100+ Singapore Craft Beer Bars, Restaurants & Shops: A Comprehensive Guide & Map

It wasn’t that long ago when craft beer was an alien concept to this part of the world. My first Singapore craft beer event was a small fair in a function room in 2011. There were just a few distributors showcasing beers that I hadn’t tasted before, from India Pale Ales (IPAs) to Trappist beers.

Since then, the scene has grown massively. While it remains a small community that won’t make the commercial beer giants lose sleep any time soon, it’s spawned the Beerfest Asia festival and the iBrew homebrewing challenge. There have also been new craft beer bars, local microbreweries and imports practically every month. It’s an expensive hobby to keep up, so I decided to create something useful from this pastime – an omnibus list that answers the question, ‘Where to drink craft beer in Singapore?’

Instead of a post that highlights a few retail outlets, restaurants, and bars, here’s a survey of the best Singapore craft beer spots that I have visited, grouped according to location with the nearest public transport. Click on the hyperlinks to go straight to the full list of local craft breweries and Singapore craft beer bars and restaurants.

Updated: Nov 11, 2022 @ 4:36 PM

Note: From 26 April 2022, fully vaccinated people may dine out in any group size, while unvaccinated or partially-vaccinated people may only take food away. Masks need to be used indoors, including hawker centres, except while eating and drinking. Please co-operate with the staff and do not be difficult.

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Craft beer? In Singapore? What’s that?

If you’re new to craft beer or want to introduce it to someone, my post on how to choose craft beer should be your first stop. It covers what craft beer is, the commonly available examples of each style, what you can expect tastewise and how to appreciate it.

Singapore craft beer bars by region

I’ve added comments only if I’ve patronised the bar. Unlike other writers, I’ve chosen not to recommend any particular beer from each outlet. Outside of the breweries, the selections rotate all the time, so you may not find something I rave about when you drop by. At best, I can only provide a sense of what they tend to offer.

Talk to the staff about your preferences and preconceived notions and let them surprise you. A few may even offer samples or flights. Alternatively, you may want to check the ratings and tasting notes that other people have left on apps such as Untappd.

If you’re taking a friend to try made in Singapore craft beer, I’ve marked the most reliable (in my opinion) places with a *.

Warning: This being Singapore craft beer appreciation is an expensive hobby. Also, please don’t drink and drive. That’s the only thing in this post you should take as gospel.

Chinatown craft beer bars

Bunkerbunker!!

Bunkerbunker now curates and supplies the bottles and cans in the fridges of Love Handle at 8 Ann Siang Hill and Apiary Lab in Joo Chiat and so follows their operating hours. Stay tuned to their social media channels for updates on their pop-up events.

The Good Beer Company (China Square)

3 Pickering Street, #01-30 Nankin Row (Telok Ayer)
Mon: 12-10.30 p.m.; Tue-Thu: 12-11.30 p.m.; Fri, Sat: 12 p.m.-12 a.m.

Their newest outlet has 20 taps of international Singapore craft beer on tap on a rotational basis, paired once again with Pizza Republic’s Italian-style pies from lunchtime on weekdays.

Other outlet: Science Park

The Guild

55 Keong Saik Road, #01-01 (Outram Park)
Daily: 4-11.30 p.m.
Make reservations via Sevenrooms

A venture between Young Master Ales of Hong Kong and chef Vinny Lauria. There are serious restaurant-style dishes on The Guild’s menu that make use of locally sourced seafood and vegetables. At least half of the taps are dedicated to Young Master’s beers, and you’ll get some that won’t appear elsewhere, e.g. Days of Being Wild. From the other taps flow Rogue ales, Garage Project, etc – and the house gin & tonic. Glasses are on the small side (200, 330 and 450 ml) so prices will seem a touch steep, especially with GST and service charge. However, there’s Happy Hour before 8 p.m. to take advantage of.

Heart of Darkness Singapore

1 Keong Saik Road (Outram Park)
Daily: 4 p.m-12 a.m.

Make reservations via Chope

Heart of Darkness Brewery’s first outpost has moved to the space previously occupied by Neon Pigeon, and its core and seasonal beers dominate the 25 taps; these include a couple of international and Singapore craft beers as guest taps. While there aren’t on-site brewing facilities to tour, serving sizes are similar to those at the taprooms in Saigon. The serving sizes are a 12-oz “standard” and a US pint. A Tex-Mex food menu is available, as is merchandise like caps and T-shirts.

HoDSG celebrates its 3rd anniversary with free-flow beer for $103.58 nett (after GST and service charge) on 24 September 2022 and free-flow food (excluding family platters) for $68.27 nett on Sunday, both for three hours. A $35.31 flight of four beers is available with the latter. Bookings at the link are essential.

Heart of Darkness Singapore craft beer

The Kongsee (honourable mention)

10 Gemmill Lane (Chinatown/Telok Ayer)
Tue-Sat: 12 p.m.-12 a.m.
Make reservations via Chope

The Kongsee is a modern-Singaporean-style izakaya by chef Willin Low. Out of the 25 taps, 15 of them are dedicated to local craft beers from the likes of Alive, Brewlander, Civilization and Niang Brewing Co. They come in sessionable 330-ml pours and complement the extensive cocktail and spirits list. Expect a food menu full of adventurous modern-Singaporean-fusion meals and bar bites.

Little Part 1 Cafe *

54 Blair Road, #01-01 (Outram Park)
Tue-Sat: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. (last orders for food at 9.30 p.m. and 8.30 p.m. respectively)
Make reservations via their website

You can’t miss the sign on the corner heritage shophouse. On Thursdays, the Singapore craft beer on tap goes for a promotional price, and there’s more in the fridge from around the world. Locally distilled spirits from Compendium (Rojak and Chendol Gin) and Brass Lion are also on the menu, as are mussels, pizza and other mains.

Mikkeller Singapore

335 Smith Street #02-62, Chinatown Complex (Chinatown or Outram Park)
Tue-Thu: 6.30-10.30 p.m. (last orders 10 p.m.); Fri: 6.30-11 p.m. (last orders 10.30 p.m); Sat: 2-11 p.m. (last orders 10.30 p.m.)

There’s a Mikkeller taproom now at the former Good Beer Company/SST & Friends corner stall in Chinatown. It’s not directly related to the previous Mikkeller Bar iterations at Prinsep Street and Purvis Street, but the Danish brewery’s kegs (and guest ones) flow from the 10 taps and fill the chiller. You may opt for 300- or 400-ml servings (stronger, more exclusive beers come in the smaller size only). Unlike Mikkeller Bars around the world, there’s an Mikkeller Running Club event every Saturday (sometimes at Sixteen Ounces) and not just on the first.

OnTap *

335 Smith Street #02-75, Chinatown Complex (Chinatown or Outram Park)
Daily: 4.30-10.30 p.m.

OnTap serve their own beers, which span several different traditional styles, in 12-oz tumblers and also in pitchers.

