If you are bored of the usual wine and whisky collection that many restaurants in Singapore offer, perhaps it is time to check out craft beers in Singapore. Craft beers are produced at a craft brewery or microbrewery. These breweries produce small amounts of beer, typically less than large breweries, and are often independently owned. As a result, craft beers are often more unique and rich in flavour as compared to those that you can find in the supermarkets.
Check out our guide to the 10 Best Craft Beers in Singapore to add to your list of alcoholic beverages that you can enjoy on your next staycation!
- High quality ingredients
- Genuinely-crafted beers
- Good variety of beer selections
The 1925 Brewing Co. Joo Chiat has been running since 2014. They are a family-owned business that specializes in their well-known craft beers. They have a wide variety of craft beers. Some are made in-house and created by the owners themselves. In addition, The 1923 Co. Joo Chiat even includes some craft beers that are created by their guests. The brand also has the occasional seasonal or limited-edition brew.
Their selection of craft beers also sport creative names such as Liang Teh, which is a crisp lager, accentuated by the lightness of white chrysanthemum. All of their craft beers are also very affordable and reasonably priced.
The 1925 Brewing Co. Joo Chiat offers delivery options as well. You can choose to buy a bottle or in six- or 24-packs. Shipping is free on $150+ orders, $8 for everything down to $50, and $15 for less than $50. The brand even tries to make sure that you will get your order within the hour of ordering so that you can enjoy your drink as soon as possible. You can also opt for self collection if you would like!
|Address||261 Joo Chiat Rd S427515|
|Contact Information||6909 1425|
|Business Hours||Bar: Tuesday – Sunday: 4 PM – 1 AM|
Kitchen: Tuesday – Sunday: 6 PM – 11 PM
- Extensive menu of craft beers on taps
- ‘Kampung’ atmosphere
- Interesting flavours
Orh Gao Taproom is named after ‘Orh Gao’ or ‘黑狗’ — a Hokkien moniker often used in kopitiams for black stout beer brews. The founders of the brand wanted to bring the kampung spirit back into the heart of our neighbourhoods. Therefore, Orh Gao Taproom transforms from a coffee shop to a craft bar by nightime.
The brand offers an extensive bottled craft beer collection with flavours such as salted chocolate caramel, espresso as well as yuzu flavours on the menu. They also offer house pours for those who prefer such an option!
Along with these amazing craft beers, Orh Gao also serves a wide range of delectable delights. For example, you could try their Har Cheong Chicken Wings which many of their customers love!
Orh Gao is also conveniently located 1 minute away from Botanic Gardens MRT. So, if you are heading to Botanic Gardens for a hike, be sure to check out Orh Gao Taproom!
|Address||10 JIn Serene,Serene Centre #01-03 Singapore 258748|
|Contact Information||8749 2755|
|Business Hours||Tuesday – Sunday: 4 PM – 10.30 PM|
- Mexican-inspired food and drinks experience
- Delivery island-wide
- Wallet-friendly cocktails, beers and wines
Platypus Cantina’s mission is to bring to the neighbourhood the best Mexican-inspired food and drinks experience. They affordable tacos, tequilas as well as plenty of Mexican inspired cuisine. Uniquely, the brand provides a modern take on Mexican cuisine.
They also have a stunning beverage program which boasts wallet-friendly cocktails, beers and wines. Its beer menu features interesting flavours such as Mexican Guava and Mexican Mango are offered by Platypus Cantina.
Platypus Cantina is located in the heart of Katong. If you would like, the brand offers delivery as well. So check them out!
|Address||171 East Coast Road Singapore 428877|
(Attached to Santa Grand Hotel)
|Contact Information||8028 8171|
|Business Hours||Monday – Sunday: 12 PM – 10.30 PM|
- Multiple branches
- Extensive beer menu
- Monthly menu changes
TAP Craft Beer is one of the leading bars in Singapore. The brand has multiple outlets across Singapore. Their extensive beer menu features international craft beers that are unique. With 20 craft beers for you to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice.
Furthermore, the brand offers monthly menu changes so you will always have something new to try. The menu selections also vary depending on the branch.
Along with these exciting craft beer options, TAP Craft Beer’s menu features different kinds of burgers, stews, steaks, fries, pasta, meatballs, rice bowls, and more. They also have sharing platters so that you can try a little of everything. Grab a friend and try out their menu today!
5. Level 33
- Smart casual dress code
- Mix of traditional and modern craft beers
- Seasonal beers
Level 33 is the world’s highest urban microbrewery. The brand offers freshly brewed high quality beers crafted with traditional ingredients. The brand is known to provide classic selections with a modern touch.
