Euston Tap | Euston, Greater London
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Euston Tap
Excellent based on 132 ratings
Type: Bar

190 Euston Road
Euston, Greater London England NW1 2EF [ print map ]
020 3137 8837 | twitter

Hours: Mon-Sat 12-11pm; Sun 12-10:30pm

Mayor: Theydon_Bois (77) | Taps: 27 | Bottles: 150

Euston Tap

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Beer Available At Euston Tap (arranged by most recent)
Founders Dark Penance Imperial Black IPA 98, The Kernel India Pale Ale Nelson Sauvin 98, Evil Twin Hipster Ale 92, Siren / Stillwater When The Light Gose Out 59, Magic Rock Punchline 96, Magic Rock Ringmaster 87, Buxton Moor Top 86, Siren Driftwood 75, Celt Experience Tail-less Black Sow , Buxton Rain Shadow 99, Westbrook One Claw 97, Tapped Mojo , Thornbridge Brother Rabbit 65, Tapped Wicker , Beavertown / Mikkeller / Arizona Wilderness Sour Power 50, Beavertown / Dogfish Head Londonerweisse 70, Summer Wine Mokko Milk Stout 84, Summer Wine The Riwaka Pale , Settle Signal Classic , Siren Ryesing Tides 97
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132 reviews for Euston Tap
 Ambiance  75%
 Service  78%
 Selection  86%
 Food  47%
 Value  72%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  95%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Theydon_Bois  (790) Tourist Town (West), England | August 6, 2012
Have popped by the Tap many times since it opened in Nov í10, most recently 01/08/12. Great old building - gate house and final remnants from the former incarnation of Euston station before it was concreted in the 60ís. Smallish bar downstairs surrounded by 2 fridges. Small number of stools to seat perhaps 8 to 10 people down the sides. Via the spiral staircase there is a smallish room and seating for 25 or so people. Seating also available outside in the beer garden (again small - 20 or so?). 19 keg taps and 8 cask. Cask usually from around the UK, keg a good mix including usually at least 2 from Germany, Belgium, Czech, 4 or 5 US and some UK keg. Good bottled selection in fridges either side of the bar. No food available - last time I noticed you could order pizza in. Crisps, nuts etc available behind the bar. Service always decent but can get A must on a tour of good watering holes in London.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Boudicca  (770) London, England | September 18, 2011| Updated October 12, 2013
The Euston Tap is in one of a pair of elegant classical style lodges which originally flanked a huge archway and are now the only remaining structures of the entrance to Euston station from when it opened in 1837. The other lodge houses the Cider Tap. The bar is in a necessarily smallish, square room with traditional green tiling below the dado rail and thereís a vertiginous spiral staircase leading to a second, windowless room and the rather unappealing toilets up top. Outside thereís a small triangular patio with a parasol and some high top tables and chairs where you can lean or perch and watch the world go by. Itís surprisingly quiet outside (relatively speaking) as the trees tend to muffle the noise, and perhaps soak up some of the fumes, from the busy Euston Road and the buses going in and out of the station. This being a main London terminus, however, itís not unusual to get hassled by the winos who hang round the station. The 20 or so beers available on tap are listed on blackboards on either side of the bar and the taps protrude from a wall at the back. Not all of them are labelled and itís wise to order by number so that the bar person doesnít get dizzy by constantly having to turn round and check whatís what. (Last visited 8 August 2013).
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 13/20
nate2g  (671) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | December 8, 2010
I canít add much else than to echo the sentiments of other raters regarding the venue itself. The potential is definitely there and I can understand itís still relatively new, but it really lacks charm and character as a beer bar. The priority - meaning beer, is just too inconsistent by way of conditioning, dispensing and pricing. ET does feature interesting casks, and always Marble and Thornbridge but you donít always know what your getting quality wise. Itís something that seriously needs to be looked into by the proprietors. Iíve noticed on numerous occasions that they donít take constructive criticism well, and as a patron, I donít think itís unfair to voice my concern especially when paying higher end prices for beer. And itís a shame as one definitely canít fault the range of beers on draught and whatís available in bottle. The staff do what they can to be friendly and show enthusiasm but at times it feels forced rather than sincerity. I honestly hope things can improve as the foundation is there already as one of the premier beer bars in London. Iíll check in regularly and see how it goes.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton  (654) London, England | April 17, 2011| Updated September 19, 2014
