Best Bars For Beer Junkies

When it comes to a night out in London it goes without saying that you are spoilt for choice no matter what you're looking for, whether it's cocktails at one of the world's best lounge bars or a burlesque show in Soho, London is your oyster. But in the beginning London was built on one thing, imperialism... OK two things, imperialism and beer. Most importantly beer. So let this list be a homage to that great London staple with a few unexpected twists that we've come to expect from a pint in London, because at the end of a long day we're all beer junkies at heart.

Last updated on 4th August 2022

You can't really class yourself as a true beer junky if you've not yet visited a Brewdog bar in London. This Scottish chain is slowly taking over the city, bringing its impressive range of own craft ales and fun times with it. Keep an eye out for their beer tasting classes, which turn punters into pint connoisseurs.

Battersea Brewery

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If you're a beer lover, there's nothing better than a brewery with an on-site tap room. At Battersea Brewery, you get just that. Fronting everything from cask to kegs, alongside a range of craft brews from across the world, they're a firm choice.

One of the best bars for beer lovers, The Bay and Bracket is bringing you a unique line-up of delicious pints. Head over to Victoria where the fun and friendly pub is bringing you tank-fresh sips courtesy of Meantime, alongside a rotating range of craft brews.

Lowlander Grand Cafe

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Lowlander Grand Cafe is designed in the style of a traditional European cafe leaning towards those big beer junky nations The Nederlands and Belgium. For a great beer junky bar in London Lowlander Grand is great for its central location (Covent Garden) and the impressive selection of world beers on offer. You'll have so many different styles and flavours to choose from that it's best you order a tasting tray when you visit.

Beer Hawk Charterhouse

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Beer Hawk have launched an all-new craft beer bar and bottle shop in Charterhouse, boasting over 150 of the world's best beers,m 12 lines on draught and 2 cask ales with an incredible pour your own beer wall. Expect beer-focused events such as tastings, brewer meets and plenty more.  

St John’s Tavern

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St John's Tavern is the Clapham free house offering up 20 beers on tap, rotating between South London's finest breweries. Each pint is reasonably priced and hand-selected, best enjoyed when washing down bottomless pizza and £1 wings or listening to live music.

The Old Brewery

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Speaking of pubs with their own brewery, how about a pub that's built inside one? Yes beer junkies The Old Brewery bar in Greenwich will definitely have the goods to get you hooked with an amazing setting to match. Situated right by the river on the grounds of the Old Naval College, The Old Brewery is home to one of London's favourite beers, Meantime. You can book yourself a table or even take a tour of the brewery, it'll probably be the most inspiring pint you have. 

The Arch House

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Fancy yourself a bit of a beer buff? Then The Arch House is the place for you. Nestled on the Bermondsey Beer Mile, this trendy hangout showcases 12 tasty taps of the good stuff from award-winning brewery Anspach and Hobday.

Fourpure Taproom

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Fourpure's Bermondsey taproom is home to over 40 brews on tap, a first-class departure lounge and a cracking kitchen serving hotdogs, burgers and more. If that's not enough for you, you can grab merch and tinnys for the road from the gift shop. 

Looking for a top-notch spot for a fresh pint of beer? Then be sure to check out Mondo Brewing Company near Battersea Power Station for some classic IPAs and lagers from their fifteen taps. If you're feeling hungry they also have regular food trucks and local restaurant partners on hand.

Both brewing their own creations and offering the best produce of London's most iconic breweries, the Temple Brew House has firmly established itself as a leading figure in London's craft beer circles. Coupling the great pints with delicious comfort food dishes, the venue offers a serene spot to unwind in and promises to cater for whatever mood you might find yourself in. 


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The team at Burdock on Liverpool Street are offering the ultimate Father's Day blowout. Enjoy a few beers - courtesy of the Long Arm Brewing Co - while taking on your old man at a few fun games of shuffleboard. Once the competition is over, you'll be able to tuck into a dirty burger, topped with heavy cheese and crispy onion rings.

Whether you love yourself a good ol' pint or know someone that'd appreciate a fresh beer, Brixton's Friendship Adventure Brewery and Taproom is a great shout. And if you're dragging along anyone that doesn't have a taste for it, there's also wines, ciders and seltzers.

The Jolly Butchers

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If you're a beer lover in London, then The Jolly Butchers in Stoke Newington should also be on your radar. Think a lineup of locally brewed real ales and other pints, served alongside a food menu of gastro favourites.

Zerodegrees Blackheath

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If you're looking for somewhere with a bit more modern style whilst you get your beer junky fix then head down to Zerodegrees in Blackheath.  This pristine bar & restaurant is perched delicately on the edge of the charming Blackheath Common in South East London. While your guests gorge on delicious Italian foods you can sample the delicious Zerodegrees brews made right on site in their own micro brewery. The perfect ruse right?

The Rake

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Word of warning beer junkies, do not walk into The Rake bar near London Bridge and order economy export lager (for arguments sake lets call it Farlsberg), you will be marched out with little of your dignity in tact. Joking obviously, the bar staff at The Rake pub are actually some of the friendliest you'll meet this side of Disneyland, happy to help you choose from the 160 odd beers available and even let you try a few.

Craft Beer Co Brixton

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For a state-side bar to suit beer junkies in London why not try the Craft Beer & Co pub in Brixton. This chain has been slowly sweeping across London, soaking up a legion of beer junkies who just can't get enough of this American beer craze. There's more taps in this pub than a Michael Flatley (Riverdance) show each showcasing the worlds best in craft ales and lagers to suit the taste of even the most discerning beer junky in London. 

The Cock Tavern

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This unassuming pub is just a stones throw from Hackney Central station and yes it is as cool as you'd expect it to be based on this. The Cock Tavern in a independent boozer perched on top of one of London's most spectacular microbreweries, you might say it's kind of a Mecca for beer junkies in London. The uber friendly chaps behind the bar are more than happy to talk you through your taps whilst you chill out with cool rock and roll tunes. 

The Duke of Wellington

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To achieve excellence in craft beers you'll want to visit the Duke Of Wellington in Dalston. The ideal bar for beer junkies in London, the Duke of Wellington is the only middle man between you and your brewer. They serve a whole range of world beers and local ales brewed within the vicinity of this trendy Dalston boozer. Why not book yourself a table and grab a few tasters for yourself?