Their main menu features burgers, snacks, bottled wines, and its own beers. Some special drinks include the fancy 750ml bottles of Level 33 Brut Beer 2018 (which are brewed with Champagne Barons de Rothschild yeast. They also have mixed packs with other Singapore craft breweries.
The modern restaurant also provides you with a wonderful view of Marina Bay and the city’s skyline for you to enjoy while you sip on your drinks.
|Address||8 Marina Boulevard #33-01|
|Contact Information||8511 4613|
|Business Hours||11.30 AM – 10.30 PM, Daily|
- Locally made craft beers
- Extensive range of beers
- Manual and traditional methods of brewing
Little Island Brewing features a world-class and award-winning menu in a restaurant with laid back rustic Changi Village vibes. They specialize in locally brewed craft beers with interesting names such as Black Milk, Double Trouble, as well as Russian Roulette.
All of their craft beers are brewed using manual and traditional methods are served unfiltered and unpasteurised, and fresh from the serving tanks. This creates more flexibility in creating and changing recipes, while making sure every batch is brewed to perfection!
If you want to have them as your caterer for an event, they do so too. You get to serve your guests their delicious and unique craft beers.
|Address||6 Changi Village Road Singapore 509907|
|Contact Information||6543 9100|
|Business Hours||Monday – Saturday: 12 PM – 10.30 PM|
Sunday: 11 AM – 10.30 PM
7. In Bad Co.
- Local and international craft beers
- Free delivery for orders about $109
- Large inventory of beers
In Bad Co. offers local and international craft beers at extremely affordable prices. Their craft beer selection also features very interesting titles such as The Bearded Seal, Salty Kiss, Dead Guy Ale as well as Monster Cookie. The packaging of each craft beer is also uniquely designed such that each of them sports a different print and art work.
In addition to craft beers, In Bad Co. also offers a large selection of Sake and natural wines! Do check them out! They offer free delivery for orders above $109!
|Address||Stay tuned to website|
|Contact Information||9168 1996|
|Business Hours||(Delivery) Wednesday – Sunday: 3 PM – 10 PM|
- Located at a hawker centre
- Local or international craft beer selections
- Paired with local delights
Smith Street Taps is a true blue Singaporean brand that operates out of a hawker stall at Chinatown Complex Hawker Centre. The stall offers 20 premium local or international craft beer selections that you can pair with local food dishes and treats that they serve.
The owners also try to keep things fresh by introducing new craft beers every other week. Prices for the craft beers at Smith Street Taps are also extremely affordable, starting from $8. Moreover, since they are located at a hawker centre, no service charge or GST will be charged!
|Address||Blk 335 Smith Street Chinatown Complex #02-062 Singapore|
|Contact Information||9430 2750|
|Business Hours||Monday – Thursday: 6.30 PM – 10.30 PM|
Friday: 5 PM – 11 PM
Saturday: 2 PM – 10:30 PM
- Craft beer delivery
- Award-winning bar
- Event services
Druggists is an award-winning bar that features a wide range of craft beers. Their beer menu has 23 taps, 80 over different bottles and cans, cocktails, wines, tea, and more!
Druggists pairs their extensive drinks menu with traditional Asian delicacies such as Kung Pao Chicken Poppers and Ayam Goreng.
The brand also offers beer delivery and provides event services. So keep them in mind for your next event!
|Address||119 Tyrwhitt Rd, Singapore 207547|
|Contact Information||6802 0228|
|Business Hours||Monday -Saturday: 3.30 PM – 10.30 PM|
Sunday: 2 PM – 10:30 PM
10. American Taproom
- Large inventory of beers
- Professional and well-trained staff
- Vast flavor, textural, and aromatic landscape of beer and ales
Established 30 years ago, American Taproom is one of the best craft beer curators in Singapore. They have a large inventory of craft beers that features more than 30 beer taps. That means you can get a different type of beer for every day of the month.
The founders of American Taproom is also known to constantly rotate their line up to ensure a varied and ever-changing list from one day to the next to give you a unique beer tasting experience every time you step into the bar.
Check out their website or social media to find out more about what beers are on tap before you head down!
|Address||261 Waterloo Street, #01-23, Singapore 180261|
|Contact Information||9632 1570|
|Business Hours||12 PM – 10:30 PM, Daily|
With these 10 Best Craft Beers in Singapore, your next drinking experience will surely be unique and wonderful. If you are looking for staycation ideas for you to enjoy your craft beer, check out the 7 best staycation deals in Singapore!
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