Guide to the best Craft Beer Bars, Taprooms and Shop in Singapore

Reaching into the fridge and cracking open a cold beer at home is what we've all had to do a little more recently. However, nothing can beat a couple of pints in the local or exploring some of Singapore's finest on a pub crawl.

The good news is that recently we have been spoiled in Singapore by an ever increasing amount of bars which specialise in quality craft beer. We sat down over a pint and listed some of our favourites. Even better, some have Quality Drops stocked! If you are an outlet interested in the latest fresh craft beer, click here.

Gulp - Riverside Taproom

A bit of shameless self promotion here! We started a taproom with some friends, Beer Clan and The Beer Pioneer down at Robertson Quay. It's a chilled out place with 8 taps on draft, 100 beers in the fridge, wine and Pies from The Piemonger.

You can sit indoors and enjoy the cosy atmosphere or sit on the banks of the Singapore River and watch the world go by.

Address: 7 Rodyk Street, #01-30 (by the riverside)

Smith Street Taps

A legend of the Singapore craft beer scene, this hawker centre stall turned craft beer mecca has up to 12 taps on at once. Set up in nearly 7 years ago by industry pioneers Meng Chao and Daniel Goh. The relaxed atmosphere, surrounded by an abundance of hawker stalls makes it the perfect place to hang out for the evening.

Address: #02-062, 335 Chinatown Food Complex

Orh Gao Taproom

Set on the corner of Bukit Timah Road and Farrer Road, Orh Gao is our perfect day session spot. It's also where we launched Quality Drops! At 2pm the beers start pouring. With three levels of seating areas, there is somewhere to chill whether you fancy sunning yourself with a pale ale or hiding away inside enjoying a stout. Complimented by classic Peranakan style snacks, there's no need to leave!

Address: Serene Centre, Bukit Timah Road


Just a few stops away on the Downtown Line takes you to 'King Albert Park' where you will find Yeastside sitting on a crossroads that will have you questioning if you ever left Orh Gao. However, Yeastside is different - coffee and bakes by day, sourdough pizza and craft beer by night. The 12 taps rotate often and upstairs you will find a fridge full of natural wines and beers. They have both outdoor seating and airconditioned upstairs seating for whatever you fancy!

Address: #01-09, 9 King Albert Park + 2 Perumal Rd, Singapore 218773


Heading the otherside of town to Beach Road is a modern, minimalist taproom named after a bit of Hokkien lingo. 'Ang Mo Liang Teh' loosly translates to Caucasian Cooling Tea, aka beer! Malt is also a key ingredient in beer as well all know, so now you know about the name. The tap room runs 12 taps of ever rotating kegs and if you work your way through all of them, ask the bar staff for a wider selection, they will look after you! MALT often hosts events or takeovers and have great pizza from next door.

Address: #01-07, 302 Beach Road

Ren Min

A pair of hawker stalls who have recently stepped into the world of brewing, they offer the perfect place to explore food from two of Singapore's best hawkers whilst enjoying a brew. Ren Min (People in Mandarin) are located at Old Airport Road (Hello) and Maxwell (Welcome), offer a wide range of draft, including their own, as well a fridge to raid if you get bored!

Address: #01-144 Old Airport Road FC 390051 AND #01-33 Maxwell FC, 069184


Located in Chijmes, you can take a break from a hot day or hide away from the rain by spending hours in AF. A long tap list and a fridge full of quality, the minimalist vibe is the perfect place to try a wide range of styles and flavours. Some good tunes and good bites are also on offer. Regular tap takeovers so follow them on social media for updates.

30 Victoria St, #01-06, 187996

Shawn's Beer Nest

Shawn's has an awesome array of beers from all over the world on tap and in the fridge. Serving what we could call a craft beer desert in Singapore, if we are up this way we will always pay a visit. Shawn's a lovely fella to so definitely start talking to him about whisky and travel - oh wait that's two of our favourites as well!

