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Reviews: 3
Visits: 3
Avg: 4.38
pDev: n/a
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[ Bar ]

14 Lavender Hill
United Kingdom (England)
phone: +44 (0)20 7228 5300
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Reviews by trevorwideman:
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4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

After reading a few good BA Reviews of this place, and seeing as I'd be in London anyways, I thought I'd give it a try. As this was a rushed trip, I didn't get to spend nearly enough time here. The atmosphere was nice, comfortable couches and a few small tables. It was quite busy as it was a Saturday night. Nonetheless, the Bartender had time to chat with me and recommend a few brews. He was very knowledgable about the beers he recommended, so I was suitably impressed. No Westvleteren when I was there though, a bit of a disappointment... Oh well, a thoroughly enjoyable spot. A bit off the beaten track, as there is no tube nearby, so a bus is required to get here, but totally worth it. Highly recommended.

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Photo of jasonm
4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Made the trip down to Microbar during my recent visit to London. Its about a 15 minute walk from Clapham Common tube station (Northern Line). Several bus options as well.

Microbar is fairly small (micro you might say!) bar. Couches on your right as you walk in. Small L-shaped bar with room for about 10 on your left, more tables in back. Decor is fairly minimalistic and modern.

Microbar has about 6 taps and ~100 bottles, most of good quality. They also carry several American offerings, including Anchor, Sierra Nevada (including Bigfoot!), and Goose Island, if you're visiting from the States and feeling homesick.

While I was there they had St. Bernadus 12 on tap. I'll echo the previous comments that their taps are set too cold. St. Bernadus 12 on tap? Awesome! St. Bernadus on tap served at 3C? Not so awesome. I also had a bottle of the De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 2005.

If you get a chance, chat up the Alex, the owner. We had a great conversation about many topics beer, and has a good familiarity with many US micros. He was also kind enough to share some Pilsner with me and provide me with a complementary bottle of Frederic Robinson Old Tom Strong Ale to take home. Only negative of the visit with the one bartender serving the cold St. Bernadus in a standard pint glass when there four St. Bernadus chalices on the shelf behind her. Oh well.

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Photo of Toddv29424
4.39/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5

I walked in and there was only 3 people sitting at the bar, so I grabbed a seat on a comfy couch. The guy behind the counter didn't know much about his own beer, but the three people sitting at the bar obviously knew much more about the inventory as they were a huge help. I spent most of my time talking to them and trying their recommendations. A little disappointed when they only had bottles of Westvleteren Blonde in stock though. But their imported section is the best that I have seen in London. They only have 4 beers on tap, 2 of which I had never heard of, but definitly worth it for the Belgians and Trappists alone.

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Microbar in London, United Kingdom (England)
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