Here’s to all with an undying love and passion for alcohol, in particular, beer.
This addictive alcoholic beverage complements so many cuisines and it never fails to perk you up after a long and tiring day at work. It is also great for nights out with the lads (or the girls) because of its lower alcoholic content and relatively affordable pricing (compared to hard liquor).
One type of beer that we will never be able to get enough of is craft beer. Aside from the personalised touch to the drink, there is an emphasis on traditional brewing methods which contributes towards better flavours and standard of the beer, as opposed to generic ones that you can pull off the shelf at the supermarket.
Here are 20 Craft Beer Places In Singapore For Nights Out With The Lads.
Crazy concoctions and more await you at Alchemist Beer Lab, an elegant bar located at the basement of South Beach Avenue. They serve a great selection of craft beer and fruit-infused beer which are all made in-house.
Some unique creations you should try include the Obama (S$12/Happy Hour, S$15/regular), the Passionista (Tap 10) and the 50 Shades of Pink (Tap 14).
26 Beach Road, #B1-16 South Beach Avenue,
Tel: +65 6386 4365
Mon to Thu: 4pm – 1am
Fri & Sat: 4pm – 2am
Nearest Station: Esplanade
BOTTLES & BONES
The newest concept bistro by Caerus Holding, Bottles & Bones, is located just a stone’s throw away from Raffles Place MRT and an excellent spot to wind down and forget about the day’s worries and troubles.
Aside from serving up ravishing meat delights such as the Lamb Poutine (S$18) and Cow Sliders (S$18), they have a wide selection of draught beers, craft ciders, sparkling wines and liquors for your picking.
30 Raffles Place, #01-42 Chevron House,
Tel: +65 6532 2114
Mon to Thu: 8am – 11pm
Fri: 8am – 12am
Nearest Station: Raffles Place
Another bar that all Singaporeans have definitely heard of is Brewerkz. An operator of restaurants and microbreweries that has gained international respect, they are also one of the largest craft brewers in the region and have received awards for their handcrafted beers.
Some outstanding beers that you can try include the Golden Ale and Hopback Ale. The beers are priced according to the size of your drink and the time at which you order. For example, the aforementioned beers will cost S$5 between 12pm to 3pm for a 330ml stem and S$12 for the same serving from 7pm to their closing.
30 Merchant Road, #01-05/06 Riverside Point,
Tel: +65 6438 7438
Mon to Thu, Sun: 12pm – 12am
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 1am
Nearest Station: Clarke Quay
Now, this is slightly different from a typical bar that most would visit for a good craft beer or two. Booze Pharma-C is a quaint, convenience store at the Link Hotel in Tiong Bahru which has limited seating available inside and outside of the store.
This convenience store has shelves stocked with nothing but the best craft beers from various locations around the world. Think craft beers from the United States, United Kingdom and even Belgium.
50 Tiong Bahru Road, #01-03 Link Hotel,
Tel: +65 9191 0677
Mon to Thu: 5.30pm – 11.30pm
Fri: 5pm – 11.30pm
Sat: 12pm – 11.30pm
Sun: 3pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Tiong Bahru
A 23-tap bar? Yes, this is exactly what we need. Drawing inspiration for its name from the Singapore Chinese Druggists Association with whom they share their premises with, Druggists is the place you should visit for a swig of refreshing craft beer in a craft beer place with a rustic and old-school charm.
Druggists recommends all patrons to refer to their chalkboard at the bar for their latest tap list. You can also try craft ciders such as the Golden Axe Apple (S$12.50 for 330ml) and Cornish Orchards Pear (S$12.50 for 330ml) on top of their latest concoctions.
119 Tyrwhitt Road,
Tel: +65 6341 5967
Mon to Thu: 4pm – 12am
Fri & Sat: 4pm – 2am
Sun: 2pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Farrer Park/Lavender
A fantastic array of craft beers, burgers and bar bites? You’ve got us hooked.
Freehouse is a craft beer joint situated in Telok Ayer, which is the perfect escape for some post-work drinks for those who are working in the CBD. This unsuspecting craft beer bar has up to 16 different craft beers and ciders on rotation, with prices starting from just S$9 for a 10oz pint.
During our recent visit, we tried the Heretic Chocolate Hazelnut Porter (S$12++ for 10oz) and Zeffer Cider Cherry Bomb (S$11.50++ for 10oz) which were complex yet tasty drinks we would definitely return for.
