The Toucan Irish Pub
This one’s a favorite among expats and locals for both its authentic Irish delicacies and its locality. Situated away from bustling city life, the pub evokes a folksy charm similar to actual watering-holes in Ireland. With its cozy indoor area fitted with wooden panels and furnished with faux-teak tables and chairs, the pub looks as quaintly Irish as it can get. But the real draw is in its beer garden. Here, the lush lawn, bench seating, wooden barrows and a wishing well provide that laidback vibe ideal for large gatherings with friends and family. A perfect alternative to sweaty and suffocating confined spaces.
15 Duxton Hill, 6223-5950.
Red Dot Brewhouse at Dempsey
In the heart of Dempsey Hill sits Red Dot Brewhouse, famed for its flavorful self-brewed beers. Housed in century-old former military barracks, the building’s rich history, coupled with the lush greenery of the adjoining beer garden, is sure to keep you comfortably rooted. Select from the microbrewery’s long list of freshly brewed ice cold beers to start off your garden booze session on a perfect note.
25A Dempsey Rd., 6475-0500.
The sprawling whimsical garden of Alice in Wonderland comes to mind when you set foot in Rabbit Hole, a bar behind the much-loved White Rabbit restaurant. With rustic swings, quirky ornaments and wooden benches plotted across the spacious garden, you and your partner can enjoy classy drinks in a charming environment. Let DJ Has and his merrymakers complement your night with sexy and soothing house music while you sip on their signature martinis, margaritas and mojitos.
White Rabbit, 39C Harding Rd., 6473-9965.