Award-winning craft beer brewery Heart of Darkness from Saigon, Vietnam has relocated their taproom to a new space on Keong Saik Road.
With high demand for a bigger, better and badasser location, a major upgrade was needed. Heart of Darkness 2.0 brings the same good vibes and hospitality guests have come to expect, now just bigger and better! Guests can now enjoy 25+ craft beers on tap along with a wide variety of wines, creative beer cocktails and a full kitchen cooking up delicious western fusion tapas.
In the heart of the taproom, the centrepiece of the space, a large mural brings to life a Dragon and Merlion intertwined over a setting sun, emphasizing the collaborative nature between Vietnam and Singapore. A local Singaporean visual artist Tobyato (also known as Toby Tan) teamed up with the Heart of Darkness creative team in Vietnam to help bring the two countries identities together, paying homage to the iconic Vietnam brewery in the Singapore bar.
Heart of Darkness is a privately held company that was founded in 2016 in Saigon, Vietnam with the focus on becoming Asia’s premiere craft beer brand. Inspired by the American craft beer scene, Heart of Darkness produces over 100 new beers a year. All the while maintaining the highest standard of quality, consistency & availability. The Heart of Darkness brewery is located in Saigon, Vietnam and distributes throughout Vietnam as well as internationally in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Cambodia,Thailand and Finland. Additionally, Heart of Darkness operates two flagship gastropubs, one in Saigon and the other in Singapore.
Vietnamese craft beer pub Heart of Darkness has moved out from Tras Street and is taking over the premises of Neon Pigeon on Keong Saik Road.
Some people say they make the best craft beer in Saigon, Vietnam. Enter the Darkness and decide for yourself...
Heart of Darkness is all about duality. Good and evil. Sane and insane. Big, bold, crafted brews that will challenge the way you think about beer. Thirst quenching, session beers that will have you bouncing off the walls. Hop bombs that will give you a kick-to-the-teeth, while still being still balanced and smashable. Whatever your taste, they’ve got it…. Browse their unique brews here.
Some people say they make the best craft beer in Vietnam. In fact, they’ve been rated the best Brewery in Vietnam by Ratebeer for the past 2 years. Enter the darkness in Singapore APRIL 2019 and decide for yourself...
Heart of Darkness Brewery on Tras Street is all about duality. Good and evil. Sane and insane. Big, bold, crafted brews that will challenge the way you think about beer. Thirst quenching, session beers that will have you bouncing off the walls. Hop bombs that will give you a kick-to-the-teeth, while still being balanced and delicious. Whatever your taste, they’ve got it….
Their taproom is a communal eating and drinking experience, built around a vibrant, passion-filled menu and their tasty brews. They’ll have 20 taps on-site with 10 tried-and-true flagships, and 10 rotator taps - there will always be something new to tickle your taste buds. They put a whole lot of love into every brew, and their relentless pursuit of quality means that they use only the finest ingredients from around the globe. They are prolific brewers - having brewed over 220 different styles of craft beer since we opened in October 2016. A hoppy twist to a porter? Easy. A 10% ABV, 70 IBU Pilsner?! True story. A 123 IBU Indian Pale Ale? Definitely! Each and every beer is brewed to the same amazing standard of quality. Every. Single. Time. It’s their brewers’ mastery of balancing hops, malts, and yeasts that ensures quality and consistency.
There at Heart of Darkness, they’re all about the good life... Great food, even better beers and amazing service. Like their Facebook page to find out more about when they're opening... It won't be long now!!!
Another great new craft beer joint for us to enjoy special brews; Orh Gao Taproom at Serene Centre celebrates our local coffee shop heritage and also aspires to relive the heartwarming ‘kampung’ atmosphere & the neighbourly vibes.
Starting and ending your day with a toast, Orh Gao Taproom transforms from a traditional lively coffee shop in the day to a cosy bar in the evening. Orh Gao Taproom offers an extensive menu of craft beers on taps and all-time local favourites.
