Beer Hawk's craft beer and bottle shop in Charterhouse boasts an impressive collection of over 150 world-class beers in the fridge, 12 lines on draught, 2 cask ales and a pour your own beer wall. It's not just the drinks that make this place a haven fir beer-lovers, check out their eclectic events calendar.
London's Best Craft Beer Bars
Increasing numbers of London beer aficionados are turning to artisan brewers’s “golden fuel”. Younger, cooler crowds are rediscovering IPAs, Stouts and Casks. London Real Ale pubs and microbreweries’ rocketing popularity follows a precise developing new trend among drinkers weary of mass-marked produced beers. Britain's ever-growing number of brew pubs suggest that the revolution is only at the beginning. Here our list of recommended London craft beer pubs.
Nestled within the arches of the infamous Battersea Power Station, this taproom and on-site brewery is one of the best places for craft beer in London. From cask to keg, alongside guest brews from around the world, there's everything you could possibly need here.
Searching for unique craft beer places to drink? With traditional Czech dishes on the menu, PIVO is an excellent watering hole to head to with their pints coming from small breweries around Prague, including the Czech Beer Alliance.
If you're after a selection of great beers, try The Stag, as they boast over 24 taps and over 100 bottles and cans of beer. These are sourced from local brewers in the capital and across the country, and the pub often teams up with their favourite brewers to deliver excellent beer experiences. Meanwhile, their food is a seasonal pub affair – and their Sunday roast is known across the globe.
With 24 taps loaded with international and own-brewed beers, The Barrel Project is a strong choice when it comes to places to drink craft brews in London. Head over to the Bermondsey taproom and see for yourself why it's such a popular place for a pint or two.
One of the best places for craft beer in London, The King of Prussia offers a rotating selection of exciting sips and interesting ales which are perfect for brew lovers. Head over to Finchley pub for some incredible pints soaked up with burgers, pizzas and bar snacks.
Grab a pint of craft beer, sink into one of the softer-than-soft armchairs and wash yourself with the heat of a crackling fire at the East Hill pub. Armed by the freshest ingredients and the finest cuts of meat, the chefs at this homely pub have skillfully curated a menu of hearty British dishes. Perfectly seasoned steaks are plated up beside delicious salads and chips, while hearty sausages produced on Britain's finest farms are placed on top of a portion of light mash potatoes. To help wash it down, there's a fantastic line up of locally brewed craft beers and real ales to sink into.
Serving up a popular range of craft beer and cider is quirky Waterloo spot Topolski. This former art bunker is a cafe and gallery by day, but a chilled out party spot by night; hosting live music, film screenings and events in the happening bar.
A short stroll from Bethnal Green tube station, Fugitive Motel is coming up trumps when it comes to craft beer. The American-style space has regular guest beers along with a great selection of local brews, chuck in some of their pizza, and you've got yourself a great night in East London.
St Bart's Brewery is Smithfield's eclectic bar and restaurant serving up a rich choice of craft beers, guest ales and their own ciders from Kent. The venue even features its own especially installed stainless steel tanks which pour unpasteurised, unfiltered Meantime lager direct from their brewery and into your glass.
It's all in the name at Craft House, the London bar fronting plenty of pints to accompany slices of Neapolitan-style pizzas. Once you've fuelled up, take to the pool or foosball tables with all your mates, or head down to the Voodoo Ranger-themed space in the basement.
The Victoria has been setting the standard for live music rooms in East London for decades, but there's much more of a focus on the pubby part of the venue these days. The atmosphere is serene and familiar, and the pub serves a sturdy range of locally brewed craft beers.
Based a stone's throw away from the Palace of Westminster, the Morpeth Arms acts as a metropolitan sanctuary, offering escape from the constantly bustling world outside. Full of regal decor and vibrant decorations, it's the food and drinks menu that really stands out. The bar showcases the very best that London's breweries have to offer, including smooth craft lagers, flavoursome real ales and dark, fiery stouts. To keep things afloat, the chefs dabbles in traditional recipes, plating up delectable catch-of-the-day treats and serving succulent cuts of seasoned meat.
