Singapore has seen its fair share of bars situated in odd locations, from Smoke & Mirrors, the rooftop bar at the National Gallery Singapore, to The Library, which is hidden behind a bookcase.
Enter 21Moonstone, a bar located on the 9th floor of an old office building.
Situated on the 9th floor of Poh Leng Building at 21 Moonstone Lane (hence the name), this space is a creative co-working studio by day and a beer house by night – at least on Fridays and Saturdays.
A drastic change of pace from the trendy bars and swanky watering holes of Singapore, this bar is laidback and arty.
Think: exposed ceilings, mismatched lights, furniture, floorboards, art scattered around the space, and a giant traditional Chinese signboard!
Did you know most of the resources here are crowdsourced or donated by users of the space?
If you need some air, there is also outdoor seating (and standing) for you and your friends to make yourselves at home.
Great Minds Think Alike
21Moonstone was the brainchild of 4 friends who realised that they needed a communal space not just to work at but to hang out at.
Founded by Yang Er Tan, Jeremy Lim, Vincent Ho, and Narelle Kheng (of The Sam Willows!), each of them brings their own experience and knowledge to the table.
Welcoming freelancers, artists, photographers, and other creative minds, their intention is to establish a safe space for exchanging and generating new ideas.
Where Artistry Meets Celebrity
Considering that one of 21Moonstone’s founders is a celebrity in her own right, the place is no stranger to celebrities.
Drop by for some good, cheap alcohol, and who knows? You may even bump into some familiar faces!
21Moonstone is all about creating a casual setting for big groups of friends to chill and unwind. There’s even an old school arcade machine and card games you and your party can help yourselves to!
21Moonstone’s menu is straightforward, with a trim list of beers, ciders and a secret food menu.
You can’t go wrong with a bottle of Asahi ($8 per bottle) beer. If you’re looking for a change, we hear the Westmalle Trappist Dubbel ($12 per bottle) is founder Jeremy Lim’s personal favourite.
If you get the munchies, the bar offers old school snacks such as Muruku Ikan and Super Ring. Comfort foods such as nachos, seaweed chicken and luncheon meat are also available!
Because most of the food served here are simple finger foods, we recommend you come after dinner. Otherwise, there’s a good Fishhead Steamboat/Tze Char place downstairs called Tian Wai Tian where you can fill your stomachs before you go to 21Moonstone.
A low-key bar that’s big on good vibes, end your week on a good note at 21Moonstone!
Address: 21 Moonstone Lane, Poh Leng Building, #09-01, Singapore 328426
Opening Hours: Fri – Sat: 8pm – 12am
Contact no.: 9187 0898
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