Craft Beer Directory: Singapore

Our correspondent Phoebe Taylor (follow her on Twitter) is building our Singapore directory and reporting from there on all things craft beer. Check back for new updates and be sure to check out our News & Events page for Singapore, too.


CRAFT BREWERIES AND BREWPUBS

Brewlander & Co.

{ Facebook / WebEmail }
The city’s first gipsy brewery, Brewlander & Co. is the brainchild of John Wei. It doesn’t have a taproom, but you can find its beers at many outlets around the city, including Good Luck Beerhouse, Smith Street Taps, Thirsty Craft Beer Shop, The 1925 and many others.

Crossroads Brewing

{ Facebook / Web / Email }
The name Crossroads aims to reflect Singapore’s unique position as a historic and modern crossroads of culture; their beer is brewed with Asian fusion in mind. Keep an eye on their Facebook page to find out where you can drink it.

Hospoda Microbrewery

Rochor; 180 Albert Street (Albert Court) 01-19, Singapore 189971
{ Facebook / WebInstagram / Email }

Singapore’s only microbrewery specialising in Czech-style beer. They have a bar bites menu, also inspired by Czech cuisine—sausages, chicken wings, and (strangely) popcorn. Whilst the trend for unrefined brews has meant that an increasing number of beers are now free from animal products, herbivores can rest easy in the knowledge that all of Hospoda’s beer is vegetarian- and vegan-friendly.
Open 4pm-12am Mon-Sun.

Innocence Brewing

Chinatown; #01-02 CES Centre 171 Chin Swee Road, Singapore 169877
{ Facebook / WebEmail }
Founder and brewer, Michael, grew up in Guam and then spent two decades working and drinking his way across Australia, the USA and Europe. After learning his brewing craft in the UK, he settled in Singapore and Innocence was born, producing its first commercial beer at the beginning of 2016. Their taproom, The Brewhouse, pour Innocence brews as well as local and international beers. It’s open in the day for all you daytime drinkers out there (and serves great
coffee too!) You can find their beers in many of the bars around town.
Open 8am-10pm Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm Sat-Sun.

Little Island Brewing Co

Changi Village; 6 Changi Village Road, #01-01/02, Singapore 509907
{ Facebook / Web / EmailInstagram }
A small-batch brewery in Changi Village, the beers here aren’t hugely experimental—but if you’re looking for a good solid ale then Little Island will sort you out. A highlight is their Singapore Pale Ale, an oak-matured IPA. They have 9 taps, a spacious open-air drinking area,
and also serve food.
Open 12-11pm Mon-Tues, 12pm-12am Fridays, 11am-12am Sat, and 11am-12pm Sun

Rye & Pint Brewing Co

Tuas; 27 Tuas Bay Walk, #03-09 Westview Food Factory, Singapore 637127
{ Facebook / Web / EmailInstagram }
Rye and Pint are an independent brewery run by a team of 3 brothers who love beer. Although they don’t (as yet) have a taphouse, their beers can be found in Growlers Craft Beer Bistro, Mikkeller Bar Singapore, and Good Luck Beerhouse. Concentrating on quality rather than quantity, currently (November 2017) they produce 3 beers; Punchin Rye, Sunday’s Brew, and Trippin Wheat.

The 1925 Brewing Co.

Lavender; 369 Jln Besar, Singapore 208997
{ Facebook / Web / EmailInstagram }

A little off the beaten track, the 1925 is well worth a visit; it’s a gem of a microbrewery, and also a restaurant that takes its beer very seriously. So seriously, in fact, that the menu is crafted around the beers on tap—from beer reduction glazes for grilled meats, to handmade pasta containing the same grains that they use for brewing, it’s inventive and interesting. In November 2017 they opened a second outlet at 261 Joo Chiat Road.
Open 10am-12am Mon-Sat, 10am-10pm Sun.


