About Us

One World. One Music.
One Tribe. One Music.

Striving to be the pacesetter in propelling Asia’s dance music scene forward and leading Singapore to the forefront of global clubbing culture by continuously pushing boundaries.

History

  • From a historic warehouse to superclub

    Since it opened its doors, Zouk has delivered an innovative and progressive clubbing environment, introducing Singapore to the world's freshest dance music. 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.

    Since then, Zouk has played host to hundreds of top DJs and artists like Carl Cox, Avicii, Hardwell, Armin van Buuren, Paul Oakenfold, Danny Tenaglia, Sasha, Louie Vega, Luciano, Derrick May, John Digweed, Norman Cook, Laurent Garnier, Jeff Mills, Richie Hawtin, Sven Vath, Roger Sanchez, Ricardo Villolobos, Frankie Knuckles, Gilles Peterson, Nick Warren, Joe Clausell, Bjork, Chemical Brothers, Peaches, Primal Scream.

    Now, Zouk's resident DJs are also waves around the world and releasing their tracks on prestigious international labels, helping to spread the Zouk spirit and sound to all corners of the globe, one beat at a time.

  • 1991

    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.

  • 2005

    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 $7million on refurbishing the entire complex, from its facade to all its signature outlets: Zouk main room, Velvet Underground, Phuture and the Wine Bar.

  • 2011

    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.

  • 2012

    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.

  • 2013

    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.

  • 2016

    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 andPhuture, the recently launched restaurant and bar, Red Tail, as well as a soon-to-be-unveiled fourth concept.

Accolades

  • DJ Mag (UK)

    Top 100 Clubs in the World

    Ranked 6th - 2016

    Ranked 7th - 2015

    Ranked 7th - 2014

    Ranked 5th - 2013

    Ranked 5th - 2012

    Ranked 9th - 2011

    Ranked 10th - 2010

    Ranked 13th - 2009

    Ranked 11th - 2008

    Top 50 Clubs in the World

    Ranked 10th - 2007

  • Singapore Tourism Board

    Nightspot of the Year' Winner
    1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2008

    Singapore Experience Awards - Best Nightspot Experience Winner
    2009, 2010, 2013

    Best Customer Service-Nightspot
    2010

    Best Leisure Event Experience' for ZoukOut
    2005, 2008

  • MINISTRY MAGAZINE (UK)

    One of the 3 Clubs on the Planet
    1999

  • JUICE MAGAZINE

    Best Club
    2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

  • I-S MAGAZINE READERS' CHOICE AWARD

    Nightspot of the Year - Zouk
    2012, 2013

    Best Lounge Club - Velvet Underground
    2012, 2013

    Best Flea Market - Flea & Easy
    2013

    Best Local DJ - Aldrin
    2013

    Best Nightspot, Best Dj Gig, Best Theme Party, Best Party
    2011

    Best All Time Favourite Bar/Club
    1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2010, 2013

  • HOSPITALITY ASIA PLATINUM AWARDS (HAPA)

    Winner of Best Entertainment Experience

    2009, 2010, 2011

  • ELLE MAGAZINE SINGAPORE

    Party of the Year For ZoukOut
    May 2006

  • SINGAPORE TATLER

    Best of Singapore Award for Zouk
    2005, 2006

    Best of Singapore Award for Velvet Underground (Best Clubs Award)
    2014