Druggists, Tyrwhitt Road
When my friend first told me he'd be taking me to a place called Druggists, I heard "druggies" and I had imagined a hippie, patchouli-scented hole somewhere in a dodgy alley with Rastafarian-looking staff, Bob Marley playing in the background - I think we all know where I'm going with this. But of course, in that Singaporean drawl, "druggists" came out sounding like "druggies".
I saw the sign from afar and still assumed it would be very different from what it was.
I was pleasantly surprised to see a very clean, modern-ish place (it's located in the heritage area near Lavender/Jln Besar Stadium so a lot of the original fittings are still in place) and a gorgeous 23-tap lineup of craft beers.
Walking in to see 23 types of beer on the board with its various alcoholic content and origins can be quite overwhelming for first-timers. I didn't know where to start. The alcoholic in me said to go for the one with the highest alcohol content - but that's a stout and I'm not a huge stout drinker.
Instead, I had the bartender recommend something light and sweet for me. I'm a blond lager type of gal if I do ever drink beer, so they served me a really nice light Harvest ale ($8 for half a pint).
The bartenders are incredibly friendly and will recommend the right draft for you to try. Just tell them your palate preference and they'll do their best to give you something you'd like.
I enjoyed my first visit so much that I paid a second visit to the place again in the same week. This time, I brought my entire family so we could try more beers.
It's a really quiet and chilled out spot to hang out at and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a place for good beers and a down-to-earth vibe.
119 Tyrwhitt Rd
Open Tuesdays to Fridays 4PM-12AM, Saturdays and Sundays from 12PM-12AM