (Cantonese terms for Caucasian). But be cautious not to attempt picking up a woman who is in a group of male friends. These young Singaporean men (boys) do not take it too kindly for a foreigner making moves on their women, and they wont hesitate to point that out in no uncertain terms. It is best that you bring a buddy along and attempt to chat up groups of single girls. During weekends, be prepared to be squeezed, as the placed can be packed like a tin of tuna.
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