56 Tanglin Road (opposite Tanglin Mall)
#B1-02 Tanglin Post Office
Basement parking available
6834 1128 | 1128bar.com.sg
Who Drinks There:
Newly launched in July, it already draws a good mix of locals and expats.
Best Thing About It:
Indubitably the beer – and if you like you can have a go at tapping your own from the alfresco font. Just ask cute Barman Sam and he’ll show you how. Pets are welcome: there’s even a pooches’ drinking trough so you and Killer can slake your tropical thirst together.
For beer lovers, Grimbergen 1128, the German beer named after the abbey that brewed it first and the year in which it is first supposed to have been made: say “eleven twenty-eight”. It comes in Blanche, Blond and Ambrée at a reasonable $10 for 250ml and is nothing short of ambrosial. For others, at the alfresco Elyx bar counter they’re mixing vodka cocktails with a base of Absolut Elyx.
Mainly upmarket versions of local favourites. You must try the deep-fried chicken skin ($10): freshly made, only half as sinful and twice as yummy as pork scratchings.
When To Go:
Tuesdays to Sundays, 4pm to 1am (closed Mondays). Preferably when it’s not raining.