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Brian Kennett

Brian Kennett

Amateur Chef and Foodie Extraordinaire

4 Must-Try Wine Bars on the East Coast

A wine bar is a bar that specializes in providing wine as opposed to beer or liquor. Wine bars can be found all over the world, and our little Red Dot. 

Some wine bars, specializing in Italian, French and/or Australian wine and even Champagne, place an emphasis on the wines that are produced in a particular region or country.

With this definition in mind, this blog is sniper-firing at the ‘purist’ wine bars on East Coast Road. There are FOUR, hence our 4 Must-Try Wine Bars on the East Coast.

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The East Coast Road starts from Katong V Shopping centre and ends at NTUC Fairprice in Siglap. Along the road are four wine bars that we’re calling out as ‘purist’ wine bars for your consideration.

There are many other bars that serve wine, of course, but we’re not classifying them as wine bars for the sake of this review. The wine bar also must be located on East Coast Road.

the winery gourmet | bar

Nestled in the incredible foodie suburb of Siglap, The Winery Gourmet | Bar is a relatively new addition to our suburb’s dining pleasures. Also, an addition that is consistently re-inventing themselves in a positive fashion.

We recently dined on their new free-flow 2-hour Sunday Brunch, and what an absolute cracker it was. Super-affordable and really top-drawer food offerings. A mix of Spanish and Japanese, how about that? That brunch is available Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

What does The Winery Gourmet | Bar have to say about themselves?

"Food and wine unites people and form enduring friendships, setting the table for a life well lived. Let us whisk you away on an epicurean adventure through our aisles of contemporary Asian And European tapas and carefully curated wine selection. Creating shared wine discoveries for new and seasoned wine lovers. The Winery Gourmet Bar welcomes you to join us in unravelling the secrets of Europe sip by sip! We are a European wine bar, a cosy dining space carefully designed for an all-encompassing wine tasting experience."

the winery gourmet | bar Siglap

The Winery Gourmet | Bar @ Siglap Menus

The Winery Gourmet | Bar @ Siglap opening hours

Tuesday3pm–12am
Wednesday3pm–12am
Thursday3pm–12am
Friday3pm–12am
Saturday12pm–12am
Sunday12–10pm
MondayClosed
the winery gourmet | bar wine cellar

How to make a booking and reservation at The Winery Gourmet | Bar @ Siglap

They’re ‘old-skool’ at the moment. So get your phone out or send them an email as below;

Phone: +65 6518 9188

Reservationthewinecove.com.sg

The Winery Gourmet | Bar @ Siglap address

Address: 907 E Coast Rd, #01-03 Springvale, Singapore 459107

The Winery Tapas | Bar @ Chijmes

They have a sister restaurant over at Chijmes.

You can actually book The Winery Tapas | Bar, Chijmes location here with one click (Chope is not yet available for The Winery Gourmet | Bar, Siglap location).

Wine and dine in the midst of a great atmosphere accompanied by delicious offerings at The Winery Tapas | Bar!

Let them whisk you away on an epicurean adventure!

I like that a lot. Maybe our next restaurant review?

the straits wine company siglap outside

They have a dine-in, retail, and delivery service, but only for wine. There is no food. But you can take your own food and wine and dine. Surrounded by hawkers you have some great options there.

It’s a hipster location, usually packed most nights with a gamut of wine aficionados. 

Free same delivery for orders over $200 for orders placed before 18:00 that day.

What does The Straits Wine Company have to say about themselves?​

"The Straits Wine Company was established in 2006 with a singular focus: to celebrate the art of wine with discerning drinkers across Asia. Today, we are a leading wine importer, retailer, and distributor with a presence in Singapore and Malaysia. The Straits Wine Company is an advocate for quality and artisanal wine producers located around the world, with a focus on sourcing well-crafted wines produced by passionate and progressive winemakers. Through the years, The Straits Wine Company has grown to become a trusted partner and collaborator of Michelin-starred restaurants, innovative hospitality groups, and luxury hotels – known for our wine expertise and exceptional service alike. Our mix of 9 retail and drink-in venues located across Singapore, together with our vibrant and evolving e-commerce platform, have perennially served as favourite discovery touchpoints for discerning wine lovers across the island."

the straits wine company siglap interior

The Straits Wine Company Menu

There is no menu at The Straits Wine Company. Like restaurants that will allow to you BYOD (potentially with a corkage fee), The Straits Wine Company has a BYOF. As in, bring your own food. Yep, as long as you are quaffing down on their wines you can bring what you like to eat.

