50+ Legal Ways to Get Craft Beer During the Circuit Breaker in Singapore
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a tough time for craft beer purveyors in Singapore. We went from a shutdown of bar licensees on 27 March 2020 to a ban on dining-in on 7 April, which was followed by a further restriction on beverage sellers on 21 April. However, there are still ways to obtain craft beer during the “circuit breaker” and support your favourite establishments–at least the ones that are still in operation.
I’ll keep the details here basic and relevant to the current situation. If you want more details like where they are located, the ambience, etc, you should check out the other guide to craft beer in Singapore I made during normal times. If you need more choices for wine and spirits, see the guide on Spirited Singapore.
To make things easy, you can find our favourite brewery or outlet that is offering takeout or delivery in the table and click on the name to find out more details. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, it may be temporarily closed or not offering beer for the time being.
Unlike bubble tea, you don’t need to order food with your beer (for now). The option exists, though, if you need an excuse to do so. Order your next meal from one of these places to support them during these trying times.
Craft beer during the circuit breaker: A summary
Food or beer takeaway only
Please note that hours are likely to have changed.
1965 Craft Beer
Bottles and cans are available from the Golden Mile Food Centre stall. Evenings only for now.
3rd Culture Brewing Co.
They’ll fill your growler or any container that has the volume clearly marked. Both the Old Airport Road and Maxwell outlets also have bottles and cans for sale; click for their respective UnTappd menus.
The Cider Pit
Bombers and bottles available; do check https://www.facebook.com/The-Cider-Pit-112127812203927/ as hours vary on an ad hoc basis.
Smith Street Taps
From 2 June 2020, Smith Street Taps reopens to sell bottles, cans and draft in growlers, bombers and 330-ml bottles. Check their Untappd menu for what’s available.
Food and craft beer deliveries only
Good Luck Beerhouse
Besides 640-ml bombers of local draft and kombucha, you may also order their dim sum and vouchers, cocktails and local fare from Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall, prawn noodles from Blanco Court and Bergs burgers. Free delivery for orders $75 and above; see https://www.goodluckbeerhouse.com/
Takeaway and delivery of food and/or craft beer
Please note that hours are likely to have changed.
The 1925 Brewing Co., Joo Chiat
Delivery fee is $8 on orders above $50, more if it falls below that. See www.the1925store.com. Besides their own brews and dishes, they also stock the SG Craft Together pack and a few international beers.
Delivery is now available too with no fees on orders $80 and above, and a flat $10 for the rest. You can also buy their growlers and bombers. Check UnTappd for the beers that are available. See the food menu on https://www.americantaproom.com.sg/.
Island-wide delivery on 1-litre bottles of draft beer and food for a flat $10 fee. Discounts available on refills.
Head to https://store.brewerkz.com/ for food and beer pick-up and delivery orders. Lead time is two hours; delivery is free for orders above $100 and $15 for those below that.
Check out https://www.bunkerbunker.sg/covid-19-delivery-list for WhatsApp instructions and menu. Delivery fee varies but there is no minimum order quantity. Evenings only.
Burger Bar New York
Food and non-alcoholic beverages are still available through Deliveroo and Grab (island-wide for the latter). For booze, go to https://www.burgerbarnewyork.com/. Free deliveries take place on Tuesdays and Fridays with a minimum order of $180. Everything is still available for take-out at the restaurant.
Crowlers, cans and bottles available; check their UnTappd menu for their selection. Open only in the evenings. While food and cocktails are available on Grab and Foodpanda, WhatsApp for beer delivery enquiries (minimum order quantity applies).
Danger Close Beverage Company
Bottled beers and sparkling tea are subject to minimum order quantity (for delivery) and availability; see https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.3328001773880558&type=3.
If you live around Lavender, rejoice! Druggists reopened on 26 April 2020 for takeout and island-wide delivery ($12). Food and their pretty glassware are also available; visit https://www.druggists.sg/
Food from Taco Mantra, four/six-packs and 640-ml bombers of draft beer are available at www.freehousefam.com. Delivery is free for orders above $99 and $10 for those below that. For kerbside pick-up, make a pre-order.
The Good Beer Company
Go through https://www.pizzarepublic.sg/ to order pizzas, 750-ml bombers of draft beer, bottles and cans. Delivery is islandwide as of 26 May 2020. Minimum order quantity ($15-30) and delivery fee ($5-$10) applies.
See their Facebook and Instagram for their menu and the instructions on how to order via WhatsApp. Delivery is free for orders above $80 and $12 for those below that. There are discounts for self-collection too.
Heart of Darkness
Head to https://www.heartofdarknessbrewery.com.sg/ for food and beer pick-up/drive-thru/delivery, or call. For beer, draft is sold in 1-litre bottles, while core beers are also available in 330-ml bottles.
Takeaway available. Place delivery orders one hour ahead through https://hopstation.oddle.me/en_SG/ (minimum order of $20 applies)
In Bad Company
View the selection at https://www.inbadco.com/ and order through the cart or WhatsApp. Delivery fee varies (max. $15). They have fortnightly sales on Facebook Live.
Up and running again since 12 May. Visit Jibiru.com to order takeaway or delivery island-wide. Free delivery applies on orders over $80 (minimum of $10-$12). Besides cans and bottles, draft beer is available in 1-litre bottles.