Other outlet: Newton Circus

The Otherside

7 Erskine Road, #02-00 (Maxwell)
Tue-Sun: 4 p.m.-12 a.m.

The Otherside is back as a rooftop bar that is accessible via a staircase only. There are six rotating taps and more picks in the fridge. Tune in to their socials for updates on the food pop-ups.

SG Taps *

13 Duxton Hill, #01-01 (Tanjong Pagar)
Mon-Sat: 12 p.m.-10.30 p.m.; Sun: 1-10.30 p.m.

Call 69048474 for reservations

As the name implies, SG Taps started out featuring Singapore craft beer on draft almost exclusively. These have now been joined by options from all over the world on 20 taps and the fridge. The kitchen serves up Japanese food like donburi, ramen, oden and wafu pizza.

Smith Street Taps

335 Smith Street #02-62, Chinatown Complex (Chinatown or Outram Park)
Tue-Thu: 5.30-10.30 p.m. (last orders 10 p.m.); Fri: 5.30-11 p.m. (last orders 10.30 p.m.); Sat: 2-11 p.m. (last orders 10.30 p.m.)

Most evenings, you’ll find beer geeks huddled around this stall in the corner of a recently-renovated hawker centre. The chances of running into a visiting craft brewer here are pretty high as well. Twelve taps of imported and Singapore craft beer are available. Be prepared to commit to full US pints (16 oz; 10 oz for stronger beers). They are also the importer of several Australian brands from Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria like Deeds, Range and Sailors Grave. Visit their website to get them delivered–details in the Bottle Shop section.

Singapore craft beer hawker stall bar
Smith Street Taps

Thirty Six Brewlab & Smokehouse

36 Club Street (entrance on Mohammad Ali Lane) (Chinatown or Telok Ayer)
Daily: 11.30 a.m.-12 a.m.
Make reservations via inline

Lion Brewery Co. has taken over the old Little Creatures premises. The microbrewery continues to churn out draft beer for on-site consumption while the menu comprises pizzas and grilled and smoked meats. Other Singapore craft beer brands feature as guest taps among the selection of 20. Happy hour runs until 7 p.m. on working weekdays.

Welcome Ren Min *

1 Kadayanallur Street, Maxwell Food Centre Stall 33 (Tanjong Pagar)
Mon-Thu: 5.30-10.30 p.m.; Fri: 12-11.00 p.m.; Sat: 12-10.30 p.m.; Sun: 12-9.30 p.m.

Ren Min started life as a hawker centre bar called 3rd Culture. While they now serve their own beers, they still get cans, bottles and kegs from everyone, including the local microbrewers. Beer comes in 16-oz glasses (stronger ones in 10-oz glasses). There are tap takeovers where you can preorder drinks at discounted prices with dishes from nearby stalls. They have loyalty programmes for 25 Untappd check-ins or eight draft beers on a stamp card.

Other outlet: Old Airport Road

Craft beer in Marina Bay

1826

33-34 Boat Quay (Raffles Place)
Daily: 11.30 am.-12 a.m.
Make reservations via their website

Beers are from SevenDaze. Happy hour runs from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, and all day on weekends.

Almost Famous

30 Victoria Street, #01-06, CHIJMES (City Hall)
Mon-Thu: 5-11 p.m; Fri: 5 p.m.-12 a.m.; Sat: 2 p.m.-12 a.m.; Sun: 2-10 p.m.
Make reservations via Chope

The bar serves 16 beers on tap and a mod-Asian selection of bites (food not available on Mondays). They go to the trouble of highlighting the Singapore craft beer options on the menu, and there are usually two or more of them. The standard serving size here is a 16-oz pint, though the more premium beers are also available in middies. The hard surfaces mean that the small enclosed space can get rowdy. Beer subscriptions are available for at-home consumption.

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Ang Mo Liang Teh

79 Shenton Way #01-13 Eon Shenton (Tanjong Pagar)
Mon-Sat: 12-8 p.m.

You’ll find bottles, cans and up to eight taps of Singapore craft beers and international ones. If you are peckish, they have siew yoke and char siew (Cantonese-style roast pork belly and BBQ pork). Find them opposite the Shenton Way bus terminal, or a five-minute walk from Exit H of the MRT station.

Armoury Steak House

36 Beach Road (Esplanade)
Tue-Sat: 11.30 a.m.-10.30 p.m. (Sun until 10 p.m.)

You can get steak and American diner-type dishes to go with the 15 taps, which comprise mostly of Stone, Deschutes, Kona and Little Creatures brews. Prices are nett and tiered according to style, and there can be discounts of up to $4 during Happy Hour. Tasting platters of four craft beers are also available.

The Autobus *

6A Shenton Way, #01-01 Downtown Gallery (Tanjong Pagar)
Mon-Thu: 11 a.m.-9.30 p.m.; Fri: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sat: 12-9 p.m.

A short walk from Lau Pa Sat. There are 16 taps of beers from South Africa, Eastern Europe, the US and Singapore’s Alive Brewing and Brewlander (servings are in US pints). There are more beers, ciders and natural wines from the rest of the world in the fridge. Protein bowls are available for lunch but the kitchen switches to bar bites, big mains, charcuterie and cheese boards in the evening.

Brewerkz *

1 Fullerton Road, #01-01 One Fullerton (Raffles Place)
Daily: 12 p.m. -12 a.m.
Make reservations via Chope

The newest branch of the riverside microbrewery stands on the Marina waterfront.

Other outlets: Clarke Quay, Orchard and Stadium

Dusk X Dawn *

5 Wallich Street, #01-17/18 Guoco Tower (Tanjong Pagar)
Tue-Sat: 11.30 a.m.-12 a.m.

Flights are available for their 8 in-house craft beers of different styles, which include red ale and dry stout on nitro. Beers are from SevenDaze.

LeVel33 *

8 Marina Boulevard, #33-01 (Downtown)
Sun-Thu: 11.30 a.m.-12 a.m.; Fri, Sat: 11.30 a.m.-2 a.m.
Make reservations via Chope

While LeVeL33 touts itself as the world’s highest urban craft brewery, the main attraction is admittedly the sweeping view of the Marina Bay area. An outdoor seat usually comes with minimum spending of $50 per head on food and drinks, but I got away without it on a quiet weekday afternoon. The house beers are easy to drink and they can be sampled in a flight of five, besides the usual half and full pours. Note that the porter is but a blend of their stout and IPA, not a unique brew. The food menu is worth highlighting for its use of brewing ingredients and by-products, and you can choose between a fine dining menu or shared plates.

Little Island Brewing Co. @ South Beach (Formerly Alchemist Beer Lab)

26 Beach Road, #B1-16 (Esplanade)
Mon-Sat: 2-10.30 p.m.
Make reservations via inline

If Little Island‘s brewery at Changi Village is too far away for you, you can sample US pints of their beers here.

