The return of Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix (GPSS) brings with it a wave of excitement across the country. As the leading lifestyle and F&B group in Singapore, it goes without saying that the folks at 1-Group are set to go full steam ahead with an array of experiences that span across their iconic venues.
In partnership with Singapore Tourism Board, 1-Group’s GPSS campaign 2023 will be set for 4 major campaigns across key experience pillars – dining, nightlife and entertainment, family fun and lifestyle experiences paced from Sep 8 to 17. Primed as an all-encompassing celebration regardless of one’s inclinations, expect roaring parties right in the heart of action, F1-themed brunches to fuel up with before the race, to drinking socials against the city skyline for a varied programming that stands out as the group’s most remarkable one yet.
- In the Midst of It All: Parties & Events Around the Circuit
- Dining With a View: Pre-Race Brunches & Dinners
- 1. The Longest Brunch at Fire & Flnt (Orchard)
- 2. Brunch at the Top at 1-Arden (Raffles Place)
- 3. All Day Brunch at Sol & Luna (Raffles Place)
- 4. All You Can Eat Italian Brunch at Monti (Waterfront)
- 5. Chinese All Day Brunch Specials at Mimi Restaurant (Clarke Quay)
- 6. Communal Greek Feasts at Zorba the Greek Taverna (Clarke Quay)
- Away From the Buzz: Themed Parties & Events Beyond the Circuit
- Dining: Indulgent Brunch Menus & F1-exclusive Promotions
In the Midst of It All: Parties & Events Around the Circuit
1. Full Throttle at Yin Bar & Yang Club
Dates: Sep 15 & 16, 2023
Time: 6.30 pm onwards for pre-party at Yin Bar, 10 pm onwards at Yang Club
Anchored as the flagship event of 1-Group’s GPSS 2023 campaign, the Full Throttle series returns with a jam-packed weekender in collaboration with Red Bull.
Designated as the pre-party spot, the courtyard of Riverhouse (Yin Bar) will be transformed into a pit stop that includes a race car installation stashed with cold drinks and food carts serving up light bites and snacks for those in need of refuelling. While pre-drinking with GPSS-themed libations that are available in single or group serves, the ambiance will be further elevated by a schedule of live band performances alongside photo opportunities with roving Race Car Girls from Red Bull for early evening highs.
As the night progresses, the excitement seamlessly transitions to Yang Club. Inside, goers can expect a continued scheme of racing elements and themed beverage packages that come with party accessories powered by Red Bull to fuel the highs and set the vibe. On the music front is a showy line-up of local DJs on 15 September with an all-night bounce of Hip Hop and R&B led by Kidd Royale of Rewind Party Collective, with the support of residents DJ Ben, Alvin and Sherpa.
The following night will be headlined by three former champions of Red Bull’s Music 3Style World DJ Championship hailing from Barbados, Russia and Singapore for a throwdown of gifted turntablism expressed in various styles of music. Taking the stage first will be 2019 Singapore Champion, DJ Anrev with his knack for mashing EDM and Hardstyle into an unrelenting set. Taking the stage next will be DJ Puffy, a Barbadian trailblazer and 2016 champion whose style is best characterised as Caribbean influenced EDM with infectious tropical splashes. Concluding the night on a high note, 2020 champion DJ Zozulya will continue with her signature flair of blending everything from Afro Beat, Dance Hall and World into a seamless groove.
Across both nights, the stage will also be graced by The Riverhouse Siren Dancers and confetti explosions for a high octane weekend worthy of closing F1 celebrations. In a bid to rally revellers to come dressed in the racing theme, the team will be spotting best-dressed contenders for a chance to win attractive prizes.
For reservations, visit: https://linktr.ee/yangclubsingapore.
2. Sustainable F1 Party X Crust X Wild Pearl at 1-Arden
Date: Sep 8, 2023
Time: 6 pm – 11 pm
Teaming up with the advocates from Crust Group – the folks behind the launch of CRUST beers that are made from surplus bread and ingredients – and nightlife community Wild Pearl who have organised beach clean-up activities, 1-Arden will be holding an F1 party that steers towards a sustainable path.
