What: Cheap and Good Beer.
Why: Beer. Cheap and Good. Beer. (Have you been reading…)
Where: Indoor Stadium (Stadium MRT Station) and Riverside Point (Clarke Quay MRT Station)
Good: Beer. Facilities and Ambience. Service competency and ratio.
Bad: Slightly impatient/curt staff. Some flies (which stayed outdoors) from the afternoon heat and outdoor refuse collection points.
I went twice to the Indoor Stadium restaurant and out of all the beers and beer places to date, only London Ale (tasted by this author in the namesake city in the UK itself) ranked up there. This may be a predisposition to ales speaking, though.
As per the name, I would say the beer is the main draw – most customers had a jug-in-a-bucket if they weren’t grabbing a quick lunch and running off, and then even those had pints or clearly were teetotalers (possible bias in this speculation).
The first visit with a friend netted me a Honey Apricot Ale while the second got me a weekend promotion (for $18++), the choice of which I picked the bar burger accompanied with the Oatmeal Stout (free flow of 1 soft drink choice is available instead). The burger came with the largest un-fried onion rings that I’ve ever seen, the rest of the salad was fresh while the burger was typical but solid. The Honey Apricot was a happy beer, not one of strong aftertaste (as noted by the friend) while the Oatmeal would be the smoky (but not overbearing) masculine counterpart. The most interesting thing I noticed about them was that the taste lingered throughout the day until the respective next meal was consumed, reminding the Chinese saying “回味无穷” (translated loosely as “bottomless nostalgia”).
Apart from the beer, there were multiple TV screens (at Indoor Stadium) showing a whole variety of sports, a pool table, ample space (although I’ve seen it get really crowded at both outlets past dinnertime). The staff were generally well-numbered at the off-peak times during which I was present (once at lunch, once at 4+pm), and the only gripes I can muster are that the fare is rather standard US-Canadian and the staff can sometimes be a bit curt, but handled the beer well and took the trouble to ask me for last orders before the next time-pricing slot rolled in.
Their most important menus are not available on their latest official website – they are for the beers of course. The beers are some of the cheapest from 12-6pm ($6-11 per half litre) and comparable to other big names like Paulaner and Brotzeit (and once again, I thought the beer here was better). Edit: I just realised that Paulaner supplies Brotzeit with their beers.
Brewerkz also sells beer by the bottle and keg.
Brewerkz has 2 outlets, 1 at Clarke Quay (Riverside Point) and the other facing the Singapore River at Indoor Stadium as abovementioned. (Information below is from Brewerkz’s website).
30 Merchant Road #01-05/06 Riverside Point, Singapore 058282
Brewerkz@Singapore Indoor Stadium
2 Stadium Walk #01-06/07/K1