Meat was smoking, music blaring, and beer finally flowing at Armistice Brewing Company’s recent soft opening party, to which yours truly was fortunate enough to snag an invite.
It was quite amazing to note the transformation in the couple of months since my last visit, when they were well in the throes of construction. The ladders, power tools, planks and dust have given way to tables, stools, and gleaming new taps.
And lots of happy people.
In fact, the crowd and the music in the bar area got to be a bit much for us oldsters, so we ventured upstairs to the chill space dubbed the Framily Room.
The long, low padded benches were a perfect spot to watch the mix of families, younger folks, and even a black Lab hanging out at the long communal table. The mobiles, plants, and bamboo-shaded lights hanging from the whimsical ceiling add additional lightness.
This might become my hang-out space.
And oh yes, the beer. I had a quenching Saison, and a dank yet smooth DIPA. But for me, the star was the Oatmeal Stout. Smooth and creamy, with a hint a peanut butter. Fantastic as-is, but it would star in a beer float.
It all paired well with the tasty smoked meats (and veggies), provided by Armistice by way of the El Sueño food truck. The line was long, but worth it.
Doors are now open at Armistice, and they will be daily — Noon to 10pm Sundays-Thursdays, Noon to Midnight Fridays and Saturdays. So you Marina Bay folks (and anyone else) in the mood to party after a tough work week, you’ve got your place.
Great people, great beer, great space, what’s not to like? Check these guys out, and tell Alex and Gregory Dean says hi. I’ll be back soon!