March 17, 2017
Want a dose of live music to go with your drinks or just looking for an opportunity to display your vocals? Stage is definitely the place to hang out!
What sets Stage apart from the other bars along Prinsep Street is its cosy atmosphere, live music, and not to forget their variety of food items- featuring unique recipes and quality ingredients.
Stage is conveniently within walking distance of three MRT stations, so there’s no need to stress when getting here. Just spot the giant sign with the guitar and you’re in for a great night.
Listen to great music together with a side of affordable drinks. You’ll love their ongoing promotion of half-pint draft beers and house pours at only $6 all night long.
Grab your drinks and be serenaded by a good mix of acoustic music; curated by Stage and played by talented, local bands for you to chill out after a long day at work. Enjoy a good mix of English and Mandarin songs played by two to three piece bands.
Have a song request or wishing to dedicate a piece to anyone? Simply scan the QR code found on your table and submit your song request or dedication.
On Wednesdays, the Open Mic Sessions let you belt out to your favourite songs on stage; here’s your chance to blow the audience away with your rad vocals.
Join their “Stage Exposure” programme, be guided by their in-house musicians and get the coveted opportunity to perform on Stage for valuable exposure and experience.
If you’d like a more intimate environment to chat with friends over quieter ambient music, grab a seat at their outdoor seating area. Screens are set up all over the bar and even outside, so you’ll know when your favourite performers are up on stage.
For drinks we recommend the Somersby ($15 per bottle) and Hoegaarden Rosee ($6 per half pint). Somersby might be a pretty common cider, but the bottle is served inverted into a cup filled with crushed ice, which made it photo-worthy.
On the other hand, the Hoegaarden Rosee had a crisp and sweet taste, and was fairly light on the palate. Unlike regular beer, this one doesn’t have a bitterness to it and is perfect for the ladies.
Don’t be surprised to see your wine on tap as well — Merlot and Pinot Grigio sets you back at $8 a glass. Oh, and if you’re heading down on a Monday or Tuesday, enjoy their free flow wine promotion at $35+ (Gents), $30+ (Ladies).
Moving on to the food, the Crispy White Bait ($14) came with a sweet chilli dip. The white bait were golden brown, crunchy and tender, perfect to snack on while having your drinks. We really couldn’t wait to dig in.
Munch on the white bait together with the sauce, which cuts through the oiliness of the dish. Before we knew it, more than half of the dish was gone!
If you’re looking for something more meaty, the Winglet Chicken Lollipop ($15) is a bar bite for you. The meat on the chicken was pushed to the end of the bone, while the other end was wrapped in aluminium foil to facilitate easy eating without getting your hands dirty.
The Chicken Lollipops came with a similar dipping sauce which was also a nice accompaniment to the dish. The chicken was well-seasoned and fell off the bone with ease. We highly recommend you try this when you’re here at Stage!
Besides their bites, Stage also serves pizzas like their Truffle Mushroom ($20). For a 12-inch pizza, the price tag that came along with it is pretty worth it!
The pizza arrived with a generous amount of toppings, perfumed by the aroma from the truffle oil.
As we grabbed a slice of the pizza, the melted cheese created drool-worthy cheese strings. The homemade thin crust was crunchy but held the toppings well.
Meanwhile, the juicy mushrooms were a pleasant textural contrast to the crust and provided a nice earthy flavour.
To spice things up, get the Sambal Chicken ($22), a dish incorporating Singaporean flavours into a traditional Italian pizza. Dressed in spicy sambal sauce, this dish is definitely interesting.
The sambal worked well together with the rich, gooey cheese, giving rise to a full-bodied flavour. The chicken itself was well-cooked and the capsicums added a touch of sweetness and crunchiness to the pizza. If you’re a fan of fusion food or just want to try something different, this pizza is for you.
If you prefer a main for yourself, order the Creamy Prawn & Scallop ($22). This pasta dish comes with a liberal amount of seafood, which we really appreciated. The cream sauce tied the dish together without overwhelming the delicate sweetness of the seafood.
The sauce also had a nice mouthfeel and coated the pasta well. The addition of the parmesan, for additional savouriness, resulted in a well-seasoned pasta dish that we enjoyed eating.
Grab a seat at the lounge chairs if you prefer a better view of the performances, or the tables if you’re getting food. Anywhere you sit, I guarantee you’ll have a fun-filled evening.
Stage is able to host up to 100 guests, along with a projector, AV/PA system, and microphones, you can consider using the venue for your next corporate party.
Drop by this musical playground soon for an authentic Stage experience where good music, food and drinks meet!
Expected Damage: $20 – $50 per person
*This post was brought to you in partnership with Stage