Another year has flown by, and here we are again, ready to embrace the joys of the festive season. You’ll have plenty of options when it comes to places to celebrate this month, but these five should definitely be on your list. Stop by for good times and great food; and to toast to the year ahead with two of 2017’s best introductions—Tiger Black and Tiger White.
An ideal spot for an after-work get-together, particularly if you’re around the southern half of Tanjong Pagar Road, Bluemist has been a reliable place for cold beers and comfort food for the last 15 years. From regular items like sharing platters and wagyu beef burgers to special dishes that change every two weeks—like French duck breast with peach sauce—they’ll make sure you and your friends are well fed.
Can’t decide between burgers and biryani; or pasta and palak paneer? Craving some gulab jamun after your grilled fish? Then Foodcoholic is the place to be. Located on Circular Road, Foodcoholic combines Indian and western cuisine with a lineup of all your favorite brews and spirits—perfect for a party without borders.
The Hot Kitchen
Welcoming you and your band of Christmas revelers regardless of how big your group might be (they can seat up to a hundred people), the Hot Kitchen has an enticing selection of bar bites, burgers and hand-crafted pizzas along with wholesome mains and pasta with local touches (laksa spaghetti, anyone?). And to top it off, they have live music every Friday.
If you’re longing for your next opportunity to explore Vietnam, but didn’t manage to get a good flight deal this holiday season, this Clarke Quay establishment will satisfy your wanderlust for the time being. All the essentials are here, from a range of banh mi and pho to street food platters featuring crispy chicken wings, spring rolls and golden whitebait.
For irresistible tapas—think melon and jamon iberico, sauteed chorizo and potatoes, and grilled octopus with paprika—hearty paella and decadent Spanish desserts, look no further than Octapas at Clarke Quay. They’ve also got live music every night, and if you have a few karaoke kings and queens in your group, be sure to stop by on a Tuesday for their open mic night.
Planning to party at home this Christmas? You can still add Tiger Black and Tiger White to the festivities. Four-can (330ml) packs of Tiger Black and Tiger White are now available at major supermarkets, hypermarkets and convenience stores. For more information, head to the Tiger Beer Facebook page.