The former Gillman Barracks in Telok Blangah have suddenly become a whole lot cooler, because Singapore’s favourite gang of lovable bikies-cum-foodies – the dudes behind the original Handlebar joint in Sembawang and chilled out little brother Kontiki on the waterfront at Marina Bay – have moved in and set up shop. Not grease and pistons at this shop, though, rather cool, grungy vibes, rivers of refreshing beer and some lip-smackingly good American food.
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We thought it's gonna be hot, but it was quite alright. They even gave us a water bowl for the dog, so friendly! Food is tasty too!
We decided to celebrate my mom’s birthday at handlebar tonight. We informed the staff of this and their response was extraordinary. We ordered a sharing platter with a fixed budget and allowed the chef to surprise us. The result was absolutely outstanding. From the cocaine wings to the short ribs, nothing fell short of expectations. Even the salad was finished in record time. However, the pièce de résistance was the lamb cutlets. Despite usually being very averse to it due to its taste, it was perfectly prepared and i had to fight for seconds! Aside from the amazing food, the ambiance was relaxed and welcoming. As the name implies, the decor was focused on motorcycle culture. The interior was a carefully curated collection of old school rock and roll posters and odds and ends, which make for interesting conversation pieces. Per lovers
Nice place, great food, friendly staffs. Ideal place for hangout
Building on the muscle of the original Handlebar in Sembawang, the old Gillman Barracks outlet is back in black and better than ever before, returning the rusty vibes of the famed biker-themed watering hole to Telok Blangah and a more central Singapore location. Set your sights on Lock Road and guide your Harley or, if you must, scooter up the hill to order up some American biker eats and a hard house pour, cue up some pool while you wait for anvil-sized chunks of prime US steaks to wing themselves your way in more ways than one.
You can go for the Righteous Pork ribs or Satan’s beef short ribs, among others, depending on how pious you’re feeling. If you’re looking for a decent burger you’re in the right place here at Gillman Barracks in Telok Blangah, because Handlebar serve up some of the juiciest, most gut-busting burgers in all of Singapore, accompanied by perfectly crunchy fries and of course plenty of cold beer to wash it all down. Handlebar is a cool, edgy place decked out with all kinds of biker paraphernalia and Americana – just remember, whatever you do, never take off your shades.