Tantric Bar

Tantric Bar

One of Singapore's hottest destinations

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Undoubtedly one of Singapore's hottest destinations with over 13 years on this little red dot. Boasting immense weekend crowds, there's no better place to mingle while enjoying our sexy mix of upbeat pop music.

Weekdays see the bar transformed into a cool and friendly relaxation stop, perfect for a little catch up with friends and colleagues. The bar features both outdoor and indoor areas that give you every opportunity to jostle with fellow patrons.

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Tantric Bar
3.7
Based on 450 reviews
NIC ANG
09:14 12 May 24
TantricBar@NeilRoad (Tantric Bar), 80A Neil Rd, Singapore 088842• guess one the last few gay pubs around; any good gays want to go?@nic12 May 2024 Sunday
Shirly Tan Chee Lang
19:08 12 Mar 24
On the evening of March 12th, my friends and I had a disappointing experience at Tantric. Firstly, I was taken aback by the requirement for each of us to pay for a drink, especially considering that some of my friends were already at their limit with alcohol consumption. The manager's persistence in pushing us to purchase more drinks, despite our clear discomfort, was not only off-putting but also rude.To make matters worse, one of my friends, who had been working late and was understandably tired, was reprimanded by the manager for closing his eyes briefly. The lack of understanding and compassion in this situation was incredibly disappointing.As a loyal customer since 2019, I have noticed a significant decline in the standards of service at Tantric. The quality of drinks, particularly the Long Island cocktail, has deteriorated to the point where it tastes more like iced tea than a proper cocktail.What's more, despite promoting an inclusive environment, the judgmental attitude from the employees made the entire atmosphere uncomfortable. This is especially disappointing considering the establishment's supposed celebration of pride.Overall, I am deeply disappointed by the experience and sincerely hope that Tantric takes this feedback into consideration and makes necessary improvements. Otherwise, I fear they may lose more customers like myself.
Franz Thomas Martin
12:59 10 Mar 24
Good vibe with welcoming atmosphere. Would visit again much later into the night for a hopefully more lively experience.
Cyprus Malinao
04:57 22 Jul 23
After being a loyal customer for the past 13 years, I was stunned by what happened to me and my friends recently in this place (even saying its name is disgusting for me).I was with my friends having a good laugh when this guy who calls himself the manager tells us off and said: “Quiet! This is not Lucky Plaza!” (A mall in Singapore that’s known to be populated mostly by Filipino overseas/domestic workers).What used to be a safe haven for us has now become a place of hate and disgust, of discrimination and racism. Goodbye, Tantric. See you never.
Aby Carandang
03:08 22 Jul 23
Racist “manager” (short bald guy whatevs)This is very sad after having come to this place for years where my friends used to feel free and safe in Singapore to just be. Sadly, this place has now turned into this racist mess so it’s not worth visiting anymore. Skip it! Hope they gain more patrons who can tolerate this kind of rude, tacky treatment and unnecessary racist language. All the best!
JLZW ZW
11:59 17 May 23
Lost my phone here and the place kept it well, and also helped to charge it. This allowed me to successfully use the Find My Phone app. I am aware the place notes down the lost and found. I got back my phone in the end thanks to their helpful staff. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 (music and drinks were great there too)
Flo Yeow
00:26 08 May 23
I've heard so much about Tantric since I was much younger. Ladies would tell me how fun it is to be in this gay club because of the immunity they hold, while guys would tell me how fun it is, just because.Even though I am straight and probably feeling a little out of place, I was honestly expecting a lot more out of this place on a Friday evening.The space, since downsizing, is a little small. The service, given how everything's quite compact, is hugely lacking. The music was pretty much a Spotify playlist running at the background. The crowd is honestly a little too young and immature, almost like groups of friends simply going out and hanging out to Taylor Swift and GenZ TikTok pop songs. Alcohol is no longer as cheap, and famous cocktails like their Blue Spin tastes damn bad. Plus the rain that evening, it was honestly quite a miserable experience.
Alex Myslinski
05:32 19 Mar 23
The General Manager needs to be fired. He has the worst attitude I’ve ever experienced from the staff of a business. Rude, disrespectful, condescending. First, a girl came over to our table to take our drink orders. While she was speaking with us, he interrupted her, moved her aside (mistreating staff), then rudely told us we were on the same bill as the group at the table next to us. How does that make sense? Two different tables and two different groups on the same bill? We said they were a separate group, then he shouted if we want a separate bill we have to go to the bar. Later on, my arm accidentally knocked a beer bottle to the floor which broke the bottle. A pure accident, something that happens in every bar all the time. He rushed over and very angrily shouted at me. I calmly said it was an accident, and showed how my arm touched the bottle. He said “You’re lucky. Because I accept it’s an accident, I won’t make you pay the fee to clean it.” Excuse me? First of all I’m not a child, and don’t deserved to be talked at like one. Second, how dare you make a threat to a customer over a small mistake. I was so angry I immediately left the bar.While I was outside talking about his absolutely wild reaction with my friends, another customer of the bar standing outside said, “Are you guys talking about the GM?” We said yes. The customer said “A ton of people have had problems with him. It doesn’t even make you want to go to Tantric anymore.” I was so shocked to hear the GM has developed a reputation for giving awful service to many people.It’s a shame because Tantric is a really lovely bar and comfortable queer space to chat and get casual drinks. Things will improve once he is removed from your staff
