Not your usual drinks: we have frozen beer slushies, takeaway draft beers and a vanilla-scented whiskey. Check out Atmosphere Bistro, Nickeldime Drafthouse and The Beast’s new brunch this month.
In the day, Atmosphere Bistro is a family-friendly seaside bistro serving food for sharing such as Flaming Pizza ($22.80) topped with prawn, salami and mushrooms, or triple-stacked Atmosphere Burger ($22.80), stuffed with pork, turkey and chicken patties. At night, it transforms into a beer lover’s hangout; try the signature Calpis Kirin frozen beer slushie ($13) alongside savoury teriyaki sauce-glazed grilled squid ($9.80) and sweet molten lava cake ($11.80) with vanilla ice cream.
Mon-Thu 5pm-12am, Fri 5pm-1am, Sat 10am-2am, Sun 10am-1am. #01-25/26/27 Parkland Green, 920 East Coast Parkway. Tel: 6440 9705
Everything exudes beer at Nickeldime Drafthouse–from the 15 (!) seasonal craft beers on tap, to the takeaway The Liquor Store with a screaming neon beer sign and beer-infused bites. We nursed our Buxton Brewing Jacob Ladder (2.7% alc, a great introductory drink); easily ploughed through our Beer Geek Platter ($42, a feast of stout meatballs with beer barbecue glaze, beer sriracha candied nuts, hot crab IPA three-cheese dip, and ale snapper fish and chips); and enjoyed our well-balanced Beer Crepe ($12). Tabao a growler (from $29.90, holds about two litres of tapped beer) when you’re there.
Daily 11am-11pm. #01-06, 273 Thomson Road. Tel: 6256 0261
Things just got better at The Beast with its Southern Throwdown eat-all-you-can and drink-all-you-can brunch ($68) with reservations of six pax and above. The new menu is skillfully matched to the Beam Small Batch Collection of bourbons, each with a unique recipe and age. We couldn’t get enough of the classic chicken & waffles, served with Knob Creek, the longest aged bourbon in the collection–it is modelled after 1900-era style whiskey, with a toasty, woody caramel sweetness that gives some edge to the juicy fried chicken. The pulled pork hash has plenty of brawn, yet finds its match in Baker’s, a smooth vanilla-scented whiskey made with special jug yeast that is tawny and silky.
Sun 10am-5pm. 17 Jalan Klapa. Tel: 6295 0017