Alluding to the state of emptiness, Almost Famous at Chijmes was conceived to be a space to provide clarity to the experience. Adding nothing to influence and taking nothing away to distract from the emphasis of the subjects within the space. They wanted to push the boundaries of what defines how a craft beer bar should be.
Conceptualised with minimalism in mind, Almost Famous was designed to be an environment devoid of unnecessary aesthetics. Every detail from the design of furniture, tableware, menu board, and even the coasters was selected with careful restraint, to achieve simplicity in form and function. A concept that was further enhanced by the choice of basic shapes and monochromatic palettes in the overall aesthetics of the interiors.
They wanted this objectivity to be translated into nothing short of a memorable experience with the emphasis on the people, the food and the beers.
Almost Famous offer a selection of 16 beers on tap from popular breweries locally and beyond. Their curation of beers aims to introduce a wider selection of session-able craft beers as a gateway for regular beer drinkers to appreciate specialty beers and the unique characteristics of beers from small-batch breweries. Complemented by a smaller selection of premium craft beers with more robust flavours, from rich stouts, hoppy IPAs to seasonal limited edition brews.
Their rotational taps include beers from some of these craft breweries:
Brewlander & Co. (Singapore)
Pasteur Street Brewing Company (Vietnam)
Young Master Brewery å°çºå¤é å» (Hong Kong)
Pirate Life Brewing (Australia)
Stone & Wood Brewing Co. (Australia)
Heretic Brewing Company (USA)
Pilsner Urquell (Czech Republic)
Also available is a delectable range of bar bites crafted to umami perfection, a perfect complement to your beer of choice. You can view their menu here.
Singapore’s first fully loft-inspired designer hotel Studio M Hotel Singapore presents a relaxed new outdoor kiosk venue Bugis @ Studio M. Located in the heart of action at Robertson Quay, Bugis @ Studio M delivers a fun experience with friends over drinks and genuine local Asian delicacies inspired by the heyday of Bugis Street.
Once described as the Montmartre of Singapore, Bugis Street top tourist destination during the 1950s to 1980s. Hugely popular among locals and visitors from all over the world, Bugis Street featured raucous street-side dining and buzzing night markets. Its rich and colourful nightlife scene has since been replaced by modern shopping malls, restaurants and nightspots.
Bugis @ Studio M goes all out for a design style that showcases the best of old Singapore-- wine barrel tables, rickshaws seats, bicycle wheels -- lit up by the surrounding skyline. With the oriental flowers and flamboyant ferns under the stars, one can choose to sit on the penny-farthings, with the dedicated bartender or unwind with friends at the solid wood barrels in a communal setting. The 32-seat Bugis @ Studio M lights up the adjacent green space with a nostalgic vibe, great tunes and friendly, laid-back service.
Craft beers available include those from local Singapore microbreweries like Archipelago draft, Ki Siao Brown Ale, SG Blonde Ale, Sibei Ho Witbier, Tiger and Tok Gong America IPA (S$10++ each), as well as international labels (S$12++ each) like the Australian Bridge Road Robust Porter, French La Chouette, ACME Pale Ale and North Coast Stellar from California, Belgian St. Bernardus Witbier, and Royal Jamaican Alcoholic Ginger Beer. A cocktail list includes the Little Red Dot’s world-famous Singapore Sling (S$16++).
Riding that bicycle down memory lane, Bugis @ Studio M offers a menu of homey Asian favourites that includes addictive snacks, shareable starters and even a few local dishes for hungry travellers.
A collaboration between Hong Kong’s Young Master Brewery and Chef Vinny Lauria, The Guild is a restaurant and bar focused on thoughtfully handcrafted offerings, from culinary to craft beer, delivered with old fashioned hospitality and warmth.
Housed at 55 Keong Saik Road, The Guild serves up comfort food highlighting locally sourced ingredients and an extensive drinks menu that includes 19 different taps of independent craft beer, natural wines and cocktails based on small batch spirits.
With a mission to support the craftsmanship of small scale, conscientious producers, The Guild aims to bring together a community of people with the same shared ethos.
