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Now Open: Award-Winning New York Burger and Milkshake Joint Black Tap at Marina Bay Sands

Award-winning burger and milkshakes sensation Black Tap Craft Burgers and Beer has officially opened at Marina Bay Sands Singapore, the first time Black Tap will be opening a franchise in Asia.

Originally a humble 15-seater burger joint in New York’s SoHo district back in 2015, the joint has since grown into an empire of 11 restaurants all across the globe. The restaurant is best known for its signature gourmet burgers and CrazyShake™ milkshakes, and its all new 133-seater restaurant at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands will offer plenty of burger options, from the classic All-American Burger and the award-winning Greg Norman Burger, with wagyu beef, house buttermilk-dill sauce, blue cheese and arugula.

Diners can also look forward to other signature dishes such as the Crispy Chicken Sandwich and award-winning Spicy Korean BBQ wings with toasted sesame seeds and scallions, and served with buttermilk-dill dressing. For the ‘healthier’ diners, one can even feast on a variety of craft burger salads, vegan options, and snacks like Crispy Brussels Sprouts and Fried Mozzarella, in addition to limited time specials, holiday themed treats, and items unique to Singapore in the coming months.

Over 15 of Black Tap’s signature milkshakes will be available from the Crazyshake™ bar, including 8 over-the-top ones like the original Cotton Candy strawberry shake with a blue and pink pearl chocolate rim, a pink lollipop, rock candy, whipped cream and cotton candy, and the Bam Bam Fruity Pebbles shake, with a fruity pebbles rim and rice krispy treat, a strawberry pop tart and a laffy taffy rope. Black Tap will also be serving up an entire menu of unique beverages, with a diverse range of signature cocktails, mocktails, craft beers, and more. Notable brews include the Brooklyn Lager, Sweetwater Hop Hash Session IPA as well as local brews, such as the Singapore Blonde Ale. Signature cocktails include the Black Tap Mule, featuring vodka, fresh ginger, cucumber, lime and club soda, and the Mint Green Tea, Jameson, Gilfard Peche de Vigne, lemon and fresh mint.

The restaurant is designed by Rockwell Group, offering up a casual vibe reminiscent of a classic American luncheonette with a distinctly New York feel, complete with 80s and 90s hip-hop music and colourful walls, along with a 10-by-6-metre graffiti mural, the work of Singaporean graffiti artist Has.J, evoking the spirit and vibrancy of Singapore’s street culture. In addition, there will be an open Crazyshake™ bar which features an island fixture made of glass candy display cases, with white glazed subway tile walls, a custom shake mosaic floor inlay, and a brick barrel cove ceiling creating an urban feeling. Seating extends into the atrium of The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, with tables and booths under a freestanding pavilion that can seat about 80 people.

Says Black Tap Owner Chris Barish: “Black Tap is all about three things – delicious all-American burgers, out-of-this-world CrazyShake™ milkshakes, and craft beers – and we can’t wait to bring our take on the classic American luncheonette to our current and future fans in Asia.”

Says Christine Kaelbel-Sheares, Vice President of Food & Beverage, Marina Bay Sands: “Whenever we search for new culinary partners to introduce to Singapore, we look for brands that will bring something new to the table. Black Tap’s innovative culinary offerings, coupled with its bold and vibrant personality, will add a new dynamic to our family of distinctive dining experiences.”

Black Tap is located at #01-80, Bay Level of The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands (South Promenade), Black Tap serves lunch and dinner daily starting 1st September 2018. For details, please visit their website.

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