Are you a discerning beer drinker? We round up five of our favourite craft beer bars with attractive happy hour deals.
Singapore’s cocktail scene might be all the rage right now, but let’s not forget the burgeoning beer movement as well. While craft brews might cost you quite a bit more than regular ol’ lagers, these specialty bars offer some killer happy hour offers that’ll introduce you to the wonderful world of artisanal beers.
TAP is one of the first in Singapore to have 20 brews on tap, and more than 80 different craft beers and soda labels. More than enough to please all kinds of craft aficionados. Beer fiends, keep it together now; on tap are familiar names like Modern Times, Lost Coast, and Strand. Want to beat the afternoon heat? Pop by between 12pm and 5pm to enjoy $4 off your full pints, or $3 off between 5pm and 8pm. This happy hour runs daily.
TAP Craft Beer Bar, #01-88/89/90 Capitol Piazza (Galleria), 15 Stamford Road, Singapore 178884, p. 6224 1607.
Arguably Asia’s beer brewing gem (we choose to believe Singapore comes in a close second), Japan boasts a veritable arsenal of artisanal beers which have won over a discerning international audience. JiBiru, housed in centrally-located 313 Somerset, stocks a strong selection of renowned Japanese craft beers and has an attractive happy hour discount on all draught beer from 12pm-8pm. Fans of lighter beers while enjoy the Nest White Ale.
The 1925 Microbrewery & Restaurant
Good beer, tasty nosh and great company is a trifecta that’s hard to beat, so gather your posse and head down to this hidden away gem at Jalan Besar. Park yourself here from Mondays to Thursdays from 2pm-6pm and 10pm to midnight (or Sundays from 2pm-6pm and 9pm to closing) to enjoy discounted prices on draught beers. From 3pm-6pm on Friday, you’ll get a third pint free for every two pints purchased. This craft beer joint is just as much a restaurant, so make sure you order some bites to go with your beer.
Fans of German ales can enjoy rarities like Hofbrau, Schlenkerla (try the smoked Märzen!), and Crew Republic ales at just $5 for a half pint and $8 for a full pint from 5pm-9pm daily. Amber Nectar also serves 20 other unique beers and lip-smacking bites such as the crisp Schweinshaxe pork knuckle.
Amber Nectar, 11 Unity Street, #01-10/11, Singapore 237995. p. 6737 3774.
From opening till 8pm, guzzle up freshly brewed beers at happy hour prices at RedDot’s Dempsey and Boat Quay outlets. The microbrewery. Try classic beer styles like the Weizen and English Ale or more eclectic ales like the RedDot Lime Wheat ale or eye-catching Monster Green Lager Beer.
RedDot BrewHouse, various locations.