By: Katie Peace
Beer Brisket Wings
31 Upper Circular Road
First impressions: Relaxed, American speakeasy-style – wooden tables and chairs, rawhide seat coverings and whiskey barrels lend authentic charm.
The Chosen One: With one of the largest ranges of American whiskeys in Singapore, it’s a perfect place to sample rye, malt and bourbon whiskeys (priced from $15). If you prefer cocktails, the Whisky Ginger Sour ($25) – house-made ginger beer reduction, bourbon whiskey and grapefruit juice – is far too tasty to sip slowly. There’s also an astonishing range of craft beers – try a bottle of the Stateside Saison Stillwater American Ale ($16) for a light, smooth taste of America.
The Cheapskate: Happy Hour stretches from 5.30pm to 9.30pm, during which you’ll get cocktails, beers and whiskeys for $10 each.
Bite on this: The Brisket ($18), offered with a Texas-style dry rub or BBQ Special Chilli, is slow-cooked for 24 hours so that it melts in your mouth; it’s served with crispy sweet potato fries. The Bloody Good Wings ($14 for 6, $22 for 12) come in three flavours, but the standout is the Gorgonzola Dulce and Celery Hot Wings – sweet, sour and spicy, but offset with creamy gorgonzola cheese. The Bastard Collard Greens – a combination of spinach, kai lan and bacon – is also worth a mention.
Last but not least: A new collaboration from the owners of Circular Road speakeasy-style hangout The Spiffy Dapper and gourmet street-food restaurant Meat and Green, Beer Brisket Wings further contributes to the rising popularity of Circular Road as the place to get after-work drinks.