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The Pump Room

Bars and pubs Raffles Place
The Pump Room
Photo: Keng Lim
The Pump Room
Photo: Keng Lim

The clubby and touristy vibes of Clarke Quay might not seem ideal for a microbrewery, but The Pump Room’s ten years of existence will prove all you naysayers wrong. Granted, you’ll have to muscle your way through crowds and particularly daft servers, but the beer at the end of it is worth the hassle. If you’d rather avoid that area, the bar has an outlet in Great World City, too.

Thanks to massive 3,000-litre tanks, five beers ($10.50-$16.50) are available all year round and poured straight from those vats. The Pump Room Lager is the best-seller, and it’s easy to see why: it’s the most approachable drink on this list. Our favourite, however, has to be the Golden Ale, a fruity, summery brew that bursts with subtle raisin notes.

We hate to say this, but avoid the food – everything from Tomahawk steaks ($108) to duck confit ($32) – at all costs. It’s simply not worth the pretty penny.

By: Iliyas Ong


Venue name: The Pump Room
Address: 3B River Valley Rd
Opening hours: Mon-Fri & Sun 5pm-3am; Sat 5pm-4am
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