New Bars to visit in Singapore
Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012
In desperate need of an after-work drink? We hear you.
Here are three new bars – each with their own twist! – all centrally located for easy relief.
Caveau Wines and Bar
Coffee fuel spot by day, wine bar by night – does this place sound like a junkie’s dream or what? Now if you’re a wine aficionado, steer clear. Caveau serves their wines on tap, appealing most to casual drinkers who are looking to sample wines in a fun way. Using a card, you get to choose from 16 different types of wine – ranging from $10 to $18 for a full glass. If you like what you taste, you can even purchase a whole bottle after! Plus, because Caveau is run by the Les Amis group, you’re pretty much guaranteed above average bar fare. Vietnamese and French food from Bistro du Vin and Annam Vietnamese Cuisine sound good? We thought it would.
Caveau Wines and Bar, #02-10, Shaw Centre, 1 Scotts Road, Singapore 228208, p. 6735 2700. Coffee (made with Papa Palheta-roasted beans) is served from Mon-Sat 8am-5pm; wine is served from 5pm.
For the beer drinkers, knock back a pint (or three) at the newly opened 1128. Now 1128 may be the first flagship Grimbergen bar in Singapore, but believe it or not this abbey beer has been around since 1128. Choose from 3 beers on draught – Blanche, Blonde, or Ambree – for just $10 for 250ml. For an added novelty, you can even choose to tap your own beer at the outdoor font. We tried it – and we think it makes the beer taste just a smidge better.
1128, B1-02 Tanglin Post Office, 56 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247964, p. 6834 1128. Open Tue-Sun 4pm-1am
The Juban Stand
Singapore’s first standing bar inspired by the standing bars all around Japan? Risky – but we like how they roll. Located at Boat Quay, you’ll find an unpretentious drinks menu featuring Japanese beer and sake, but we recommend going for their signature cocktail, the Shochu Sour ($11). Quick tip: their bar snacks menu is pretty awesome with Japanese Mini Sliders, Japanese Okonomiyaki (savoury pancakes), but they also have a stunning set lunch menu with crowd faves like Chicken Karaage and Teriyaki Don that rings in at $12 – including miso soup and Japanese pickles.
The Juban Stand, 62 Boat Quay Singapore 049850, p. 6438 8262
Image: Caveau Wines and Bar