Great pub. I worked here for about 2.5 months from when it opened in November 2010 until January 2011; but I donít think I bring any bias when I say this place is fantastic. The range is likely the best in London, with competition perhaps from CPK. Prices on cask ale are better than you will find almost anywhere in London, especially considering the range, quality and condition. The bottles and some of the kegged beers are quite expensive, so when people say "the beer at Euston Tap is expensive" thatís what theyíre referring to. The ambience here is interesting, something like industrial-chic, and given that the building is historic the management was limited with how they could renovate it. For awhile there was only one toilet, then they added a porta-loo outside, then added a second toilet upstairs. The space is not large but can hold more people than you would think, and the wrap-around bar makes ordering a bit easier. The music selection payed over the PA system is best in London. Period. (Iíd like to think I got them started on the right foot in this regard.) The food options are alright, with crisps and nuts available at the bar, and you can usually order pizza from a nearby pizzaria and they will deliver it. The staff is great, for the most part, and some of the bartenders really know their stuff. I try to stop in here once a week.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris  (639) Burnaby, British Columbia | August 6, 2014| Updated August 17, 2014
In a historic gatehouse that is cool but tiny. There is a patio though, but in quite a busy area. The bar does smell a bit of sour beer. Service was pleasant and they were keen to offer samples, but it was slow. selection was pretty good with a nice range of bottles you can get to go. Prices were reasonable for the area.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 12/20
Fin  (638) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | November 15, 2010
Me and Loz visited this place Sat Noví 13th 2010. I quite like the building, its a little quirky and appears to be one of a pair of gatehouses built for Euston Station. Inside it was still interesting but very small, there was a nice old metal spiral staircase leading up to a larger room and a single toilet I guess that they are going to have to sort something out regarding a disabled toilet. The bar could have been better laid out, Iím not convinced the horsehoe sort of shape works as it juts out to far forward. The beer list was fine, a couple of Marble beers including Dobber and Manchester Best plus a good selection of other stuff including a pretty large selection of bottled beers. It didnít really do anything wrong, its just that something didnít seem right, Loz found the stools uncomfortable and you had to sit up against the wall, admittedly there was seating upstairs but we were only here for the one beer. Beers seemed in pretty good nick, staff friendly although appeared a bit bored and wandered around picking bottles of beer out of the fridge and reading labels and looking at pictures on the wall. Not 100% sure about this place but prepared to give it the benefit of the doubt as itís new and will try again at some point.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub  (526) Banbury, England | February 27, 2013
We have been here several times now, close to the Bus and Railway stations and can be seen from The Doric Arch. The gatehouses have a slight feel of a gentlemanís toilet unfortunately, allied to this, there is a pervading aroma of disinfectant. The problem is that the gents upstairs is in a poor state. However despite the cold feel of the place and lack of ambiance, the beer range is terrific, there is always a vast array of beers and styles to choose from and the service is always knowledgeable. Not really a place to linger, more a quick pop in, but really worth a visit.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee  (511) Toronto, ON, Ontario | December 16, 2014
Damn - this place is awesome. A tiny little hole in the wall located in a separate building outside of Euston station (which is good to know, since I spent quite a bit of time poking around the station itself looking for it). A darkish space with a large square bar filling half of the room. There are coolers lining the back wall and these have a great selection of Belgian and American beer in them. Up a (very) windy staircase and you land in a pretty bright and open seating area. The bar has a nice mix of casks and kegs with the latter being significantly pricier than the former. Staff appear surly but are pretty friendly and very knowledgeable. One of the coolest spots Iíve been to in terms of packing so much quality product into such a tiny place.
KyotoLefty  (500) Kyoto, Japan | August 17, 2013
Strangest looking bar around, located in some swuare stone buildings. Nice to stand out front or sit in the prk and drink. Great selection of to beers and ciders. Pretty resonable prices.
rosenbergh  (500) Tampere, Finland | June 26, 2011
Practical location. Extremely popular. Lots of space outside (on pavement). Good selection. 19 taps/6 casks. Loads of bottles.

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