12 Dope Venues To Celebrate Your 21st Birthday And Up Your Ranks On The Gram

Birthday Party Venues

You’re turning twenty-one and you don’t want to #fomo when it looks like the whole world has had something cool to post about for their birthday on their Instagram. There’s the classic group shot behind the dessert table with numbered balloons in the background that you so badly want — even if you said otherwise.

Sometimes, it feels like your IG feed gets blown up for a whole weekend and each photo is followed with a long insta caption of well wishes. We’ve been there. It’s your big day coming and even though you want to be chill about it, it wouldn’t hurt if your party was dope and everyone talks about it for a few days.

We’ve gathered 12 Instagram-worthy cafés and restaurants that will give you a good range of themes for inspo.

Boufe Boutique Cafe

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BOUFE BOUTIQUE CAFÉ

The colonial facade of Boufé Boutique Café’s branch at Tanglin is an impressive venue built in 1949 by the colonial government.

Their basic package that settles everything from food to decorations and sound can set you back by S$5000 if you’re booking their entire café for a large group of 60 guests. Their buffet-style food has a line-up of 10 dishes and you can easily reach out to them for a price quote. Parking comes free.

308 Tanglin Road, #01-01
Phoenix Park
Singapore 247974
Tel: +65 6734 7656
Daily: 9am – 8pm
Nearest Station: Queenstown/Redhill

Food For Thought National Museum

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Housed in a Singapore’s oldest yet still progressive museum, Food For Thought exudes heritage charm and grandeur with lots of natural light.

Their event spaces can be rented out at S$300/hour between 10am to 7pm, or S$500/hour between 7pm to 11pm. Exclusive use of their events room can be booked at a minimum spend (from S$3000++) which includes the cost of a buffet package (S$40++/S$60++/S$80++ per pax) as well as drinks. Their plug-and-play sound system is free for use but their projector and screen is an extra S$50 and you can use two of their wireless microphones for another S$100.

93 Stamford Rd, #01-04/05
National Museum of Singapore
Singapore 178897
Tel: +65 6338 9887
Daily: 10am – 7pm
Nearest Station: Bras Basah

Holey Moley

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HOLEY MOLEY GOLF CLUB

Holey Moley Golf Club is a putt above the rest. It’s a cool hub that has a cocktail bar, restaurant, and mini-golf course all rolled into one venue.

Their smallest package (S$55++ per person) gives you nine holes of golf, two hours of free-flow non-alcoholic beverages, and chef’s selection of pizzas in a reserved function area. They have a total of four packages you can check out.

3B River Valley Road
Singapore 179024
Tel: 800 492 2410
Mon to Wed: 12pm – 1am
Thu & Fri: 12pm – 2am
Sat: 10am – 2am
Sun: 10am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Fort Canning

Platform 1094 Interior

PLATFORM 1094

With a sirius-ly magical Harry Potter theme, Platform 1094 comes closest to letting you host your celebration in Hogwarts.

Their entire space can sit up to 50 but a shared space can take up to 30. A semi-exclusive party can go up to S$49++ per pax for a set menu, but a closed-door buffet event starts from $1900++. Choose a time block from 11am to 2pm, 3pm to 6pm, and 6:30pm to 9:30pm and inform the restaurant at least two weeks in advance. Add to the decor however you wish — as long as you don’t destroy anything.

1094 Serangoon Rd
Singapore 328192
Tel: +65 6204 6003
Tue to Sun: 11am – 10pm
(Closed on Mondays)
Nearest Station: Geylang Bahru

Prive Cafe

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PRIVÉ CAFÉ

For a getaway from the city, Privé Café carries an air of luxury with posh yachts docked at the bay.

Only on weekends do they require a minimum spend (S$50++ per person) and they take up to 30 guests for a time block of two hours. Party food is catered from their a la carte menu. Bring your own decorations but skip the balloons because that can be catered for. No additional facilities like sound and a projector can be provided due to space constraints though.

2 Keppel Bay
Vista Marina at Keppel Bay
Singapore 098382
Tel: +65 6776 0777
Mon to Fri: 9am – 12am
Sat & Sun: 8am – 12am
Nearest Station: HarbourFront

PS Cafe Harding Road

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PS. CAFÉ @HARDING ROAD

PS. Café’s outlet at Harding Road is set in a lush green garden setting, like a tropical oasis untouched by the concrete jungle that is Singapore. Its gorgeous glass-to-ceiling windows lets natural sunlight flood into this secret escape.

It can take 30 to 40 guests depending on whether you prefer an exclusive lounge dining or their semi-exclusive main dining area. Prices start from S$60++ per person for a minimum spend of $1800++ and up. They provide a reduced a la carte menu, breakfast menu, and bar bites menu for a two-hour time block.