Championing craft brews and creative ventures, JuJu's Bar & Stage is our pick for quirky places to drink beer in London. Grab a table inside or out in its large beer garden and sample all sorts of local pints, before watching a live music set, theatrical act or dance performance.
With a mighty impressive line-up of craft beer that changes regularly and showcases an exclusive selection from some of London's coolest breweries, WGT is one of the finest places to head for a decent pint in south-east London. Take your pick between a pint from all kinds of interesting breweries, with a vinyl-only music policy on the speakers and a spacious suntrap of a beer garden out back.
Conspiring with your friends this weekend to drinks some of the best craft beers in London? You should, especially when you get to see Heist Bank's offering. Not only toting draught and bottles, join Heist Bank for the cool interiors and the wood-fired pizzas.
Tucked away in the heart of Leadenhall Market lies Old Tom's Bar, one of the best places to get your hands on a craft beer in the city. Head downstairs and into this basement space of 19th century charm and friendly service, you'll find an extensive range of different bottles to cater for all tastes and preferences here.
Brewhouse comes equipped with its own micro-brewery, but they don't stop there. Teaming their home-brewed pints with a varied selection of beers from around the world, this is right up there with the best pubs in Islington. There's a relaxed atmosphere and a fine spread of pub grub to consider while you're here.
The Crooked Billet is one of the oldest pubs in Wimbledon, feeding weary travellers and guests since 1881. The team behind this venue have worked tirelessly to create a welcoming, cosy atmosphere for visitors to unwind in; think homely fires, quaint antiques and huge armchairs. To complete the experience, guests can get stuck into their exquisite drink and food menu. From cask ales and craft beers to tender British steak and fresh, pan-fried fish, expect to leave this cosy spot a few pounds heavier and with a huge smile etched on your face.
Whether you're looking to use your craft beer to wash down pizzas, burgers and Sunday Roasts, or just wanting to enjoy the golden nectar on its own, The Lock Inn is the place for you. Better yet, this Hackney Wick pub has a gorgeous canalside garden for getting your dose of vitamin D.
Looking for a craft beer bar with classic pub charm? The Oxford Tavern is a Kentish Town favourite, bursting with an eclectic mix of beer from regional, local and international talent. Swing by for a cold brew before a gig or pass the time by pairing your pint with one of their hearty meals.
Looking to tickle your taste buds with a craft brew? Monarchy is the Camden pub that's popular for its varied selection of beer. Head on over to sip Birra Del Borgo, Leffe Blonde and more. Plus, if you get peckish, there's a hearty menu of burgers, fries and chicken to get stuck into.
For those of you who fancy an ice-cold pint of the good stuff, be sure to check out Joshua's Tavern in Leicester Square. Settle down in the laidback space for pints galore and gastro bites. With hop-hating pals? There are also 57 different types of gin on tap.
With Laine Brewing's London head brewer Jim Wilson at the helm using IPA, ESB, RPA and Porter recipes, there will be a veritable waterfall of craft ales going down at The Four Thieves. A keg ale and Czech style pilsner are also in the pipeline for your enjoyment! If it's gin you want, gin you shall have! Growing lavender on their beer garden roof to distil into gin in their own distillery, this is seriously home-grown stuff!
Plonked right next to the Walthamstow Wetlands, this fun and friendly taproom is the home of Exale Brewing. Serving up 10 lines of quality pints, alongside cocktails from Victory, they're treating you to more than a few bevvies as Saturday nights see DJs take to the decks.
Hosting the perfect atmosphere to kick back with a chilled craft beer, WM Barker & Co is something of a hidden treasure beneath the streets of Bishopsgate. Decked out in old world style, sink into one of their arm chairs and peruse the menu of internationally sourced craft and draught beers.
Hidden above Brixton Market you'll find a wonderland of tasty bites, dancing and craft beer. Lost in Brixton is the new rooftop haunt decked out with gorgeous low-hanging plants and huge sharing-style benches. Head here for a night of local drinks, epic DJs and good vibes.
