Posts Tagged ‘beer’

Nickeldime Drafthouse (Singapore)

October 21, 2020 – 9:30 am Comments Off

The month of October sees the birth of a well established watering hole in Singapore, Nickeldime Drafthouse. Situated at a strategic location of Novena, it’s just 5 minutes walk from the MRT station.

Nickeldime Drafthouse




The Concept
Quality food paired with quality beer at the price that does not hurt the wallet for men and the purse for the ladies. At the corner of the shop is a section setup as the bottle beer shop of which attractively priced beers are available for takeaway.



Spacious seatings and beautiful retro decoration makes the whole experience relaxing and conducive for some good companies and conversations.



The Beers
Craftbeers from American, British to Belgium. From Lager, India Pale Ale to Porter, the varieties of beer will spoil you for choice. If the bottled beers variety is not enough, there’s 15 taps with fresh from the kegs are served everyday. Proceed to the counter and look for the friendly bartender for what they have to offer that day on draft.


The Food
Beer is definitely the theme here. As if the vast amount of beer selection is not enough, the food is inspired and infused with beer. With good selection of bar bites, pizza, burgers and ribs for the protein hungry patrons, the food will not disappoint.



The Conclusion
Definitely should come and experience Nickeldime Drafthouse if you are a local. If you are vising Singapore, include this in your must-try list for craftbeer place to visit.


Contact Info
Address: 273 Thomson Road, #01-06, Singapore 307644
Tel: +65 6256 0261

New Craftbeer Spot in Singapore, Beer is Food

April 9, 2021 – 11:08 pm Comments Off


Tuck away at the semi-basement floor of Golden Mile Food Centre, Beer is Food is the latest craftbeer spot to join the scene in Singapore. The beers ranges from UK’s Brewdog and Tiny Rebel, Japan’s Baird Beer and Hitachino Nest and Weihenstephan of Germany on the tap.

I managed to catch a quick chat with the co-owner, Han Lin. He explained that this is a temporary setup while they are looking for a better location to run the joint in a bar concept. This is their opportunity to build their clientele.

As one would expect, a craftbeer shop in the hawker centre means abundance of food selection from the multi-cultural flavour of Singapore. However, as the shop is situated at the semi-basement floor, it is hidden away from the natural breeze and can be stuffy at times. Not to mention the toilet that is a distance away.

Beer is Food
Golden Mile Food Centre
505 Beach Road
#B1-55, Singapore 199583

Brouwerij De Brabandere (Bavik Brewery) Petrus Aged Ale

February 14, 2021 – 9:15 am Comments Off

When the beer poured out?
Crisp, sharp acidity to the nose.

How’s the taste?
Highly sour like a classic cider. Clean and crisp finishing.

What’s the colour of the beer?

Where to drink?
Obtained this from Brewers’ Craft, should be available with some craft beer shops around Singapore

My Opinion:
Being a sour ale, Petrus Aged Ale taste like a Thatchers Gold cider with higher alcohol content at 7.3% ABV but less refined. To my own taste buds, this is probably 80% cider, 20% beer/ale.

The Official Launching of Smith Street Taps

February 10, 2021 – 9:12 am Comments Off

Smith Street Taps

Last Wednesday, Smith Street Taps officially opened its door in Singapore (unofficially it had a soft launch about a month prior to that and had been serving customer since). Smith Street Taps is the idea culminated by Meng Chao of “Brewers’ Craft” and Daniel of “The Good Beer Company” bringing to the Singapore craft beer drinking community with the first outlet that sells craft beer solely from the taps. Located at the hustle and bustle of Singapore’s famous Chinatown, it is the most unconventional location as it is opened in the hawker centre of Chinatown Complex.


The idea
One of the most important reason to open such an outlet at a hawker centre according to the co-owner, Daniel was plain and simple, the food. Beer drinkers love their beers, but as important the food that goes with it too. What better place than one of the largest hawker centre in Singapore with freedom to order any type of food from the vast amount of selections available to pair with the quality draught beers. Smith Street Taps opened from a 3m x 3m space is operating on average 6 varieties of beers with maximum capacity of 8 taps. However, maintaining the operations of these taps day in day out within such a small space presents a whole new set of challenges of its own that both the owners take pride in.


Set up in the busy Chinatown Complex hawker centre


The million dollar question…. The Beer Menu?

According to Daniel, Sapporo will be the permanently fixture in the shop. The rest of the taps’ selection will be based on the seasonal availability of quality craft beer that they can get. Since the soft launch about a month ago, a wide variety of craft beer had been made available. These includes Pale Ales, IPAs, Porters, Stouts, Belgium tripel and German Weissbiers. The variety will continue to grow and when you decide to take a surprise visit to the stall, you might be on the receiving end of the surprise. If you are not the adventurous type, check on Smith Street Taps’ Facebook page for the latest list of beers on the taps.



Meng Chao, the co-owner

Smith Street Taps
Blk 335 Smith Street
Chinatown Complex #02-062
Singapore 050335
Tel: 9430 2750




Cheers Kenny!

July 16, 2021 – 3:06 pm 2 Comments

Just back from my trip to Malaysia (KL) and Thailand and would like say a big thanks to Kenny for his awesome hospitality (especially introducing me to the awesomeness that is Wonton Mee) and the crew at Taps Beet Bar in KL for looking after us- Alvin, Milli, Adrian and Ricky… Cheers Guys!
Here’s some beery gifts that Kenny gave me as a farewell pressie.

Cant wait to try them!
Here’s a Pic of some of that amazing Wonton Mee supper in KL that Kenny took me to, It is sensational after a session of good PROPER beers at TAPS. Look at that massive Wonton!

Cant wait to get back over there! Over the next couple of weeks look out for my beer review adventures in both Malaysia and Thailand. Till then….Cheers!

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