A visit to the hawker stands is on most tourist’s itinerary, so why not check out one of the great Singapore craft beer hawker stands? Enjoy a delicious IPA or stout alongside your dim sum and king crab.
Fortunately, three spots are serving up good craft beer.
1. Smith Street Taps – Chinatown Complex
As the name suggests, Smith Street Taps has around ten craft beers on draft in the Chinatown Complex Food Center (located on Smith Street). Some of those beers are well-known, such as Rouge, Modern Times, and Deschutes, but there are usually some lesser-known, interesting choices you wouldn’t expect. Because their selection rotates regularly, there’s always that element of surprise in what they’ll have to offer. Hence, beer anticipation.
The Chinatown Complex is easy to get to. It’s near the Chinatown metro station and all its attractions. Unfortunately, Smith Street Taps is only open Tuesday – Saturday from 6:30-10:30, so plan accordingly.
2. Good Beer Company – Chinatown Complex
Yeah, you don’t have to go far for number two on our list. The Good Beer Company is right next to Smith Street Taps in the Chinatown Complex. In fact, the two craft beer outlets are collaborators. Get your draft at Smith Street Taps; get your bottles at The Good Beer Company.
And do they have bottles… Expect over 50 beers and ciders to choose from. As you can imagine, these range in both style and popularity.
The stall is small, but the selection is big. The Good Beer Company and Smith Street Taps might make you forget about all the food.
They only bad news? They’re open from 6:00-10:00.
3. Newton Craft Beer – Newton Food Center
With a recent makeover, the Newton Food Center is open and serving again, and Newton Craft Beer is providing nice craft beer at stall 45. Unlike the previous two places, most of their beers are handcrafted in the country, providing you with a unique variety of unknown and unproven beers. But that’s part of the fun, right?
Newton Food Center is one of the more famous food centers in Singapore. It’s very close to the Newton metro station, offers an excellent range of all the hawker stall favorites, and it’s got craft beer.
Newton Craft Beer is open from 6:00 to late.
With craft beer becoming more popular in Singapore, it’s not uncommon to find a good selection in the food centers. Smith Street Taps and The Good Beer company at the Chinatown Complex offer the best selection, and they’re our top pick. Fortunately, there are many stalls following in their footsteps.