England > Greater London > South Hackney
viktorvee (30) , England | April 15, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Definite good vibes from this place. As noted the selection isnít massive but itís 100% quality and you can tell the people behind it love beer in itself and arenít just stocking it to make dosh.
Thier biggest selling point is that they have 4 rotating beers on tap and you can fill up a 500ml or 1000ml container. The beers are all priced at £3 per 500ml, which isnít bad considering some are obscure things you canít get bottled and may be 6 or 7% plus. When I went they had Simpleton and Dancing Bear by Magic Rock, Broadieís Hoxton IPA and a cider. You pay once for the bottles and then reuse them for free.
In the fridges there are lots of sour beers, plus local faves like Kernel etc. Lots of wines too if thatís your thing.
Great service: when one of the beers ran out 2/3 of the way through my bottle the chap capped it and just charged me for the bottle itself - beer free of charge. Will definitely go again.
Scopey (355) Croydon, England | May 8, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
A pretty hip modern-style "Wine" shop located in South Hackney. I almost walked past assuming it was just a wine shop, but what a loss that would have been. They have a very well-chosen selection of beers from the likes of Cantillon, Mikkeller, Kernel, Partizan etc at good prices. Unusually for London they have a few keg lines where you can get growlers (including 500ml glass bottles which they cap for you). I came here to get a hold of some MR Salty Kiss and was not disappointing. A worthy stop if youíre heading East.
jackl (318) Charlottesville, Virginia | March 23, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Cool spot located right in the heart of Broadway Market. Their focus is wine, but they offer a pretty well curated selection of beer. Thereís 30ish bottled beers available plus a few beers on tap available to take away by growler. All killer, no filler. The selection focuses on local beer but also offers sour stuff. Clearly these guys like gueuze. I was able to score some Vigneronne at a very decent price plus a growler of a brand new beer from Magic Rock. Thereís also plenty of local stuff available from the likes of Kernel and East London. Prices are quite fair. The service is solid. I overheard a shop employee enthusiastically recommending their beer selection to a couple of hipster winos. Overall, worth a look if youíre in east London.
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