This watering hole is a hit with the boys for its double-shot drinks at no extra charge. Yes, double shots! Slow weekday nights see people chilling on the day beds in the (oddly) green-lit courtyard, while on weekends the joint is jam-packed, standingroom only. The dance tracks and kick-ass Long Island Teas are guaranteed to keep you happy and buzzing all night.
From a regular joint I loved, to a place who has now gone down hill with rough-assed late-night alcoholics who want a cheap rush late at night an happy to ruin a once great home.
Posted on Thu 17 May 2012 02:11:07
czech_flummoxed said: “Piece of CRAP”
Filthy toilets. Bad service. Mercenary waiters.
Posted on Sun 26 Feb 2012 22:34:48
Steyvion said: “Music on”
I love to visit there. Nice place for me to relax and great music. Tonight will be going to visit there again ;)
Posted on Fri 10 Feb 2012 13:45:04
Politically Correct said: “Observation”
Did anyone realise that the only good reviews here are those posted by people who work for this skanky place where the drinks serve vodka with cockroach eggs?
Posted on Sun 10 Apr 2011 14:59:14
jeff said: “aussie jeff”
fri sat sun mon tantric + blue spin is a blast. Great people,great bar+music im now in luv. Then maxwell hawker for munchies No 1AAA
Posted on Fri 25 Feb 2011 08:20:39
American Chinese said: “Gangster bar for pickpockets”
Lousy bar. To avoid at all costs. Several people approached me. I thought in a gay bar, it was to cop a feel. It turned out to be PICKPOCKETS!!!
The bar guys are young, rude, cannot speak English and very mercenary.
It is not FREE. They will force you to buy drinks and they never stop asking again and again. When you stop buy, they literally chase you out. After making money from you. Bar is small and cramped. Also drinks are diluted. Feels like a scam. Sometimes, they also host other corporate parties on Fridays and Saturdays and it is not all gay leading to some homophobic white guys denigrating gays. Best to avoid is bar. Although PLAY and HAPPY have cover charges, once you get in, they don't harass you endlessly to buy drinks. Also, they are huge packed and have better music and crowds. Taboo and Tantric are basically scams. I suspect their bosses are from Malaysia? Best to avoid unless you want to be pickpocketed, cheated of money by weak drinks, violently harassed. Bars like Taboo and Tantric are to trap tourist dollars. AVOID at all cost. PLAY and HAPPY (ORCHARD) are much better.
Posted on Sat 27 Nov 2010 13:31:37
hill said: “Question”
Is this a gay bar?
Posted on Tue 31 Aug 2010 21:04:43
DAren said: “Upgrade for more ”
The service is ok...as for those who can't stand the heat why not try Eskimo bar, where you will put on a winter coat... (this comment has been edited for clarity)
Posted on Sat 12 Jun 2010 17:44:43
David from Sydney said: “Tantric = Great Fun!”
Had the best few hours at Tantric in the early hours of last Saturday. What a fantastic place - great vibe, excellent music, attentive staff and very friendly customers. As an out-of-towner I would definitely recommend a night at Tantric. One of the best places I've been to in my travels.
Posted on Sun 14 Mar 2010 19:23:02
LionHeart said: “Nonsense!!! tantric was TRES FAB!”
To all the naysayers, I say POOF! I had a blast at Tantric!! It was loud, noisy, smoky, busy and trashy in a cool way and this, my dear boring old farts, is the NEW CHIC.
Posted on Tue 02 Feb 2010 21:32:17
DK said: “Pleasant Experience”
I've been in Singapore for a few months now, and finally ventured to Tantric. Staff was very attentive -- was quick to take drink orders, take the glass, and to ask if I wanted another. Staff was a bit cute too, but not overly friendly but that was obviously due to the large crowd quickly building.
Music was rather slow when I first arrived but about 15 mins later after the crowd began building, the fun started.
Drinks are also strong and cheap, which is a definite plus!
My only complaint is that the place is so small! The management should think about expanding or moving to a bigger building.
Cheers from a Californian.
Posted on Sun 05 Apr 2009 23:39:31
smellie mellie said: “SPG hangout and warm up place...”
before heading to Taboo. How's bar work for me is usually if I don't get some service and left thirsty, I go straight to the bar and ask for one like demand for one. Overall Tantric is fine but I'm not a frequent Tantrician.
Posted on Mon 28 Jul 2008 13:02:20
Harry (Aus) said: “Disappointed ”
Very disappointed with Tantric Bar. The management should do somethings with the service and the air conditional. Bloody warm inside the bar.The music is very loud. What a disappointment !
Posted on Sun 22 Jun 2008 02:58:54
Jason said: “The 'only' bar”
I went to Tantric Bar last weekend and it was packed.I agreed that the service was bad and the music was loud.You can heard the music across the road.Seems like the management dont really care about complaint as they re the only 'alternative'bar in the market at this point.
Posted on Tue 29 Apr 2008 01:01:22
Morris (US) said: “Absolute Disappointment”
I was stopping by Singapore and visited Tantric with much hype and excitement, but sadly the place was just a courtyard and a sad looking bar. Service was bad, with an equally bad crowd. People were drinking and squatting by the road and it makes the place look so horrid. Would never visit it again!
Posted on Fri 25 Apr 2008 15:38:20
Filipino Group said: “We Love Tantric!”
We love tantric because it's a great place to hang out... great music, friendly and attentive staff.Fun place to drop by before heading for clubs nearby.
Posted on Mon 24 Mar 2008 20:20:55
Anastasia Beaverhausen said: “Changed Manager”
I think Tantric has changed manager. The old one (Robin?) has left.
How can the bar provide good service when there're 1999 people packed in a place maent for 50 people with 5 waiters?
James, sadly, foreigners are the reason why this bar is packed with the local SPGs, so they do treat you diffrently alright, different but nice!
Posted on Mon 07 Jan 2008 22:17:21
Ashley SG said: “Regular customer”
Hi guys,I would like to made comment on this topic.I used to be a regular customer in Tantric ,however things change lately.Tantric used to have fun staffs,friendly,flirty and good music.Hopefully,things will change soon.
Posted on Mon 07 Jan 2008 19:18:55
James UK said: “Sad”
I would like to made myself clear that I am disappointed with the service. JP, how can you tips someone without having your drink first? It was very obvious that the staff chose customer that night as I came first at the counter and was not been served.It's happened to the German's guy who was next to me ,complaining about the service too.So,something is wrong with the service. Sad
Posted on Mon 07 Jan 2008 13:59:50
Anastasia Beaverhausen said: “Irony”
Funny how your encounter completely misrepresent Tantric! If Tantric staff ever choose customers to serve, locals will be the last on the list. Trust me on that! Ang Mohs always rule in the SPG bar like Tantric! Sadly...