11 Club Street
6557 2554 | tippletown.com
Who Drinks Here: Anyone who appreciates beer or cider – this is not the place for cocktail sippers or sauvignon blanc sinkers. Sitting in prime position on Club Street, Tippletown gets much of its footfall from executives who work in the area, predominantly those who appreciate a good craft beer or three.
Best Thing About It: The Tippletown bar grew from its beginnings as an online beer seller and delivery service, so the great thing is that you can try and then buy (online). It’s in a fantastic location for thirsty CBD workers, and it has the feel of a place you could get lost in for hours. Dark and cosy with charcoal black walls and minimalist décor, it offers a mix of low and bar stool seating, some of which spreads out to the street. The service is attentive and, should you need it, owner Dax Guei is there with plenty of advice about which beer, ale or cider to try.
Signature Drinks: The drinks menu is dynamic, changing as and when stock comes in. Bestsellers include the light and smooth Thatchers Gold cider ($12) and the Delirium Nocturnum ($18), a dark and chocolaty Belgian draft beer.
Nibbles and Noshes: The menu of pies, sandwiches and pizzas sits perfectly with the drinks menu. A must-try is the pulled pork sandwich with homemade barbecue sauce ($18). Chef Eunice Koh performs some kind of miracle cooking the pulled pork in a kitchen with no gas, but it’s beautifully succulent, and also available on a tortilla pizza. We tried the jungle steak pie ($20), slow-cooked with locally brewed Jungle Kiasu Stout and served at the bar. And finally, while we’re not ones for fruit on pizza, the Hawaiian ($16) was delicious: fresh, spicy pineapple on crackly tortilla topped with cheddar and mozzarella cheese proved a surprising hit.
When To Go: Weekdays 11am to 3pm, then 5pm to midnight. Saturdays from 1pm until midnight. Closed Sundays.