There's much more to the East than the new Sports Hub and good seafood. We've rounded up the 25 best places to get a tipple or two as well.
Although 1942 may not necessarily have been a good year, this is arguably Singapore's only private war-themed venue. The restaurant serves American food like garden salads and roast chicken, as well as an extensive list of beers and cocktails. It may be a little eerie with all the wartime paraphernalia, but the alfresco area allows you to get out in the sunshine.
This weekend-only outfit is a sister outlet to famed hawker stall The Good Beer Company. Expect more of their impressive range of craft brews including Rogue Santa's Private Reserve Ale and Bottleworks' 13th Anniversary Ale. If you manage to come in at the right time, there are also beer flights and tasting sessions.
This neighborhood microbrewery boasts around 15 different types of brews, like their award-winning Red Ale. They've also got a pretty decent selection of pub grub that includes freshly-shucked oysters.
Coffeeshop by day and hawker-bar by night, this is a perfect all-day destination. The breezy bistro stocks over 70 labels of beer, including a Belgian Trappist brew. Food-wise, it's perfect for a day or night at the pub with burgers, tacos and chili dogs, as well as a halal eatery.
A popular hangout for those who want three types of cuisines under one roof, this Katong edition promises that and more. They've got plenty of beer, wines and cocktails starting at $7, as well as affordable American pub grub, Thai and Indian fare.
Hostels make some of the best pubs with a bunch of enthusiastic travelers and great beer like Chimay and ciders like Kopparberg and Brothers. It doesn't hurt that this Joo Chiat hangout has great people watching, too.
If you love Belgian/French moules-frites (mussels and fries), this will hit the spot with over 20 types of mussel dishes available and an extensive Belgian and European beer menu to match. There's plenty of shade and good sea views, making this a prime long dinner spot.
The sister to beloved bottle shop East of Avalon wines, no points for guessing what this place's forte is. There are tons of ciders on the menu, but they've also got a pretty good range of English ales and pub grub to pair it with.
The Changi offshoot of popular Raffles Place haunt Five Bar continues its tradition of offering $5 deals. The izakaya-like bar has lots of Japanese skewers, breaded oysters and lotus chips, on top of their nightly $5 deals like Asahi pints and cocktail of the day.
This eight-year old Siglap hangout has certainly outdone most of its neighborhood establishments with lots of beer, hearty food like fish & chips, buffalo wings and grilled seafood. There are plenty of locals and backpackers (the upstairs space is a hostel) to liven up the atmosphere.
Sports fan need not look any further with this sports bar that has darts, a foosball table, pool and soccer screenings. Settle down with a range of beers from Australia and South Africa and cheer on that team of yours, or get competitive with some friends.
A staple in any Singaporean's pub experience, Harry's is synonymous with easy (and often slightly greasy) pub grub and lots of beers and wines. One of the plus points for this space is that it's close to the wakeboarding facility and has an easygoing, skater dude feel.
If you don't know about Immigrants, you've been living under a rock. They've got seriously legit Peranakan and Eurasian bites alongside a good variety of whiskey and beers. Line your stomach before you sit down for some Glenmorangies whiskeys and Trappiste Rochefortes ales.
This Siglap neighborhood pub serves French and Western grub and is great for a casual day of snacking and tipples. Everything's pretty reasonably-priced too with beers and wines hovering around $11.
A Mexican-inspired taqueria, the cute and inviting space serves renditions of Mexican favorites, tacos and burritos. They're pretty niche when it comes to their booze selection, with a wide variety of tequilas, mezcals and cachacas. Once you're all liquored up, you can try your hand at their level 5 hot sauce challenge.
Seems like East Coast is ripe for multi-cuisine spots with this one serving up an array of Japanese, North Indian, Italian-Asian and tapas options. If the food's got you confused, they're also advocates for emerging artists with plenty of works on show at the industrial, concrete space. Drinks-wise they've got you covered with beers, wines, ciders, cocktails, Japanese sakes, whiskeys and other spirits.
On the far end of East Coast Road, this place may be better known for food like their Kurobuta pork rack and steak burger, but we don't discount their rustic beer garden vibe with live music on weekends. Everyone loves some suds on a balmy night.
Who doesn't enjoy the sound of a beach club? This 120-seater shares the premises with PA Water-Venture and is unpretentious and super laidback. They've got a mix of Mexican and Indian grub, which certainly makes for an interesting mix, as well as beers, wines and beachy cocktails like mojitos, margaritas and sangrias.
This Mediterranean spot has all manner of pizzas and pastas, as well as a special apple crumble that's only available once a day. There's also an impressive drinks selection with over 100 beers and ales that it's no wonder the restaurant got voted as one of Miele's Top 500 restaurants in Asia.
This kitschly-named joint is actually really comfy and has become a dinner and drinks hotspot for locals. The food's pretty straightforward with dishes like chicken liver parfait and onion tartlets, but the drinks are slightly more interesting. You'll find buckshot ales (like an IPA) and Australia-centric wines.
Located along East Coast Parkway, this laidback bistro is perfect for an afternoon or night out with friends. With a "beach garden" vibe, they've got a menu comprising of pastas and pizzas, as well as a list of cocktails, wines and beers. Plus, they even sometimes host yoga classes.
Rabbit Carrot Gun's sister establishment offers a playful gastropub vibe with craft beers and ales like Blonde Bombshell and a porter ale, Digger. You'll find quintessentially British bites like pies, Scotch eggs and potted shrimp.
This cool Geylang hangout also boasts some craft brews, namely Archipelago, and other bottled options from around the world. It's a little kitsch (in a good way) with lots of board games to play and nostalgic rattan furniture. Most people who come here have become regulars, which adds to the convivial atmosphere.
This Changi Hotel wine bar is a pretty hidden find for those who dare to venture that far East. There's an in-house sommelier who will be more than happy to recommend you bottles of New or Old World wines, as well as some pretty cool vintages. If the wine's got you dizzy, you can take a leisurely stroll by the beach, too.
Located next to the four segments of what used to be the Berlin Wall, this bistro offers (you guessed it) German pub grub alongside a couple of Asian dishes. The reservoir-side bistro is pretty cool with lots of colorful deck furniture and alfresco spaces. They've got menu items like smoked duck, pizzas, sandwiches and pork knuckles, so expect the same no-frills drinks list. There are commercial brews like Tiger, Hoegaarden and Sapporos, as well as rudimentary cocktails like mojitos, Singapore Slings and Pina Coladas.