The party is not over for clubs hit by liquor rules

Clubs hit by tighter liquor licensing hours call for a level playing field, but others are rolling out deals and still buzzing

It is now apparent that the closure of Mandopop club Shanghai Dolly last week is a stark sign that clubs are feeling the pinch, with limits on liquor licensing hours here.

Whether mega clubs such as Zouk, mid-sized venues in Millenia Walk such as Avry or smaller spaces catering to a niche crowd such as Bollywood club Magic Carpet in Beach Road, most clubs typically have licences that allow them to operate till 3am on Fridays and 4am on Saturdays.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 22, 2018, with the headline 'The party's not over'. Print Edition | Subscribe