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“Nice Place for Meet-ups”

RedDot BrewHouse Dempsey
Ranked #728 of 11,201 Restaurants in Singapore
Price range: US$ 15 - US$ 50
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Good for: Business meetings, Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Tanglin
Description: The brand name RedDot traces my first encounter with beer brewing in South Africa. It all happened in 1997 when I was on a safari holiday at Kruger National Park.One afternoon, I passed two South African soldiers who were chatting away beside a military truck, which was parked a short distance from the stockade where I was staying. At that time, the thought of joining these two soldiers sitting in the open safari with lions, impalas and elephants roaming in the background really thrilled me. That would be the highlight of my South African holiday. Driven by this curiosity, I drove out of the stockade to find these two soldiers in order to enjoy this unusual freedom.The soldiers were also happy to meet a visitor from Singapore. They offered me an unlabelled bottled beer. Having a cold beer in the sweltering heat in the middle of nowhere was just great. I asked them for the brand and they said it was home-brewed. That was the first time I heard of home-brew. The South African soldiers assured me that it was easy to brew and directed me to buy the ingredients from a homebrew shop in Johannesburg.At one of the homebrew shops, I was asked whether I wanted to brew an Ale or a Lager. At that time, not knowing enough about beers, I was puzzled. The ingredients were packed and marked with either one red dot or with no marking at all. I chose the packet with one red dot. That began my journey into brewing. As such, when I decided to set up a microbrewery, RedDot becomes a natural choice of a name.Subsequent years saw me spending much time researching and building brewing equipment on my own in order to experiment and to create different types of beer. Finally, I decided to validate my brewing knowledge in the States. The course gave me the confidence that I was ready.RedDot BrewHouse at Dempsey is a passion that took almost a decade to materialize. Housing a brewery in a historical building that was rich in military history and set in lush tranquility was simply irresistible. An old dilapidated barrack was restored to what you see today with some of the original bricks that were 100 odd years old. Two and a half years later in 2010, we found another beautiful historical building at Boat Quay, south bank of the Singapore River mouth, a river that was the source of entrepot trade and life in early Singapore. The second RedDot BrewHouse now offers our signature beers from a row of old Chinese shop houses which is rich in commercial history of our early Chinese settlers.Beers, an age old historical beverage, to be enjoyed in age old historical buildings like Dempsey’s Tanglin Barracks (1860) and Boat Quay’s old commercial Chinese shop houses (1826). RedDot Beers, housed in rich history, rich in taste. Cheers!
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

The place is convenient for get-togethers with friends as it is quite central and has ample free parking lots. The ambiance is quite relaxing, the staff generally attentive and polite, and the menu has a decent selection of beer to choose from. The price is quite reasonable as well. For a group of 8 people on a Friday night, we averaged about S$42/pax for food and drinks.

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Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Held an outing with colleagues from work. The outdoor area was a great place for socializing with a few drinks and appetizers. Nice relaxed atmosphere as well.

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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Their special brew is a green beer with spirulina as ingredient. It is a light beer taste more like lemonade than beer.

The Vegetarian Burger was good, not too soggy or dry, but came with fried rice noodles which is strange but taste good.

We came here during mid week & in the early evening, so it wasnt crowded, but as it get later, the place filled up quickly.

It was a relaxing ambience surrounded by music and lots of greenery in Dempsey.

Thank Rachel_PRL
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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Brought my friends from australia here to have dinner and drinks. We loved it! Food was fantastic, chargrilled with lovely flavor. Also a tower of that green beer was very good, smooth and did not make you feel bloated even after a few pints.

Recommend the sausage platter, squid tubes, wagyu beef grill, satay, lamb...
All fantastic. Desserts the flaming creme brulee and choc mousse was great.

Live band was very good too! Just a great night out with friends, would come back again and again. Highly recommend.

Thank Candice N
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Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Great beer and chicken wings! Tried the Summer Ale beer and taste was very smooth! The outdoor seating is quite dark. Be careful if you are driving, police road blocks seems to be common at Demsey even on weekday nights, preferably not to drive if you plan to drink. They serve steak, burgers, pasta, etc. Green beer seems to be popular. Free parking right outside the restaurant. Service staff are friendly.

Thank TravelCharger
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