TerenceHua (6) , Singapore | February 21, 2009| Updated March 11, 2009
Minimalism is not a problem in itself. But almost bare carpentry packed side by side with an "open brewery" on site? Basically, you get the feel that you are drinking in a factory with a t.v. or two thrown in by union’s request. Trust me - they even have wire mesh fencing around the kettles and tanks adorned with security and safety signages . Unless that does something for you, it’s not good ambience. I checked the dictionary to be doubly sure what ambience means. The staff extend just about enough courtesy to ward off complaints - maybe that’s why there’s no service charge. They practically wrestle the menu away from you soonest possible and, seem in a hurry to bill you and have you on your way. Food’s good and the selection is acceptable. But, the prices are like a Zippo lighter ignited in your pants, i.e., pockets get burnt.
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)
Large brewpub with a lot of seats situated near the river on Clarke Quay (Riverside Point, hence the name eh!). Theres numerous (double digits) taps of their own beers plus a decent selection of guest taps. I did notice they do cask too but it was too late as I was heading home so I didnt get to try anything from cask. Decent selection of food too, we had the pizza which was OK. They sell their own bottles as well as merchandise etc to go. TVs with sport were on during my visit. Staff were plentiful and helpful. Sampling flights are available for those that want to try a bit of everything.
We sat outside in a weeknight and had a very enjoyable time. Most of us had a burger of some variety, which were all good. I snagged a flight and all were solid to very good. Service lacked a bit. Right in the river so the scenery was nice. Very expensive but this was tourist Sungapore so duh. Would drink copious amounts of Brewerkz if I lived here.