31 Jan 2015
So Smokey's has been around a while, it's a good space, nice layout, good beer on tap (Archipelago), good burgers, poppers and, though I am no expert, ribs and pulled pork. Lots of staff changes over the years and service can break down badly when they are busy. Great place to watch a game of footie with a beer and the chili cheese fries are good. The staff have been allowed to make a takeover of what was one of Singapore's better restaurant bars, long, welcoming and with room to gather a convivial group. The staff want to treat it as a service area and clearly don't really want customers at the bar, which has been colonised by a point of sale, napkins, straws and menus. I get the sense the owner is less involved than when it opened, and it has fallen back, needs more oversight. Still, a place I like to go, shift a few menus and retake the bar for customerkind, sink some beers, have some good food and catch a game.