Backstage Bar

Backstage Bar

One of Singapore's most popular gay bars since 2001

Average Reviews


With more than 16 years of heritage and glamour, Backstage Bar has been the staple of Singapore's pink district. Decorated with posters of musicals in the heart of Tanjong Pagar, there's no better chill out place that blends nightlife, culture and really good cocktails.

Popular for its cosy and comfortable sofas, share intimate conversations or mingle with old and new found friends. There's never a dull moment, or a dry moment at Backstage Bar.



Backstage Bar
Based on 63 reviews
Dean Selway
14:09 26 Jan 24
Super rude staff, all seats empty but not allowed sit down as apparently reserved even though they were still empty when we left. Staff really unhelpful and made us feel unwelcome. Spend your money somewhere else.
Christopher A
14:01 26 Jan 24
Bad drinks, rude staff. Not convinced the alcohol is even genuine as the JD tasted far too sweet. Give it a miss.
Jake Hardy
14:28 07 Sep 23
This rude staff member treated us like garbage and then came out and started playing monopoly go?!? 😂 byeeeee
Markus Klar
00:45 11 Nov 22
Disgusting staff. Have no plan what they do. Wait forever for ordering a drink. Order a drink at 2:55am finally. 18$ and gave 2$ tip.Then I sit down, at 3am the staff came to my table and Stole my glass and throw it into to the sink. Without any explanation or prewarning.As I said I wanna complain to another guy, they said this is the manger and he is crazy and I should be quiet because they want to go back there (only gay place open until 3 am, the other just until 1am)They might need it, I highly recommend not to go there at all. Weekend is also super overcrowded. Tantric is closed but they just use the reputation tantric had.They could make so much money with that bar with staff, who are nice and know what they do and want to work at all.
Patrick Macrae
13:53 13 Sep 22
Average cocktails, nothing special. Accepting environment for LGBT individuals however they took down the wrong drink order which was charged for and then after my card was returned at the designated table,the staff had already charged me for the wrong drink and when this was questioned I was told “but I have already charged for it”Would not be in a hurry to come back here
Leonardo Macrae
13:53 13 Sep 22
Staff Not friendly at all and nothing special about the place, average drinks and overpriced. If you have nothing better to do and look for a safe place in this homophonic country it’s ok.
Agus Nugroho
17:02 11 Sep 22
Nice cozy place, good music.
Gareth Bronkhorst
03:26 10 May 22
Fantastic Bar... if you want to beat the heat, this place is perfect, always nice and cool on the inside, amazing staff... Ben the manager is always there with a huge smile and very very welcoming!
nicole singslave
01:11 29 Apr 22
Last two times, the staff were not as friendly. I still love this place. I have been coming here for over a decade.
Samuel Lim
08:13 21 Feb 22
Inclusive bar 🏳️‍🌈, where alcohol connoisseurs from all walks of life mingle. Helmed by fabulous Ben, Backstage is known for their bespoke cocktails + the best pizzas 🍕in town.
Samuel Lim
04:52 16 Feb 22
Inclusive bar 🏳️‍🌈, where alcohol connoisseurs from all walks of life mingle. Helmed by fabulous Ben, Backstage is known for their bespoke cocktails + the best pizzas 🍕in town.
Ryan Hiroshi
16:13 16 Feb 20
Nice atmospheres
00:53 21 Dec 19
I was strolling along chinatown in Singapore after dinner and found this place tucked away discreetly at a corner lot. It was quiet since the party going crowd will not be in until much later. Had a drink here and I can honestly say the price here is much affordable than the other watering holes I have come across in Singapore.
Carlos Lima
13:43 10 Dec 19
Good drinks 😀
Gim Loh
07:06 15 Oct 19
I always have a great time here with my friends. The staff are so friendly, accommodating and attentive although a bit hard when it gets very crowded on weekend nights. Good range of drinks and food, fun music and movies played on multiple screens throughout. All 'types' of people will feel welcome here so it is also a nice place to people watch. Come hang out here y'all! 🙂
Dave van der Heide
07:38 16 Aug 19
The manager is the best
Nathan Frye
01:09 26 May 19
Fabulous place for locals an tourists alike. Great staff and management
Joey M.
11:32 06 Sep 12
Tired of bars thieving you of your money? Need a dark, cosy place (smoking balcony is a added bonus la hor, with the new age of smoking bans within bars)...

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