A food court with minimal service. Beer selection is actually quite impressive, with some hard to find breweries. FLIGHTS! Yup the only one so far and happy hour that is better the earlier you go. Prices are the usual but if you are there before 6 some reasonable deals to be had. If you want Japanese brews and are aching for cheap ticks, an absolute win.
Great Japanese craft beer bar, located in an outdoor area of a shopping mall ([email protected]).
Itís a little tricky to find, so the easiest way to get there is head to the corner of Orchard & Cairnhill Roads - then enter the [email protected] mall & JiBiru is on the left.
Selection-wise, they have 6 x taps (of mainly Hitachino Nest), and a compact bottle/can list of other Japanese craft brewers.
Food-wise, theres a tasty selection of (mainly cooked) Japanese food/bento-boxes.
A difficult one to rate because (i) it is a difficult-to-find bar in a shopping mall (called [email protected]), (ii) it is a Japanese craft beer specialist bar abroad, (iii) there is nowhere Singaporean to compare. My instincts is to rate it high despiite its awful position. Too many (helpful) staff when I was there. At the time of writing there are two listings for the same place - the one I am writing for is not placed correctly. The other one is.
"outdoor" food court setting adjacent to mall. a dozen 6-place picnic-style tables with padded benches. Finished red wood materials. smoking pervasive. Flat-screen TV with English Premiere League showing. Japanese draught beers include Hitachino Nest offerings at $15 SG for 500 ml glass.
Obnoxious music from adjacent bars destroys any ambiance. Unique for Japanese craft beer selection, so worht checking out when near Somerset MRT stop.