EMERALD HILL - The name Ice-Cold Beer pretty much says it all about this unpretentious drinking den in the Emerald Hill enclave just off Orchard Road. Here you have more than 60 types of local and international beers to choose from by the bottle, can or draught. They also have great pub grub like chicken wings, fish n’ chips and pizzas and pool tables and darts boards for those who fancy a game with their icy cold beers.
Why you should come here:
Housed in a Peranakan shophouse from 1910, Ice-Cold Beer has lots of old school charm going on like dark wood floors and shelving, leather sofas and stools and vintage beer posters and signs on the walls. However, what sets them apart from other laid-back watering holes—besides their massive selection of beer—are their custom ice tanks built into the bar. These long glass-fronted cases are packed with ice and bottles of beer, so every bottle ordered is indeed ice cold.
What we love:
This is a super easy-going place that’s perfect for when you just want to chill out with a few cold ones among friends. Sidle up to the long bar on the ground floor and watch the bartender pluck your beer out of the huge vats of ice, head to the back for a game of darts, or make your way up the staircase at the back to hang out upstairs in Stellar Bar where you’ll find pool tables and lots of flat-screen TVs where you can watch the latest sports matches. And in keeping with their accessible-to-all theme, prices here are very reasonable for both drinks and food.
Check in with Ice-Cold Beer’s Facebook page to see what monthly promotions they’ve got going on, because they always have rotating specials on everything from beer to whisky, as well as fun parties and competitions including the Monster Mug Challenge where the goal is to down a massive mug of beer in 30 seconds to win 12 beers on the house.
Beers start at $8++ and during Happy Hours from 5pm to 9pm you can grab one-for-one bottles of Heineken, pints of Hoegaarden for $11++ and jugs of Stella Artois for $23++.