Bringing together the thrill of the underground party scene with a commitment to sustainability, this off-beat collaboration brings a line-up of up-and-coming local DJs dishing out tracks using Wild Pearl’s solar-powered DJ booth. To instil conscious consumption, the event comes backed by a beverage programme that includes a selection of craft beers by CRUST and eco-conscious cocktails made using repurposed ingredients and herbs from 1-Arden’s rooftop garden. For a bit of fun that harks back to childhood, there will also be a Mini Treasure Hunt with race car toys scattered and hidden throughout the garden that rewards finders with a drink of choice.
Besides the eco-conscious cocktails and CRUST beers, drinkers can also opt for three race-inspired, Fancy Fast cocktails that will be available throughout the F1 season at
SGD 16++ or SGD 45++ for a trio.
For reservations, visit: https://www.sevenrooms.com/landing/1arden.
3. F1 Sunset Party X Red Bull at 1-Atico
Date: Sep 10, 2023
Time: 6 pm – 10 pm
In a collaboration fueled by Red Bull, 1-Atico will be holding a F1 Sunset Party where attendees can unwind against a backdrop of unparalleled views, fifty-five floors up. Positioned as a pre-F1 weekend social with an agenda of Red Bull cocktails, a delectable selection of butler-passed canapés with a live DJ dishing out tracks to pave conversations and build anticipation for the coming week. Themed cocktails include Bullgarita for classic Margarita topped up with Red Bull; Bulljito for a Mojito-inspired smash with strawberries and Red Bull; Red Bull with passion fruit and yuzu mocktail for the non-alcoholics.
For those who want to try their hand in creating their own Red Bull concoctions, all ticket holders will be given access to the Red Bull Interactive Lab Bar where they could experiment under the guidance of bartenders. Guests can also take part in a ‘Slide The Redbull Can‘ game to win attractive prizes including official Red Bull merchandise and passes to F1 parties at Yang Club across Sep 15 and 16.
Early bird tickets are now available at just SGD 38++ (U.P. SGD 45++) which includes a Welcome Red Bull cocktail or mocktail. Following the Sunset Part, all 3 Red Bull collaboration cocktails and mocktails will be available across the month of September.
For reservations and the latest updates, please visit: https://www.1-atico.sg/whats-on/.
Dining With a View: Pre-Race Brunches & Dinners
1. The Longest Brunch at Fire & Flnt (Orchard)
Date: Sep 10, 2023
Time: 12 pm – 3 pm
Price: Free flow Brunch @ SGD 128++ per pax, SGD 188++ (with free-flow alcoholic drinks), SGD 64++ per child (7 – 12 years)
The Grand Prix edition of 1-Atico’s Bottomless Brunch introduces a communal twist inspired by the racing tracks. Come 10 September, diners entering FIRE and FLNT at ION Orchard’s rooftop will immediately notice extended brunch tables that are extended to impressive lengths, adorned with race-themed elements for a feast like no other.
An all-you-can-eat brunch, the restaurants will be mapped with live stations for salads, charcuterie, raw seafood bar, meat carving and dessert that diners can help themselves with while awaiting their mains. Combining Argentinian and Japanese-Peruvian cuisines, order-on-demand highlights from the wood-fired parillas of FIRE include Roasted Lamb Leg, Argentinian Ribeye and Roasted Pork. FLNT on the other hand, will be serving up dishes such as Flamed Salmon Warm Inka Sushi, Ceviche de Pulpo and Peruvian Chicken Tortilla Taco.
While cocktails, wines and spirits are available by-the-glass, those who want more can opt for the free-flow package with a top-up of just SGD 60++ for house spirits, wines and select cocktails.
2. Brunch at the Top at 1-Arden (Raffles Place)
Date: Sep 10, 2023
Time: 11:30 am – 3:00 pm & 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Following the footsteps of sister concepts at 1-Atico, the three concepts at 1-Arden (Kaarla, Oumi and 1-Arden Bar) will be joining forces for a combined buffet brunch for the ultimate satiation. Juxtaposing Kaarla’s Modern Australian with Oumi’s Japanese Kappo cuisine, diners can look forward to a free-flow of a la carte dishes on demand and an array of bites alongside homemade breads from the hearth as they await their mains at just SGD 88++ per diner.
Highlights from Oumi include Sushi Bowls (Tuna Poke, Bara Chirashi), Teppan dishes (Salmon Butter Yaki), deep-fried Japanese classics such as Tori Karaage and Assorted Vegetable Tempura. On the western end, dishes from the wood-fired grill include Char-grilled Pork Belly and Roasted Angus Sirloin Beef (+SGD 22), alongside greens such as the Kaarla Closed Loop Salad and La Latteria Burrata that utilises herbs picked from 1-Arden’s food forest.