PUBS, TAPHOUSES, BOTTLE SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS

Alchemist Beer Lab

Bras Basah; 26 Beach Road, B1-16, Singapore 189768.
{Facebook / Instagram / Email}
The world’s first beer infusion bar; it’s worth a visit just to see all 16 beer infusion towers lined up on the bar. Expect the weird and wonderful.
Open 4pm-1am Mon-Thurs, 4pm-2am Fri-Sat.

Alchemy Bistro Singapore

Clarke Quay; Central Mall 3 Magazine Road 01-02, Singapore 059570
{ Facebook / Web / Email / Instagram }
A little removed from Clarke Quay’s main drag, Alchemy is one of Singapore’s oldest craft beer bars (it’s 7 and a half years old). It serves a select group of solid craft beers from international breweries; think Lost Coast, Delerium Tremens, or Pasteur Street. Almost always on tap at the time of writing is the very excellent Gosnells Citra Sea Mead, a sharp and salty brew laced with sweet honey notes.
Open 4:30pm-1am Mon-Fri, closed Sat-Sun.

Booze Pharma-C

Tiong Bahru; 50 Tiong Bahru Road #01-03 Link Hotel, Singapore 168733
{ Facebook / Email }
Opened in March 2016, this bottle shop sells wine, beer and spirits, including craft brews by local breweries such as Brewlander & Co. Take your drinks away, or imbibe from tables in front of the shop.
Open 5:30-11:30pm Mon-Fri, 12-11:30pm Sat, 3-10pm Sun.

3rd Culture Brewing Co.

Chinatown; 1 Kadayanallur Street, # 01-33, Maxwell Food Centre, Singapore 069184
{ Facebook / Email / Instagram }
Hawker-style craft beer, with 12 taps and a great selection of brews. Expect beers from all over the world, in an unpretentious, down-to earth environment. Keep an eye on their social media, as they post tap lists regularly.
Open 5:30-10:30pm Mon-Fri, 12-10:30pm Sat, 12-8:30pm Sun.

Druggists

Lavender; 119 Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore 207547
{ Facebook / Email }
Housed in an old Chinese pharmacy, Druggists is a hip mix of the old (it retains the original floor tiles) and new (its sleek, minimalist taps and great playlists). It has 23 taps of craft goodness pouring—including many that aren’t often found in Singapore, such as Yorkshire’s Magic Rock. It regularly hosts tap takeovers and events; keep an eye on its Facebook page for details. Druggists is also a restaurant, dishing up hearty Asian and fusion food.
Open 4pm-12am Mon-Thurs, 4pm-2am Fri-Sat, 2-10pm Sun.

Five Marbles Craft Beer Restaurant

Bras Basah; 9 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189559
{ Facebook / Web / Email / Instagram }
If you’re new to Singapore, you might not have realised quite how much this city loves food. Singaporeans are all about their food, so it makes sense that this is the city where craft beer restaurants flourish. Opened in May 2017, Five Marbles has 12 taps of rotating craft brews, but the real stars of the show are the outrageously decadent beer floats—try the Calamity Affogato, vanilla ice cream floated on dark coffee ale from Innocence Brewing. We’re pretty sure this counts as lining your stomach.
Open 11am-12am Mon-Sun.

Freehouse

Telok Ayer; 21A Boon Tat Street, Singapore 069620
{ Facebook / Web / Email / Instagram }
Freehouse is a hip little joint a stone’s throw from Chinatown, with 16 taps and a wide selection of bottles. Expect local and international brews and good vibes, as well as Asian fusion tapas to fill your belly with.
Open 5pm-12am Mon- Sat.

The Good Beer Company

Kent Ridge: 2 Science Park Drive, Savourworld #01-23, Singapore 118222
{ Facebook / Email }
The Good Beer Company has a small (8 taps) but well-formed selection of beer on draught. However, the real stars of the show are their bottles and cans, which number over 200. All are served chilled, and can also be sold to take away. Staff are knowledgeable and more than happy to recommend a beer (or two, or three).
Open 4-11pm Sun-Thurs, 4-11:45pm Fri-Sat.

