Nickeldime Drafthouse

A beer paradise in Novena with 15 rotating taps of international craft brews

The buzz: A specialty beer restaurant invades the mostly sleepy Novena area, with 15 rotating taps full of seasonal craft beers from all over the world.

The decor: Street art meets industrial microbrewery. There are plenty of brick walls adorned with intricate graffiti art and steel pipes that run around the perimeter. It's reminiscent of an updated American diner with backlit vintage signs and lots of wood. However, the mix of steel and felt chairs, as well as rudimentary wooden shelving, update the whole look.

The drinks: A rotating list of 15 craft beers on tap from countries like the USA, UK, Denmark, Japan and Germany to name a few. They're all brought in a keg or two at a time, which means hot sellers run out pretty quickly. If you're indecisive, they've got flights ($25) of four to five beers from breweries like Stone, Anderson Valley, Lost Coast and Buxton Brewing for you to sample. You can also opt for a takeaway growler (2 L.) that you can fill with any beer for $30.

The food: Beer-infused. Although some of the dishes are novelty creations like the beer crepes with granny smith apples ($12), they've got hearty staples like stout meatballs with barbecue glaze ($15), ale snapper fish and chips ($16) and salami and fresh chilli pizza ($18) where even the dough is made with beer instead of water.

The music: Mostly acoustic and not as loud as you expect. For all the jazzy decor, this is a chill watering hole.

The crowd: A steady stream of folks from the neighborhood in their berms, tees and flip-flops, as well as thirsty after-work types looking for some good suds.

Why you'll be back: Aside from the unpretentious and laidback vibe, you can't say no to quality craft brews. This place entices you to come back simply because their taps change so often.

Venue Details
Address: Nickeldime Drafthouse, #01-06 273 Thomson Rd., Singapore, 307644
Phone: 6256-0261
Area: Novena
Open since: October, 2014
Opening hours: daily 11am-11pm
Nearest trainBukit Brown
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