Vindce Tong Howe AW
06:13 23 Feb 23
Been patronising this place since their opening. Love the strong drinks and super friendly staff. Prefer the bar on the second floor because their sofa are more comfortable and the staffs are super fun… rem to look for Robin when u visit. He will definitely make u feel so comfortable.
itisme12345
01:07 11 Jan 23
At the time of this review, there was not a thriving gay bar scene in Singapore - options were limited, spaces were small, and service at most of them was not great. All things considered, Tantric is probably one of the best from all options. The carpet floor at a bar is just not sanitary - dirty and smelly carpet. The staff was friendly, yet service could be better. Music was OK - the person behind the bar plays the music, and it is usually what they like, at times playing multiple songs by the same artist back-to-back, which can get boring; they should diversify music to please all patrons. If you live in or if you're staying in Chinatown, you'll find this and many other gay bars to be conveniently located.
Karin Ng
10:01 08 Nov 22
Strong drinks with great atmosphere. Music could be slightly louder but overall good vibes and enjoyed myself there! Drinks are at affordable pricing too!
Mannat Sodhi
03:23 26 Sep 22
Very nice experience with very nice people. It’s a bar where most people are veryy friendly including the service staff. The first floor has more of a bar/pub vibe with more seating. Second floor is more of a club vibe where you can also go to stand if there are no seats available.Would definitely recommend to reserve as early as possible because the place gets very packed. There’s also a walk in queue after midnight(ish) so you can also try your luck with that!
Amber Lee
16:24 21 Sep 22
All the food and drink is nice , but the service is most worst one, especially the old male staff. When we order to him , he ignore us and just standing there. Is it because we are girls, so can just ignore us ?
Alphonsus Tan
18:23 14 Sep 22
Worst staff with horrible attitude.Went to this place and ordered wine, and many rounds of tequila shots and cocktails. Sever has no customer service at all! We even had to move drinks on our own. What is the place about? Male Server was saying we don’t need your business go find another place! Even after taking our order, he did not place it at the cashier. We wanted to spend our day off here enjoyably, unfortunately, he didn’t show respect for us and also selectively give preferential treatment to customers he likes. Not coming back!
Navin Rio
17:45 12 Aug 22
Not the same place that it once used to be. And there’s no way for it to go back to what it was. The team pre pandemic was great (even though they were annoying by constantly asking you to order drinks). Now it’s just a boring quiet little bar, with little to no service. Terrible music selections, and pretty empty during the weekends.
최은기
07:54 09 Aug 22
Bar is quite small but 1st floor is for olds and 2nd floor is for young guys. Drinks are fine. Both floor was fun. And staffs are kind except one!
Dr. Martha Tara Lee
16:25 08 Aug 22
The LGBT Walking Tours by Isaac (can book through Tantric Bar/ airbnb experiences) was fantastic. It ends at Tantric where you can have a nice drinks, chat with your new friends through the tour, and learn more about the LGBT community in Singapore. The tour was carefully researched and also lovingly guided. It was really awesome. My friend and I enjoyed ourselves.
Nina R.
14:14 03 Aug 22
One of the best pizza place in Singapore!OK I come here for the cheap drinks and good vibes too. But seriously I dream of their pizzas too.
Santa Maria
19:54 20 Jun 22
Was appalled by the behaviour of the manager and the bar tenders. From the beginning they kept saying if you are not happy you can leave pointing towards the exit door and even recommending other gay bars like Dorothy instead. The whole vibe was not welcoming from the get-go. The manager blatantly said I am the manager, I run this place, if you are not happy you could leave. For the $20 blue spin drink, you do get your fair share of alcohol. But in terms of service, it is one of the worst. Also there is definitely racism towards a certain group of race. We really wanted to have a good time but that experience left a bad taste. It is quite sad actually. As Singapore is a multi-racial society and being one of the only-long standing gay bar, a little inclusivity would be nice. We just wanted to have a good time but this unpleasant/unwelcoming atmosphere ruined our night. It is possible that they may have been short staffed. But we were there on a Tuesday night and it was not crowded.
Rahul Bharti
15:40 03 Jun 22
They only allow their own acquaintances and people who have reserved. We wrote our name down with 4 groups in front of us, came back an hour later and 3 groups were still in front. Please !
Santa Maria
18:25 01 Jun 22
