Great location and a great beer range make this a must for visitors to Singapore. Especially if you’re sick of the sight of Tiger Beer. This brewpub is housed in a modern complex that sprawls along the river in the city centre. With its outdoor seating it’s a bit reminiscent of Sydney’s Darling Harbour (James Squire Brewhouse) or Melbourne’s Southgate. The air-conditioned interior is pleasant, if a bit gloomy, with plenty of TV screens, a pool table and dartboards. The beer selection is first rate. There were 12 available on the day I visited, although the Moh Gwai Belgian Strong was only available for take-away for some reason. The beers vary from odd to excellent. Five are bottled and available for take-away. The bar offers two sample trays which are fair value at S$10.50 for five/six 60ml samples. Service is as polite and wonderfully efficient as always in Singapore. The food menu is a US-style mix of burgers, pizzas and ribs. Seemed to be popular but why would you eat that when you could be sitting in a hawker market eating the fantastic local cuisine for a fraction of the price? BTW, if you baulk at the beer prices, bear in mind that bars at nearby Boat Quay charge almost S$15 for a pint of Guinness. Beer is expensive in Singapore. Bummer.
Update November 2017 - This place was once a bright light in the Singapore beer world, but sadly no longer. The service and food are still great but there is little reason to come here for beer any longer. At the time of writing their seasonal "Special" has not changed in more than two months and their bottle selection is contracting and contains only run of the mill beers these days. There are much better places to spend your beer money in Singapore right now.
Original Rating - I've been coming here now since 2006 on and off and I have never been disappointed. Awesome selection of craft ales brewed on-site which is the reason to come here. Decent selection of bottled beers from around the world. Great food and great service too. Can't recommend highly enough for any beer lover.
Update April 2017: +1 to previous comments. The beers a long way from cutting edge in the global context but not at all too bad for genuine local brew. Still the best vista of any craft orientated bar in town.
Update July 2012: previous comments remain. Service remains very good and really this is as good as any tourist orientated brew pub getting around.
In general the beers were dependable but lacked excitement. The venue however was excellent. Super efficient service and the food very well priced compared to other non-Asian options in the area. Wonderful location on the quay and the outside tables excellent people watching. Sampler flights of 5 for about $13.
Great place by the river across Clarke Quay. Very spacious with a lofty warehouse ambience. Been there two years ago, had a place at the bar, some good chats, two beers from tap. Great selection of their own beers and some guest beers. Beers were solid. Prices Singapore standard.
My ’local’ place when I lived in Singapore and now whenever I visit. Great choice of locally brewed craft beer and American diner. Good to go at lunchtime to take advantage of the set meal and discounted beer. International bottle selection. Portions are generous and beer excellent.
Visited 22 January. Location is nice along the river. Indoor feels very industrial, especially with brewing equipment. 13 taps (5 signature, 6 seasonal, 2 guests which were Coronado and Brewdog).
Staff are young guys, not very into the beer scene. Just normal.
Possible to have sampling flight. Beers were decent to not very special. Prices are a bit too high, especially if you go in the evening. No food ordered.
Large BrewPub / restaurant at a nice location on the river. Large screen TVs showing sports. Good number of their own beers. Prices cheaper in the afternoon than evening. Food good typical American, large portions. Good place to go to and the 2 of their beers I had were good
A huge and stunning location inside and out. Unfortunately, as I am findinding often in Singapore, service is very utilitarian. Lots of beers on tap and a sampler flight. A good central location makes this a good stop.
This is an open warehouse style with an inside air conditioned bar as well as seating outside over-looking Clark Quay. They have 13 taps – five signature, six seasonal and two guest – as well as a good range of imported beer (nine USA, four Australia, four Scotland, three Japan) and cider available in bottles. An “American food” menu was offered upon arrival but, while the food menu is good with a variety of snacks or full restaurant meals, I did not dine. Bar staff possessed limited beer knowledge and did not engage with customers. There is a tiered beer price structure in place with beers being cheapest from 12noon to 3pm (about $S5++/300ml), then an increase from 3pm to7pm and then another increase after 7 pm (about $S13++/300ml). The prices are expensive by any standards! (Visited 11/1/2017).
Visited on a Friday and Sunday evening in November 2016. This is a large place with a nice location by the river on Clarke Quay. (located very close to my hotel, Swissotel Merchant Court) The place was not that crowded, the service was good. The best beer that I tried was the Brewerkz XIPA. They did have 25 guest bottles, among them I noticed Modern Times Lomaland, Orval and BrewDog Dogma. The toilets were clean, Wifi and samplers were available. I liked this place despite the high prices. (beer in Singapore cost more than in Sweden)