Red Dot Brewhouse Hot
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.
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!
User Ratings Summary
User rating summary from: 5 user(s)
Perfect beer, food and atmosphere
To describe Red Dot in one word, delight. From the green beer to the massive tower with sparklers that came out for my friend the birthday goer, everything was entertaining and frankly, hilarious. Not too sure how I feel about the ‘health benefits’ of the green beer, but it makes drinking out a much funnier experience, and lots of ‘where is that from?’ questions on my snapchat.
It’s alfresco seating, and more of a restaurant than a bar, so although we may have annoyed a few of the diners, I was having way too much fun to try and remember to try and keep the noise down. All the fairy lights and the shrubbery gave it a really cosy atmosphere, and it being more of a restaurant means that you avoid the usual rowdiness of a bar or pub, normally you’ll end up being the rowdy bunch. The toilets were a bit too far away but that’s hardly an aspect to complain about, and the music didn’t try to be cool, I loved the Michael Jackson playing and I want more nights out to play the same stuff.
If you just fancy a chilled night enjoying freshly brewed beers and the option of high quality food being served until 11pm, then Red Dot is worth a visit. Come with your friends for a relaxed night of fun, or just simply with your family to try some of the food, I only tried a little however It was perfect, and was just as good as their beers.
I have been to both the Dempsey and Boat Quay branch, and I will always leave either satisfied. With the live music playing in the alfresco dining area, it's a good place to escape from work stress or have a big group gathering with your friends.
I love and crave for their green beer which I haven't found it at any other bars. Not only does it comes with health benefits, it's pretty refreshing; dull with a tinge of sweetness lingering. You should order their buffalo wings to go with your beer. Though sinful, these are the kind of food-sins i wouldn't mind committing.
Great place for good beer
RedDot at Dempsey is a lovely place to kick back with a pint of refreshing home-brewed beer. I love the alfresco dining concept and the live band - its location amidst the greenery of Dempsey also means that there is less of the usual weekend crowd to jostle with.
I especially love their lime wheat beer. It is refreshing, light and doesn't leave an unpleasant aftertaste. It is tart and fizzy, with the distinctive zest of lime. Perfect with a side of fried chicken wings or potato wedges.
I also like their Weizen beer, which is light-bodied and easy to drink. It reminds me vaguely of Erdinger, but slightly more tart.
Red Dot is worth a visit for a night of reasonably priced beer amidst lush greenery and live music.
Unique green beer
I would recommend drinking here instead of dining. The foods are normal, nothing really special and can be quite pricey. But do remember to order their in-house special green beer, which is said to be healthier than those usual beers. Their beer menu actually shows the benefits of the green beer, mainly helping in preventing heart diseases. How true is that, well you probably got to do a research on the ingredients.
I especially love the atmosphere of this place, and yes it’s alfresco drinking with greenery surrounding. Before making a trip there, do make a reservation as I think it’s usually full house on weekends.
This place is not only for the youngsters. I actually brought my parents there during their wedding anniversary night. If you are thinking of bringing your parents for some drinks yet find it weird to hit the pubs/clubs, why not come here?
Great atmosphere, reasonably priced beers
A group of 12 of us headed here for drinks after dinner at Dempsey, and we were not disappointed.
The beers were reasonably priced, and we could get a tower of their own brews of beer for about 60 per tower. They were serving a particularly unique brew of beer that was green in color, which we tried but didn't turn up to be particularly easy to stomach due to the overwhelming taste of vegetables.
Service was great - they tried their best to arrange a table for such a large group even though we had no booking, and they were attentive and responded to us very efficiently while taking orders and assisting us through the night.