Hot meals, groceries, meal kits and beer (both their own and other local breweries) at https://shop-level33.company.site/. Delivery is free for orders above $80.
See the menu on Facebook for details on how to order food and bottled/canned core beers through text/WhatsApp. Pick-up and delivery are available.
Little Part 1 Cafe
See the menu on Facebook and WhatsApp them at 6909 8354. You may also check Foodpanda and Grab if you are nearby.
MALT Craft Beer Bar
See the food menu at https://www.instagram.com/p/B_mJj1hHG9Y/. Bottles and cans are also available; bring your own container for draft beers. There is free beer delivery on orders above $88; check out their Shopify store.
See https://www.malthouse.sg/ for the menu. Beer in 750-ml bombers, bottles, cases and cans available. Delivery serves the eastern half of Singapore, with Ang Mo Kio, Toa Payoh and Selegie being as far west as they’ll go; fee varies and minimum order quantity of $30-$40 applies.
Orh Gao Taproom
Takeaway available while deliveries are scheduled on Fridays and special holidays (like Mother’s Day) only. Check Facebook and Instagram for the special delivery menu and WhatsApp instructions a couple of days ahead.
On Justorder, a minimum order of $20 applies. They’re also on Foodpanda.
Order via WhatsApp or through https://www.sixteenouncesbistro.com/. Bomber bottles of draft available for pick-up and delivery, and growler refills for takeaway. Delivery is free for orders over $100; “$6 flat delivery fee otherwise. $12 flat delivery fee applies for Tuas, Sentosa, Jurong Island or locations more than 25km from us and wet weather.”
Tap Craft Beer Bar
As of 27 May 2020, all their outlets are open. Food, bottles and pints are available, as are wines. Delivery is available from the Raffles City and Robertson Quay outlets.
Alcohol deliveries only
- Beer Force: Delivery is $10 for orders below $100; free above that
- Craftbeersg.com: Delivery is $20 for orders below $60; free above that
- The Drinkery: Delivery is $10 for orders below$49; free above that (same-day if placed before 2 p.m.)
- Elixir Code: Flat delivery fee of $15
- The Great Beer Experiment: Free same-day delivery for orders above $100 if placed before 2 p.m.
- Hop Shop: Free same-day delivery for orders above $100 if placed before 3.30 p.m.; $10 flat fee otherwise
- Temple Cellars: Free one-hour delivery for orders above $150 and free next-day delivery for orders above $99; $25 and $20 respectively otherwise
Craft beer direct from breweries and distributors
There are other brewers who sell only through the retailers above (e.g. Lion City Meadery, That Singapore Beer Project). You can get some of them below from the said retailers, but I’ve highlighted the ones that aren’t with an asterisk.
From 8 May 2020, you can also get a mix pack of six or 12 different local craft beers from 11 breweries. See https://www.facebook.com/events/581102215864260/ for more details.
- Alive Brewing (Send a direct message for details or go to https://www.alivebrewing.co/)
- Binjai Brew* (cans and cases)
- Brewlander (Subscription available; free delivery for orders above $69)
- Craft Beverage Supply (Devil’s Peak and other South African beers; free delivery on orders over $50 and $10 below that amount)
- Crossroads Brewing Company* (Lazada shop)
- Crust Brewing (subject to availability)
- Draft Delivery by Eastern Craft (minimum of 2 bottles; for four bottles or more, apply FREESHIP at checkout)
- Lion Brewery Co. (Free delivery for orders above $90; $15 for amounts below that)
- Off Day Beer Company (Free delivery for orders above $99)
- OnTap* (various volumes available)
- Pink Blossoms (Cans, crowlers and growler collection/refill)
- Premium Reserve (Moonzen Brewery distributor; free delivery for orders over $70 and $4.90 below that)
- Rachelle the Rabbit Meadery (Free delivery, period)
- Rye & Pint (Free delivery for orders above $80)
- Sake Mama (Epicurean Nomads)
- Sunbird Brewing Company (Free delivery for orders above $65)
- Trouble Brewing* (Free delivery for orders above $70)
- TSA Wines (Free delivery for orders above $80)
- Wild Brew (Free delivery on all orders)
- Young Master Ales (Free delivery for orders above $100; otherwise $30)
More ways to get craft beer
There may be some people who, for some reason, find that none of the above suit them. In that case, take your identity card, visit Cold Storage/Jason’s/FairPrice and get in line, or find a delivery slot on Lazada (all the best!).
Temporarily closed (or beer not available)
It’s hard for everyone to sell craft beer during the circuit breaker in Singapore with fewer workers moving around and next to no tourists now. Naturally, some places have closed, including the popular ones. Here’s hoping they will be back.
- Alchemist Beer Lab
- Hospoda Microbrewery
- Huggs Coffee Bar (beer not available but coffee and food are)
- Little Island Brewing Co.
- Mikkeller Bar Singapore
- Nickeldime Drafthouse (no beer at the moment)
- The World is Flat (no beer available–but there’s bubble tea)
- Live at the Crossroads
- Moa Tiki Bar (both outlets)
- Takumi Craft Beer Bar