21A Boon Tat Street,
Tel: +65 8362 6740
Mon to Thu, Sat: 5pm – 12am
Fri: 3pm – 12am
Nearest Station: Telok Ayer
THE GOOD BEER COMPANY
One of the best craft beer places in Singapore, The Good Beer Company started out as a craft beer hawker stall in Chinatown Complex Food Centre and they have since shifted to Savourworld in Science Park Drive. With 8 craft beers on tap and over 200 bottles and cans from the chillers, there is surely something for everyone here.
2 Science Park Drive, Savourworld #01-23
Tel: +65 9430 2750
Mon to Thu: 4pm – 11pm
Fri & Sat: 4pm – 11.45pm
Nearest Station: Kent Ridge
Good Luck Beerhouse takes it up a notch by offering diners a delectable selection of dim sum that you can enjoy with their craft beers which are either locally brewed or imported from various countries such as the United States, New Zealand and more.
Good Luck Beerhouse has eight brews on tap and more than 50 labels of craft beers from 20 breweries worldwide. Even for the fussiest drinkers, they would certainly be able to find a craft beer to their liking here. Craft beers that we would recommend are the Insidious IPA (4.0%) and Calamity Coffee (4.4%) and both cost S$15 each and are brewed locally at Innocence Brewing.
9 Haji Lane,
Tel: +65 8742 4809
Mon to Thu: 4pm – 12am
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 12am
Sun: 12pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Bugis
Located at the basement of Haw Par Glass Tower, HopHeads is a trendy, underground bar where you can indulge in a beer or two, alongside fun activities such as darts, pool, ping pong and even beer pong. HopHeads offers solid pints of beers on tap as well as a selection of craft beer on rotation.
178 Clemenceau Avenue, #B1-00 Haw Par Glass Tower,
Tel: +65 6904 4019
Mon to Thu, Sat: 11.30am – 11.45pm
Fri: 11.30am – 1am
Nearest Station: Dhoby Ghaut
Hustle Co is a cafe & bar at Craig Road which features 12 craft beers on tap. Although most would start their morning with a good cup of coffee, why not shake things up by having a craft beer with your breakfast instead?
When we visited, we were highly recommended to try the Flat White Stout (S$9 per half pint) which is a rich dark stout flavoured with coffee. We did not regret it one bit! It was robust and flavourful, combining two of our favourite beverages. What’s not to love?
52 Craig Road,
Tel: +65 9826 3382
Tue to Sat: 9am – 11.59pm
Sun: 9am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar
If you are interested in immersing yourself in Japan’s artisanal beer, JiBiru Craft Beer Bar is where you should turn to for craft beer and yakitori when you find yourself in Orchard Road. JiBiru Craft Beer bar serves up a wide range of hand-crafted brews created from ingredients and processes typically used in sake or shochu production.
Jibiru Craft Beer Bar currently has 6 different beers on tap and the Japanese craft beer comes in bottles, the selection of which includes the Hitachino Nest Dai Dai Ale, Hitachino Nest Lacto Sweet Stout and so much more.
313 Orchard Road, #01-26,
Tel: +65 6732 6884
Sun to Thu: 11.30am – 11pm
Fir & Sat: 11.30am – 1am
Nearest Station: Somerset
As the world’s highest urban craft brewery, LeVeL33 presents all diners an unparalleled dining experience, best views of Singapore’s Marina Bay alongside a delicious meal and craft beer selection.
There are 5 brews permanently on the menu, which includes IPA, stout, wheat beer, house porter and blonde lager. LeVeL33 brews their craft beers with authentic recipes and brewing methods, so you know that you are in for a memorable drinking experience.
8 Marina Boulevard, #33-01 Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1,
Tel: +65 6834 3133
Mon to Wed: 11.30am – 12am
Thu to Sat: 11.30am – 2am
Sun: 12pm – 12am
Nearest Station: Downtown
LITTLE ISLAND BREWING CO
A craft microbrewery, brewpub, smokehouse and restaurant all in one place, Little Island Brewing Co is the place to visit for an authentic and unpretentious craft beer experience. Brewed in small batches in-house, Litte Island Brewing Co describes their craft beers as unfiltered, unrefined and unpasteurised.
Some originals that you should try include the Pale Ale (Whiter Shade of Pale), Golden Ale (Sister Golden Ale) and Irish Dry Stout (Black Magic), all of which are concocted especially by Stephen Spinney, an award-winning British brewmaster with years of brewing experience.
Blk 6 Changi Village Road,
Tel: +65 6543 9100
Mon to Thu: 12pm – 11pm
Fri: 12pm – 12am
Sat: 11am – 12pm
Sun: 11am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Pasir Ris
Nestled along the bustling Prinsep Street, Mikkeller Bar offers 20 taps of Mikkeller’s greatest beers and it is also a dining concept that is the brainchild of Mikkel Borg Bjergsø. Mikkeller Bar shares its space with Deck, an independent art space. This is where you can also enjoy a pint of craft beer under the stars.