Paulaner Bräuhaus

9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-01 Millenia Walk (Promenade)
Sun-Thu: 11 a.m.-12 a.m; Fri, Sat: 11 a.m.-1 a.m.
Make reservations via Chope

The Bavarian microbrewery has been here since the mid-1990s. While they follow the Reinheitsgebot in the making of their beers, you might not know that they use the local tap water. There are three core beers to choose from: a light lager, a malty dark lager and a Weissbier (the latter comes in 500-ml glasses only). In addition to these, there are seasonal beers like the Salvator (Lenten bock) and the Festbier. As you might expect, the menu features German cuisine extensively. Happy Hour runs until 8 p.m. daily; on Sundays and Mondays, it’s 1-for-1, and on other days, it’s 20% off.

BeerTruck by Pink Blossoms

Capital Tower Level 1 Plaza
168 Robinson Road
Mon, Wed: 4-9.30 p.m.

Ocean Financial Centre Level 1 Plaza
10 Collyer Quay
Tue, Thu: 4-9.30 p.m.

The Promontory @ Marina Bay
11 Marina Boulevard
Fri: 4-9.30 p.m.; Sat, Sun: 12-9.30 p.m.

From 5 September to 4 December 2022, Pink Blossoms brings eight taps of their own beers to the CBD in a roving truck. Flights of four beers (5.5 fl oz), 8- and 16-oz pours are available. The locations follow the schedule above; all of them are close to Raffles Place MRT station.

TAP Craft Beer Bar

252 North Bridge Road, #01-15 Raffles City Shopping Centre (City Hall
Sun-Tue, Thu: 12-11 p.m.; Wed, Fri, Sat: 12 p.m.-12 a.m.

9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-06/07/08 Millenia Walk (Promenade)
Mon-Thu: 11 a.m.-12 a.m.; Fri, Sat: 12 p.m.-12 a.m.

The main selling point at TAP is the price of the beers; $11.77 nett for 16 oz. The 20 taps at each outlet heavily feature American breweries like Lost Coast and Great Divide, with a few English, Australian, Vietnamese and Singapore craft beer choices. Bar bites like wings, wedges, ribs and pasta are available, now that both outlets have full kitchens.

Other outlets: Dhoby Ghaut and Robertson Quay

Underground Taps

6A Shenton Way, OUE Downton Gallery #B1-07 (Tanjong Pagar)
Mon-Fri: 5-10.30 p.m.

The Providore Downtown now has four craft beers on tap and more in cans and bottles. Food takes the form of charcuterie, bread, wedges and chips (in the British sense).

Vertigo26 *

26 Seah Street, MINT Museum of Toys #B1-00 (City Hall)
Mon-Sat: 5 p.m.-12 a.m.

Make reservations via their website

You’ll find imported and Singapore craft beer on tap (US pints only) as well as international beers in bottles and cans. Fill your belly with their skewers, cheesecake, cocktails and bar bites while you drink. Browse the vinyl collection as you do so.

Vinyl bar in Singapore
Vertigo26

Wagatomo (honourable mention)

5 Wallich Street, Guoco Tower #01-12 (Tanjong Pagar)
Mon-Sat: 11.30 a.m.-3 p.m., 5.30 p.m.-12 a.m. (last food orders 9.30 p.m.)
Make reservations on Oddle

This Japanese restaurant has a mean sake programme to go with their grill but they also launched with beers from Boneface, Brewlander, Deep Creek and Duncan’s along with the Suntory lagers.

Craft beer in Bugis

1965 Craft Beer

505 Beach Road, Golden Mile Food Centre, #01-62 (Lavender or Nicoll Highway)
Tue-Fri: 5-10.30 p.m.; Sat-Sun 4-10 p.m.

A wee stall with four taps of American brews, and more in bottles. It shares stall space with Coffee Fusion, which serves up inexpensive espresso drinks. There’s plenty of good food on both the first and second floors.

American Taproom (Waterloo)

261 Waterloo Street, #01-23 (Bras Basah)
Daily: 12 p.m.-12 a.m.
Make reservations via inline

ATR boasts an impressive 32 taps behind the bar. Glasses come in 7-oz tasters and 16-oz Spiegelau glasses, with some having an 11-oz option. Stone and Deschutes beers are a regular fixture but you’ll also find kegs from other countries and the occasional Singapore craft beer. Besides these, full-sized meals, wines and spirits are also available. You can register as a member to get 2.5% back of your bill back and $20 to use on your birthday month.

Other outlet: Geylang

Carbon&

12 Kallang Avenue #01-43 Aperia Mall (Lavender)
Mon-Tue: 11.30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wed-Fri: 11.30 a.m.-10 p.m.

Rice bowls and 10 taps of Japanese, Korean and Singapore craft beer, mostly in half and full US pints. Closer to the mall’s driveway than to the Lavender Street entrance.

Druggists

119 Tyrwhitt Road (Bendemeer or Lavender)
Daily: 3 p.m.-12 a.m.
Make reservations via inline

Set in an old terrace house that the Chinese Druggist Association used to occupy. With Mikkeller, To Øl, Lervig and more on the 24 taps, expect bold flavours. The beer comes in gold-rimmed tulip glasses but serving sizes run a touch smaller than you’ll find elsewhere: half portions are 200 ml and large ones around 420 ml. The food here can be described as Mod-Sin fusion bites. Happy hour runs from 3 to 6 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays (except public holidays).

Good Luck

9 Haji Lane (Bugis)
Mon, Wed, Thu: 4 p.m.-12 a.m.; Fri-Sun: 12 p.m.-12 a.m.
Make reservations via Quandoo

The former Beerhouse on the lane is now a noodle bar. Besides old favourites like Hokkien mee, they also have a new specialty noodle bowl that is somewhere between bakmie and bak chor mee. There is still Singapore craft beer on tap, along with burgers, prawn paste chicken, cocktails and dim sum.

Hop Around Bistro @ Bras Basah

231 Bain St #01-69 Bras Basah Complex (Bras Basah/City Hall)
Daily: 10-10.30 p.m. (12 a.m. on Fri, Sat)

There’s cafe-style pasta, pizza and sides here to go with a few tapped beers and many more from the fridge. Happy hour runs until 7 p.m. daily.

MALT Craft Beer Bar

302 Beach Road #01-07, The Concourse (Nicoll Highway)
Mon-Thu: 5-11 p.m.; Fri: 5 p.m.-12.30 a.m.; Sat: 3 p.m.-12.30 a.m.
Make reservations via Quandoo

There are up to 12 craft beers on tap at Malt (or /\/\/\LT as it is stylised); Half and full glasses are available except for stronger beers on the “W Tap”. Outdoor seating is available and you can order food from nearby restaurants like Nan Bei, Omu Nomu, and Pizza Face.

Ziggy Zaggy

51 Kampong Bugis (walk from Lavender)
Tue-Fri: 3 p.m.-12 a.m.; Sat-Sun: 12 p.m.-12 a.m.

WhatsApp 86280775 for reservations

The bar at the Kallang Residences condominium is a collaborative effort between Kontiki and Handlebar. There are 18 taps of craft beer and sake to go with American soul food like biscuits and gravy, fried chicken steak and eggs and breakfast burritos. You can have the beers in half-pints, full US pints or a one-litre Masskrug, all with the appropriate glassware. Happy hour (20% off pints) runs until 7 pm. on weekdays and all day on Sundays.