For a comprehensive all-day brunch, diners can complete their meal with garden-to-glass cocktails from the 1-Arden Bar. With a top-up of SGD 78++, choices include Midsummers by the Bay offers a refreshing take on the vodka sour with shiso, cucumber and homemade lemon myrtle, and The Oumi Blossom that builds oolong-infused gin, cherry blossom syrup and lychee liqueur into a Japanese spring inspired G&T.
Perched atop the 51st floor of CapitaSpring and strategically located along the race tracks, 1-Arden is the perfect race-viewing spot for those without a ticket to the races. Across the F1 weekend, all outlets will be open till 11 pm with its regular programming of Australian-focused cuisine (Kaarla), Japanese Kappo cuisine (Oumi), Mediterranean-influenced plates and pastas (Sol & Luna), complete with garden-themed cocktails (1-Arden Bar).
For reservations and the full menu, please visit: https://kaarla.sg/whats-on/.
3. All Day Brunch at Sol & Luna (Raffles Place)
Dates: Sep 8 to 17, 2023
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Meanwhile on the same roof at 1-Arden, Sol & Luna presents timeless Latin-European dishes with a twist all surrounded by the lush greenery of its alfresco dining area for a breath of fresh air amidst the CBD skyscrapers. Brunch fans can pick from an array of a la carte dishes including signature specials from SGD 16++ onwards with crowd-favourites like the Overloaded Cavatelli Mac & Cheese and the Italian Shakshuka Puttanesca transformed with additions of Mediterranean olives and capers.
For reservations and the full menu, please visit: https://solandluna.sg/whatson/.
4. All You Can Eat Italian Brunch at Monti (Waterfront)
Dates: Sep 9 to 17, 2023
Time: 11:30 am – 4:00 pm
Price: SGD 88++ per pax
Nestled right alongside the circuit, MONTI stands as the perfect brunch haven for those headed to the races or engaging in other festivities with its Weekend Colapranzo. For a whole week, enjoy our all-you-can-eat Weekend Colapranzo that serves up classic brunch fare with an Italian twist that t includes:
- Brunch favourites such as The MONTI ‘Eggs Benedict’ and Italian Melting Stracciatella Baguette.
- Traditional pasta staples like Rigatoni with wagyu beef and pork ragout and Truffle Risotto.
- Mains such as a Slow Cooked Beef Cheek and Pan Roasted Barramundi.
- F1-themed specials that include Pappa Al Pomodoro, House-Made Tortellini and “Cassoeula.”
Priced at SGD 88++ per pax, diners can top up SGD 25++ to complete their meal with free-flow non-alcoholic beverages such as coffees, teas, mocktails and more; or SGD 78++ for an unlimited serves of prosecco, house wines, beers and spirits.
For reservations and the full menu, please visit: https://www.monti.sg/.
5. Chinese All Day Brunch Specials at Mimi Restaurant (Clarke Quay)
Dates: Sep 8 – 17, 2023
Time: 11:30 am – 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Over at the Clarke Quay vicinity, Mimi Restaurant at The Riverhouse has curated a mix of specials for diners with a craving for modern Chinese. Alongside signatures such as its Crispy Kurobuta Char Siew Bao and Saucy Crab and Egg Affair, F1 season-only dishes include Crispy Pumpkin with Chicken Floss, Fragrant Siew Mai (both SGD 8/-) and Creamy Shrimp Jade Soup (SGD 12/-) for meal of familiar comforts both before and after race activities.
For reservations and the full menu, please visit: https://www.mimirestaurant.sg/.
6. Communal Greek Feasts at Zorba the Greek Taverna (Clarke Quay)
Dates: Sep 8 – 17, 2023
Time: 3 pm – 11:30 pm (Sat), 3 pm – 11 am (Sun) / 5 pm onwards on weekdays
Price: SGD 78++ or SGD 108++ per platter
Along the Singapore River, Zorba the Greek Taverna is another near-circuit dining spot for the larger groups. This F1 season, diners can go for the Seafood Platter (SGD 78++ for 2-3 pax, SGD 108++ for 4-5 pax) for a satisfying feast suited for families and friends to enjoy.
To pair the meal, options include a Mythos Beer Bucket Promo at SGD 50++ for five bottles of Greek beer or special F1-inspired cocktails from Yin Bar across the walkway.
