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Craft Beer in Singapore Guide (2020)

Beer Asia’s guide to Singapore’s craft beer scene including the best craft breweries and bars in the Southeast Asian metropolis.

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A decade ago, it was hard to find craft beer anywhere in Singapore. While there were small pockets of craft beer enthusiasm, and even tasting rooms of pioneer local brewers, the city wasn’t yet ready for a craft beer revolution.

Today, revolutionary fervour is peaking. Singapore’s food and beverage reputation has been radically transformed. Craft beer enthusiasts and visitors alike are spoilt for choice.

To start, there has been an explosion of local breweries: from the established Brewerkz gastropub chain through to recent pioneers like That Singapore Beer Project and Hospoda Microbrewery.

Beyond local craft, a wide range of imported craft beers are now available. From high-end bottle shops through to convenience stores, you can now find a wide range of imported bottles and cans (particularly around the Central Business District).

While this guide focuses on venues, you will be able to find local Singaporean beers on draft and in bottles and cans at the locations we have highlighted.

Find your favourite pour in a food court near you, or enjoy a pint at the World’s Highest Urban Microbrewery with an unparalleled dining experience complete with one of the best views of Singapore’s Marina Bay and city skyline.

Whatever craft beer desires you might have, there is a craft beer bar that is perfect for your vibe in Singapore.

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Singapore Craft Beer Venues

The World is Flat

Passing through Changi on your travels? Located on the top floor of Jewel (arguably the most grandiose airport building in the world), The World is Flat aims to provide the best airport bar experience in the world.

Previously the bar was located in Terminal 1 and had a larger selection. As of January 2020, the new Jewel location only has a handful of taps. However, the view and the unique location makes it a must-visit for thirsty travellers.

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Malthouse

Located along East Coast Road in the leafy Siglap neighbourhood, Malthouse is an oasis of calm away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Singapore.

Malthouse has an extensive variety of craft taps of both Singaporean and imported craft beer, in addition to a vast bottle selection including ciders and meads.

With an extensive food menu and both indoor/outdoor seating (dog-friendly), Malthouse is definitely worth a visit it if you’re in the East Coast.

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American Taproom

Hidden in an alleyway just off Waterloo Street in downtown Singapore, American Taproom is the quintessential craft beer geeks bar.

With 32 taps (one of the largest in Singapore) and some truly stand out imported beers (Hong Kong’s Moonzen recently went on draft as of January 2020), their level of service excellence stands out in particular.

All of their servers are certified by the Cicerone Certification Program, which gives them a cutting edge over your regular bar staff in giving recommendations and background to the beers on tap.

American Taproom also has 3 of the only 5 Certified Cicerones (Level 2) in Singapore to help curate the selection, and ensure you’re experiencing beer at its best!

LeVel33

Billing itself as the ‘World’s Highest Urban Microbrewery’, LeVeL33 is located in the prestigious Marina Bay Financial Centre building. Presenting an unparalleled view of Singapore’s Marina Bay and city skyline, they currently serve six of their own craft beers including a blonde lager, an IPA and a stout. Their unfiltered and unpasteurised beers are now available in bottle or can to takeaway, too.

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The Guild

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.

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Alchemist Beer Lab

Located in up-and-coming lifestyle district South Beach, Alchemist Beer Lab was conceived by the same team behind microbrewery-pub Little Island Brewing Co. located at Changi Village.

Alchemist Beer Lab features a proud display of 8 visually stunning and technically advanced beer infusion towers to offer a wide variety of infused beers and other cocktails.

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TAP Craft Beer Bar

TAP is a mainstay of Singapore’s emerging beer scene, with spacious yet bustling spaces with wide varieties of both imported and local craft beer available.

TAP’s bars have constantly rotating tap systems, with around 20 craft beers on draft, and a selection of food and wine options.

TAP’s craft beer bars are currently in three locations: One Raffles Link, Raffles City & Robertson Quay. We hear they are likely to expand soon to other locations too.

One Raffles Link location

Robertson Quay location

Raffles City location

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3rd Culture Brewing Co

While craft beer in fancy Western-style venues is no surprise, have you tried drinking delicious craft beer in a traditional Singaporean kopitiam (hawker centre)?

