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.
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.
Visited here in Nov 2015. Brewpub in Clarke Quay area of Singapore. Good selection of taps, most of which were good to great. Particularly liked the XIPA, Raspberry Ale and the Black Pig. Prices were insane however, like pretty much everywhere in Singapore, even applied a service charge on weekend nights! Service was a bit lacking at times. Didn’t try any food.
The local brews are about a 5 or 6 out of 10. Food is good, and it’s always cool to sit in a brewpub, but the beer selection just doesn’t cut it. Give me a heavy stout, a real lambic, or a crazy triple IPA.
Sat on the patio, but also went in to have a look there. Good brewpub, but not outstanding: The selection consists of a bit more than 10 beers and contains also their best brews. Service was knowledgeable about what they serve. Value was good, but I was there in the afternoon where many things are a lot cheaper.
Just along the riverside from Sque. Massive and, in 1997, groundbreaking. However .... why did the dozen or so traveling gents who propped up the bar mid afternoon intent on drinking either pints or serious assortment have to be bombarded with third-generation cloned heavy metal music, and why would be want to watch the German Bundesliga or South Korean premier league? And are a dozen decent bottled beers enough for a beer bar in a rising star beer country? If you have helped to make a market in beer you have to keep up with your customers and know what challenges them or else what they are likely to like.