Hidden Door Concepts, the progressive restaurant group behind some of the most well-known lifestyle and F&B concepts in Singapore, unveils its latest venture, Nickeldime. Presenting an impressive showcase of premium international craft beers and a mouthwatering menu of contemporary pub dish recipes, the lively joint offers diners an approachable, laidback setting to enjoy good quality food and drinks. Tucked away on Mohamed Sultan Road in a characteristic shop house, the hangout’s grungy vibes and edgy graffiti brick walls go hand-in-hand with the team’s focus on bringing together the community, and is set to be the neighbourhood’s place to be for breakfast, dinner or just a few casual beers.
His culinary style is characterised by elevating comfort dishes through application of his refined fine dining skillset, a vision which is channeled into his menu at Nickeldime. All food items are prepared in-house from scratch, while working with fresh, seasonal produce and fermentation techniques to optimise flavours. With his personal approach and passion for curating unique experiences, Tim loves to interact with diners and goes above and beyond to tailor bespoke dishes to their preference.
Whether a true beer aficionado or complete novice, Nickeldime always has 16 distinctive international craft beers on tap, with all premium beers listed on its chalk boards. The broad selection available ranges from light and fruity – such as Stone & Wood Green Coast Lager and Lervig Orange Velvet, to more complex brews – including Pirate Life Mosaic IPA and Black Butte Porter. By establishing exclusive relationships with breweries around the world, the Nickeldime team is able to continuously update its offering with the latest, unique finds and share the insightful story behind each beer. For non-beer drinkers, the well-balanced beverage menu includes house-made lemonade, refreshing squeezed juices and a selection of sparkling and non-sparkling wines.
Jalan Besar has a lot of cool new Food & Beverage kids. Newbie Seven & Ate is one of them. They love food and puns, but mainly food.
Taking over the space from Bao Makers, Seven & Ate is an all-day gastro pub which serves decadent sandwiches, burgers and quiona bowls.
Eggcited about Spam? One of their signatures is the Spam and Egg sandwich which will definitely satisfy!
The people at Seven & Ate based all that they do around the fact that they are food lovers themselves and their goal is to share with others this love and passion. Visit and leave with a heavy belly with smiles all round.
Temple Cellars is an independent, premium liquor store offering Singapore’s best craft selection. They pride themselves as the leading tastemakers and champion boutique producers that represent the best quality.
Located on the ground floor of UE Square, the locally opened store is co-founded by Singaporeans Jasmin Wong, Kasster Soh and Kevin Ngan.
The store has a lot to offer. Temple Cellars also currently stock about 40 wine labels and house local craft labels like Brewlander & Co. and Rye & Pint too.
Sixteen Ounces is a craft beer joint in the west at The Rail Mall, serving up six different unique craft beers on tap.
They also carry an expanding variety of over 20 bottled craft beers, plus craft ciders and organic sodas from all over the world.
They have served brews like Canada's Flying Monkeys Netherworld Cascadian Dark Ale (a dark roasty IPA) and Fourpure Brewing Co. Morning Star Vanilla Porter (with roasted aroma of caramel and coffee plus hint of vanilla) among many other unique brews.
With a rotating selection on tap, beer fans are in for a treat at Sixteen Ounces.
New at Rendezvous Hotel's Courtyard, Five Marbles Craft Beer Restaurant provides a casual, comfortable environment where everyone can enjoy and appreciate special craft beer brews.
From all over the world, their carefully curated list includes craft beer brewed right here in Singapore, Japan, Australia, USA, UK, and also ciders from New Zealand and Citra Sea Mead from London. Their craft list will be refreshed from time to time for you.
To accompany their curated selection of 12 craft beers on tap, they have created a mouth-watering selection of dishes to complete your dining experience. Their food menu consists of signature dishes infused with craft beers as well as a variety of tantalising bar bites.
Thirsty is the leading craft beer shop in Singapore, offering the largest selection of the most sought after craft beers from around the world. Their latest & 5th outlet is now at Anchorpoint.
