|Beer Merchants - Bar|
A short walk away is a brace of bars which are now must-do sites for a London beer geek:
First off try CRATE - true hipster location on the canal, alternative living and anti-establishment house boats abound. Sit on the terrace watching the bikes and boats drift by. The actual brewery is across the yard and supplies most
Within shouting distance across Queens Yard is the tank bar - Howling Hops Claiming to be the first dedicated tank bar in the UK - a selection of all in house brewed beers served direct from the tanks behind the bar. Long Teutonic style benches in rough industrial chic.
The Mason and Co is just north of here if you want fancy street-style food and craft beer.
Victoria Park Road
Heading back towards Bethnal Green you could try: The People's Park Tavern or the Hemingway
Or alternatively walk the canal tow path - round from CRATE towards Bethnal Green; a pleasant stroll past Victoria Park to emerge on the Cambridge Heath Road.
Try the London Fields Tap Room or the Forest Road Brew Co Tap Room
Cambridge Heath Road
Bethnal Green Road
|Old St Brewery|
|Old St Brewery Tank Bar|
There is whole street of interesting pubs along Bethnal Green Road - Sun Tavern, Star of Bethnal Green, and tucked up a side road the Three Sods Taproom
The Kings Arms is a London modern-traditional-hipster pub - old school Victorian meets multi-tap keg emporium.
Back on the main road is the quirky Well and Bucket - faded elegance of fine crumbling tiles climbing up the pock marked walls to high ceilings.
If you are feeling peckish now - its a handy detour down Brick Lane for a world of food choices.
Follow up with a beer at the Williams Ale and Cider house or the Craft Beer Co St Marys Axe