For reservations and the full menu, please visit: https://www.zorba.sg/.
Away From the Buzz: Themed Parties & Events Beyond the Circuit
1. A Perennial Drive at Alkaff Mansion
Date: Sep 9, 2023
Time: 11 am – 8 pm
Designed to complement the dining and nightlife events happening in the vicinity of the racing thrills, come 9 September, Alkaff Mansion will be transformed into an F1-themed wonderland that promises all-day fun for both adults and the little ones.
Bringing the adrenaline of Formula 1 to the stately mansion atop Telok Blangah Hill, young speed enthusiasts can take charge at the dedicated kids racing circuit with its inflatable track and battery-operated mini-sized automobiles at SGD 15 per ride.
For the avid motor-sport and history buffs, there is nothing better than a Classic Car
Club Showcase featuring restored vintage cars from Porsche, Mercedes, Rolls Royce and more that stand as a testament to the legacy of past racing glories. To best fuel up for an exciting weekend outdoors, attendees can expect Grand Prix influenced beverages that include F1-themed shots at SGD 50++ for 6, food stalls serving up light bites alongside an a la carte dinner menu to keep the nights going.
2. Racing Simulators & Satiating Grills at Wildseed Bar, The Summerhouse
Dates: Sep 16 & 17, 2023
Time: 11 am – 10 pm
Elsewhere in far-flung corners of Seletar, Wildseed Bar will be amping up its programming in partnership with Heineken for a race-themed weekend. F1 lovers can experience the thrills of being in the driver’s seat with one lap in a special race simulator with every purchase of a pint of Heineken and a main from the food menu.
Choose from flame-grilled specials like succulent Iberico Pork Ribs (SGD 34++), Smoked Chicken Leg (SGD 28++) or pick from the assortment of pizzas and pastas. To gratify larger gatherings of race fanatics, sharing platters include the Seafood Aqua Pazza (SGD 52++) boasting freshly grilled catches like mussels, baby squid and kelong prawns. Its own rendition on a race-themed light bite, the folks at Wildseed have also crafted tri-coloured slider buns (SGD 24) to keep bellies satiated while guzzling beers.
3. F1 Themed Pool Parties at 1-Altitude Coast
Dates: Sep 9, 16, & 17, 2023
Time: 4 pm till late
For revellers wishing to escape the city traffic, the rooftop of 1-Altitude Coast is the place to be for gorgeous sunsets, hypnotic party anthems and fireworks by the pool. Igniting F1 fervour right off the bat is the Solaris Party happening on Sep 9, 2023, with an electrifying lineup of DJs spinning an eclectic mix of progressive house, techno and trance tracks well into the night.
Fast forward to the finale weekend on Sep 16, 1-Altitude Coast will manifest into a tropical paradise with The Vibrante Party. A Brazilian themed reverie fronted by DJ Chris Columbus putting on Tribal sounds over percussive beats and saxophone runs joined by DJ Tang, who has been rocking the decks with personal re-edits and remixes for over a decade in Singapore. Tickets can also be bought at the door at SGD 25 per pax.
Ending off the season on an unmissable high, The Final Track Party on Sep 17 will see the return of DRIP Party Series featuring local favourites DJ Shai, Faith and KNRCK mixing bop-worthy Hip-hop, R&B, Latin and Afrobeat tracks for a sundown party complete with massive floats in the pool.
Throughout the month of September, 1-Altitude Coast will serve up F1-exclusive cocktails like The Raspberry Refueler (SGD 20++) for a refreshing berry hit and the Pallini Pit Stop (SGD 23++), alongside celebratory shots for rousing toasts. Beer geeks can chug to their heart’s fill with Heineken Silver pints going at SGD 12 for 1, SGD 22 for 2 and SGD 30 for a trio.
Dining: Indulgent Brunch Menus & F1-exclusive Promotions
1. Longest Latin-Mediterranean Brunch at Sol & Ora
Date: Sep 9, 2023
Time: 11 am – 4:30 pm
Housed indoors and within the rooftop of 1-Altitude Coast, Sol & Ora will be jazzing up their live brunch stations to match the global appeal of F1 with their spin on a longest brunch. Selections include classic French Jambon-Beurre sandwiches (SGD 18++), slices of premium Spanish Jamón (SGD 25++ for 5) and freshly-fried Greek dough balls – Loukoumades, fried to crisp perfection (SGD 15++)that are best enjoyed with 4 scoops of gelato for a sweet hit (SGD 15++) – all prepared on demand and in full view.
