Beer Hive, Paparazzi and Top Drop @ SSTwo Mall

September 23, 2012

A roundup of SSTwo's watering holes, kicking off with Beer Hive, a lively, friendly hangout for lovers of pork and beer.

Jelly Belly _ twice-cooked pork belly in garlic soy glaze, lust-worthy and lustrously fatty.

UFO fried bean curd puffs, or "taupok," stuffed with pork and fish. Can't stop munching!

Addictive bar snacks are the way to go: PIGgers, BeerHive's specialty of spice-marinated pork.

WTF nachos, served with house-made savory pork chili and creamy cheese sauce.

We almost ordered this; actually we did, but then we chickened out: Let's Dive _ Tiger beer, served with a diving mask and snorkel. Chug, chug, chug!

Beer cocktails are all the rage here: Guinness Mocha (guinness, kahlua).

Real Man Snakebite (strongbow, tiger, absinthe, ribena).

Beer-haters, rejoice (but why are you here?): regular cocktails and shots are available ...

... as is drinkable wine, sold fortunately by the glass.

Next, Paparazzi, which heaves with happy customers even on weeknights.

Paparazzi's TV screens flash a non-stop barrage of images of everyone from Beyonce to Lindsay Lohan, portraying them at both their most glamorous and grottiest.

Intrigue Caipirinha and Hpnotiq Mojito. Decent drinks, about RM30 each.

Finally, The Top Drop, which specializes in whiskey (alongside some wine).

On a night like this, acoustic performances of Eric Clapton's "Change The World" and other easy-listening hits might hit the spot.

The Top Drop serves snacks like shepherd's pie and chicken rendang, but we opted for something darker: Ghirardelli chocolate.

Glenmorangie. Much to drink equals much forgotten.

BeerHive, Paparazzi and Top Drop,
SSTwo Mall, SS2 Petaling Jaya.