Perhaps another casualty to COVID-19, The Beast Southern Kitchen + Bourbon Bar at Jalan Klapa has announced that its closure will be on 10 Nov 2021.
Located near Arab Street and Bugis, The Beast has been known for its hearty meals and big portions, with signature items of Southern Fried Chicken, Southern Big Breakfast, and Pulled Pork Burger.
As their lease on the current space is ending soon, they have decided not to renew it.
As announced on their Facebook, “Without live music, without intermingling, with the 10.30pm no alcohol rule, with not even background music allowed, with our outdoor area soon to be taken away to be converted into a cycling path, the essence and heart of The Beast has been lost.
We could go on and on about all the difficulties and obstacles we’ve faced in this period, including our issues with our landlord, but we choose to focus on the positive, and instead of bemoaning our situation, we plan to take this as a time for the team to regroup and to focus our energies on other projects.”
They Beast team further commented that social distancing between tables cut their number of tables by 25%. With the remaining seats left, their capacity was further reduced by 66% as a table that used to hold 6 people can now only seat 2.
Popular mains there include Southern Fried Chicken ($20), Chicken & Waffles ($22), Pulled Pork Tacos ($22), Catfish & Chips ($22) , to Buffalo Cheese Chicken Burger ($20).
To thank fans who have supported them, they are running a 1-for-1 Chicken & Waffles promo, from now all the way till their last day of operations at Jalan Klapa. (Show this Facebook post to redeem promo.)
The Beast’s Chicken and Waffles ($22) contains signature fried chicken with waffles and house-made bourbon maple butter sauce.
The chicken came in a big slab and was flavoursome – of boneless chicken thing brined for 24 hours then fried till golden brown.
Though the waffles were airy and plain (A friend mentioned about a “weird yeast taste”.), the alcoholic bourbon whisky sauce was one of a kind (ie need to get used to the taste), which added a smoky twist to the sweet maple syrup.
The Beast Southern Kitchen
17 Jalan Klapa, Singapore 199329
Opening Hours: 4pm – 10:01pm (Mon – Fri), 11:30am – 10pm (Sat – Sun)