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Myself and a work colleague popped in for 2 beers on a Wednesday afternoon after a local meeting.

Full range of Brew Dog ales that as mentioned by a previous reviewer are not cheap, I had 2 pints of their Electric India @ 5.2% that was almost £5.00 per pint.
Good bottle selection also available from both Brew Dog and other craft breweries.

This is a mecca for Brew Dog and craft beer geeks like all of their other bars are, you either like Brew Dog or you don’t and if you do then you need to be prepared for their high prices….after all it’s mugs like me that pay these prices.

lezford - 14 Oct 2016 11:55
Have you seen Harry Enfield's 'I saw you coming' ? This is the beer equivalent. Really just an expensive, pretencious Starbucks for beer geeks.
whimbreltits - 7 Aug 2014 18:38
The thing with brewdog is, it's exactly what you describe when you plan out your perfect pub on a beermat with a bookies pen after about eight pints. The thing is, it's lacking that je ne sais quoi (that's French) that make it somewhere you could spend an entire evening. The beer's good. The staff are nice and they know what they're talking about. The food is fine, the decor and interior are fine and the music's good. However, it will never be anyone's 'local' because it has no individual character, it's the same as all the other Brewdogs. Also, if you don't know anything about beer but know what you like then for God's sake read the booklets that are strewn about because you don't want to be asking the bar staff for something 'like Tetleys' or 'similar to a Stella'. They will give you a look which Medusa would have been proud of.
thegreatbarred - 20 Jan 2014 15:14
Not so sure about the Brewdog concept - a bit of a "Starbucks of Real Ales" whiff about it all and both myself and my husband found many of the beers a bit too hoppy on the palate. Have heard they have opened another bar in Camden which I hope to visit soon.

muswellhillgirl - 13 Aug 2013 13:52
A place that has apparently over the years changed hands as well as names regularly now in the capable and controlling management of the Brew Dog team.

Came in late on a Wednesday afternoon, a real hip place with quality beer as you would expect with the Brew Dog brand in full effect and I was already a fan before coming here!

Aswell as Brew Dog beers on tap and in bottles there were guest beers and the Mikkeller I had was excellent.

As with Brew Dog their beers are not cheap but the bar's are really decent and the beer ain't bad to!
lezford - 2 May 2013 13:36
Not much to add to previous posts in terms of character but worth popping in to try the stupendous Brew Dog beers. Not cheap but full of taste especially if you like your hops.
mikey64 - 7 Apr 2013 17:07
Basically a winebar with good beer. Great if you are under 30. If you are over 40 give it a miss.

Very NEW Shoreditch.

Despite that the beer was different and enjoyable.
TheHorsesMouth - 13 Feb 2013 14:46
Sadly, I never got to visit this pub when it was Mason & Taylor. I did sample it yesterday as a BrewDog establishment. I think Shoreditch is an up and coming area. But the pub does seem to be strangely situated, just along the road from a Beach Blanket Babylon. I can only assume it gets busier in the evenings. But on a Saturday lunchtime, I was the first customer in. Beers are all dispensed from kegs - BrewDog Raspberry Revolver, Punk IPA, Zeitgeist, 5am Saint, Alice Porter, Nuns With Guns, Jackhammer, Dogfight, Hardcore IPA, Coffee & Chocolate Stout, Paradox & 77 Lager. They also had a Mikkeller beer, a Norwegian beer, Dalston Black IPA, Kernel IPA and a real cider - Sandford Orchards Devon Red. Fairly soulless place and the beers are very expensive. But worth a try for some rather unusual and strong beers.
blue_scrumpy - 23 Dec 2012 13:45

This is now a Brewdog. Not been in yet but my son says it's great (though his lager-drinking friends wondered why the hell he'd brought them there!)
Teddy_Boy - 5 Nov 2012 14:02
Excellent modern beer bar. Less variety in cask than expected (three beers) but impeccable quality. I'm not a craft keg drinker, but 8 of those on draught too. Airy, knowledgeable, middle-class hippy staff (observation, not criticism!). Recommended.
curioushistory - 7 Jun 2012 18:15
This was much better than I was expecting. The pub is pure Shoreditch inside, everything is a bit grey with lots of exposed concrete and brickwork with 1980's secondary school tables and chairs (not as bad as it sounds!). There is a cellar bar(?) but that was roped off.

Good news and bad news about the beer. There is a great selection of keg, bottle and cask, but as with everything in this part of London it is too expensive. There is a good drinks menu, whilst on draught there were 3 craft keg black I.P.A.'s, 4 ales and maybe 5 other guests plus bottles from here and Europe. Hophead was the session beer at 3.60, but then it all goes up to 4-8 a pint. Not a great suprise, but until I start earning loads more or drink on expenses it's a ball-ache.

All the beer that we tried was excellant and the mega-hipster staff were very nice. Lots of natural light from the glass frontage, which also gives you a great view of yet more grey millionaire's flats. Worth a visit.
Green_0nions - 28 Mar 2012 14:08
This is a beer lover's paradise. I enjoyed two very well kept real ales from a couple of smaller breweries and there were lots of other beers from various parts of the globe on offer as well. I didn't try the food, but the menu looked good. Very close to Shoreditch High Street station and well worth a visit.
hitchinsampler - 2 Dec 2011 23:16
Fine pub at the top end of Brick Lane. Extensive bar upstairs with more of a restaurant feel, then a smaller bar downstairs with comfy sofas. Beers to suit all tastes - couple from Brodies on tap, the house beer from Dark Star and a special too from the same brewery, plus others and many bottled choices. I'm of the opinion that Shoreditch is a hellhole full of people with stupid haircuts and too-tight trousers that should be avoided at all costs but this place makes me revise my opinion.
DuchyBoy - 17 Oct 2011 08:26
Amazing, I live near by and this is my first visit, def come back v soon. Great beer and cider selection, friendly atmosphere and good food.
AlieStreetcrusader - 29 Jul 2011 23:17
Boggart I Am Beer, Bowman Warbler, Hophead and Brodies Hackney Red on gravityon the bar. Foreign beer at astronomic prices. Attentive staff dressed in wacky clothes who serve drinks to your table and hit you with a 10% charge. A sort of Cask lite.
GuideDogSaint - 5 Jul 2011 16:04
Fantastic Shoreditch craft beer bar. Brilliant selection of bottled and cask beer, coupled with innovative British tapas food approach. Plus brilliant Sunday lunches also available. Draft Chimay White on last visit was a real treat.
JonW999 - 22 Jun 2011 22:59

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