For me it is always a pleasure to visit a new BrewDog bar and this one was no exception. A four-sided, one-room place located in an old factory building in the Lace Market district of town. Minimalistic post-industrial interiors with a bar towards the rear of the room displaying 14 craft ales on keg, among them the latest releases from BrewDog. Rock attitude to the music with Ramones and other punk rock bands. Friendly service and a good vibe on a Saturday afternoon (visited with Finn 20.02.2016).
Visited on a Sunday afternoon in October 2015. First through the door at opening, the staff were very friendly indeed and welcomed us in after the initial shock of us being there. Pretty standard industrial chic, video games and a mix of stools and sofas, quite a small spot. Beer range was decent and picked up a couple of new beers. Prices were standard Brewdog ones. Nice place and a decent conversion.
Medium sized modern place. Empty and quiet on a Friday evening. Oskar Blues tap takeover, and the remainder of the taps were more or less similar to Brewdog Birmingham - and I had had everything on the list. Based on this I may skip Brewdog Manchester.
Fin (950) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | January 17, 2015
We visited here on Friday 16th January 2015 we being me & Loz. Having read the reviews I was expecting this to be smaller than it actually turned out to be. Its certainly bigger than Bristol, Newcastle, Camden & Leeds (the latter is surely the smallest in the chain?) It is located just a few doors up & across from Rough Trade which itself has a bar upstairs with Crate on tap & Wiper & True, Beavertown etc in bottles. Anyway back to Brewdog, the interior style/appearance is well known so I don’t need to explain, i.e. Industrial. It seems to be oblong in shape and slightly at an angle with windows onto the street down one side. A couple of seating nooks & crannies can be found, we sat in one down the far end away from the bar. Beer choice was fine we both had Libertine but one being the spiced version via the Hopinator with 20% discount for beers & food with my Brewdog card, being very handy. Beer choice maybe not quite as good as some in the chain, I had one of the new prototypes ’Hop Fiction’ next, ok but more Pale Ale than IPA surely? We shared a taco which was very good and quite hot, really enjoyable. Staff were really friendly and more than happy to offer samples, in fact they were really lovely. This was a decent Brewdog bar, and with Rough Trade just along and across it is well placed.
Great pub. In a region where many pubs serve a local musty ale or a flavorless imported lager this place is an oasis of flavor and service. Drove an hour to get here and it was worth it. Staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and very very helpful.
Stupid prices for beers like any other brewdog bar. Food choice is limited and the bar struggles with noisiness and is often too busy at weekends. Seating isn’t very comfortable either. Look out for the chalk boards in the toilets....
Last visited in October 2014. Usual BrewDog industrial style decor but it does feel a little more cosy and less hipster-ish than some other branches I’ve visited. Rather quiet when we visited but it was a Monday evening so I guess that’s to be expected.
Service was welcoming and enthusiastic. On tap were the usual BrewDog beers and not too much in the way of guests. There was only one new draught beer for me so had to resort to bottles after that.
There’s no full kitchen so the food options are limited but the meat and cheese platters are very good.
Definitely worth a visit but, having been in the vanguard for introducing "craft keg" to Nottingham there are to my mind other places that do it just as well, if not better, (and more besides) now - Crafty Crow, Canalhouse, Junkyard for example.