The Kilo Lounge space was always meant to be more than just a nightclub. For many, it is a place that feels like home, and for others, it is a platform to express their craft, and a place for a like-minded community to come together. With that in mind, the founders, Javier Perez, Joshua Adjodha, and Y.C. Teo, made sure that every aspect of the lounge is well-curated, particularly in terms of the food and performances in the space.
Expect old favourites from Kilo Lounge’s sister restaurant, Kilo Kallang, such as the crowd-pleaser Tai Truffle Yuzu Roll with fresh crab meat, red snapper, and tempura ($12) alongside dishes that you can’t find anywhere else—our Zucchini Pancakes with goat’s cheese, arugula, and balsamic (SGD18); Tequila Cured Salmon Flat Bread with jalapeño, cream cheese, pickled onions, and cilantro ($15); and Octopus Ceviche with leche de tigre, plantain chips, and maíz (SGD18).
Those who are still peckish after-hours can pop by Kilo Merienda, Kilo Lounge’s food stand that operates from 11PM till an hour after closing on Fridays & Saturdays. Here, hungry partygoers can get their fix of our take on classic post-party grub.
Try Ang Moh Bak Chor Mee, with mee sua, minced pork, meatballs, and all the requisite garnishing of fried shallots and spring onions (SGD10). There’s also BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos ($10), with juicy, tender roasted pork from another sister restaurant, Camp Kilo Charcoal Club. Rounding up the menu is a hearty NY Beef Frank hotdog (SGD10) and Furikake Popcorn (SGD4), the perfect accompaniment to an ice-cold beer.
Little updates have been made in the space: canvas curtains now section off the dance floor on non-party days, and also help to divide the seating areas for more flexibility when needed. The façade has been given some colour, while more art pieces in the space make it feel even more like home. New brass finishings line some of the countertops, and the floor has been sanded-down and given an acid wash for that signature Kilo Lounge feel.
The lounge first opened in 2014 in the Ture building in Kampong Bugis, where Kilo Kallang is still situated. It started out as a spot for pre or post-dinner drinks; a place where people could escape from everyday life, relax over artisanal cocktails, and seek comfort in ‘the ultimate living room’. Then, Kilo Lounge threw its first party, and things snowballed from there. The lounge has since played host to some incredible acts—from hip-hop legends Grandmaster Flash and The Pharcyde to English indietronica duo Hot Chip—alongside world-class DJs like Arado, DJ Yadin, Joe Kay, DJ Tennis, and Culoe De Song, as well as a host of local luminaries like Mr. Has, Aldrin, and Brendon P. Also on the roster is a lineup of live acts, under the Kilo Live series, which aims to provide an alternative nightlife experience in town. So far, the lounge has welcomed Teen Daze, Mozart’s Sister, and Catching Flies, among others.
Whether it’s food that’s miles above your average bar grub, music that’s the best in the region, or unforgettable events that you can’t wait to tell your friends about, Kilo Lounge will continue doing what it does best, and strive to become so much more than just a nightclub.
21 Tanjong Pagar Road, #01-02/04