Was appalled by the behaviour of the manager and the bar tenders. From the beginning they kept saying if you are not happy you can leave pointing towards the exit door and even recommending other gay bars like Dorothy instead. The whole vibe was not welcoming from the get-go. The manager blatantly said I am the manager, I run this place, if you are not happy you could leave. For the $20 blue spin drink, you do get your fair share of alcohol. But in terms of service, it is one of the worst. Also there is definitely racism towards a certain group of race. We really wanted to have a good time but that experience left a bad taste. It is quite sad actually. As Singapore is a multi-racial society and being one of the only-long standing gay bar, a little inclusivity would be nice. We just wanted to have a good time but this unpleasant/unwelcoming atmosphere ruined our night. It is possible that they may have been short staffed. But we were there on a Tuesday night and it was not crowded.
Rachada Diệu
18:43 26 May 22
When I arrived, the security guard didn't let me in because he said he hadn't booked a table. but be e in there are still a lot of tables . 1 stupidest bar I've ever known.
D K
07:07 24 May 22
Faced overt racial discrimination here... Things might have changed after COVID , but proceed with caution if you are not east asian/non-white
D K
07:40 15 May 22
Faced overt racial discrimination here. Things might have changed , proceed with caution
David Page
13:16 28 Apr 22
Great nights great vibe
Jose Javier
14:16 20 Apr 22
I had high expectations but it disappointed me. Boring atmosphere and lousy music …
s j
17:13 16 Apr 22
poor management. favouritism when it comes to booking and entrance to the bar. lack of clear guidelines for waitlist people who does walk-in after 12 midnight. i would give zero star rating but google doesnt allow me to.
Sky Lim
11:40 10 Feb 22
Strongly recommended bar time visit....
John a
05:23 29 Jan 22
Fun, friendly, welcoming ... Like a big hug with great music and tasty drinks. One of the classic gay bars in town with all the attributes that keep it popular year after year. The drink menu has a wide variety of cocktails - from sweet and fun to serious mixes - to numerous varieties of shots. Handsome hard-working staff take time to be friendly with everyone, which is the one reason Tantric remains a local institution. Opens at 5 pm which is the right time for a quiet drink, come after 8 pm to mingle and meet. Reservations suggested for anytime after 7 pm.
Pato Limón
10:00 01 Jan 22
We went for NYE but got turned away because that night they happened to be only accepting people with bookings. Their last update in social media and website is from early 2021. Where on EARTH are they announcing the booking system? Grindr??
Juan Herrera
13:17 11 Dec 21
I assume pre-covid was a good bar, now is just a local sad bar witj few people and witj a screening.. no local no access so for ex-pats no waste your time
John SYD
13:33 04 Dec 21
Absolutely fantastic night, came on my own, felt so welcomed and the atmosphere made my night, Ben, the manager is an absolute delight and he makes the whole Tantric experience truly memorable and colourful and fun and totally worthwhile, handsdown one of the best bars in Singapore 12 out of 10 for courtesy and flair.
Christian Hiltl
11:06 09 Oct 21
maybe we were just here to early. service seemed a bit disorganized
DreamFoodie
11:57 05 Oct 21
Good ambience, great place to hangout if you wanna have some fun bar hopping!Its is good for any kinda people to visit here staff is amazing and people around are always at their best behaviour which is pretty much everyone in Singapore!!So if I am in town next a definite visit again.. Dream foodie rates this 4 on 5 just coz the place gets a little too congested on weekends but super cool stuff..
Ab Scott
09:26 15 Feb 21
Love the vibes, and quick service too!
Ziyu Lu
14:04 26 Jan 21
Still the best place to hang out in town
Niall Walsh
11:27 17 Oct 20
Great fun. Usually has a friendly crowd.
Qairol Abdullah
04:11 23 Sep 20
Mixed crowd. Good price for all cocktails and drinks.
We'll See
20:41 30 Aug 20
Went there a few times! Enjoyed it much better than a similar establishment across the street. Friendly crowd, outdoor bar, affordable drinks. Will def come back once in Singapore again.
Dr. Jin Ng
05:51 28 Aug 20
Fabulous service from crew Zaden. Will definitely be back.
Maarten Vis
02:59 25 Mar 20
Tantric (loud), Backstage (cosy) MayWong (sports bar and cocktails) offer several moods spread over two floors and two heritage houses. Two outdoor terraces complete the experience. Packed on Fridays and Saturdays, but open 7 days a week, it is the best and trend setting gay bar in Singapore. Staff is friendly and attentive, especially if you are a bit early (or very late) l, and if you are on your own they will make you feel welcome and introduce you to the locals, especially in Backstage. The resident drag queens add flair, a laugh, and entertainment, be it in a staged setting, or casual conversation. You haven’t experienced gay Singapore properly if you haven’t been to Tantric. Oh.... and yes... the blue spin is lethal...
Markus H.
10:27 31 Dec 19
Wanted to order 4 shots and 1 shot of tap water and 2 cocktails but they said a tap water shot is not possible for my boyfriend who doesn't drink for New...
David A.
03:55 15 Oct 19
It gets pretty packed on Friday nights. Drinks are affordable however aren't strong enough even after paying for doubles. Service is good and all waiters...
Steven W.
18:34 02 May 18
One of the main gay bars in Singapore with multiple floors and rooms. Drink ordering is extremely efficient (they come to you). Gets packed on the weekend...
Jerry C.
11:55 26 Jul 16
Not 1 night in Bangkok, but in Singapore and we hit probably 6 gay bars. Tantric & May Wong is an eclectic bar which actually has 2 outdoor courtyards plus...

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