28b Harding Road
Singapore 249549
Tel: +65 9070 8782
Sun to Thu: 8am – 11pm
Fri & Sat: 8am – 12am
Nearest Station: Queenstown

Marmalade Pantry Interior

THE MARMALADE PANTRY

Best known for luxurious pastas, exquisite cupcakes, weekend brunches and great tea accompaniments, The Marmalade Pantry offers a brief reprieve from the bustle of city life.

Their outlet at Oasia Hotel Downtown can cater an international buffet menu at S$45++ per pax with restaurant exclusivity and music for a minimum guarantee of 65 guests. More intimate celebrations with about 15 peeps can opt for a pre-order from their a la carte menu instead. Decorate as you wish!

100 Peck Seah Street, #01-01
Oasia Hotel Downtown
Singapore 079333
Tel: +65 6385 0741
Daily: 6:30am – 10:30am, 11:30am – 10:30pm
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar

Pelican

THE PELICAN

For folks who are looking for seafood-centric and grilled steakhouse selections, The Pelican is a top-of-mind restaurant.

You can save on venue charges if you meet their minimum spend. Their outdoor deck can take up to 50 guests for S$1200++ and up if you’re booking lunch from 12pm to 3pm or tea from 3pm to 6pm. Their food menus include mains (from S$70++ per pax) and seven to ten degustation (from S$98++ per pax) sit-downs.

1 Fullerton Rd, #01-01
One Fullerton
Singapore 049213
Tel: +65 6438 0400
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm –11pm
Sat: 12pm – 4pm, 6pm – 11pm
Sun: 12pm – 4pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Raffles Place

The Refinery

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THE REFINERY

With wide spaces, impossibly high ceilings, and white walls, The Refinery is an alluring hipster yakitori joint with a cocktail bar on its second level that’s cheekily named Little Bastard.

Their venue rental at S$900++ can fit 70 seated or 100 standing guests. Minimum spend on Tuesdays to Fridays are at S$2400++ for lunch and S$3200 for dinner. Fridays and Saturdays can accommodate for dinner at S$5000++ while lunch on Saturdays and Sundays set you back by S$3600++.

115 King George’s Avenue, #01-02
Singapore 208561
Tel: +65 6293 1204
Mon to Thu: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
Fri: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 1am
Sat: 11am – 4pm, 6pm – 1am
Sun: 11am – 4pm
Nearest Station: Bendemeer

The Summerhouse

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THE SUMMERHOUSE GARDEN DOMES

The charming Summerhouse Garden Domes are set within a lush Edible Garden for an exclusive experience that will whisk your guests away to an idyllic nature-themed party.

Only Wednesday to Sunday evenings can you ‘Dine in The Dome’. It includes a premium 9-course communal menu, complete with a bottle of wine. Each dome can seat up to eight guests. The first two guests require a minimum spend of S$350++, with S$120++ per pax for the third to eighth guest.

Dinner in The Dome
3 Park Ln
Singapore 798387
Tel: +65 8809 5840
Wed to Sun: 6pm – 11pm
First seating: 6pm – 8pm
Second seating: 8:30pm – 10:30pm
(Closed on Monday & Tuesday)
Nearest Station: Sengkang

Wheeler's Estate

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WHEELER’S ESTATE

Wheeler’s Estate is a two-acre-wide escape from the everyday with a plethora of spaces to host your party, be it in an elegant Verandah dining hall or outdoors by their picturesque Lawn.

You can buyout their Verandah C with a minimum spend of S$1500++ for lunch or S$2500++ for dinner with 30 to 40 guests. Choose between set menus (from S$88++ per person) and their weekend buffet (from S$108++ per person).

2 Park Lane Singapore
Singapore 798386
Tel: +65 6262 0001
Tue to Thu: 12pm – 11pm
Fri: 12pm – 1:30am
Sat: 9am – 1:30am
Sun: 9am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Buangkok

Wheeler's Yard

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WHEELER’S YARD

Wheeler’s Yard is a massive industrial warehouse of a café cum bicycle workshop where coffee, food, and all things vintage meet.

Invite up to 100 guests for four hours for a minimum of S$3500 on weekdays and S$7000 on weekends for venue rental and food. They can create course menus, a buffet, or even specials. Score instagrammable shots with their iconic blue doors at the front, the trailer in the yard, and brick walls for that vintage vibe with rustic charm.

28 Lor Ampas
Singapore 328781
Tel: +65 6254 9128
Tue to Fri: 11am – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 10:30am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Toa Payoh