Good Luck Beerhouse

Bugis; 9 Haji Lane, Singapore 189202
{ Facebook / Email }
On the achingly hip Haji Lane, Good Luck Beerhouse peddles achingly good beers. It has a strong local flavour; also on the menu is freshly-cooked dim sum, and 6 of its taps are reserved for Singapore brewers. The bar itself is dimly-lit and cosy, with a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Staff are knowledgeable and more than happy to let you sample beers. Opened in October 2016, it’s already one of Singapore’s craft beer gems.
Open 4pm-12am Mon-Fri, 12pm-12am Fri-Sun.

The Great Beer Experiment

Pasar Bella; 200 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287994
{ Facebook / Email }
A bottle shop with hundreds of craft beers and ciders. They have two locations, one at Pasar Bella and one at Pasir Panjang.
Open 11am-9pm Mon-Sun.

Growlers Craft Beer & Bistro

Potong Pasir; 37 Tai Thong Crescent, Singapore 347862
{ Facebook }
With Hospoda beers always on draught, and a hearty (if meat-heavy) food menu, this is a chilled-out, friendly neighbourhood bar. Perhaps unsurprisingly, you can also buy growlers here.
Open 11:30am-11pm Sun-Thurs, 11:30am-11:45pm Fri-Sat.

Hustle Co.

Tanjong Pagar; 52 Craig Road, Singapore 089690
{Facebook  / Instagram / Email / Web}
Hustle Co. is also a café, and there’s some serious café vibes going on—it’s chilled out, bright, airy and arty. A new kid on the block (opened in July 2017), its menu is hearty and its beers are great. They’ve most recently had brews such as Pirate Life and Garage Project feature on their 12 taps.
Open 9am-12am Tues-Sat, 9am-5pm Sun.

JiBiru Craft Beer Bar

Orchard; 313 Orchard Road #01-26, Singapore 238895
Web / Email }
In the heart of Orchard Road, JiBiru specializes in imported Japanese beers. Expect brews such as Sapporo and Hitachino Nest, as well as a selection of international craft beers. They have a weekday lunch deal on all beer (12-3pm), and regularly rotate their 6 taps.
Open 12pm-12am Sun-Thurs, and 12pm-1am Fri-Sat.

LeVeL 33

Marina Bay; #33-01, 8 Marina Boulevard, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1, Singapore 018981.
{Facebook / Instagram / Web}
LeVeL 33’s claim to fame is that it’s the highest craft brewery in the world. Head here for beer brewed on-site and great views of Marina Bay, as well as a full restaurant menu.
Open 11:30am-12am Mon-Thurs, 11:30am-2am Sat, 12pm-12am Sun.

Mikkeller

Rochor; 120A Prinsep Street, Singapore 187937
{ Facebook / Web / Email / Instagram }
Made of repurposed shipping containers, the Singapore outlet of legendary gypsy brewing company Mikkeller fits an epic 20 taps into its small bar. Expect excellent beers from Singapore, the world, and (obviously) Mikkeller. It has an airy beer garden which is lively in the evenings, and hosts a regular running club on Saturday evenings.
Open 4pm-12am Tues-Sun, closed on Mondays.

Nickeldime Draft House

Novena; Novena Regency, 275 Thomson Road #01-01, Singapore 307645
{ Facebook / Web / Email / Instagram }
Nickeldime Drafthouse is part of Singapore food and beverage company Hidden Door Concepts. It has a wide range of styles available (their 19 taps are graced by everything from imperial stouts to saisons), and serves beer-infused pizza.
Open 11am-11pm Sun-Thur, 10am-11pm Fri-Sat.

Sixteen Ounces

Bukit Timah: 398 Upper Bukit Timah Road, The Rail Mall, Singapore 678049
{ Facebook / EmailInstagram }
Sixteen Ounces was the first craft beer bar to open in the West of the city. Its menu is set to expand, but at present includes 8 beers on tap and over 40 bottled beers; whilst the tap selection might not be enormous, it’s well-curated and always includes some interesting choices.
Open 5pm-12am Tues-Fri, 3pm-12am Sat, 3-11pm Sun, closed Mondays.