Beer tulip glass
Ziggy Zaggy

Craft beer on/near Orchard Road

Brewerkz *

1 Tanglin Road, #01-02, Orchard Rendezvous Hotel (Orchard)
Sun-Thu, public holidays: 5-11 p.m.; Fri-Sat, eve of holidays: 12 p.m.-12 a.m.
Make reservations via Chope

See the comments on the Brewerkz microbrewery in Clarke Quay. Other outlets are at Fullerton and Stadium.

Halfpipe Skate Bar

111 Somerset Road, #01-15 TripleOne Somerset (Somerset)
Tue-Sun: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

There’s coffee, there’s skating paraphernalia, and there are cans and bottles from Singapore craft beer brands and around the world in their fridge. Find them on the outside of the mall facing Exeter Road. They also deliver beers sold on their webshop at the link above.

Jibiru

313 Orchard Road, #01-26 (Somerset)
Daily: 12-11.30 p.m. (12.30 a.m. on Fri, Sat)

Another of the early movers. Being Japanese-themed, one can order yakitori skewers with draft Hitachino Nest beers and sake. The 25 taps (as of March 2021) also pour Fourpure, Brewdog, St Austell, Gweilo, Magpie and more. Half pints, full pints and flights are served and there is an additional charge for the stronger beers. Pricing depends on what time you show up, but they’re at their cheapest before 6 p.m. There’s a Beer Rewards points programme across the related outlets: earn a free pint for every 10.

OnTap *

500 Clemenceau Avenue North, Stall 71 Newton Food Centre (Newton)
Daily: 5.30 p.m.-2 a.m.

The same beers you’d get from OnTap Craft Bistro and in Chinatown Complex, paired with food from the hawker centre that appeared in the Crazy Rich Asians film.

RedDot BrewHouse *

25A Dempsey Road #01-01 (bus from Holland Village or Orchard)
Mon: 11.30-10 p.m.; Tue-Thu, Sun: 11.30 a.m.-10.30 p.m.; Fri, Sat: 11.30 a.m.-11 p.m.

The RedDot microbrewery and restaurant is set in a former British army barracks off the Orchard district, close to the Botanic Gardens. Their own beers include classic styles and the occasional unusual take, like a chrysanthemum rum lager.

TAP Craft Beer Bar

9 Penang Road #01-08/09 (Dhoby Ghaut)
Sun-Fri: 11 a.m.-12 a.m.; Sat: 12 p.m.-12 a.m.

What I wrote about the Raffles TAP outlets also applies.

Other outlets are at Robertson Quay and around Marina Bay

Craft beer in Clarke Quay, Boat Quay & River Valley

Alchemy Bistro

3 Magazine Road #01-02, Central Mall (Clarke Quay)
Mon-Fri: 4.30 p.m.-12 a.m.; Sat: 6 p.m.-12 a.m.

Alchemy has been around longer than most and has 40 tapped and packaged craft beers. Live music happens throughout the week. It also runs possibly the sole Singapore craft beer-only subscription programme, Subscribeers.

Brewerkz *

30 Merchant Road, #01-05/06, Riverside Point (Clarke Quay)
Daily: 12 p.m.-12 a.m.
Make reservations via Chope

Started brewing their own beers decades before craft beer became a thing in Singapore. Bottles, growlers, kegs and pub grub are also available. The range includes six core beers, two seasonal specials and three guest taps. You can have them in anything from an 11-oz stem to a 4-litre tower to a flight of four 4-oz glasses. The TV screens show live sports channels so you don’t have to choose between watching football and microbrews.

Other outlets at Fullerton, Orchard and Stadium

Darjeeling Social

11 Unity Street, #01-12 Robertson Walk (walk from Fort Canning)
Daily: 5-11 p.m.
Make reservations via Chope

You can pair Indian food with local and imported craft beers from the 12 taps. Serving sizes are US pints and they are priced at $10.

TAP Craft Beer Bar

63 Chulia Street, #01-01 (Raffles Place)
Mon-Tue: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Wed-Sat: 11 a.m.-12 a.m.

86 Robertson Quay, #01-02 (walk from Fort Canning)
Mon-Fri: 2 p.m.-12 a.m.; Sat, Sun: 11 a.m.-12 a.m.

What I wrote about the other TAP outlets also applies.

Other outlets are at Dhoby Ghaut and around Marina Bay.

Temple Cellars

81 Clemenceau Avenue, #01-12, UE Square (Fort Canning)
Sun-Thu: 12-10 p.m.; Fri-Sat: 12-11.30 p.m.

Temple Cellars started as a bottle shop with chilled deliveries of craft beer, natural wines and boutique spirits. They also occasionally organise craft produce fairs. You can also order online and have it delivered to you, but pick-up orders take place at their retail-only Binjai Park outlet (see the Bottle Shop section below). Draught beers are back on fours taps in store.

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Craft beer bars on Sentosa

Glugland

80 Siloso Road (take a shuttle bus from HarbourFront or beach tram from Beach station)
Fri: 6 p.m.-12 a.m.; Sat: 11.30-12 a.m.; Sun: 11.30 a.m.-10.30 p.m.

Make reservations via atsouthside.sg

Located within the Southside Interim Market, Glugland-labelled and imported craft beers are served from the taps in 10-oz tulip glasses. Proper (if pricey) food is available from the other stalls but 4AM Pizza needs to be reserved via their Instagram account three days in advance. Make reservations via the Southside link; take the Beach Shuttle from the Sentosa Express Beach Station to Siloso Point.

Singapore craft beer bars in the east

American Taproom (Geylang)

71/73 Geylang Road (Kallang)
Mon-Fri: 5 p.m.-12 a.m.; Sat, Sun: 12 p.m.-12 a.m.
Make reservations via inline

Now that American Taproom’s second outlet has opened, there are 40 beers on tap a stone’s throw from the Geylang bus terminal. The menu is similar to the Waterloo Street outlet, but there is sidewalk seating here and a lot more space.

Other outlet: Waterloo Street

Beer Basket

57/59 East Coast Road (bus from Dakota)
Daily: 11 a.m.-12 a.m. (Opens at 10 a.m. Sat, Sun)
WhatsApp 86915957 for reservations

Other outlet: Kovan

The 1925 Brewing Co. Taproom *

261 Joo Chiat Road (bus from Dakota)
Tue-Thu: 4-11.45 p.m.; Fri, Sat: 12.30-11.45 p.m.; Sun: 12.30-10.15 p.m.
Make reservations via Quandoo

At the gastro bar, you get to try 1925’s staples and seasonal brews with Blue Smoke’s fusion takes on Teochew dishes. The fish porridge, made the traditional way, comes highly recommended. Last orders for food are at 9.45 p.m. (9.15 p.m. on Sundays).

Bottle Shop @ Timbre+

1 Expo Drive (outside Hall 5; Expo)
Daily: 9.30 a.m.-12 a.m. (Fri, Sat: 1 a.m.)

As the name implies, they sell chilled bottled imported and Singapore craft beer and cider, as well as some macro brews.

