February 24, 2021
Mikkeller opens bar in cultural heritage hot spot of Singapore
The brewery’s new Singapore location is a hawker stall at the city’s bustling Chinatown Complex Food Centre. The bars wide range of craft beer will be a perfect addition to the 260 food stalls and shops.
Singapore's hawker culture is a source of pride for Singapore and Singaporeans, and reflects the republic’s living heritage and unique multiculturalism. Just recently it was added to Unesco’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage, which emphasizes the distinctiveness of Mikkeller’s new Singapore location at the famous Hawker fare at Chinatown Complex Food Centre.
“I am excited for Mikkeller to open up at this unique location in Singapore and to work with our new great partner to bring our beers to the local people. Hawker stalls and street food is a part of Asian culture that I really love. It is a fun new environment for us, and will be a good addition to our other locations in South East Asia,” says Mikkel Bjergsø, Mikkeller’s Founder and Chief Creative Officer.
Mikkeller also operate bars in Bangkok, Tokyo and Seoul and will soon open its second location in Shanghai.
On the lookout
The new Mikkeller location in Smith Street will open in collaboration with SST Trading Co., a craft beer distribution company founded by beer industry veterans Kuok Meng Chao and Daniel Goh. The beer loving Singaporean duo has previously run a craft beer bar, Smith Street Taps & Friends, at the same location, but jumped at the possibility to work with Mikkeller.
“We are happy that the stall remains a place for people to discover and enjoy well-crafted beers, and we are excited to be working with Mikkeller, a brewery known for its experimental and novel brews, with the added bonus of Chinatown’s famed hawker fare,” says Kuok.
The General Manager of Mikkeller Bar Singapore is Sylvester Fedor, who has previously worked as the Group Manager of Mikkeller Bangkok, adds: “I’m positive that the customers at this famous hawker fare will love the concept, and we will be on the lookout for another space to continue growing Mikkeller’s brand in Singapore.”
The small bar has 10 beers on tap, as well as a curated list of packaged Mikkeller beers alongside international and local breweries.
Running and world class beer
In relation to the opening of Mikkeller Bar in Smith Street on March 2, the local chapter of Mikkeller Running Club (MRC) will also be kickstarted a few days later on March 6.
Established in 2014 with the philosophy that enjoying great beer and doing a bit of physicalactivity can help members find balance in life, MRC conducts runs on the first Saturday of the month. Various routes, paces and distances suitable for all types of runners are available,plus participants are rewarded a complimentary beer on Mikkeller after completing the run.
Highlights of Mikkeller Singapore’s opening tap list include the official brew of Mikkeller Beer Celebration 2020, the Fruits of the Sun Berliner, as well as Resting Brew Face, a New England style double IPA.
Coming weeks will see more specials on tap, such as the Spontan Acai, a sour ale brewed with acai berries and aged in oak barrels, as well as a Belgian strong dark ale, Santa’s Little Helper.
Mikkeller Singapore Grand Opening March 2
Mikkeller Running Club Singapore Kickstart March 6
Mikkeller Singapore Chinatown Complex 335 Smith Street Singapore 050335
Phone number: +65 8143 6901
- Tues-Fri 5.30pm–10pm
- Sat 2.30pm–10pm
- Closed Sun & Mon