With Thirsty, you can create your own six-pack or pick up a mixed case from any of their stores or order craft beers online and get your beers delivered right to your doorstep.
At Thirsty Craft Beer Shop, they love craft beer and they are on a mission to introduce, educate and provide affordable access to delicious craft beers in Singapore. They curate and bring you the best craft beers from around the world.
As Singapore's leading importer and retailer of craft beer, they have stock more than 300 flavourful and aromatic craft beers that are nothing like the generic, mass-market, commercial beers that are commonly found elsewhere.
Red Tail is Zouk Singapore’s first bar & restaurant that will be opening at their new digs along the Clarke Quay Cannery Block.
Red Tail will serve up dynamic craft cocktails made from the finest and freshest ingredients, great wines and craft beers, perfect with the array of delectable fun sharing plates bites. Red Tail will be the place for those in the know, those who have a taste for the best in drinks, food, music and service.
The RawR Kitchen is a Brewery Bistro that does comfort food like outrageous salads and pastas by day.
They then transform into their superhero form by night and become a Bistro serving their own Craft Beers and awesome Beer Battered Bites that go hand in hand.
At RawR, they believe in facing life's problems straight head on... and drowning them in Craft Beer.
Do drop by if you are in the area to take a closer look at one of the few local breweries around. They won Silver at the Southeast Asia Beer Awards, beating all other local beer breweries, so it's definitely worth the walk!
This revolutionary technology has been perfected over the years to ferment, chill and carbonate into ready to drink beers within a short process cycle. Food menus served alongside will be ready to eat items and varieties of seafood that will tantalise the taste buds of any foodies. The menu served will be fresh, healthy and convenient fusion style menu that will satisfy any palates.
Full pint will create the unique and memorable experience with the rustic natural theme surroundings with a tinge of fun performance, live entertainment and sporty action by showcasing spectator sports program on wide screens abundant through the bar area.
The drink and dine bar will boast the latest green technology and design. Full Pint is conceptualized and designed for all public or corporate events, members and visitors alike for get-together to hold functions, indoors or outdoors.
They have areas that can cater to all events within the facility which is much endowed with the rich culture and tradition of the ambience and aura, a rare and exotic premium location in Singapore or elsewhere worldwide.
An unprecedented experience showcasing the café, bar and dining culture of the illustrious Habsburg Empire awaits you at Kaiserhaus in June.
Experience authentic culinary delights unfolding the best from this unique melting pot encompassing Austria, Hungary, Northern Italy, Czech Republic to the Balkans.
Premiering in Singapore – revel in the historically reputed Julius Meinl gourmet coffee and tea, Zauner chocolates and pastries, craft beers from Hirter Brewery, outstanding wines and more from this majestic region.
Inspired by the craft beer and fresh seafood culture of San Diego, Draft & Craft is a unique restaurant-bar concept that serves authentic Southern Californian comfort food and specializes in craft beer, unique cocktails and artisanal cheeses.
Draft & Craft was conceptualized and founded by a couple that moved here from San Diego, who wanted to bring the freshness and easiness of Baja-influenced So-Cal dining to Singapore. The essence of So-Cal dining is fresh ingredients and is usually accompanied with a craft beer or cocktail in a casual, breezy setting. “Draft” refers to the draft gourmet beers on tap, and “Craft” refers to the craft food, cocktails and artisanal cheeses offered.
Draft & Craft serves up “Baja-style” Mexican food, which is a popular staple in Southern California because of its emphasis on fresh produce and seafood with it being typically lighter on the stomach when compared to traditional Mexican fare. Their food is mostly made from scratch, with a few components carefully sourced and selected by their chef. Highlights of the menu include epicurean versions of grilled cheese sandwiches and tacos such as the Baja Fish which consists of beer-battered and fried fish fillet, pico de gallo, fresh shredded cabbage and homemade white sauce enveloped in a warm and soft flour tortilla. In addition, Draft & Craft hopes to introduce the concept of beer and cheese pairings. The effervescence and varying flavors of different beers serves to complement a wide selection of cheeses as they bring out the subtle notes in one another. The gourmet cheese-tasting platter, as well as individual cheese wedges offered on the menu as supplemental beer pairings, were handpicked by their cheese consultant, who owns several cheese bars in Portland, Oregon.