Address: 231 Upper Thomson Road

Vertigo 26

Music, craft beer, cocktails... 3 of our favourite things. Part record store, part bar, it's fair to say that we have spent a fair few nights in here enjoying the laid-back atmosphere and the awesome bar bites. Whether it's a rainy day afternoon chill or date night - we would highly recommend giving Vertigo a visit. They have six taps of beer and regularly one of these is a Quality Drop!

Address: 26, Seah Street, B1-00
Singapore, Singapore 188382

Lil's Taproom

Legendary contemporary hawker stall HamBaoBao are serving up some awesome grub but top quality craft beer to go along side. A range of beers on tap and in the fridge it's the perfect little spot for filling your stomach with both booze and bites.

Address: 11 Sam Leong Road, TRIO Building #03-08, 207903


It's fair to say that the East Coast Rd area around Katong, Joo Chiat is really popping off for craft beer at the moment. Freebird has become a little regular on our visits around the area. Occupying 2 units and outdoor seating, you will soon forget what time it is and be there all night. 12 taps and a fridge of regularly rotating beers and a well thought through food menu to match. Situated in Katong Shoipping Centre, it's also a bit like stepping into old school Singapore, which for us, makes it a must visit.

Address: 865 Mountbatten Road #B1-09

Sonny's Pizza

Tucked away behind Boat Quay is a little joint which has everything you need in life - pizza by the slice and a fridge full of craft beer, wine and cocktails. Better yet, they are very reasonably priced so once you are there, you are there for a while. Nothing wrong with that though!

Address: 7 Circular Rd, Singapore 049373

In Bad Co.

Back! This time in the east. Katong to be precise. A new concept but the same friendly faces, top selection of craft beer, wines, cocktails and the knowledge to go alongside. An exciting food concept it always on offer whenever In Bad Co. do anything.

Address: 66 East Coast Road, The Flow, #05-17, 428778

Lad and Co.

From the famous team behind Lad & Dad, these guys serve up some of the best British style grub on the island. In their new branch you can expect a self serve fish n' chip shop, which we think is pretty legit! That's not all, there is a fridge full of craft beer and a beer garden atmosphere to go along! We love it here.

Address: 56 Tanglin Rd, B1-02, Singapore 247964

Sixteen Ounces

Out west at the Rail Mall is bar and bistro Sixteen Ounces. Up to 8 taps, a fridge full of beers, and an extensive menu of food, the kitchen is currently the home of Taco Mantra. Situated just off of the Green Corridor its the perfect pit stop on a walk or cycle.

Address: 398 Upper Bukit Timah Rd, The Rail Mall, 67804


If you want selection, Druggists also offer 20 or so taps and a fridge full of beers inside the historical setting of the old Chinese Druggists Association. A range of local food is the perfect combo to go with those drinks whilst you work your way around the board.

Address: 119 Tyrwhitt Rd, 207547

Singapore's Best Craft Beer Bars and Brewpubs: A Local Guide

If you are in Singapore and you are a craft beer enthusiast, then you are in the right country. It’s a great time for craft beer in Singapore right now, with an abundance of local and imported craft beer. If you are also thinking about visiting Singapore but don’t know if your beer cravings will be satisfied, then this is the sign that you have chosen the right destination.

Singapore is known for being a clean, green city, with a big food culture, amazing skylines, and so on. There is plenty of stuff to see and do, but when you get thirsty, you want to know if you can get a crisp, cold pint of tasty craft beer. With the food scenery and the quality of craft beer available in the local bars and taprooms, you need not worry.

The craft beer scene in Singapore is growing fast. Singapore has historically been brewing for a long time but the recent influx of breweries in the country has taken it to a whole new level. You can enjoy so many unique flavours of carefully and intentionally brewed craft beers like IPA beers, lagers and fruited sours that will leave you wanting more. The best part about the tasty pints is that they are adequately supported by great bars to hang out in.

Getting down to the grassroots, Singapore is filled with great options for your beer time. Due to the exciting breweries around, you can enjoy your cool pint in beer gardens, bars, pubs, and taprooms. These locations hit the spot on food, beer, ambience, and other things that culminate in a good drinking culture. This piece will introduce you to all you need to know about the craft beer scene in Singapore, as well as answer all the questions you have in mind about where to go, what to expect, and how great the experience is.