Brewerkz *

2 Stadium Walk, #01-06/07 Singapore Indoor Stadium (Stadium)
Daily: 12-11 p.m. (12 a.m. on Fri, Sat, eve of public holidays)
Make reservations via Chope

See the comments on the Brewerkz microbrewery in Clarke Quay.

Other outlets: Fullerton and Orchard

The Bullion

394/396 East Coast Road (bus from Kembangan)
Daily: 9 a.m.-12 a.m.

Macro on tap (Beck’s and Fuller’s), but there’s craft in the fridge.

The Cider Pit

328 Joo Chiat Rd #01-03 (bus from Dakota)
Mon-Fri: 3 p.m.-12 a.m.; Sat-Sun: 1 p.m.-12 a.m.

Freebird

865 Mountbatten Road, #B1-03/09 Katong Shopping Centre (bus from Mountbatten)
Tue-Fri: 3 p.m.-12 a.m; Sat, Sun: 12 p.m.-12 a.m.

Make reservations via Quandoo

Craft beer on 12 taps, fusion food, nitro coffee and tea are available. The fourth pint is free during Happy Hour (Tue-Sat 3-7 p.m.)

Hejio Craft Beer Bar & Kitchen

1 Irving Place, The Commerze Irving #01-27/28 (Tai Seng)
Mon-Thu: 8 a.m.-10.30 p.m.; Fri: 8 a.m.-1 a.m.; Sat: 12 p.m.-1 a.m.

Now open and one of not too many places that stay so past midnight.

Hello Ren Min *

51 Old Airport Road, Old Airport Road Food Centre Stall 144 (Dakota)
Tue-Thu: 5.30-10.30 p.m.; Fri: 4.30-10.30 p.m.; Sat: 12-10.30 p.m.; Sun:12-9.30 p.m.

As with the sister outlet at Maxwell, the food choices are endless and the beers come in 16-oz shaker glasses. Note that the guest beers at the two stalls rarely overlap, and the events take place at only one outlet, not both. To make it easier to find the stall, go to the eastern end of the food centre closer to Dakota MRT station. They have loyalty programmes based on (a) 25 Untappd check-ins or (b) eight draft beers on a stamp card.

In Bad Company *

66 East Coast Rd, #05-17 The Flow (bus from Mountbatten)
Wed-Sat: 6 p.m.-12 a.m.; Tue, Sun: 6-11 p.m.

Make reservations via their website

In Bad Company has moved to a new location in the East Coast area. The menu features snacks and sharing plates. Craft beer comes in bottles and cans, complemented by natural wines and cocktails. There are also eight taps. Directions: Take the car park lift or the one outside the back of The Flow. You can also use the front escalator, go to the back of the mall and take the other escalator up to the fifth floor.

Little Island Brewing Co. *

6 Changi Village Road, #01-01/02 (bus from Pasir Ris)
Mon-Thu: 12-10.30 p.m. Fri: 12 p.m.-12 a.m.; Sat, eve of public holidays: 11 a.m.-12 a.m.; Sun, public holidays: 11 a.m.-10.30 p.m.
Make reservations via inline

This is a very chill place where you can sit outdoors and watch planes land and take off from Changi Airport. American- and Australian-style food is on the menu for brunch, lunch and dinner, and a barbecue or paella special takes place occasionally. Beer comes in US pints. (Before the pandemic struck, you purchased a charge card, top it up with at least $10 and use it to pour as much or as little of each brew yourself. You could also ask the staff for help if you want to taste a little of each before committing.) Their beers are also at Alchemist in the city.

A bar serving craft beer during the circuit breaker
Little Island Brewing Co.

Locality Craft Beers *

55 Changi Road, #B1-10 Millage (walk from Eunos)
Tue-Sat: 4 -10.30 p.m.

To find Locality, take the escalator to the basement, turn left and walk through the glass doors to the corner. Eight taps of Singapore craft beer from the likes of Alive, Brewlander, Pink Blossoms and Sunbird await. They come in US pints and if you don’t have your own growler for a takeaway fill, you can loan one from them. Online orders at Qashier.

Malthouse

685 East Coast Road (bus from Bedok)
Mon-Fri: 4-10.30 p.m., Sat, Sun: 12-10.30 p.m.
Make reservations via Resos

This relaxed gastropub in the Siglap area serves dinner and comes with both indoor and outdoor seating. The 12 taps draw mainly Fourpure and Brewdog beers but there are others too. And if it matters to you, each beer is served in that brewery’s glassware. You can watch live sports on the TV here as well.

Pink Blossoms *

50 Ubi Ave 3, #01-12 (Ubi)
Mon-Wed: 5-10.30 p.m.; Thu-Sat: 5-11.30 p.m.; Sun, public holidays: 2-10.30 p.m.

The Pink Blossoms brewery taproom is in an industrial estate with few dinnertime options. Thankfully, you’re allowed to bring your own food and Ubi MRT station is a short walk away. The Lean on Me New England pale ale and the Hundred Years milk stout are the core beers, while the seasonal beers tend to be hazy pales and IPAs brewed with different hop varieties. For now, each comes only in a specific size ranging from 10 to 16 ounces, depending on the beer.

Smokey’s BBQ (honourable mention)

73 Joo Chiat Place (bus from Dakota)
Mon-Fri: 4-10.30 p.m.; Sat, Sun: 12-10.30 p.m. (last food orders Sun-Tue at 9.30 p.m.)

Reservations via inline

The barbecue joint’s tap and bottle selection consists of American craft like Heretic and Deschutes.

TAPOUT

103 East Coast Road (bus from Mountbatten)
Mon-Fri: 3-10.30 p.m.; Sat-Sun: 12-10.30 p.m.

Here, you can get bar bites, skewers and burgers to go with any of the 20 taps of beer.

UB3 Bistro

51 Ubi Avenue 3 (Ubi)
Tue, Wed: 5-10.30 p.m.; Thu-Sat: 11.30 a.m.-10.30 p.m.; Sun: 10 a.m.-3.30 p.m.
Make reservations via Quandoo

Cajun, Creole and local cuisine meet 12 taps of Singapore craft beer brews at UB3, if you feel peckish in this industrial park.

The World is Flat

78 Airport Boulevard, #05-202 Jewel Changi Airport (Changi Airport)
11.30 a.m.-9 p.m.

If you can’t venture beyond the airport (landside) during a layover, this is where you can get your draft craft beer fix. Other forms of booze are also available. Please note that their bar in the transit area of Terminal 1 closed in August 2019.

Singapore craft beer bars in the west

3 Monkeys

122 Pasir Panjang Road (Pasir Panjang)
Tue-Sun: 11.30 a.m.-3 p.m., 6-10 p.m.

A largely Western dining menu and protein bowl selection is now complemented by eight to 12 taps of Singapore craft beer from the likes of Alive, Brewlander, Civilization and more.

Abundance

63A Lengkok Bahru, #01-378 (Redhill)
Daily: 11 a.m.- 3.30 p.m., 5-10 p.m.