Go no further. 3rd Culture Brewing serves great-tasting beers at affordable prices amidst amazing local food in 2 of Singapore’s best hawker centres.

Their first location is Maxwell Market in Tanjong Pagar, a kopitiam made famous internationally by the late Anthony Bourdain’s penchant for Tian Tian Chicken Rice.

Their second location is at Old Airport Road Food Centre near Dakota MRT Station, which has an equally good variety of local food to savour alongside a session IPA, gose or pale ale!

Maxwell Food Centre

Old Airport Road Food Centre

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JiBiru Craft Beer Bar

Unique, specially imported Japanese craft beer with authentic grilled yakitori, in the heart of Orchard Road.

Serving Hitachino Nest, Kinshachi, Yona Yona and Shiga Kogen ales as well as Singapore’s Jungle Beer and a selection of international craft brews. Not forgetting Sapporo Premium Lager too! 

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Little Creatures Singapore

It started with a group of mates. All hailing from the beer scene, these guys wanted to brew an awesome, hop-driven Pale Ale with a distinctive aroma and delicious flavour.

From Australia to Hong Kong, Little Creatures has taken the world by storm. With their taproom on Club Street in Chinatown, Little Creatives are now a part of Singapore’s vibrant craft beer scene.

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Mikkeller Bar Singapore

Come thirsty and hungry for you will be rewarded with 25 taps of Mikkeller’s best beers, a big bottle selection and a food menu designed to pair with beers.

Don’t leave without a gift too – grab your favourite Mikkeller caps, shirts, bags and glassware.

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Smith Street Taps

This pop-up stall selling craft beer on tap—the first of its kind in Singapore—is a collaborative effort between craft beer stalwart The Good Beer Company, which is right next door, and bottle shop Brewer’s Craft.

Like 3rd Culture, nothing can quite beat the taste of authentic local hawker cuisine like char kway teow and Hainanese chicken rice with the refreshing flavour of a great quality beer (or two!).

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Good Luck Beerhouse

Located in the beautiful Kampong Glam/Rochor planning district, known for its Malay heritage and diverse array of food & offerings,

Good Luck Beer House is a welcome addition to the area’s craft beer landscape. Good Luck Beerhouse offers a variety of beers on draft and in bottle with a festive atmosphere right on hipster Haji Lane.

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Craft Beer Maps

‘Craft Beer Near Me’: Self-Guided Singapore Craft Beer Tour

Star this map to open and view in Google Maps. You can access it anytime from your computer or smartphone to find your way to exciting local craft beer bars and restaurants near you!

Craft Beer in Singapore Articles

Here is a collection of more bar reviews and discoveries in Singapore for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!

Breweries in Singapore: Where to get locally brewed Singaporean craft beers‘, Honeycombers (September 2019)

Beat The Heat: 11 Places To Get Your Craft Beer Fix In Singapore‘, The Bar Awards (August 2019)

The 15 Best Places for Craft Beer in Singapore‘, AsiaOne
(June 2019)

26 bars and restaurants to get your craft beer fix around Singapore‘, City Nomads (January 2019)

26 Best Craft Beer Watering Holes in Singapore for Beer Geeks‘, Seth Lui (June 2018)

The Top 5 Craft Beer Places in Town‘, HungryGoWhere (April 2018)

Best craft beer bars in Singapore‘, TimeOut Singapore
(Mar 2018)

Beer Asia: Asian craft beer culture
Want to find out the best beer brand in Singapore? Get on down to one of the bars we’ve suggested and let us know your opinion after an ale or two!

Thanks for reading Beer Asia’s Singapore Craft Beer Guide! Travelling to a different city and want to explore the local craft beer scene? Check out our guides to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and Kuala Lumpur.

By Su Ann Tan

Su Ann Tan is an experienced food writer, digital marketer and all-round foodie. Su Ann is Digital Project Manager at Beer Asia, leading digital strategy and content creation across a wide range of topics. Su Ann has been a critical contributor to Beer Asia's craft beer guides and managing our social media presence.

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