The Thirsty Bear, situated in Blackfriars, is a revolutionary pub that serves great food, moreish cocktails and has an extremely unique feature - a self-service bar. This consists of iPads on each table that allows you to place orders for food and drinks; to surf the internet; to select tracks on the bar’s Jukebox and to do something you possibly didn’t think of (though you probably did): buy beer that you can then instantly dispense from the tap on your table.
Due to its location, The Thirsty Bear is perfect for after-work drinks but at the same time it is a local pub. For those a bit further away, it is worth visiting this almost futuristic pub where pool is free and there is a jukebox to play your favourite tunes!
A word from the chef:
An International cuisine including the best from Italian, Spanish and British cuisines. The menu will grow as the pub grows.
Hmmm I fear this may be a case of gimmick over substance! Yes ordering on an ipad contraption on our table was pretty cool and fun and pouring our own pints was fun but that wears off pretty quick! The machine broke a few times and the pub/bar is very ordinary inside! Worth going out your way? Perhaps...to try out the tech but you probably wont be back a second time
Was excited to visit to see this new concept but wouldnt rave about it, the ipad didnt work, took ages to sort out the bill between everyone, and the tap kept on jamming. Really disappointed with the decor as its just an average pub who look like they spent all their budget on their swanky ipads.
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