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What's your favorite 'watering hole' and why?

Post by Fortan » Wed, 18 Sep 2013 10:33 am

I like to have a cold pint or even a single malt or Jack from time to time and I don't like my venues too noisy and like to be in place where I can have a quiet smoke with my drink.

Scruffy Murphy's at East Coast Park is good place to do that and so is Penny Black on Boat Quay. I like a couple of the Harry's outlets as well. I like the relaxed feeling of a laid back place I guess and some of the pubs are better than others. However I guess I looking for some new inspiration on a few new places to go.

So as the subject says: What's your favorite 'watering hole' and why?

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Post by Wd40 » Wed, 18 Sep 2013 10:57 am

My home or a food court nearby :lol:

There is a food court in front of my house that serves Bud 650ml for $5.50. Epic win!

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 18 Sep 2013 11:04 am

You actually drink that crap? I'm a Yank and I won't touch it the stuff!
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Post by PNGMK » Wed, 18 Sep 2013 11:30 am

Sad to say the days of half decent pubs in the suburbs of Singapore are almost ended... I'm thinking of the Wagon Wheel, Faber Valley Pub etc.... these places are disappearing and won't be back. There's nothing within walking distance of my place except horrible KTV places (aka brothels) and a hawker stall that is the last one standing - so I drink at a hawkers if I'm drinking near home.

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Post by Fortan » Wed, 18 Sep 2013 11:36 am

Has anyone been to Obama's? Strange name for an Irish Pub :)
http://www.obamas.asia/

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Post by nakatago » Wed, 18 Sep 2013 11:41 am

Holland Village Food Court has 6.80 SGD Erdinger.
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Re: What's your favorite 'watering hole' and why?

Post by ecureilx » Wed, 18 Sep 2013 11:51 am

Fortan wrote:So as the subject says: What's your favorite 'watering hole' and why?
I go to a bar in a '4 storey' building .. because I get happy hour draft tiger till late .. :)

And very soon my other favourite place, Muddy Murphy's, for their Strong Bow, maybe gone :( :(






PS: Isn't Obama Irish ??

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Post by nakatago » Wed, 18 Sep 2013 11:55 am

ecureilx wrote: PS: Isn't Obama Irish ??
O'bama http://www.moneygall.com/trace-obamas-r ... mily-tree/
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Post by zzm9980 » Wed, 18 Sep 2013 11:55 am

It depends who I'm with. Someone I want to have a serious or important conversation with? Then somewhere quiet and relaxed. A friend from out of town or just somewhere to have fun (but not get smashed?) I like places with a view. These tend to be pricier, but I usually only have 2-3 drinks so it works out.

Best view in Singapore? The bar on the roof of Raffles Place. Best of any I've been to? The bar on top of the Ritz (118th floor of ICC) in Hong Kong.


Here is some gratuitous self promotion of shots from various bars :P As you can see, I go for the sunsets and views as much or more so than the drinks.

Top of Raffles place on Monday:
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118th Fl of ICC in Hong Kong (Ozone Bar):
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Bar in Park Hyatt Shanghai (94th fl):
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Bar at Leela Kovalam (Trivandrum, India):
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Re: What's your favorite 'watering hole' and why?

Post by Saint » Wed, 18 Sep 2013 12:25 pm

Fortan wrote: Scruffy Murphy's at East Coast Park is good place to do that and so is Penny Black on Boat Quay. I like a couple of the Harry's outlets as well. I like the relaxed feeling of a laid back place I guess and some of the pubs are better than others. However I guess I looking for some new inspiration on a few new places to go.

So as the subject says: What's your favorite 'watering hole' and why?
Scruffy Murphy's closed down quite awhile ago?

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Post by Wd40 » Wed, 18 Sep 2013 12:52 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:You actually drink that crap? I'm a Yank and I won't touch it the stuff!
Yeah :) I have tried most cheap beers available here including breda, dester, chang, singha, becks, asahi and sapporo.

I drink chang most often, if I drink at home. Get it from fairprice 6 cans for $10.50.
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Re: What's your favorite 'watering hole' and why?

Post by the lynx » Wed, 18 Sep 2013 12:56 pm

Fortan wrote:I like to have a cold pint or even a single malt or Jack from time to time and I don't like my venues too noisy and like to be in place where I can have a quiet smoke with my drink.

Scruffy Murphy's at East Coast Park is good place to do that and so is Penny Black on Boat Quay. I like a couple of the Harry's outlets as well. I like the relaxed feeling of a laid back place I guess and some of the pubs are better than others. However I guess I looking for some new inspiration on a few new places to go.

So as the subject says: What's your favorite 'watering hole' and why?
Having these two mentioned in the same post doesn't seem right. :P

Mine is either Holland Village's food centre, or Thirsty inside Liang Court, CQ (my latest gem - it is something like Cider Pit but cheaper and very quiet), or Muddy Murphy's next to OT (I know!).

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Re: What's your favorite 'watering hole' and why?

Post by Fortan » Wed, 18 Sep 2013 1:13 pm

Saint wrote:
Fortan wrote: Scruffy Murphy's at East Coast Park is good place to do that and so is Penny Black on Boat Quay. I like a couple of the Harry's outlets as well. I like the relaxed feeling of a laid back place I guess and some of the pubs are better than others. However I guess I looking for some new inspiration on a few new places to go.

So as the subject says: What's your favorite 'watering hole' and why?
Scruffy Murphy's closed down quite awhile ago?
I used to go there the first time I lived in Singapore but haven't been there since I returned. I hope it hasn't been closed :(

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Re: What's your favorite 'watering hole' and why?

Post by zzm9980 » Wed, 18 Sep 2013 1:17 pm

Fortan wrote:
Saint wrote:
Fortan wrote: Scruffy Murphy's at East Coast Park is good place to do that and so is Penny Black on Boat Quay. I like a couple of the Harry's outlets as well. I like the relaxed feeling of a laid back place I guess and some of the pubs are better than others. However I guess I looking for some new inspiration on a few new places to go.

So as the subject says: What's your favorite 'watering hole' and why?
Scruffy Murphy's closed down quite awhile ago?
I used to go there the first time I lived in Singapore but haven't been there since I returned. I hope it hasn't been closed :(
Long gone. There is a "beach cabana" that's opened quite close to there. The food sucks, but it's roughly the same view if you just want to sit outside and have a beer.

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Post by Fortan » Wed, 18 Sep 2013 1:19 pm

Wd40 wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:You actually drink that crap? I'm a Yank and I won't touch it the stuff!
Yeah :) I have tried most cheap beers available here including breda, dester, chang, singha, becks, asahi and sapporo.

I drink chang most often, if I drink at home. Get it from fairprice 6 cans for $10.50.
I love Singha... but only together with spicy Thai food. Seems to be taylor made for that. I'd go for a Tiger or Carlsberg any day....

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