Smith Street Taps

Chinatown; Blk 335 Smith Street Chinatown Complex #02-062, Singapore 050335
{ Facebook / Email }
Uniquely Singaporean, this is craft beer hawker-style; it’s a must-visit for any beer-loving visitors to the city. Expect around 10 taps of great craft beer, a lively atmosphere, and bartenders and customers who really know their stuff. There’s always at least one (normally more!) really interesting beer here; think Warpigs Licorice IPA, Fourpure Lost in Tea Saison, or Pasteur Street Dragonfruit Gose. For the less adventurous, always on tap is Fourpure’s devilishly easy-drinking Indy Lager.
Open 6:30-10:30pm Tues-Fri, 2-10:30pm Sat, closed Sun-Mon.

Takumi Craft Beer Bar

Orchard; 5/FI Lobby, Mandarin Orchard Hotel, 333 Orchard Road, Singapore 238867
{ Facebook / Email }
Takumi might be a small bar, but it certainly packs a punch. It specialises in Japanese craft beer, and there’s always something exciting pouring here. They also do beer- and Japan-related cocktails.
Open 3pm-12am Mon-Thurs, 12pm-12am Fri-Sun.

TAP

City Hall; Capitol Piazza, 15 Stamford Road, 01-K1/K2 Galleria, Singapore 178906
{ Facebook / Web / Email / Instagram }
TAP has 20 rotating craft beers on draught (on TAP, if you will) from all over the world. Don’t expect anything too weird and wonderful, but do expect some great pale ales and a bottle list which includes Orval. In November 2017 it opened a second bar at Robertsons Quay, which includes a very well-stocked bottle shop curated by Thirsty—some wackier brews can be found here. Both locations also serve food.
Open 12pm-12am Mon-Sun.

Temple Cellars

Robertsons Quay; 81 Clemenceau Avenue, UE Square 01-12, Singapore 239917
{ Facebook / Web / Email / Instagram }
Opened in September 2017, Temple Cellars is a bottle shop with some excellent craft liquor (including mead) from around the world. There’s a small corkage charge, so you can drink on the premises (or while you shop—we don’t judge). As well as craft beer from around the world, you can find local brews here from Brewlander & Co. and Rye & Pint.
Open 11am-11pm Mon-Sun.

Thirsty Craft Beer Shop

Outlets in Liang Court, Holland Village, Serngoon Gardens, Robertson Quay and Cluny Court
{ Facebook / Web / Email / Instagram }
With over 100 beers, this bottle shop ensures that you’re unlikely to stay thirsty for long. They also offer a delivery service. The location at Robertson Quay is part of TAP bar.


HOMEBREWING

Singapore Craft Brew Club

{ Facebook / Web / Email }
This is the place in Singapore for homebrewers to share their knowledge with one another. The club has been active since 2004, when it was known as the Singapore HomeBrew Club, and now numbers just over 200 active members. They run a wide range of events, brewery tours and classes across the city, and members span from hobbyists dabbling in homebrews to industry workers.


IMPORTERS AND DISTRIBUTORS

The Drinking Partners

{ Web / Email }
The leading supplier of craft beers in Singapore, their portfolio includes weird and wonderful beers from all over the world.

Eastern Craft

{ Facebook / Web / Email }
Eastern Craft imports beers from Japan, the UK, Italy, Sweden, Bali and Belgium to Singapore. As well as supplying trade, they also sell beer online by the carton.

The Mad Tapper

Facebook / Web / Email }
The Mad Tapper imports beer and ciders from Australia and New Zealand to Singapore. Their portfolio includes Garage Project and Yeastie Boys.

TSA

{ Web / Email }
TSA stands for “Tastes So Awesome”, and they supply imported craft beer, wines, artisanal spirits and cider to Singapore food and beverage retailers. Their portfolio for beer includes Brewdog and Evil Twin.

Advertisements

Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: