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

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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 is not over for clubs hit by liquor rules. Subscribe