In the Siglap branch, I have even seen customers pop next door to the hawker, Jin Wee Restaurant, and chow down on the amazing charcoal chicken soup whilst enjoying a lovely bottle of red.

What an absolutely fantastic concept. A leader in this Wine Bars (2022 Review).

The Straits Wine Company opening hours

Tuesday12:30–10:30pm
Wednesday12:30–10:30pm
Thursday12:30–10:30pm
Friday12:30–10:30pm
Saturday12:30–10:30pm
Sunday12–9pm
Monday12:30–10:30pm

How to make a booking and reservation at The Straits Wine Company

Phone: +65 6243 2833

Does The Straits Wine Company do deliveries?

Yes indeed they do, and you can place your order via: deliveroo.com.sg, and foodpanda.sg

The Straits Wine Company address in Siglap

Address: 930 E Coast Rd, Singapore 459118

The Straits Wine Company has eight other branches across Singapore

QUAYSIDE ISLE (SENTOSA)

 

31 Ocean Way #01-24/25 Quayside Isle, 098375

Tel : 6292 5633

Email: sentosa@straitswine.com

Opening Hours:

12pm – 9pm (Mon – Fri)

1130am – 9pm (Sat, Sun & PH)

SERANGOON GARDEN WAY

 

80 Serangoon Garden Way #01-80, 555976

Tel : 6285 1075

Email: serangoongarden@straitswine.com

Opening Hours:

1230pm – 1030pm (Mon – Sat)

12pm – 9pm (Sun & PH)

UE SQUARE

 

81 Clemenceau Avenue #01-11, 239917

Tel : 6737 8033

Email: uesquare@straitswine.com

Opening Hours:

1230pm – 1030pm (Mon – Sat)

12pm – 9pm (Sun & PH)

ICON VILLAGE

 

12 Gopeng Street #01-43/44 Icon Village, 078877

Tel : 6327 7433

Email: icon@straitswine.com

Opening Hours:

12pm – 9pm (Mon – Fri)

11am – 8pm (Sat & PH)

*Closed on every Sunday

THE RAIL MALL

 

424 Upper Bukit Timah Rd, 678052

Tel : 6892 2833

Email: railmall@straitswine.com

Opening Hours:

1pm – 11pm (Tues – Sat)

11am – 9pm (Sun & PH)

*Closed on every Monday

BALMORAL PLAZA

 

271 Bukit Timah Road  #01-06A, 259708

Tel : 6733 4733

Email: balmoral@straitswine.com

Opening Hours:

1230pm – 1030pm (Tues – Sat)

12pm – 9pm (Sun & PH)

*Closed on every Monday

SIXTH AVENUE 

 

9 Anamalai Avenue, 279979

Tel : 6467 7433

Email: sixthavenue@straitswine.com

Opening Hours :

1230pm – 1030pm (Mon – Sat)

12pm – 9pm (Sun & PH)

MESS HALL (SENTOSA)

 

2 Gunner Lane #01-01,

Mess Hall Block 17, 099567

Tel : 6513 8296

Email: messhall@straitswine.com

Opening Hours:

12pm – 9pm (Tues – Fri)

11am – 9pm (Sat, Sun & PH)

*Closed on every Monday

jag wine exterior

I have only drunk here not eaten. Well apart from their fresh oyster platter, which was pretty damned fine it has to be said. It’s a very friendly ‘local’ bar offering a huge selection of wines and some seriously good food. It gets super-busy indoors and ours out onto the al fresco dining and drinking area at the front.

Get there early or book ahead to avoid disappointment.

What does Jag Wine have to say about themselves? Hey, it's a Wine Bars (2022 Review).

"Jimmy, Alan and Guna are long time friends, who are successful professionals in their trades. Driven by a shared love of the finer things in life, they created JAG Wine, a boutique wine distributor and gourmet restaurant. Opened on 13 April 2015, JAG Wine is located at 384 East Coast Road and attracts a good mix of locals and expatriate customers,who enjoy the winning combination of great food and fine wine. Able to accommodate up to 80 guests, it's the ideal settings for anything from a romantic date to corporate events.IMG_7185 (Large) With our rustic wood finished walls, lush green color theme and candlelit tables, JAG Wine brings a modern European feel to the Joo Chiat district. This theme continues in our choices of tapas, entrees and desserts brought to you by our experienced and friendly team. Whether you're a beginner or wine connoisseur, you'll be spoilt for choice with over 80 labels curated from the finest vineyards from Old and New World, as well as a small selection of beer and whiskies. Just tell our expert sommelier your preference and he'll find the perfect bottle for you. So come down to JAG Wine today! In the words of poet William Yeats, “There are no Strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met.”