Driven by his passion in craft beer, their beers are lovingly curated by the owner who is a beer connoisseur and home-brewer himself. Some of the offerings on tap include Stone IPA, Rogue Dead Guy Ale, Prairie Saison, and Anderson Valley Summer Solstice. The bottled beer list is constantly expanding and includes a good selection of IPAs, Trappist ales, stouts, porters and ciders.
For wine lovers, they have a selection of white and red wines carefully selected from a small and vibrant wine supplier. The wines offered are made from carefully tended vines, with minimal intervention in the cellar that is looked after by dedicated wine growers. The results are apparent- balanced, delicious and interesting wines which pair well with food. Cocktail drinkers can also choose from the craft cocktail menu that was specially concocted by the owner. The menu places a strong emphasis on fresh ingredients, such as “A Summer’s Day” which consists of champagne, elderflower liquor, and fresh cucumber honey water made from scratch daily.
Housed in a 1,000 square foot venue on the bustling Circular Road, in the heart of the Central Business District, Draft & Craft boasts an intimate setting with a capacity of 80 beer-loving patrons. Over at Draft & Craft, they hold the belief that the devil is in the details and they spare no effort in creating a great experience for you.
The Bar & Billiard Room at Raffles Hotel marks a new era with its return to a storied and sophisticated, yet relaxed bar and lounge specialising in whisky, original and imaginative cocktails, craft beers and high quality cigars.
Noted as the oldest existing bar in its original location in Singapore, the Bar & Billiard Room will now present up to 400 curated whiskies alongside an entirely new cocktail list and bar menu.
With a beautiful room and outdoor covered terraces, the unique and historic setting at Bar & Billiard Room naturally lends itself to the new evolution. The Bar & Billiard Room will also serve as an everyday meeting place as well as for special occasions.
Christoph B. Nyfeler shares his 16 years of whisky experience as Raffles Singapore’s Resident Whisky Expert. Of the 400 hand selected whiskies, many are limited editions and directly imported for the bar. The whisky list boasts a strong Scottish presence with a good selection of American bourbons and Japanese whiskies rounding off the collection.
To add special interest, Christoph will host whisky events such as whisky appreciation masterclasses and whisky dinners regularly. He can also create exclusive whisky pairing menus for groups and corporate events of up to 20 people. You can share your individual taste preferences with Christoph who will then customise a dinner menu where courses are paired with different types of single malt whiskies.
Equal attention has been given to the new whisky-led cocktails created by Raffles Singapore Restaurant and Bar Operations Manager Randolph Velasco and his award-winning bartenders. With special skills and knowledge of infused liqueurs and house-made bitters, the team have based the bar’s new concoctions on classic cocktails with a modern twist in Menu highlights include the BBR 1896, a nod to the year the Bar & Billiard Room was established. The complex cocktail is a delight for the senses; the bourbon is first fat-washed in butter for a creamy mouth feel and savoury flavour, mixed with Angostura bitters, smoked with chamomile tea leaves for a subtle, floral aroma and finally garnished with a slice of orange peel.
The Old Nick was a favourite tipple for navy officers who needed some liquid courage before heading out to sea. The Bar & Billiard Room’s version is a combination of Scotch whisky, thyme liqueur, Dom Benedictine, orange and lemon bitters. The comprehensive cocktail menu encompasses other base spirits such as gin, tequila and vodka as well. Look forward to the Miss “H”, Randolph’s take on the ubiquitous martini featuring kiwi, Cointreau, lime, and muddled kiwi fruit.
Bar bites include a selection of sophisticated nibbles and more substantial sharing plates. An array of cold and hot dishes can either be enjoyed as an accompaniment to drinks or as full-fledged meal. Menu highlights include Crabmeat Cigars, shredded fresh crab meat wrapped in vine leaves.
