According to a report, “(b)eer and ale remain Singaporeans’ favourite alcoholic beverages, accounting for slightly more than 80 per cent of the total amount of liquor imported in FY2012.” We are not surprised as a nice cold beer is the perfect antidote to deal with the hot weather. It is also a great drink to have at a gathering of friends, to celebrate happy hour or simply go with some food (especially grilled food). For the many beer drinkers out there, The Ordinary Patrons (TOP) have compiled a list of Singapore restaurants that we have been to that serves good food, beer and provides a nice atmosphere for merry-making. Here is the TOP list of Singapore restaurants for beer drinkers.
A platypus “… is a semiaquatic egg-laying mammal endemic to eastern Australia, including Tasmania. Together with the four species of echidna, it is one of the five extant species of monotremes, the only mammals that lay eggs …” (Wikipedia). The Platypus Kitchen at Bugis Junction is a totally different animal. It is an “(a)ward winning Asian-influenced Seasonal Modern Cuisine.” It is the flagship gourmet restaurant of the Platypus Restaurant Group (Platypus Website).
Stärker Signature, Tanjong Pagar Centre is the latest outlet of the Starker Group. They seem to be sprouting outlets all over Singapore. As of today they have three Starker Bistro outlets, two Starker Signature and one each of Starker Music and Starker Q. It seems that the “Bistro” series have more food choices with “German signature roasts as well as popular international dishes” while the Q series at the other end “is a multi-concept bar that serves a variety of cuisines with a local touch at wallet-friendly prices“. The “Signature” outlet at Starker Tanjong Pagar is therefore something in the upper middle segment. What is common through the range is the fresh and fruity beer that Starker is known for.
The Lobby Bar 1864 Sofitel Singapore is named after the year 1864 when the Tanjong Pagar Dock Company was founded. This gesture commemorates the start of the transformation of the neighbouring district from the fishing village to the city downtown that it is today. The 1864 Bar is a lovely place. It felt like the sort of living room that we like but never had. In the age of the sharing economy, we could “own” it for a while for the price of a few drinks. We made a detour to the 1864 Bar before our lunch at the Racines restauant next to it.
Brewerkz Indoor Stadium is a lively spot with quite a lot to offer. You can catch some live sports on the TV screens or play pool there. They have signature beers, seasonal beers and more to go with some delicious bites. There is even a kids menu. Brewerkz Indoor Stadium is a great place for hangouts with friends or family.
Wine & Chef Singapore is a relatively new restaurant that opened in early 2017. It is located in one of the shophouses along the stretch of restaurants on Keong Saik Road. It serves an eclectic mix of food items that could be from menus at a zhi char stall, a Japanese izakaya or a French bistro. It has an extensive list of Italian wines which would not be out-of-place in an enoteca in Rome. The extreme mix and match could either end up successfully as the best of both worlds or as a complete disaster. There was only one way to find out.