Retaining its traditional East End boozer vibe but adding a whole load of quirky, The Birds in Leytonstone has had a revamp. Now inspired by Alfred Hitchcock, the venue is full of kitsch corners, has a hearty food menu and serves beer from local London breweries.
With a bar well versed in hops, The Queen Adelaide is your Putney go-to for some of the best craft beer in London. Hosting both Meantime ales and Camden brewery ales by draught you can kick back with a pint of the good stuff at this charming South London pub. There's even a secret garden to enjoy some alfresco drinks in.
Offering escape from the constant London bustle, the Smugglers Tavern on Warren Street is a charming pub that's stocked with the best craft beer in town. The talented chefs in the kitchen are on hand to deliver fresh gastro dishes and brunch classics, all made using the freshest ingredients available. Better still, the bar showcases the finest bottles and brews that over 20 different British breweries have to offer.
Spit & Sawdust is a contemporary boozer located in the heart of Borough. Boasting twenty dedicated craft lines, this place has a regularly revolving list of beers, with favourites from the likes of Wylam Brewery, Arbor and Brighton Bier amongst many more.
BrewDog pride themselves on serving only the best, most exciting and most flavoursome craft beers we can get our paws on from all corners of the planet. This Scottish Brewer has 18 draft lines and a selection of the best bottled beers at the majority of their bars; find them across London.
With over 50 different home-brewed small batch craft beers on offer, Brewhouse & Kitchen is the place to visit if you fancy yourself as a bit of a beer connoisseur. An on-site micro-brewery and huge metallic vats allows their guests to sample the brewer's latest seasonal, hop-based venture. To accompany the refreshing pints, their impressive menu offers a huge array of international dishes, such as a delicious Mezze Platter and perfectly cooked Arancini Risotto Balls.
Can't decide what type of food to chow down on? Mercato Metropolitano in Mayfair is the place to be for beer and booze. Fronting a wine cellar, various street eats and a superb rooftop terrace, this is definitely a must-visit for nights out with friends.
If you're a lover of craft beer, then Signature Brew Blackhorse Road, and its Haggerston bar, should be on your radar. Found just a stone's throw from Walthamstow, the brewery and taproom boasts a huge array of brews, with wings and burgers provided by the gang at We Serve Humans.
Located in the city, Tank and Paddle have a huge range of craft ales and beers. They've partnered with local Meantime brewery, which are served directly from their tanks to ensure the freshest quality. Order a pizza or side of Mac 'n Cheese, and you've got yourself a cracking night at this bar, or one of the brand's other venues in Heddon Street and Bishopsgate.
Among the coolest craft beer bars in London, Kill The Cat is the Brick Lane bottle shop and taproom stocking a huge selection of international brews. Head over to the slick haunt for a few pints with pals while you peruse the fridges.
The Park Tavern is the perfect place to drink craft beer in London. The historic pub is a beauty to look at, but they also serve up 50 different craft beers, with 13 beers on the taps and 100 spirits on the shelf. If you're hungry, grab a bite to eat of their seasonal food.
If you're looking for one of the best German beer collections in London, this Bermondsey bar is just the place. Inspired by the bierkellers of Bavaria, this fun spot promises traditional brews, freshly made street food and whole host of fun activities.
One of the best craft beer bars in West London, this unique offering over on Ealing Broadway is fronting an extensive line-up of delicious brews from the local area and further afield. Grab a pint fresh out the tap wall, and pair it with one of their excellent sourdough pizzas.
Tucked away in Paddington Basin, Lockhouse is a must for those of you that lust over craft beer in London. Bringing you the best in bottles and draught, hunker down for a pint or two with a roster of award-winning burgers from the kitchen.
Craving a little pub night out with the gang? If you're after delicious pints, then Beer Merchants Tap is a great place for quality craft brews from all over the map. Choose between 500 bottles and cans or opt for one of 20 different taps.