Local microbreweries for fresh beer

If you’re tired of all the imported beers, whether they are commercial or craft, load up with some of Singapore’s best and freshly-brewed beers at these microbreweries.

AdstraGold Microbrewery

AdstraGold does15 types of microbrews ranging from golden ales and seasonal varieties (they’ve done lychee and mango ales in the past) to their award-winning Red Ale with its slightly roasted aroma. The East Coast Road location adds to the chill vibes, as does the beer-friendly pub grub like fish & chips, bangers & mash and pork knuckles. 

Archipelago Brewery

One of the oldest microbreweries in Singapore, Archipelago has four permanent brews, including the Belgian Wit and the Bohemian Lager which has the base of a Czech brew but with with passionfruit and guava notes. Their fifth brew is reserved for rotating limited edition suds that have included a coffee-based dark lager and a malty, biscuit-like Oktoberfest edition. Even if their actual brewery is sort of in the middle of nowhere in Tuas, more convenient watering holes around town carry their range of brews. Our preferred places are Boulevard Craft Beers by Archipelago, The Pit and The Queen and Mangosteen.


This microbrewery needs no introduction after being in the business for 18 years and counting. With around 13 different brews available, expect classics like golden ales and IPAs or opt for something a more offbeat like the Black Rabbit, a hoppy wheat beer that has notes of cloves and bananas. Their food menu has dishes like duck quesadillas, pizzas and pork knuckles. They have two other outposts, but we love the actual site of the brewery at Riverside Point.

Hospoda Microbrewery

Hospoda means “pub” in Czech. The establishment brews light Czech-style beers that are predominantly of the pilsner and dark beer varieties. Paired with Czech dishes like the Hospoda pork sausages (also made with beer–is that traditional?), it’s beer galore over here.


Touted as the world’s highest urban microbrewery, LeVel33’s beers appeal to the corporate crowd and come with stunning views of Marina Bay. They specialize in European beers with house porters, lagers and pale ales in their signature range. With a chic dining setting, whether inside or alfresco, even their food reflects the refinement of the brewery. Expect dishes like lamb t-bone, escargot and perfectly-crisped cod.

Paulaner Bräuhaus

The only place to go for authentic German beer brewed on-site. From Munich lagers to the new and wheaty Hefe Weissbier, everything is quintessentially Bavarian. To round off the German experience, their restaurant serves up classics like sausages, rosti and grilled Bavarian meatloaf.

The Pump Room

If Clarke Quay is your ‘hood and beer is your thing, you’re in luck. Aside from their nightly live music performances to get your hips shaking and feet tapping, The Pump Room brews natural and preservative-free suds. There’s also a full dinner menu, which serves wagyu beef carpaccio, pastas and baked lamb ragout.

RedDot Brewhouse

This brewery and its garden setting are to be found In the quiet enclave of Dempsey Hill. Don’t miss the kooky Monster Green Lager (yes, it is actually green) that gets its color from spirulina. Novelty aside, there are more traditional brews like the summer ale, English ale and Czech pilsner. The food menu leans on comforting Italian dishes and meat-heavy mains.

Tawandang Brewery

A Thai transplant, this microbrewery has comfortably made a home in Singapore. Its German brews include Dunkels, Weizens and the ever-popular lagers. Food-wise they’ve got all manner of modern Thai-meets-German cuisine like deep-friend pork knuckles served with spicy sauce and grilled seabass in spicy seafood sauce.