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Beer Available At Beer Emporium (arranged by most recent)
Alpenwald Weiss , Alpenwald Lager , Otley O2 CroesO 50, Brass Castle Northern Blonde , Siren / Omnipollo / Niklas Johansson Life is a Peach 96, Mad Hatter Smoky Bacon Banana , Blue Monkey Centennial IPA , Lervig Lucky Jack 80, To Øl / Ølrepubliken Total Hubris 92, Tapstone Voodoo Juice , New Bristol Oolala 66, St. Bernardus Extra 4 80, Milk Street Zig Zag 74, Delirium Noël 96, Ilkley Mary Christmas 59, Vibrant Forest Black Forest Porter 83, Heavy Industry Diawl Bach 69, Brightside Underworld , Hawkshead Lakeland Gold (Cask) 75, Rothaus Hefeweizen 70
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jercraigs (413) Toronto, Ontario | October 4, 2015
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
2015-09-20. Cave like basement reminds me a lot of a place in Quebec City, with almost the exact same sort of architecture and brick decor. Dancey soundtrack makes me think it may get much busier in the evening. Felt pretty empty early on a Sunday evening. It’s at least at a reasonable volume, which is nice. Staff was friendly. Bartender chatted with me as he finished his pre-shift dinner. About a dozen taps and a dozen casks so there’s a decent selection, with a good number of bottles and cans as well. Enjoyed some Arbor, Moor and Wiper & True beers today. Nice spot overall. I would come back.
mR_fr0g (17) , England | September 18, 2015
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Fantastic cellar bar. Lovely cosy feel, pleasant music playing. Beer selection is good - appoc 12 kegs taps and 12 casks. Nice place to spend an evening. Would definitely come back.
Tim Webb (320) Bristol, England | September 12, 2015
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Cellar bar and ground level beer shop that has nowhere like 380 bottles on sale downstairs but still nudges ahead of the Volley next door. Suffering from popularity and taking its eye off the ball. Can get chaotic when busy.
Leighton (741) London, England | September 12, 2015
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great venue. Excellent range of beers on cask, with definite emphasis on local breweries. Good stuff on keg and in bottle as well. Fair pricing. And, they offer flights. My server admitted to me that it was her first shift, and I could have guessed based on how she operated; but the other servers seemed a bit more on-the-ball. The lower-ground level bar space brings to mind a cave - if you’re tall then mind your head at the margins. But the effect of the space is powerful, and I found it to be one of the more compelling drinking locations I’ve ever found myself in.
An overall great place. Given its proximity to Small Bar and the Famous Royal Navy Volunteer, you should certainly try to take it in along with the other two.
WingmanWillis (494) , England | August 1, 2015
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited on a Saturday afternoon in August 2015. Cellar bar with a decent array of cask and keg. A lot if beers were put on as we arrived forcing us to stay for more. Beer was all well looked after. Prices not too bad. Nice feel to the place with brick arch vaults going on. Reasonable bottle selection. Think this is the weaker of the 3 venues overall but still worth a look in
Beersiveknown (154) , Northern Ireland | May 13, 2015
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Spacious subterranean bar with great beer selection and decent food. Small bottle shop upstairs but all beers on extensive menu available to take away. Good range of beer both locally and further afield. Generally quiet enough to find a seat but may be busier at dinnertimes.
Ideal to combine with visits to small bar and TFRNV
imdownthepub (681) Banbury, England | April 25, 2015
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Rating ’15 64. The Bottle shop was open on this visit, hurrah, good choices, but I am rating the pub part of the establishment. Much of what I said before stands although it really is quiet and lacking atmosphere.
Rating ’14, 72. The pub itself is in vaulted cellars below the never opened bottle shop, we visited 3 times in the week and it was never once open! There is an almost monastry like atmosphere in the cellar, quiet and reverent. The bar carries a mixture of Cask and Kegged beers with a decent range, although the quality left a little to be desired on our visits. Certainly worth a look but it never became a favourite for us.
Boudicca (986) London, England | January 31, 2015
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
The Beer Emporium was rather unexpected. It’s in a basement and occupies two long barrel vaults - not the kind of place you’d expect a beer geek bar to be but it works very well. It’s open late but was all very civilised when we were there for a nightcap or two, with no rowdiness or drunkenness. A good place with a nice beer selection. There’s also a small shop upstairs but it was closed when we were there.
(Visited 16 December 2014).
tdtm82 (108) , England | January 5, 2015
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited in December. Great diverse range of Belgian beers and UK offerings. Really ncie atmosphere and knowledgeable bar staff. Reminded very much of bars on the continent. Some of the best Belgian selection in the uk. The shop was not open when I visited but I would like to visit again. Value was very reasonable as well. Another mention is late opening hours which is fantastic. London doesn’t even have this. Why not?
Fin (764) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | January 5, 2015
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
We (me & Loz) visited here on Saturday 3rd January 2015, after Cornubia and Small Bar. The bottle shop was also open and we visited there after a beer downstairs. This place has some wonderful arty carved wood furniture both upstairs and leading down to the cellar bar. The vaulted cellar bar is very continental europe in look and you could easily be sat in a bar Brugge or Munich. As you enter the downstairs bar the vaulted brick cellar stretches ahead away from you and there is a further room off to your left and beyond this also to your left appears to be the kitchen. The bar runs about two thirds of the length of the first room and has a great selection of beers both on keg and handpump dispense, however I think that the choice was better at the Small Bar if I am being critical. The barman, who we had met briefly the day before stood outside his bar was very friendly and happy to offer up whatever beers we fancied trying. Interestingly XT and Animal were also well represented here so it would appear that the XT boys have clearly done a Bristol run recently as they were also at Cornubia and a couple of other places that we’d been to over the last couple of days. I think that the staff were very good but perhaps not quite as knowledgeable as the guys across the road at the Small Bar. I noted Rodenbach Grand Cru on tap which I was quite impressed with as I don’t often see that available in Belgium. I liked this place as did Loz, it has had a lot of money spent on it and the owners look like they are in this for the long haul, doing the cellar bar type thing I think is less likely to become dated as exposed brickwork is a far cry from the Brewdog or hip look of others so I think that is a good move. I just think a tweak here and there with the range and look at what Small Bar and others are offering and they will really be hitting all of the right notes. Three great bars in Kings Street, the Beermuda Triangle I here Bristolians are calling this area.
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