BrewDog were the first brewers to bring craft beer to the UK, and their wild punk irreverence is truly alive in this Shoreditch haunt. Repurposed wood meets reclaimed steel but without any of the trendy fuss – here it’s all about big bold beers.
The bar staff truly know what they’re doing, so tell them what you love and let them mix you up a tasting platter with four samples. If surprise isn’t your thing, try the Hardcore for intense hops that will hit you in the face, or revel in the fruity aromas of the Dead Pony Club. Make sure to check out the current guest beers for a trip around some of the best microbreweries of the world.
For a taste of adventure, head downstairs to UnderDog, the not-so-secret cocktail bar where bartenders are shaking up beery drinks.
Best Bars tip: Start the evening upstairs with some beers and Texas Joe’s BBQ ribs, then keep the party going long into the night downstairs – there’s live music almost every night.
— Gaëlle Laforest, @gaellelaforest