Backed with a soundtrack of sassy Latin tunes and held in partnership with Moët Hennessy Diageo, bubbly lovers can opt to pair their brunch escapade with a glass (SGD 30++), bottle (SGD 130++) or twin bottles (SGD 250++) of Moët Chandon for an effervescent lift under the sun.
2. Longest Sunday Brunch at Botanico
Date: Sep 17, 2023
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Price: SGD 98++ per pax, SGD 148++ (with champagne)
Not too far away from the F1 highs is Botanico’s Garden Terrace which is hosting an alfresco version of 1-Group’s Longest Brunch. Replete with a line of buffet items and live stations stretching from one end to the other, attendees can feast on an expanded menu of specials including:
- Live station dishes: Risotto, Salmon Coulibiac & Beef Wellington, Cheese Platters
- Order on demand mains: Free-flow choices of all lunch mains, including Asian Dover Sole, Smoked Half Spatchcock and more
- All-you-can-eat Premium Fine De Claire Oysters served 3 ways: raw with lemon & tabasco, dressed up with fried shallots, vinegared chilli and marigold leaves or grilled with scallion oil
To pair perfectly with its brunch fare and garden surroundings, concoct your own botanical cocktails at an additional SGD 35++ per pax and enjoy a 2-hour free flow DIY cocktail station.
3. Spanish Weekday Lunch Menu at UNA
Dates: Weekdays, Sep 8 to 17
Time: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Extending 1-Group’s repertoire of culinary delights to Mondays-Fridays, UNA’s 3 course lunch menu is committed to showcasing the wonders of classic Barcelonian fare. At only SGD 48++ per pax, gourmands can opt for choices like smoked chorizos complemented with Manzanilla olives or seafood specials like the Almejas a la Marinera, boasting fresh clams cooked in white wine and Pulpo a la Gallega, grilled Octopus paired with saffron potatoes.
Fresh off the open grill come succulent mains like the seared Iberian pork shoulder (Presa Iberica) or the Charred Wagyu Sirloin Steak (Bistee Vaccio con Cremas de Patatas) with a manchego mash finished off with desserts like the Spanish Creme Brulee (Crema Catalana) or traditional churros dipped in 100 percent Valrhona chocolate.
4. 3-Course French Brunch & Bottomless Prosecco at Au Balcon
Dates: Sep 9 & 10, 2023
Time: 11:30 am – 3:30 pm
Meanwhile at The Summerhouse, Au Balcon presents a 3-course brunch menu at SGD 55++ per pax starring dishes made with traditional French techniques and ingredients. Appetisers start either with a Spring Asparagus with shavings of pecorino and a dollop of truffle caviar or a Fresh Organic Egg with crispy pancetta for a meatier bite. Options for mains include a classic chicken cassoulet, balsamic glazed pork belly, inka grilled Angus flank or a butter poached radish before ending off with either a Paris Brest or a Crème Brulée.
Otherwise, guests can sink their teeth into its varied collection of ala carte items featuring choices of charcuterie, cuts of meat from its rotisserie as well as traditional got-tos like the beef cheek bourguignon and buttermilk galette. For the boozy brunch fans, unlimited pours of prosecco are also available at SGD 38++ per pax for extra indulgence.
5. Grand Prix Themed Specials at Various Venues
Participating Venues: Bee’s Knees, Wildseed Cafe at Alkaff Mansion, Wildseed Bar at Summerhouse, Zorba the Greek Taverna
Accompanying menu specials are exclusive Grand Prix-inspired sweets and beverages that include a Race to the Machine Cupcake (SGD 6.50++) for a triple chocolate delight topped with 100 percent Valrhona Swiss Meringue buttercream and edible race car decal; Euphoria Cake (SGD 15++ for slice, SGD 130++ for whole) that stacks Varlhona chocolate sponge with salted caramel and chocolate ganache. Thirst-quenchers include a “Fuel Up” isotonic cooler (SGD 12) and a creamy Charcoal Latte (SGD 8 – hot, SGD 9 – iced).
All of 1-Group’s GPSS exclusives and promotions will be available at aforementioned establishments from Sep 8 to 17, 2023. For a full rundown of events, dining programmes, specials and reservations, please visit https://www.1-group.sg/.