LeVeL33 @ Marina Bay

Standing at 156 meters above ground level, LeVeL33 literally rises above all breweries as the world’s first microbrewery installed at the penthouse of a skyscraper. Located on the 33rd floor of Marina Bay Financial Centre, the restaurant houses 8,000 kg of state-of-the-art microbrewery equipment in a spacious restaurant featuring breathtaking panoramic views of the city and waterfront, as well as a large 1,600-square foot outdoor terrace. The relaxing decor reflects clean, modern lines, as well as warm leather and woods that blend nicely with the copper-coloured brewery.

LeVeL33’s craft brews of European heritage are a testimony to craft brewing that is original, innovative and relevant to today’s upmarket beer-drinking community. The appreciation of authenticity and originality in beer tradition in a contemporary presentation is the foundation of its craft-brewery.

The craft beers ($13.33 per pint) are unique to the place so we had to try a few. Scott had the House Porter which was the favourite of the three craft beers we tasted tonight. House Porter is concocted with a blend of 33.3 Stout and 33.2 Pale Ale – a medley of malty notes and hoppy aromas. The malty aftertaste makes it oh so delicious and satisfying.

My dad originally ordered the Pale Ale but found it too light and watered down. We sent feedback to the manager and he promptly exchanged it for a House Porter. Seasonal beers are crafted quarterly and available until the tap runs dry, all true to authentic recipes and brewing methods. So I tried the Smoked Beer which tasted somewhat like bacon. 

The wood fired fillet of beef ($45) is a bone-in tenderlion with gratinated gorgonzola, truffled russet puree, roma tomato, garlic confit, and creamy celeriac. Presentation is superb and the beef is tender and lean. I had a bite and it easily slips into my list of best steaks I’ve had.

My mum and I shared the Ploughman’s board ($45) for two, which offers portions of mix-cured meats, pates, rillettes, and pickles. Absolutely delicious and partnered well with the craft beers we had with our dinner. Only down side is that the portion of bread was too little to accompany the meats and we had to order more. The service is good as usual and the server promptly brought us another bowl of bread at no extra charge.

After dinner, we moved outdoors to finish our drinks and enjoy the magnificent views of Marina Bay. I think that this is the highlight of the night and the night scene here is to die for. I was glad that I brought my DSLR and manged to get some really nice panoramic shots of the city skyline and lights.

All-in-all, we had a really enjoyable evening with dinner at Level 33, followed by a walk around the bay to enjoy the iLight Festival. To know more about this restaurant, visit www.level33.com.sg. for a copy of the food menu, click here.

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