The Beast - Singapore
The Beast Unleashes Its American-Made Southern Comfort Fare And One-Of-A-Kind Bourbon Bar On Singapore
Occupying a three story shophouse in Kampong Glam The Beast is unleashed in Singapore. Doling out southern comfort food like chicken and waffles and shrimp and grits, the eatery and bar’s real focus is on its bourbon.
SINGAPORE (November 8, 2013) - Finding a 4,000 square foot three story shophouse in Kampong Glam, Singapore to some people would just be, well, a shophouse. That wasn’t the case with entrepreneur extraordinare Jamie Koh. Koh took one look at the space and thought, “Animal barn.” Translating that thought to humankind’s benefit went a little something like this. Since the first floor of a barn is where the animals generally “play” why not make the bottom floor a space for a casual thirty seat bar with an alfresco corridor? That’s where fifty guests could “graze” on something Koh found on her worldwide travels, bourbon glazed ribs and wings. Hence, The Beast was born.
Lauded as Singapore’s first bourbon bar replete with 148 kinds of bourbon whiskey for two legged animals to choose from, The Beast is not the everyday bar. It’s also a throwback to American southern comfort food. While drinkers acquaint themselves with Wild Turkey and Maker’s Mark tapped from six large wood barrels behind the bar, dishes like shrimp and grits or chicken and waffles swathed in bacon bourbon jam will entertain diners. Diners released on fare like, how do the southerners say it? Like a duck on a bug.
Along with the bourbon on tap, the top shelf bourbon cocktails, and the bourbon glazed ribs The Beast is open seven days a week. It holds court with brunch every Saturday and Sunday. Extensive bottled and draft beers are offered along with the unparalleled selection of 148 types of whiskey, 38 of which are offered daily for a nominal $3 a shot. The Beast’s second floor is for dining and its third is for events.
About Jamie Koh:
Jamie Koh is the Managing Director of The Beast and the owner of Chupitos Bar, Singapore’s first specialized shots bar in Clarke Quay. The business owner was the recipient of the YES! Startup grant by SPRING Singapore and was voted Rising Personality of the Year in 2010. Koh is sufficiently schooled in southern hospitality as she has a Bachelor’s Degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
"Prompt and on point." Jamie Koh, Managing Director of The Beast