The best places to get craft beer on tap in Singapore
Find the craftiest brews in a variety of clever spaces.
Your search for craft beers in Singapore will take you from the former Chinese Druggists Association building to some of Singapore's coolest modern spaces. These establishments continue to surprise and delight us.
This local microbrewery has a big selection of beers such as Yellow Van, a pale ale that has a subtle sweet taste to it. The food selection includes potato and chicken skins, beer battered shrimp and chargrilled ribeye steak with foie gras. They even boast their own herb garden, for use in their drinks and food. 369 Jalan Besar.
Touted as Asia’s first and only infusion beer lab, beer lovers will be privy to 16 beautiful beer infusion towers, which help brewers to introduce new ingredients for their infusions easily. Out of the 16, eight of them use Little Island beers such as the Sister Golden Ale, Singapore pale ale and That Old Black Magic dry Irish stout. #B1-16 South Beach Avenue, 26 Beach Rd.
Undoubtedly the biggest name on the block, Archipelago has been brewing its own craft beers for a decade. They keep innovating, releasing quirky small batch beers. You can enjoy their beers at Boulevard, Timbre, Queen & Mangosteen and many other places.
Brewerkz (Riverside Point)
A Clarke Quay mainstay since 1997, Brewerkz is known for both quality and affordability and, like any good brewery, it isn’t afraid to keep experimenting. Brewerkz’s burgers are among the best in town and their weekly trivia night is always a great way to spend an evening. #01-05/06 Riverside Point, 30 Merchant Rd.
Housed in a unique and memorable space, this restaurant and beer bar took over the Chinese Druggists Association building. Now offering a different type of medication, it’s got 23 taps from breweries like Mikkeller, To Ol, De Struise, Magic Rock, Birra del Borgo and Thornbridge. Menu includes garlic soy wings, char siew ciabatta sandwiches, chillicrab sliders and salted egg yolk pasta. 119 Tyrwhitt Rd.
Try out 18 taps of rotating microbrews from around the world, as well as a list of bottled beers and ciders. On tap, there are beers such as Mini-Matta Tea Leaf Pale Ale by Yeastie Boys and 8Wired's Semi-Conductor Session IPA. Food-wise, the menu has reliable, dude-food items like burgers with fries, bacon tempura and cereal frog legs. 21A Boon Tat St.
Before JiBiru’s arrival, Japanese beer meant Asahi and Kirin to most people. But these days, beer connoisseurs can choose from award-winning brews like Shiga Kogen, Kinshachi, Yona Yona and Hitachino Nest. This bar on the 313 approach also features seasonal specials from Japan. #01-26 313@Somerset, 313 Orchard Rd.
Expect wheat beer, Scottish ale, pale ale, golden ale and stout, served with smoked brisket and other meaty delights served at communal tables. A novel self-service system makes it even more fun. #01-01/02 Blk. 6 Changi Village Rd.
The world’s tallest urban microbrewery offers stunning views of Marina Bay and delights the corporate crowd with beers that stay true to European brewing traditions. There is top-class food and sophisticated indoor and outdoor settings. #33-01 Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1, 8 Marina Blvd.
Known for serving good, affordable beer at its two outlets—Dempsey and Boat Quay (33/34 Boat Quay, 6535-4500)—RedDot’s brews are some of the most interesting in town, like the ever-popular spirulina-infused Monster Green lager and the barrel-aged stout. #01-01 25A Dempsey Rd.
While Capitol Piazza may be a place to find snazzy threads and upscale food, this bar provides a great destination for craft beer lovers. They’ve got 20 on tap and another 80 in bottles, with a list that continually rotates. On tap, try Lomaland saison and Black House coffee stout. #01-K1/K2 Galleria, Capitol Piazza, 15 Stamford Rd.
The local branch of the famed German beer hall-style restaurant and bar from Thailand offers a winning (and cross-cultural) combination of freshly brewed beer, deep-fried pork knuckle and fiery tom yum soup. Its resident Thai band really packs in the crowds, so best to book to avoid disappointment. #01-01 26 Dempsey Rd.