Popular Vietnamese craft brewery has relocated its Singapore flagship gastropub
September 15th, 2020
Popular Vietnamese craft brewery recently relocated their Singapore flagship gastropub/taproom into a new space on Keong Saik Road. Famous internationally for their creative brews – both traditional beer styles and special seasonal brews showcasing regional culinary ingredients – the new Heart of Darkness taproom features 25 taps serving both house brand brews together with beers created in collaboration with local Singapore craft brewers.
Featuring a rustic deco of concrete flooring, utilitarian timber furniture, and exposed raw brickwork, the interior is overlooked by a large mural across the back wall. Created by local visual artist Tobyato, the striking mural expresses the melding of Singapore and Vietnam cultures with an intertwined dragon and a Merlion set against a setting sun.
Standout beers on the drinks menu include Dream Alone Pale Ale – a single hop pale ale showcasing Mosaic from the US; Futile Purpose Cucumber Pilsner – fresh pilsner style with a soft malt body and gentle summer brightness; and Director’s Cacao Nib Porter – a soft porter infused with Vietnamese cacao nibs.
Complimenting the craft beers, a list of 14 cocktails features classic drinks with a twist of integrating beer into each recipe – typified by the light and refreshing Bloody Sunset ($19) with Aperol, Cointreau Blood Orange, Brass Lion Butterfly Gin, and First Sunset Pale Ale. Highlights from the Western-Asian food menu include the Asian-influenced tapas, while substantial main courses include grilled Wagyu; beer-battered Fish & Chips Taco; and the British-style Chorizo Sausage Roll.
A Weekend Brunch menu offers a 2-hour free-flow package including a brunch dish and free flow of select cocktails and beers (S$88 per pax).
Heart Of Darkness Food
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