Make reservations via Oddle

There are 10 taps pouring a range of local and international craft brews flow. Serving size is US pints except for the stronger beers, which have a 330-ml option. Their kitchen is popular for steamed bun, beef fried rice and dumpling noodles. Reservations are highly recommended, with long lines at peak periods for the limited seats.

Bottle Shop @ Timbre+

77 Ayer Rajah Crescent (one north)
Daily: 9 a.m.-12 a.m. (Fri, Sat: 1 a.m., Sun: 10 p.m.)

As the name implies, they sell chilled bottled craft beer and cider. There are macro brews and whisky highballs on tap as well. For food, patronise the hawker stalls at lunchtime and the food trucks in the evening. It can get pretty raucous especially when there’s live music (now a pre-pandemic memory).

Canjob Taproom

50 Tiong Bahru Rd, #01-03, Link Hotel (bus from Tiong Bahru)
Tues-Sun: 5-10.30 p.m. (Fri, Sat: 11.30 p.m.)
Make reservations via Quandoo

Canjob, formerly known as Booze Pharma-C and Little Papa’s Wieners, occupies a cosy unit in Link Hotel. There are up to six beers on tap, poured in 16-oz pints, along with cocktails and a fridge stocked with a selection of packaged international and Singapore craft beer. Happy Hour runs all day on Tuesdays and Sundays. You can also get the draft beers to go in 11-oz/330-ml cans. As befits its former guise, the grub takes the form of hot dogs and meat pies.

Danger Close Beverage Company

120 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-05 Alexandra Village Hawker Centre (bus from Commonwealth or Redhill)
Tue: 5.30-9.30 p.m.; Wed-Sat: 12-2.30 p.m., 5.30-9.30 p.m.; Sun: 12-2.30 p.m.

The drink choices at Danger Close aren’t limited to the handful of imported and Singapore craft beer on tap. They also offer espresso, nitro cold brew coffee, gongfu tea and even sparkling gourmet tea on tap. 500-ml and one-litre Mass are the serving sizes here.

Elixir Code

125 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-168 (bus from Commonwealth or Redhill)
Daily: 5-10.30 p.m.

Elixir Code has its own wee bar in Queensway with 12 taps, featuring their Eastern European craft beer imports and more. You can get 355-ml or full pint pours and bring your own food. See the bottle shop section for their online selection.

Fountain Microbrewery & Restaurant

21 Jurong Town Hall Road, #02-00 Snow City (bus from Jurong East)
Tue-Sun: 12-2.30 p.m., 6-10.30 p.m. (Last orders one hour prior to closing)

Get Some

727 Clementi West Avenue 2, #01-282 (bus from Clementi)
Mon: 5-11.30 p.m.; Tue-Fri: 3-11.30 p.m.; Sat: 1-11.30 p.m.; Sun: 1-10 p.m.

While there is Blue Moon and Guinness on tap, the rest of the line-up comprises Singapore craft beer from the likes of 1925, Alive and Sunbird.

Gone Rogue Brewing

4 Bukit Batok Street 41, #01-09/10/11 Le Quest Shopping Mall (bus from Bukit Batok)
Daily: 12-11 p.m. (Fri, Sat: 12 a.m.)

Happy hour runs until 7 p.m. daily.

The Good Beer Company

2 Science Park Drive, #01-23 (Kent Ridge)
Sun-Mon: 12-10.30 p.m.; Tue-Thu: 12-11.30 p.m.; Fri, Sat: 12 p.m.-12 a.m.

The Good Beer Company name started as a hawker stall that sold bottled craft beer in the early 2010s. It’s since changed hands and moved to Kent Ridge. There are 20 taps and the fridge stocks many more beers from around the world. While there’s pizza from Pizza Republic on the air-conditioned premises, you can also buy food from the other restaurants at Ascent and sit outdoors. The loyalty programme that is run at Jibiru and Malthouse applies only to draft beer here.

Other outlet: China Square

Picotin Brewhaus

39 Rochester Drive (Buona Vista)
Daily: 11 a.m.-12 a.m.

Reservations via their website

Sixteen Ounces

398 Upper Bukit Timah Rd, The Rail Mall (Hillview)
Mon-Fri: 4 p.m.-12 a.m; Sat-Sun: 12 p.m.-12 a.m.
Make reservations via Chope

This gastropub is as close to the northwest as the revolution has got. Following their January 2022 renovation, there are 12 taps and an extensive selection in the fridge. Full pints are served. The kitchen is run by Taco Mantra, so you’ll find Indian-Mexican-Filipino fusion burgers, tacos and bar bites. They run a loyalty programme as well; pre-COVID-19, there were also trail runs into the nearby forest that ended with beer. Find them in the smaller section south of the car park.

Spaceman

144 Upper Bukit Timah Rd, Beauty World Food Centre #04-67 (Beauty World)
Tue-Fri: 4-10.20 p.m.; Sat, Sun: 3-10.20 p.m.

The stall serves up to 10 imported and Singapore craft beer choices on tap, plus bottles and cans from Omnipollo, To Ol, Thornbridge and other breweries that you see at Druggists.

Yeast Side (KAP)

9 King Albert Park #01-09 (King Albert Park)
Wed-Sun: 9 a.m.-11 p.m. (Pizzas from 4 p.m.)
Make reservations via their website

Boozy fun at Yeast Side starts on Wednesday afternoons when you can drink from the 12 taps of international and Singapore craft beer on rotation. Sourdough boules, pastries, tartines and liquid breakfast are available from 9 a.m. from Thursday to Sunday, with pizza joining the menu from 5 p.m.. The air-conditioned loft is accessible via a staircase only but there is alfresco and counter seating on the ground floor.

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Other outlet: Farrer Park

Craft beer bars in central Singapore

Beer Basket

1010 Upper Serangoon Road (Kovan)
Daily: 4.30 p.m.-12 a.m.
WhatsApp 8821 3780 for reservations

There’s only macro on tap here but the fridge is stocked with macro, soju and craft beers, including some from Rye & Pint, Kabinet and the USA. There’s Western and Asian chow to go with it. Extremely popular on weekend nights, so reservations are essential. Other outlet: Katong

Crimson by Sunbird*

7 Ang Mo Kio Street 66, #01-06 (bus from Yio Chu Kang)
Tue-Sun: 12.30-10.30 p.m.
Make reservations via WhatsApp 8860 4394 or their website above

Crimson serves up Sunbird’s beers on tap, with flights of three available. The food menu includes bar bites, burgers, and rice and salad bowls.

Daruma Tavern (honourable mention)

25 Springside Green, #01-04 Brooks II Condominium (bus from Springleaf)
Mon-Fri: 10 a.m.-12 a.m.; Sat-Sun: 9 a.m.-12 a.m.

There are three beers on tap–a lager and an IPA brewed by Crossroads and O’Hara’s stout. The fridge is stocked with beers from Australia, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore’s own Rye & Pint and the US. Plenty of choices on the menu from wok-fried noodles to Thai food to donburi and izakaya bites to Western-style brunch and pasta dishes.

