9 New Places For December
The end of the year is near and Singapore gives us an early Christmas present in the form of 9 new bars and restaurants. As it is ‘jolly-season’ already, we are ready to explore heavy cocktails, buttery menus as well as some fusion BBQ grills. Let’s see what else these 9 spots have on offer.
As the name already suggests, the menu is designed around one prominent ingredient – however not exclusively. Meat and seafood lovers can look forward to t-bone steaks, Boston lobsters, and more. The kitchen team even created their own signature butters, such as the mustard butter as well as a red wine and fig butter. Interesting is also their Happy Hour that offers 4 craft beer bottles for $40 and house pour wines at already $10. Tanjong Pagar Road never gets old.
Located at Robertson Quay, Decker Barbecue brings back the American BBQ-style. With a small, selected and very meaty menu, this outlet offers you the ultimate meat choice of sophistication. Vegetarians should really go somewhere else or opt to enjoy some American craft beers, such as Shiner Bock Beer. Decker Barbecue opens only between 6pm-11pm and is closed on Mondays.
Portico – Dempsey Hill
Along come some meaty delights with European flavours. Highlights include locally farmed chicken and Pulau Ubin beer-battered emperor snapper. Their daily Happy Hour seems interesting too – cocktails go as 1-for-1 between 5pm-8pm. Portico’s second outlet is located at Dempsey Hill.
Craig Road has a new spot to check out. Kite praises itself with rare wine labels and crafty spirits. If you are looking for modern comfort food with a boozy touch, then you should pass Kite to get a bite to eat. Besides salmon and Ubin sea bass, you will find soba rillettes and coffee-flavoured ‘dirty vegetables’ on the menu. When it comes to drinks, we recommend Moritz Beers from Spain and the ‘For Goodness Sake’ cocktail that comes with gin, sake, and shoyu.
Don’t Tell Mama
It’s a curious combo between American, Mexican, and Korean BBQ. Their fusion menu offers Kimchi Fires, Burnin’ Prawn Burritos as well as Bulgogi Quesadilla. The cocktail menu is just as exciting, presenting classic Mojitos next to Apple Jalapeno Soju signature cocktails. Make sure to check out their weekly Instagram contests, offering 3 liquid buffets to the lucky winners.
Just having celebrated their grand opening in the beginning of December, the second OverEasy outlet on Orchard Road aims to get you ‘oversleazy’. Besides beer-pong table and other pastime activities, one can look forward to beers and house pour spirits at $8 during their weekday Happy Hour from 5pm-8pm. Worth trying are also their alcoholic slushies, starting from $17 – try the Old Cuban with rum, vanilla sugar, mint, lime, and prosecco.
This elegant spot has already opened a couple of weeks ago. Naming the bar after the famous cocktail the Gibson, you should know what boozy experience to expect. Their cocktails are classified into four categories, ranging from nostalgic and adventurous to fun and rare. There will be something for every taste, starting from $22. If you want it slightly cheaper, you should go for some lager from Brooklyn or wine from Hawkes Bay, NZ.
Keong Saik never gets old, as almost every other month something new is happening around here. This time around we are presented with a modern Asian restaurant that holds an interesting selection of craft beers. Their cocktails are looking pretty fly as well – try the ‘Whiter Than Pale’ coming with gin, elderflower, lemon juice, sugar, and fluffy egg whites.