Beershine (850) The Sunshine State, Florida | June 21, 2010| Updated June 22, 2010
Gorgeous spot set in trees with a garden atmosphere. One of the most nature-oriented and beautiful urban brewpubs I have been to. Tons of seating. Has a private garden area out back that would be perfect for parties. Point detracted for playing hideous music. Friendly service, lots of smiles. Have beer books on a library table. This would be a great place to come alone just for some afternoon pints before or after a walk in the Botanic Garden. The beers are decent-on the simple side but all clean and thirst-quenching. Have had their beers several times in KL and they are always fresh and clean so I just donít get the haters and low raters. Personally I like the spirulina beer. Some other Asian brewpubs make spirulina beer too. Westerners can be a bit closed minded about such things.
This place is aesthetically beautiful. There is a coy pond outside. There are six beers to choose from. The Lime wheat is a nice hot afternoon beer. They make a green beer with spirulina. Itís supposed to strengthen the immune system. Iím not sure too many drinkers will like it though.
Great looking brew pub as you walk in and the surroundings are tranquil compared to the downtown hustle and bustle of the city. I could of spent hours here drinking in the ígardení. The problem is however, as others have noted, is that the beers are very poor, not sessionable and unfortunately not the beers you would want to sit back with a pint. A real disappointment as this would more than likely be the most relaxed place to enjoy a craft beer in the city. It does warrant a visit though, but more for the quality restaurants that can be found on Dempsey Rd.
lgklotet (14) Stockholm, Sweden | May 13, 2009| Updated November 13, 2009
Ambience - Top marks here, the brewhouse is in plain sight of the drinking area. Located in a really green area, thereís nothing but beautiful forest in sight (and thatís a rare thing in Singapore).
Service - Meh..Helpful, but nothing above average. I didnít even dream of asking beer-related questions.
Selection - They had six or seven of their own brews on tap, plus a Brewerkz Stout. No bottled beer (although one of the walls is tantalizingly lined with empty bottles from around the world.. even a Gose)
Food - Tried the cheese pizza. Greasy and cheesy (which is sort of a good thing, but not very sofisticated) and the marbled beef with gorgonzola. The quality of the beef was excellent, gorgonzola however was scarce. Quite pricey at 27 SGD.
Value - Average. During happy hour, prices are as low as you could want. However, the quality of the beer itself deters.
Overall - Quite low points here. I think that if you go through the trouble of setting up a brewhouse in Singapore you should really make more of an effort than this with the beers.
Ambience - colonial foundations incorporating avant garde design and deco plus zen elements will relax you even before you down an in-house brewed beer. Food is of good quality. Inspired by the rich traditions of Singaporeís myriad cuisine influences, you can expect exotic zing in your orders. You canít complain about service - staff are helpful, polite and onhand to answer queries on their beers. Great place for business, social and family gatherings. Alternatively, if you can chill and peace out there alone.
It saddens me to report that the latest addition to Singaporeís burgeoning microbrewery boom is a disappointment. Mediocre beer and atrocious service make it the weakest addition to the scene to date. But first, some general information. RedDot is appealingly situated in Dempsey Road, an area popular with ex-pats for its nightlife. On the Saturday night we visited, the place was almost full and most of the faces at the tables appeared to be local. Much of the seating is open air, which may or may not be a plus, depending on the season. RedDot brews on-site and the Western-style food served here is solid, if a bit uninspiring (pizzas, steaks. etc). Now to the negatives: to this semi-educated palate, the beers tasted like extract brews. I had three of the six available and they were all cloying and verging on undrinkable. The most popular beer brewed here appears to be a green concoction infused with the health-food supplement spirulina. Yuck. Prices are expensive for the standard on offer: $S10 for a pint. The table service was dreadful, even by Singaporeís hit-and-miss standards. It took 35 minutes and three attempts for our waiter to get four drinks right. Food courses arrived haphazardly and effectively we all ate separately. No one appeared to give a toss.