Lil’s Taproom

11 Sam Leong Road, #03-08 TRIO Building (Jalan Besar)
Thu-Tue: 12-10 p.m.

Twelve taps share a home with Hambaobao here.

Mirage

140 Owen Road (Farrer Park)
Tue-Sun: 5-10.30 p.m.

Located within The Parlour and serves up Japanese izakaya-style grub and craft beer from South Africa, Singapore and elsewhere on tap.

Nickeldime Drafthouse

275 Thomson Road (Novena)
Thu-Tue: 12-2.30 p.m., 4.30-10.30 p.m. (last alcohol orders at 9.45 p.m.)

Across the road from the Novena Church, just in case you feel guilty. Beer-inspired pub grub, pizza and burgers to go with the 20 taps of international and Singapore craft beer. One size only and that’s a 16-oz pint. Premier League football matches are also shown on a big screen here.

Orh Gao Taproom

10 Jalan Serene, #01-03 Serene Centre (Botanic Gardens)
Tue-Thu, Sun: 4-11 p.m.; Fri, Sat: 4 p.m.-12 a.m.
Make reservations via their website

Orh Gao (‘black dog’ or stout in Hokkien lingo) shares its premises with a Killiney Kopitiam franchise. If you’re so inclined, you can have your beer with kaya toast and eggs when their hours overlap. After that, the kitchen makes prawn paste chicken, sambal stingray and other Asian-inspired dishes. 300-ml servings and US pints are available from the 12 taps, and the choices are supplemented by bottles in the fridge.

Pint of beer in a glass at Orh Gao Taproom bar
Orh Gao Taproom

SevenDaze

1 Jalan Rajah, Zhongshan Park #01-02/03 (walk 12 minutes from Toa Payoh)
Daily: 11.30 a.m.-12 a.m.
Make reservations via their website (click on the heading)

You can also get their beers at Dusk X Dawn and 1826.

Shawn’s Beernest

231 Upper Thomson Road (Upper Thomson)
Mon-Fri: 5-10.30 p.m.; Sat-Sun: 3-10.30 p.m.

Shawn’s Beernest is now able to offer drinking on-premise from their nine taps and the packaged beers in their fridge. The offerings include international and Singapore craft beer and ciders, as well as a small selection of wines and spirits.

Yeast Side (Farrer Park)

2 Perumal Road, lyf Farrer Park #01-06 (Farrer Park)
Wed-Sun: 9 a.m.-11 p.m.

Other outlet: King Albert Park

Online and bottle shops in Singapore

Besides Temple Cellars, Good Beer Company and Bottle Shop, you can buy and take home bottled and canned beer from these local establishments. You can also order craft beer online from them (click on the links) and arrange deliveries.

Arvo Drinks

Sells their own imports of Victorian breweries like Bad Shepherd, Boatrocker and Stomping Ground.

Beer Clan

They are starting out with beers from Scottish breweries such as Fierce, Holy Goat, Overtone, Stewart and Tempest, as well as Sudden Death from Germany.

Beer Force

211 Holland Avenue #02-12 Holland Road Shopping Centre (Holland Village)
Daily: 12-8 p.m.

There’s a fridge with one of each beer, and for an extra dollar per can/bottle consumed, you can drink a chilled one on the premises. Disposable plastic cups are supplied. You’ll find most of the imports Singapore gets here. In-store pick-up is available during opening hours; delivery is $10 but is free on orders above $100.

BoozyChewy

If you’re looking for beers from some of the most sought-after breweries in the United States, BoozyChewy may well be importing them. Electric City, Monkish, Schramm’s, Treehouse and more have appeared in their beer drops, which are announced on their Telegram channel.

Cryptic

304 Orchard Road, Lucky Plaza #B1-60 (Orchard)
Sun-Thu: 11.30 a.m.-7.30 p.m.; Fri, Sat: 11.30 a.m.-8 p.m.

Turn left as you enter Level 1 of Lucky Plaza through the main entrance on Orchard Road. It’s a small store that stocks packaged beers from around the world (Denmark, New Zealand, Sweden, the UK and the US) in their chiller. You can also get it delivered with a minimum order of $45 through their online store.

The Drinkery (a.k.a. Thirsty Beer Shop)

You’ll find the beers that you see at Tap bars here, and then some from the likes of Avery, Golden Road, Dogfish Head, Three Weavers and more. There’s even White Claw hard seltzer. Yes, they’re mostly American but there are also Australian and Belgian beers and Swedish ciders. Online orders are the usual mode of purchase but the warehouse on 8 Lorong Bakar Batu is open during clearance sales. The delivery fee is $10 for orders below $60 and is free above that.

Elixir Code

Besides Moldovan wines and Slovenian spirits, they also import beers from Sofia Electric (Bulgaria), Kabinet (Serbia), Lobik (Slovenia), Megobrebi (Georgia) and Pühaste (Estonia). Singapore craft beer brands are also represented in the shape of Lion City’s meads and Alive’s beers. Free delivery for orders above $100.

The Great Beer Experiment

Druggists‘s sister outlet, which used to have outlets at The Grandstand and Wheelock Place, has moved to the online format. It’s the go-to place for Danish beers that aren’t Carlsberg (Amager, Mikkeller, Tool) and Belgian Trappist and lambic beers (3 Fonteinen, Orval, Westmalle, Boon, etc.). Delivery is free above $99 (the fee is $20 for smaller amounts) and orders before 3 p.m. get sent the evening of the same day. Pick-up is available in Woodlands.

Hop Around @ Bedok North

217 Bedok North Street 1 #01-63 (Bedok)
Daily: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

It was probably a matter of time before craft retail shops filtered into the heartlands, but now there are American, British and European imports in a Bedok Central shophouse. Only cash and PayNow are accepted. There is limited seating for drinking outside. They also have a bistro in Bras Basah.

Hop Shop

1 Jalan Anak Bukit, #B1-15 Bukit Timah Plaza (Beauty World)
Daily: 11.30 a.m.-9 p.m. (6 p.m. on Sundays)

The selection here comes from the world over and also features a few harder-to-find bottles from Korea and South Africa. You get a 5% discount when you purchase six bottles, while a dozen gets you 10% off. They keep a bottle/can of each beer they have in a fridge as well.

Juju Brews

Juju Brews is a newcomer that distributes Korean craft beer brands such as Gorilla, The Hand & Malt, Playground and more. Currently online only, though you’ll find their kegs, bottles and cans at other bars. Delivery is free for deliveries of purchases above $99, and $15 below that.

Kegnologic

You can order 3-litre mini kegs of beer and a beer dispenser that looks like EVE from the film Wall-E. Free delivery above $120.

Quality Drops

On their web store, you’ll find cans and bottles from modern British craft breweries like Brew York, North Brewing, Polly’s, Vault City and Wander Beyond, delivered chilled for $10 (free for deliveries of purchases above $100).

