Drinks & Co Kitchen at Holland Village is a near replica of its original flagship wining and dining outlet along Club Street, but at the slightly less quieter Lorong Mambong stretch in the expatriate residential estate.
Most of us are familiar with Drinks & Co – the on-premise and retail wine and spirits space opened at 44 Club Street back in 2013, which was quickly followed by Drinks & Co Grill at 81 Club Street in 2015 which is more of a sit-down dining space. When they opened Drinks & Co was one of the first to have introduced the concept of buying a bottle of wine or spirits off retail, and then paying a small premium to have it opened on-site. And while margins would have been thinner for them, the lower cost for the consumer brought a boom in business and resulted in Drinks & Co being constantly packed and rowdy in the evenings (some say, to the consternation of its more genteel neighbours along the stretch).
Drinks & Co Kitchen in Holland Village, opened late last year, follows pretty much the same concept, combining that with a kitchen offering simple diner food like burgers, pizzas and various grilled items.
Of course, the expansive alcohol selection at Drinks & Co Kitchen is the key draw here, offering a wide selection of wines such as sparkling cava from Spain’s Codorníu, or mostly New World still offerings such as California’s Cannonball Wine Company and New Zealand’s Rod McDonald Wines.
If you prefer your spirits, though, it has you covered as well. In fact you can buy a bottle of whisky, gin or rum along with various mixers to make your own cocktails, such as a gin and tonic, for example.
Beer lovers will be intrigued by the Belgian Heverlee available on draught, which is still relatively rare around Singapore. There are two variants here: a crisp if somewhat sweet lager, as well as a more refreshing and citrusy Belgian-style witbier. Heverlee – as is with most of the offerings available at Drinks & Co outlets – is brought in by Brand Connect Asia, an alcohol import and distribution company affiliated to Drinks & Co.
As for food, don’t expect earth-shattering gastronomic delights. You’re looking at pub grub, such as the rather delicious Co Wagyu Burger ($17+) or Quattro Formagi ($25+) pizza, that helps line the tummy in anticipation of the long night of drinking ahead. Otherwise there’s brunch on the weekends – the Huevos Rancheros ($15+) or the hipster favourite Eggs Benedict ($15+), for example, are both affordable and perfect as hangover cures after a late night drinking spree.
And of course if you’d love a hair of the dog too to help you cure any residual ills, you’d be in the right place too.
Address 27 Lor Mambong, Singapore 277686
Opening Hours 2pm to 1am Mondays to Fridays, 11am to 1am Saturdays and Sundays
Tel (65) 6463 4995