No. 1: American Taproom – Classic American Tap Beer Bar
Open since early 2018, this new entrant to the beer bar scene in Singapore has already shot to the top of the charts in lieu of its excellent customer service, its wide selection of the very best of American craft beers like Rouge Ales & Stone Brewing and a laid back ambience and warm welcoming vibe. The two managers, Frank and Johnny both bring amazing personalities and flavour to this already awesome craft beer bar!
Photo Credit: Drinkingoutloudsg Instagram Page featuring the manager of American Taproom
Address: 261 Waterloo Street, Unit 01-23
Nearest MRT: Bras Basah MRT Station
No. 2: Freehouse – Modern Bar in the CBD with the best New Zealand Craft Beers
Quickly gaining a reputation in the scene is Freehouse, now known for its kick-ass craft beers and a friendly drinking atmosphere where people of all walks of life mingle and have a good time! Started by a young couple, they strive to bring the best of New Zealand craft beers to a local crowd. While you’re there, do try their awesome food selection, with their specialty being the truffle udon pasta and bombay chicken burger.
Photo Credit: Freehouse Facebook Page
Address: 21A Boon Tat Street (Bar is located on the second floor so take the staircase up to Craft Beer Heaven)
Nearest MRT: Telok Ayer
No. 3: TAP Craft Beer Bar – 20 taps from all over the world
TAP Craft Beer Bar recently moved to its new location at 1 Raffles Link, now offering its 20 taps to a thirsty crowd of business executives who work nearby. They are currently running a promotion for pints of craft beer going for only 10 SGD. As a tourist, don’t be intimidated by suit wearing white collar workers but instead take the chance to mingle and you might find a local keen to show you around the best beer bars in Singapore!
Photo Credit: Tap Facebook Page
TAP Craft Beer Bar
Address: 1 Raffles Link
Nearest MRT: Raffles Place MRT Station
No. 4: Druggists – Craft Beer Bar in a Nostalgic Setting
Druggists was voted by fans and the media as the best craft beer bar in 2016 edition of the Bar Awards Singapore. They have 23 taps on offer and they bring in cult beers from Europe (like those from the gypsy brewer Mikkeller). To complement the beer, they offer an eclectic selection of hearty Asian comfort food.
Photo Credit: Druggists Facebook Page
Address: 119 Tyrwhitt Road
Nearest MRT: Lavendar MRT Station
No. 5: Smith Street Taps – Craft Beer Hawker Stall in Smith Street Hawker Centre
Smith Street Taps claim to fame is in being the only hawker stall in Singapore serving premium craft beers on tap from the very best breweries the world over. At any point in time, the menu of beers keep changing to keep things fresh for its regular crowd and visiting tourists. So you never really know what you’ll find in one of the twelves rotating taps there! Do check out their Facebook page to see if there are upcoming events with special guest breweries.
Photo Credit: Smith Street Taps Facebook Page
Smith Street Taps
Address: Smith Street Hawker Centre, Block 335 Smith Street, Chinatown Complex, Unit 02-262
Nearest MRT: Chinatown MRT Station