There’s a new taproom along Owen Road that hopes to quench the thirst of craft beer lovers. The Parlour Mirage is an amber-hued shophouse space that features 12 rotating taps (from $13.50) that range from an easy-to-drink Clockwork Tangerine from BrewDog to a sweet strawberry gum stout by Native Series.
But this craft beer house hopes to be more than just a watering hole; it wants to champion local talent as well. On the second floor, you’ll find The Parlour Singapore, a creative workshop and music studio.
And in the kitchen, you’ll find an all-female team dishing up Japanese- and Mediterranean-inspired sharing plates. Start with the addictively crispy fried cheese ($10), or split the egg tofu ($13) that comes wrapped in a blanket of seaweed, then deep-fried till golden. Yakitori is also worth a try; skewers of salmon belly ($9.50), quail eggs ($4.50), scallops ($9.50), and more comes glazed with an aromatic marinade. For heartier mains to line the tummy, dig into rice bowls topped with unagi ($23), beef cubes ($24), and spicy teriyaki chicken ($16).
Decorating the four walls of The Parlour Mirage are art pieces by local artists – all available for sale. Even the music playing in the background has been curated to feature homegrown acts. And once dining restriction eases, live local music performances will come as part of your meal.