Written by @Lan & Edited by @joehairie
Enjoying good music on Friday September 16, 2016 Credit: The Best Brew, Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan official Facebook page
About The Best Brew
The Best Brew is touted as the best bar in Sandakan. Unwind and relax with a pint of cold beer or your favorite cocktails and wine with live music after a day of out and about. Quench your thirst with a choice of cold beers, and Carlsberg or Hoegaarden served right from the tap. Take it easy or dance to live music, indulge in good food, play a round of pool or Cigars, the Best Brew is the place to be!
The entrance to Best Brew is quite interesting with some cathedral design & concept on the ceiling along with darker wood panels for the wall. It gives a feel of luxury when entering this premise. The carpet is colorful too! The whole area is cleverly designed so that patrons have direct access to the Cigar Lounge, Wine Cellar and the bar itself. The Wine Cellar is a place where you can choose your favorites from an extensive selection of wines; the Wine Cellar is the perfect place for wine afficionados to relax and unwind.
The Cigar Lounge
Located in the The Best Brew, the Cigar Lounge boasts an intimate setting for six. It is the ideal place for cigar lovers to have a private session with comrades over light snacks, wine, whiskey or brand. A selection of imported cigars are available in the lounge.
Sports, Games & Music
It is said that The Best Brew is the best bar in Sandakan to catch all your sporting fix! From world cup matches to premiere leagues, to friendly matches – the Best Brew is where you and your friends should be. Play a game of dart, pool or other fun games after a long day in the sun.
Pool or Dart for you?
Since we both do not consume alcohol drinks, we ordered some Mocktails and peanuts. That’s good enough for the two of us since we were quite full as we had heavy dinner before coming down to this bar. Our main intention coming here is to watch the performance by Take 5 anyway so drinking became secondary for us. Around 9 pm, Take 5 took the stage and sang from their heart, performed acoustically with their jazzy and pop songs.
Two friends enjoying their moment…
Soul mates playing pool..
About Take 5
Take 5 is a duo group and is now in the third year performing at Four Points by Sheraton, Sandakan. They are more into acoustic performance but ably to sing all sorts of genre/songs. Cristopher Aban plays the guitar and take turns with Brian Richard for the vocals. The y both performed pretty well during the night we came to The Best Brew. While we do have some videos for you to see in this entry, you may actually browse Christopher Aban Facebook Page and watch more videos of the duo performing at Best Brew. Here is the link, click HERE. Take 5 has one official page as well, click HERE to know more about this band.
On another note and for your information, Cristopher Aban is a local jazz finger-style guitarist from Sandakan, Cristopher Aban picked up the guitar at the age of 9. With no formal training, Cristopher learned to play the guitar by ear and finds his inspirations in the likes of Roger Wang, Tommy Emmanuel and Adam Rafferty among others. Cristopher was crowned winner during the Tommy Emmanuel Get Inspired Fingerstyle Competition and Borneo International Guitar Fest. He has also performed at the Penang Jazz Fest, Muzik Ekstra TVi Astro and World Youth Jazz Festival.
Lets have a look at some of the videos that we recorded on the night we came to Best Brew. Pardon us for the quality, we did not bring our heavy equipment with us that night and had to use my compact Canon S200 instead!
We pretty much enjoyed our moment here! What a great performance by Take 5! They are one awesome duo. Thank you so much for the good music and vocals too! The ambiance of this pub is amazing and such a great place to spend the evening with my editor. Staffs were attentive, friendly and polite. They keep doing the rounds ensuring guests were happy that night. Same as the other outlets in the Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan, there is not a single thing that we are not satisfied here. Everything were just perfect, from the live music right to the cosy ambiance and friendly staffs. Indeed, this is the best bar in Sandakan!
Next time when you are in Sandakan and if you are specifically looking for a great place for some great live music and drinks, head to:
THE BEST BREW (1st Floor)
Location : Lobby Level
Capacity : Indoor – 70 guests; Outdoor – 20 guests
Cuisine : Burgers, beers and wines
Setting : Contemporary
Dress Code : Casual
Monday – Thursday: 5.00pm to 12.00am
Friday & Saturday: 5.00pm to 2.00am
Sunday: 5.00pm – 12.00am
Phone : +60 89 244 602