For a sweet finish in keeping with the bar's theme, Chocolate Whisky Stones are available in three different flavours – dark, milk and white chocolate. The chocolate is first melted down and infused with whisky before being placed in moulds to resemble the whisky stones commonly used to chill the spirit without diluting the drink.
The Bar & Billiard Room also houses one of the five original billiard tables from the turn of the century and you are invited to have a game over drinks. On Friday and Saturday evenings, the bar will feature live jazz.
Featuring a spread for lunch & dinner that represents the essence of European cooking with an exclusive charcoal grilled Tapas menu; and like any good European restaurant, SELA has a wide range of wines to select from - all the better to go with the fine food that will definitely entice your palette. If wine isn't for you, SELA also has a few hard-to-find Japanese craft beers.
Set in the heart of Singapore in Seah Street, right next to Raffles Hotel, SELA's friendly wait staff will be happy to make your dining a pleasurable event.
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Nestled within the eclectic conservation area of Bussorah Street is the modern, understated chill out restaurant and bar, Pizza Fabbrica, a newcomer in Singapore’s vibrant Italian food scene that’s already making a splash.
The hub of this minimalist pizzeria is the lively open kitchen, which houses an impressive slick copper woodfired oven and from which the chefs prepare authentic Italian dishes under the helm of Executive Chef Matteo Boifava, a native Italian born and bred in the historic northern city of Cremona. Amidst the stark décor and feel of a contemporary pizza factory, Chef Matteo and his team let the food speak for itself. Highly committed to always serving the best.
Pizza Fabbrica stays true to traditional recipes while playfully reinventing them with cheeky, modern interpretations. You will find much of the condiments home-made, including marinated olives, sundried tomatoes, fig and chili jam, mostarda and pesto, to name a few. With up to 14 freshly made pizzas on offer, the pan-Italian menu is also heavily centred on artisanal produce, such as Rustichella d’Abruzzo Artisanal pasta from Italy and freshly roasted coffee beans by Dutch Colony Coffee. Buon Appetito The combination of Chef Matteo’s Italian roots and refined cooking techniques results in dishes that are robust in flavour, hearty in size yet delicate in treatment. You will be treated to a range of much-loved Italian pizzas such as the Magherita Di Bufala D.O.P, or the Vegetariana.
The pizzas all feature Chef Matteo’s own style of pizza base, made with dough that has been proofed for 48 hours, using the best quality of Caputo flour from Italy and topped with Fior di Latte (fresh mozzarella) air flown in from Italy. The herbivores amongst us would also be thrilled to know that Pizza Fabbrica lays claim to an exclusive vegetarian menu, courtesy of Chef Matteo’s vegetarian mother.
Executive Chef Matteo Boifava brings with him over 18 years of experience. He is a specialist of fine dining using haute-cuisine technologies. Never one to rest on his laurels, Matteo has also sharpened his culinary chops in kitchens around the world, including a stagier stint at celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal’s famed 3 Michelin-starred restaurant in London, The Fat Duck.
Chef Matteo grew up on a farm surrounded by fresh produce, provisions and typically homecooked fare, which has given him a solid foundation on the importance of cooking with fine ingredients and maintaining their fresh flavours to make the dishes come alive. Under his experience and guidance, the food at Pizza Fabbrica takes inspiration from authentic recipes passed down from the generations of women in his family.
The main highlight of the bar at Pizza Fabbrica is the impressive line-up of craft beers, most of them Italian. Beer lovers can savour the novel offering of Birra del Borgo, Fabbrica della Birra Perugia, 32 Via dei Birra, Birra Amarcord, Westmalle and Hitachino Nest among many more. The list of offerings will grow to 30+ within Q1 and is bound to appease all craft beer enthusiasts.
Their menu includes tapas and mains alongside imported craft beers from all over the world.
HopHeads offers fusion food such as popular favourite like teriyaki ribs and spicy chicken miso thigh and also serve italian roast gourmet coffee that goes perfectly with their signature homemade waffles with ice cream.