One of the region’s best brews now easily accessible on tap

Take a jaunt down the ever-evolving Tras Street and you’ll likely chance upon a bright new signage with the words “Heart of Darkness” in glowing red font beckoning at you.

Yes, the famed Saigon-based craft beer brewery which first brought its range of flavourful brews to Singapore back in 2017 now has its own gastrobar here, taking over the space formerly occupied by Birders on 55 Tras Street.

Enter Heart of Darkness and you’ll find a lively taproom and restaurant. Choose to sit by the bar for drinks and bites or at the tables if you’re looking for a full meal. Food wise, there is a good selection of pub grub like nachos and American staples, as well as Vietnamese classics like pho and spring rolls. The full menu is still in the works, as they are currently in soft opening phase, so come back in a month or so for the full line-up.

Still, the real reason to come is for the beers. With over 20 taps to choose from, you’ll definitely find something to love.

Almost the entire core range from their Saigon brewery is available—like the insanely hoppy Kurtz’s Insane IPA ($20/pint) and the uber refreshing Cucumber Pilsner ($16/pint)—as well as 10 of their seasonal limited releases. Also on tap are collab brews with South Korea’s Gorilla Brewing and local craft beers from our very own That Singapore Beer Project and Daryl’s Urban Ales—try the Berry Ume Blackberry Gose ($20/pint) for an addictive, smashable brew.

Updates to the food and drink menus are ongoing, but head over now anyways before that brew you’ve always wanted to try goes dry.


Heart of Darkness Brewery Singapore opens daily 11am-midnight at 55 Tras St.