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Bethnal Green’s Getting A Quirky American-Style Craft Beer Bar And All-Day Cafe


Fugitive Motel

Last updated . By Georgia Evans.

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Fugitive Motel is a new opening in Bethnal Green, and promises to be a 50’s inspired mecca for craft brews and all-day eating. Serving specialty coffee from local suppliers and fresh homemade pastries in the morning, the venue will then transform itself into a vibrant social hub once the evening rolls in.

Beer is the name of the game here, with 14 craft beauties on draft from East London breweries and further afield, all hand-picked by the founders. Setting itself apart from other craft bars, it’ll hold low and no alcohol options in equal weight to their boozy counterparts, positioning them along the line from lowest to highest alcohol content. Fugitive Motel will also have kombucha on tap, a concise collection of natural wines and a 'Spritz and Kickz' menu to enjoy while chomping away on gooey sourdough pizza, served fresh from the kitchen ‘till late.

The self-proclaimed playful oasis will boast an abundance of plants and greenery against a backdrop of pastel hues running along the walls. The green will then continue its way into the terrace, while a West Coast-inspired 50’s style pizza lounge will have a slightly more industrial feel, softened with more pastel. Fugitive Motel will have quirky little touches too, such as big American-style booths with floor-to-ceiling windows and a ‘vacancy’ light above inviting others to come and sit in the booth with you, should you choose. There will also be a cheeky shuffleboard tucked in the corner of the bar, with a community league board for all you competitive folks.