Our favourite time of the year is here, when everyone has an excuse – and even encouraged to indulge in festivities and spend quality down time with colleagues, friends and family.
We say, ‘Cheers to that!’ And where there is a gathering, it never hurts to have a drink or two to keep the mood light. So, if you’ve still got year-end holiday celebrations lined up, it’s not too late to grab a cold, refreshing pint! Check out our recommendations on where to get the best specialty and craft beers in town.
1. Amber Nectar
The ridiculously hot weather is making us crave a cold, cold, cold (in case you didn’t get it, we’d like it… Cold) beer. Thank goodness for #ambernectarsg and its takeaway Beer Growlers that are filled with only the freshest German beers – #hofbrau anyone? – from bonafide growler filling stations. Hey these would make anyone very popuuuular at parties! #beergrowler #drinksg #beer #sgdrink #singapore #germanbeer #fresh #beersg #sgbeer #drinkspotting #beers #beerstagram #beertography @ambernectarsingapore
Amber Nectar is a craft beer specialist and pub at Robertson Walk, where you can enjoy artisanal craft beers from Germany and Belgium, freshly tapped draughts, or even their special smoked beers!
If you’ve never tried it before, now is the time to do so. Smoked beers are made with malted barley dried over an open flame, resulting in a distinct smoky flavour that varies depending on the type of wood used in its preparation. Amber Nectar carries 3 kinds of smoked German beers – a must-try with your mates over a range of classic Bavarian German cuisine like crispy pork knuckles, sausages and mash!
If takeaway is more of your thing, you can buy four different customised growler bottles to bring your favourite beers home with you – and bring it back for refills!
Boulevard at Changi City Point is a modern bistro by day and a chic bustling bar by night, with its clean, industrial feel of brick walls and chrome lighting. Aside from great food, Boulevard carries a wide range of international beers and beverages. Try their extensive range of the famous Belgian beer Chimay – hailing from one of the 11 breweries in the world that produce Trappist beer! Unwind with some mates with a pint or two over some beech wood fired pizzas, bar bites, and specialty charcuterie and cheese boards.
3. MOA Tiki New Zealand Bar & Grill
MOA Tiki New Zealand Bar & Grill at Changi City Point boasts a wide selection of exceptionally crafted, award-winning beers – from a range of white lagers to a dark stout. With over 15 kinds of New Zealand craft beers to choose from, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice! Plus, match your beers with succulent pork ribs or juicy burgers on the side.
4. Social Square by MOF
If you’re a fan of sweet, fruit-flavoured beers, then Social Square at Waterway Point might just be the place for you! Social Square is known for their fruity beers and beer floats. With green apple, strawberry, or lychee flavoured Hoegaarden beers, you can make it a float with a scoop of your favourite ice cream for just an additional $2! Besides their specialty floats, they also serve the usual range of Hoegaarden, Sapporo Premium, and sake. Social Square also offers a diverse Japanese menu and a Western menu, offering the likes of sashimi, tempura, noodle and rice dishes to steaks, pizzas, and pastas!
5. The Chamber
With alfresco seating by a fountain and a quaint industrial interior, The Chamber at Robertson Walk is a sports bar that screens live sporting events, but also occasionally holds live music events for chilled out after-work drinks. The Chamber offers a range of appetising Western and Japanese tapas and bar food, as well as a wide range of international beers to choose from – with affordable Happy Hour deals!
6. Five Izakaya Bar
Five Izakaya Bar at Changi City Point offers some of the best Japanese Izakaya dining experiences in Singapore. You just can’t go wrong with Japanese-style bar food, drinks and live music! Try their range of Japanese beers and whiskeys, and be sure to catch their $5 Asahi beers and other $5 specials!
7. Thirsty Beer Shop
Thinking about bringing the party home instead? Check out Thirsty Beer Shop at Anchorpoint, a leading craft beer seller in Singapore that offers the largest, most sought after craft beers from around the world! From the palest of ales to the darkest of stouts, Thirsty Beer Shop also carries specialty fruity and sparkling beers, as well as Belgian and Trappist beers!
How about a Beer Subscription that supplies you with the most delicious and exceptional beers monthly over three months? Available in three different cases – Small (6 beers), Medium (12 beers) and Large (24 beers), you’ll have all your favourite brews delivered right to your doorstep!
There’s nothing like a refreshing pint at the end of the day (or year!) So, make sure to try something new and celebrate year-end holidays with a loud ‘Kampai!’ Here’s to a year well-spent and another great year ahead!