For those who are curious about what taps are available at the bar, Mikkeller Bar currently offers the Bugis Brown (S$13 per pint), Blue Ghost (S$23 per pint) and the Water Wheat (S$13 per pint).
120A Prinsep Street,
Tel: +65 6352 0950
Tue to Sun: 4pm – 12am
Nearest Station: Rochor
While Necessary Provisions is known for its coffee and brunch fare, they actually have a selection of quality craft beers that their diners can enjoy.
On a constant lookout for honest quality, Necessary Provisions sources their craft beers from two microbreweries, namely Moor Beer Co and Mornington Peninsula Brewery. Flavourful, refreshing and quality craft beers are waiting for you at this quaint café. Time to revisit this café, yes?
21 Eng Kong Terrace,
Tel: +65 9231 7920
Wed to Sat: 11am – 10pm
Sun: 11am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Beauty World
Photo Credit: Smith Street Taps
SMITH STREET TAPS
Smith Street Taps—founded by craft beer industry pioneers, Daniel Goh of The Good Beer Company and Meng Chao of Brewers’ Craft—is an all-taps popup beer hawker stall with around 10 premium and craft beers on tap in Singapore’s Chinatown. For a no-frills and casual craft beer experience, Smith Street Taps is your answer.
Blk 335 Smith Street, #02-062 Chinatown Complex,
Tel: +65 9430 2750
Tue to Sat: 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Chinatown
Photo Credit: TAP Craft Beer Bar
TAP CRAFT BEER BAR
Why limit yourself to one tap when you could indulge in 20 rotating international craft beers on tap? 80 bottles at TAP Craft Beer Bar–a heaven on earth for those who enjoy their beer. There is also a specially curated food menu which is updated every month so as to provide you with a unique experience whenever you visit.
For their beers on tap, they cost just S$10 per pint and S$8 for a 12oz glass. Some beers on tap include the Ghost Hammer, Hanalei Island IPA and Dead Guy Ale.
15 Stamford Road, #01-K1/K2 Galleria Capitol Piazza,
Tel: +65 6384 7188
Daily: 12pm – 12am
Nearest Station: City Hall
Photo Credit: The 1925 Brewing Co.
THE 1925 BREWING CO.
The 1925 Brewing Co. often receives much praise for the quality of its grilled meats, however, this establishment also deserves attention for its craft beers. Embracing the spirit of craft in both food and beer, The 1925 Brewing Co. prides itself as the craftiest brewery of Singapore.
Some handcrafted beers include The Yellow Van, Small Monster, Blk 622 and more. Although this brewery offers daily promotions on their drinks, serious alcohol drinkers should definitely drop by on Thursdays between 7pm to 10pm. If you are the lucky one to tap the last drop of any beers on tap, you will be entitled to drink the rest of the beers free for the entire night.
369 Jalan Besar,
Tel: +65 6294 9215
Mon to Sat: 10am – 12am
Sun: 10am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Farrer Park
Situated in a beautiful rustic colonial building in the gorgeous South Beach Avenue, The Armoury Craft Beer Bar is a contemporary gastro-bar and cafe by day which transforms into a craft beer and wine bar by night.
They offer more than 15 craft beers on tap, juicy and succulent burgers and meat in a relaxed, casual setting that is perfect for a night out or weekend escape.
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36 Beach Road, #01-01 South Beach Quarter,
Tel: +65 6385 3173
Mon to Thu: 11.30am – 11pm
Fri: 11.30am – 1am
Sat: 12am – 12pm
Sun: 12pm – 9.30pm
Nearest Station: Esplanade
THE PUMP ROOM
The Pump Room brews all their beers on site which means that you only get unfiltered and unpasteurized goodness, without any chemicals or flavouring.
The Pump Room remains as the first microbrewery in Clarke Quay and this is an ideal place to visit for a refreshing ice cold beer. Presently, craft beers on tap include The Pump Room Lager, Golden Ale and Brewmaster’s Reserve—Bohemian Lager, all of which qualify for The Pump Room’s 1-for-1 Happy Hour promotion.
3B River Valley Road, #01-09/10 The Foundry,
Tel: +65 6334 2628
Sun to Fri: 5pm – 3am
Sat: 5pm – 4am
Nearest Station: Clarke Quay
For more recommendations, read our guides on the best bars in Singapore.
A very useful list thanks. Druggists and Smith St Taps have been my favourite so far but I can see there are plenty more to try. Just a pity alcohol is so expensive in Singapore!