From Jurong to Bukit Batok, here are the watering holes you’ve probably never heard of
|Part of our Nightlife Guide 2018.|
This one’s for the people who often get ridiculed for living in the West of Singapore; the ones who are fall victim to the old and honestly tired notion that anything beyond Commonwealth MRT is too far for them. Besides Holland Village, we’ve scouted a couple of places to drink that’s worth your buck; and perhaps prove these people wrong.
Set beside Park Hotel Alexandra’s seventh floor infinity pool, Aqua Luna overlooks the Southern Ridges and is a prime spot to watch the sunset. Take it all in with their signature Alexandra Sunset cocktail (Grand Marnier infused with flamed rosemary, cherry liqueur, white and dark rum, lemon and pineapple juices, and fresh lime) along with bar bites like battered cauliflower and “dirty” steak served with anchovy butter. 7/F Park Hotel Alexandra, 323 Alexandra Rd., 6828-8885.
Not to be confused with the beer festival of a similar name, Beerfest Singapore is one of the country’s lesser-known microbreweries, hidden away in Rochester Park. They serve seven different beers, including a hefty Russian imperial stout, and a range of beer-appropriate dishes. 4 Rochester Park, 9722-7446.
The other craft beer place at Chinatown Complex (they’re at Newton Circus as well), OnTap also has this Mexican restaurant and bar in Bukit Batok. Stop by for their usual stable of beers which includes the English bitter, porter and an alcoholic root beer. #02-01 The Splendour, 31 Bukit Batok Cres., 8722-1230.
Snow City probably isn’t a place where you’d expect to find a microbrewery, but here you go. PocoLoco serves a handful of beers, including one that’s infused with spirulina, alongside classic Italian fare. PocoLoco 2/F Snow City, 21 Jurong Town Hall Rd., 8438-3833.
Opened in late 2017, Savourworld is a collection of bars and restaurants located in Kent Ridge. Among their notable tenants are wine specialists Blotto Bottles, Wildfire Chicken and Burgers, and The Good Beer Company, which made the leap from hawker stall to bona fide bar. #01-23 2 Science Park Dr., 6265-0992.