Go here for:
Casual drinks – Kick back after a hard day’s work and relax.
A Family affair – Looking for somewhere to have a bite as well as a drink? Head on down for a family friendly atmosphere.
$ – On the cheaper end of the spectrum (craft beer at $9 a bottle till May 2015)
Fantastic find on Evans Road next to the popular Wine Company and Mr Prata establishments. Inside, simple décor along with traditional high top bar seats make for a cosy environment, but the real gem is the outdoor area round the back. A very intimate ‘garden’ with limited seating transports you away from busy Bukit Timah road and into beer and burger heaven. Giant fans keep you cool as you sip on your favourite craft beer.
Wildfire caught my eye one day as I drove up Evans Road and I was sure I hadn’t seen it before. The large neon sign (as seen in the above photo) will do well in drawing new comers to the bar. A couple of days later I went to try the place out and was not disappointed. Where the hell do you find decently priced GOOD beer in Singapore?! They are already onto a winner, as they have some of my favourite beers such as Headwaters Pale Ale and Minoh Osaru IPA. At $9 a bottle, everyone’s a winner.
Wildfire is a self-service bar which eliminates any chance of poor service. There is an extensive burger and steak menu, and they allow you to order your meat exactly as you wish. A craft beer menu sits by the cashier for you to browse as well. There is a nicely laid out bar to the left of the cashier but it does seem to be just for show as I tried ordering there to no avail. This does lead to a bit of a build up of people in the main area as there is just one person to order from at a time. They had only been open for 2 weeks by this point, so perhaps the benefit of the doubt in this instance.
I recommend the outdoor ‘beer garden’ as it is beautifully lit and really intimate. There are only 4 or 5 tables so it is kept exclusive and quiet. No loud, angry expats trying to be funny here my friends! It is the perfect setting for a meal or a couple of drinks. The whole place has a really low key vibe with the staff seeming knowledgeable about the various beers on offer. Dare I say it, but the atmosphere was more like that of a colonial style coffee shop in Siem Reap than bustling Singapore.