Brief History of Brew Dog Bars
Since opening their first bar in Aberdeen in 2010 they appear to have set themselves the task of expanding nationwide as quickly as they can. After Aberdeen came Edinburgh, then Glasgow and now Camden in London. They’ve also secured a premises in Leeds and who knows where they will end up next.
The Camden pub is a corner building located just a stones throw from Camden Station and in a past life was a restaurant and a pub called the Laurel Tree. According to Deadpubs.co.uk, the premises has been licensed since at least 1869.
Following the tradition of other Brew Dog pubs, this one has been stripped right back and features a bare brick bar, bare walls and dirty floorboards. It works well and is certainly in-keeping with the philosophy of the company. Furniture is simple in the form of metal chairs and stools. There is additional seating downstairs along with another bar.
With the increase of excellent pubs in London serving rare and unusual beers, Brew Dog has accepted the challenge and brought to the table an impressive selection of beers, and beers that other pubs haven’t got. This is great as they aren’t competing with the others, more adding to the already excellent beer scene in London.
An impressive 10 beers from Brew Dog are available on tap including Zeitgeist, Punk IPA, Alice Porter, 5AM Saint and Hardcore IPA. Also available are stronger beers such as Tokyo* and an AB (AB:06 was available when I visited in December, 2011). Also available on draft are guest beers from around the world such as Lagunitas (a first in the UK), Mikkeller and Evil Twin. Prices range from £3.50 a pint for Zeitgeist and £3.95 for Punk and 5 AM Saint through to £4.50 a half for the AB series.
The guest bottle list features well over 100 beers from around the world and includes unusual breweries such as Lagunitas, Baird and Renaissance plus the not-easy-to-get beers from Bear Republic. What appears to be a full selection of Mikkeller bottles is also available. Prices range from £4 to £20 but expect to pay between £8-£12 for most bottles.
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Brew Dog Camden
113 Bayham Street
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