jag wine lamb chops

Jag Wine opening hours

Tuesday4pm–12am
Wednesday4pm–12am
Thursday4pm–12am
Friday4pm–12am
Saturday4pm–12am
Sunday4pm–12am
MondayClosed
jag wine interior

How to make a booking and reservation at Jag Wine

Phone: +65 6348 1778

Click here to book Jag Wine

Indeed they do. Simply place your order via: foodpanda.sg

Jag Wine address​

Address: E Coast Rd, Singapore 384, Singapore 428988

i12 wine connection

Wine Connection is like the Din Tai Fun of dumpling restaurants, just for wine. From my personal experience, every location delivers the same quality of service, food, and drinks time and time again.

It has consistent quality island-wide and is extremely good value to boot. It is a must-include in any Wine Bars (2022 Review).

What does Wine Connection @ I12 have to say about themselves?​

"Discover this restaurant and integrated wine shop, set in a sophisticated yet casual décor, which can seat up to 100 guests both indoor and al fresco! Serving a classic western menu, complimenting an exclusive selection of over 250 wines imported directly from vineyards around the world, available for dining-in or take way at very attractive prices. You can also enjoy up to 20 wines by the glass and 8 European craft beers, with options of draft and bottled.

Wine Connection @ I12 Menu - food and drink comined, all 35 pages

i12 wine connection interior

Wine Connection @ I12 opening hours

Monday11:30 – 23:00
Tuesday11:30 – 23:00
Wednesday11:30 – 23:00
Thursday11:30 – 23:00
Friday11:30 – 00:00
Saturday11:30 – 00:00
Sunday11:30 – 23:00

How to make a booking and reservation at Wine Connection @ I12

Tel: +65 67029067   
i12 wine connection wine cellar

Wine Connection @ I12 address​

I12 East Coast Road, #01-10, I12, 428802

Wine Connection has 43 locations island-wide. 29 all wine stores and 14 restaurants, as below

Wine Connection Bistro (Cuppage Terrace)
39 & 41 Cuppage Road, 229462
ct@wineconnection.com
68369069
Wine Connection Bistro (HillV2)
HillView Rise, #02-05/06, 667979
hillv2@wineconnection.com
67107138
Wine Connection Bistro (VivoCity)
Harbourfront Walk, #01-152/153/154, 098585
vivocity@wineconnection.co
68730490
Wine Connection Bistro (United Square)
Thomson Road, United Square Shopping Mall, #01-14/15/16, 307591
unitedsquare@wineconnection.com
62528259
Wine Connection Bistro (PLQ 2)
Paya Lebar Link, #01-07, Paya Lebar Quarter (PLQ 2), 408533
payalebar@wineconnection.com
69701986
Wine Connection Bistro (Tanglin)
 Tanglin Rd #01-103/104/105/106, Tanglin Mall, 247933 tanglin@wineconnection.com
65680047
Wine Connection Bistro (Capital Square)
Church Street, #01-01, 049482
capitalsquare@wineconnection.com
64380258
Wine Connection Tapas Bar & Bistro (Robertson Walk)
Unity Street #01-19/20 , 237995
tapas@wineconnection.com
62355466
Wine Connection Bistro (New Tech Park)
06/07/23, New Tech Park 151 Lorong Chuan, 556741
newtechpark@wineconnection.com
62095318
Wine Connection Bistro (Downtown East)
23:00E!Avenue #02-337, 1 Pasir Ris Close, Downtown East Singapore, 519599
downtowneast@wineconnection.com
62430436
Wine Connection Bistro (West Coast)
Open at 11:30 AM154 West Coast Road #B1-04, West Coast Plaza,127371
westcoastservice@wineconnection.com
63743050
Wine Connection Cheese Bar (Robertson Walk)
Open now: 11:30 – 23:0011 Unity Street, #01-05, 237995 cheesebar@wineconnection.com
62381279
Wine Connection Cheese Bar (Frankel Avenue)
Open now: 11:30 – 23:0087 Frankel Avenue, Frankel Estate, 458215
frankel@wineconnection.com
+65 62422029

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