By: Natalie Whittell
Draft and Craft
31 Circular Road
6532 0604 | www.draftandcraft.sg
First impressions: A simple, narrow den with a stripped back industrial feel that lets the draft beers do the talking! Its unpretentious air makes it ideal for whiling away an afternoon while trying out each of the different beers. They also have a delicious range of cocktails and wines handpicked by owner Keira, who buzzes around chatting with customers, recommending tipples.
The Chosen One: You can’t come to Draft and Craft without trying out the beers; my favourite was the light and floral Birra Saison, Prairie Artisan Ale ($16). There are five set beers on tap every month, and a rotating tap that features a different beer each month. However, if beer’s not your thing, the cocktails are also worth a try. Made from the freshest ingredients, the Mojito ($16) includes basil and mint to give it a smooth finish – and, it has to be said, my boyfriend proclaimed it to be the best mojito he’d ever tried (a bold statement!).
The Cheapskate: Happy hour extends to 9pm every day (starting from noon on weekdays and 4pm on Saturdays) with $2 or $3 off most drinks – ideal for an after-work drink that won’t break the bank. The bar bites are also extremely reasonable and come in good-sized portions.
Bite on this: Inspired by Southern Californian comfort food, the bar bites are simple but effective. Try the delectable grilled cheese sandwiches ($14), mouth-watering homemade tortilla chips and salsa ($8) and scrumptious tacos ($16); we loved everything.
This story first appeared in Expat Living’s June 2015 issue.