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Reviews by Ruds:
United Kingdom (England)
4.44/5 rDev +9.1%
Visited on Tuesday 13th December, still classed as 'soft opening' having opened its doors for the first time on Saturday the 10th
2 level bar off the relatively busy Bayham Street (runs parallel to the high street) with buses passing the front door
I opted to get the tube, Northern line to Mornington Crescent and an easily navigable 7 minutes walk which looks about the same distance and ease as catching the tube to Camden Town
I didn't actually visit the downstairs cellar bar, as only popped in for an hour, but the bar man told me it held about 50 people (seating?) and had a physical bar to serve drinks from
Upstairs I would estimate seats around 40, largely small tables of 4, kind of diner style with individual chairs
Noted some folks playing games at their table, the likes of connect 4 and trivial pursuit (presumably provided from behind the bar)
The bar itself has over a dozen keg taps and on the day of my visit beers were (from memory) as follows:-
Brew Dog: - AB06; Punk IPA; 5am Saint; Hardcore; Riptide; Mr Myagis Wasabi Stout; Christmas Porter, Tokyo (18.2%) and a couple of others (£2 a half to £4 a half - AB06 and Tokyo about £6 for 1/3rd pint)
Brew Dog Nips: - 25cl servings of Tactical Nuclear Penguin and Sink the Bismarck (a hefty £6)
Guests: - beers from Evil Twin, Mikkeller and Stone and others (around half a dozen in total)
Also available the Lost Abbey/Brewdog collaboration a rum barell aged imperial porter
Good bottled selection, amounting to 50 + , but didn't really get chance to take too much notice or sample anything in my brief visit
My visit was between 4.30 and 5.30 pm and the place began to fill out at 5 (some opening journo bash downstairs accounted for some of this)
the service was very good, plenty of staff and they knew their stuff and were happy to give samples of anything you wished for (imagine the Penguin and Bismarck Not so !!!)
Whether this service holds up when busy, I don't know, but scored accordingly
Didn't sample the food, but bar food available (think the likes of pizza and fries etc?)
Will revisit in the new year, but first impressions were decent certainly in terms of the Brew Dog range on offer and the bottled and guest beers
No cask dispense in case anyone was hoping for this (I certainly wasn't expecting it - but you never know!)
12-18-2011 13:08:15 | More by Ruds
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev -1.7%
Very cool place to spend a long afternoon. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Quick service. They have a lot of board games if you want to sit for awhile. Good music mix the time I was in. Both Brewdog and guest taps were great choices. They also have bottles. I didn't want to leave. Food menu was interesting, and I wish I hadn't had lunch before going.
06-19-2014 12:45:54 | More by LoriS17
3.78/5 rDev -7.1%
A lots of hipsters and a very loud crowd. Patrons were not very friendly.
Q pretty good beer.
S fair, attentive. Knew a bunch about their own beer but not a ton about the other stuff in the fridge.
S good. 100ish bottles, 20 drafts.
V very pricey compared to other craft beer bars in London.
05-17-2013 17:15:01 | More by Lare453
4.08/5 rDev +0.2%
Some good beers and certainly worth a visit. However for me the atmosphere was pretty horrific, probably induced by the decor. Whilst the beers served were excellent with a good selection, the atmosphere meant we didn't stay long, perhaps what brew dog are going for, get the punters in take their cash and turf them back out again. Despite the quality offerings I probably wont make the effort to go back.
05-03-2013 19:54:42 | More by John_Henry
United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.87/5 rDev -4.9%
Went here over the summer last year. As always a great selection of bottles and some good draft beers rotating daily. Seemed to be cheaper thatn their Edinburgh pub for one of the bottles we got as well. £5 here for an American improt that cost me £7.50 up in Edinburgh earlier in the year. Place was quite on the Friday afternoon we visited which was surprising and no music was on which was also disappointing.
01-21-2013 10:23:22 | More by flyingpig
4.06/5 rDev -0.2%
We stopped in while visiting London. I went mainly to try one of their high powered beers and ended up enjoying the place more than I expected. The atmosphere is interesting and eclectic with a mx of brick, wood and metal. It's got remnants of the traditional English pub but creates something very much its own.
The beer selection is pretty extensive with lots of their own on tap, lots of guests on tap and lots of bottles. I tried the Tactical Nuclear Penguin (£6 for 25ml) and my wife had a Hardcore IPA. I'm not into spirits at all but I found the TNP very interesting. The IPA was very good. It was strong but had plenty of delicate hop flavors that held their own.
I really enjoyed my visit. I'm not sure if I'd had a Brewdog beer before but I'm glad I tried them. They're certainly doing some interesting things.
11-19-2012 10:22:36 | More by GJ40
BrewDog Camden in London, United Kingdom (England)
91 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.