Sake Mama

You read that correctly, because Epicurean Nomads also sells the Japanese craft beers their import through their web shop alongside sake and other Japanese booze. Shipping is free for orders above $80.

Smithstreettaps.com

This is where you can order beers that Smith Street Taps and Mikkeller Singapore import, such as Range, Deeds and Mikkeller Baghaven. Spirits and merchandise are also available. Same evening delivery for orders above $90 placed before 4 p.m., otherwise, it’s a $20 fee for delivery the next day for amounts below that.

Temple Cellars

31 Binjai Park (King Albert Park)
Daily: 12-8 p.m.

Unlike at the UE Square outlet, the premises are not licensed for the on-site drinking of booze, but they occasionally organise tastings. Free next-day delivery on orders worth $99 or more as of 15 August 2022. In-store pick-up and delivery of online orders takes place here.

Monthly craft beer subscriptions in Singapore

Almost Famous

From $65 a month, you get six beers on the first Thursday of the month.

The Beer Pioneer

From $69 a month, you get eight international beers at the start of every month. The more you pay, the greater the proportion of limited edition seasonal beers you get.

Subscribeers Singapore

For $88 a month, you get 10 or more Singapore craft beer from local breweries through a service run by Alchemy.

Homebrewing supplies in Singapore

Did you know that you can brew up to 30 litres of beer a month per household without a license? As long as you don’t sell it, distill it or create a nuisance, it’s legal. If you want to try making your own Singapore craft beer, you can start out at either of these places. I doubt you can discuss beer at length with another geek in the same way when you buy from Amazon.

BrewCat

1 Tannery Road, #02-04 One Tannery (Mattar)
Weekends: 2.30-5 p.m.

Check their Facebook page out for homebrewing and beer appreciation events.

Fermentables

You can get basic brewing kits delivered to your doorstep from them, along with supplies of ingredients. They have also started a homebrewing workshop at the SDH Academy for Lifelong Learning.

HomeBrew Co-Op

16 Arumugam Road, #02-02A LTC Building D (Macpherson)
Tue-Sat: 12-6 p.m.; Sun: 12-3 p.m.

iBrew

354 Clementi Ave 2, #01-195 (Clementi)
Tue-Sat: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

If you’d like to meet other homebrewers and aficionados, you can join Craft Brew Asia or any of the local Telegram/WhatsApp homebrewing groups that I don’t know of.

Singapore craft brewery tours

Very few producers of alcoholic beverages in Singapore let you tour their facilities and follow that up with drinks, let alone craft ones. Jungle Brewing used to offer that when it was in operation. With the opening of Brewlander‘s brewery in Tuas, we have an alternative to Tiger once again. Tours take place on Saturdays and there are 16 places for each time slot; they begin with a welcome drink and end with six samples. Go to the booking page on the Brewlander website to make reservations, which can be placed up to 10 weeks ahead.

Read a review and what to expect at the Brewlander brewery tour here on Rambling Feet.

In addition, there are tours of other craft breweries on booking platforms:

Singapore craft breweries

If you want to find Singapore craft beer to introduce to your guests from abroad, look for these names at the bars and restaurants around the island. Those marked with * have taprooms and you’ll find their details below.

You should also try these Singapore meaderies:

Other countries whose beer I have profiled on this blog include Australia (Sydney), New Zealand, South Africa (Cape Town), South Korea (Busan and Seoul) and Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City).

Singapore craft beer distributors

There are many of them, and you won’t always be able to purchase directly from them, but off the top of my head, these are the companies that supply Singapore craft beer bars and bottle shops and the beers they import:

Applehops (now under Burger Bar New York)The stuff you see at Burger Bar like Evil Twin, Perennial, Arpus and more
Arvo Drinkssee ‘Bottle Shops’
Beerclansee ‘Bottle Shops’
Bad Decisions ImportsAdroit Theory, Boneface, Burley Oak, Deep Creek, Duncan’s, frau Gruber, Seven Island, Sori, Maltgarden, Urbanaut and more
BeerStyle DistributionAnderson Valley, The Bruery/Offshoot, Deschutes, Founder’s, Heretic, Rogue, Stone Brewing
Chequered Hops (a.k.a. Shawn’s Beernest)Epic Brewing (NZ)
Craft Beverage SupplyDevil’s Peak, Fraser’s Folly, Soul Barrel and others from South Africa
The Drinkery (a.k.a. Thirsty Beer Shop)see ‘Bottle Shops’
The Drinking PartnersAmager Brugus, Dry & Bitter, Feral, Gamma, Magic Rock, Omnipollo, Thornbeidge, ToOl and Vocation; also distributes Rye & Pint
East of Avalon WinesBrothers Cider, Timothy Taylor, Wychwood and more
Eastern CraftBrewdog, Far Yeast, Fourpure, Gweilo, Hitachino Nest, Magpie Brewing, Otus and more
Elixir Codesee ‘Bottle Shops’
Epicurean Nomadsmany Japanese craft beers such as Hideji (of ‘Kuri Kuro’ chestnut stout fame) and Iwate Kura
Juju Brews–see ‘Bottle Shops’see ‘Bottle Shops’
The Mad TapperBehemoth, Garage Project, Parrotdog, Sierra Nevada, Stone & Wood and more
Plan.BGosnell’s, Heaps Normal
Premium ReserveCarbon, Moonzen and Tai Wai; see LKF Taproom under ‘Craft beer bars in the east’
Quality Dropssee ‘Bottle Shops’
Smith Street Tapssee ‘Bottle Shops’
Thirsty WorkStockade
TSA WinesNorth Coast, Sweetwater, Verhaeghe and more
Watering Holegenerally Western Australian breweries like Blasta, Otherside and Rocky Ridge, and also Duckpond from Sweden
Wet Goodsit’s always something different but they’ve brought in Cantillon, Nogne O, Brekeriet, La Sirene and more in the past
Young Masterjust Young Master beers from Hong Kong

Singapore craft beer plaes that have closed

Even though the craft beer scene in Singapore is growing, the cost of doing business takes its toll occasionally. These are some of the players that have shuttered over the last few years – a moment of silence for them, please:

  • 99 Bottles
  • Bar MF
  • Binjai Brew
  • Birdy’s
  • BREW’
  • Brewers Craft
  • Burger Bar New York
  • Convergence Brewery
  • Draft & Craft
  • The Dragonfly
  • Five Marbles
  • Freehouse
  • Good Intentions
  • Hopheads
  • Hopstation
  • Jungle Brewing
  • Live at the Crossroads
  • LKF Taproom
  • MOA Tiki Bar
  • Old Empire
  • The Pumproom
  • Singabrew Beer Lounge
  • Starker Fresh
  • Takumi Craft Beer Bar

The SG craft beer bar map

I’ve pinned the above bars and shops and others I know on a Singapore Craft Beer Bar Map. It’s a constant work-in-progress, so it’s not always accurate, and I’m grateful to the Singapore craft beer community for their valuable input. Let me know if there’s something that needs updating!

Craft Beer Singapore Map
Click on the image or the link to access the map of Singapore craft beer bars!

First published: 6 January 2019