Gin (and beer) fans – the functionally titled Gin & Beer is here for you.
Nestled in a railway arch in Deptford, south-east London, this brilliant new bar dedicates itself to just two things: tequila and cider! (That’s my little joke.)
For the gin enthusiast, you’ll find 100 different craft gins to sample, from a Broken Heart to a Spit Roasted Pineapple Gin; the menu helpfully divides them into classic, complex, citrus and sweet. The bartenders will also happily knock them into a Martini, Negroni or one of their speciality cocktails. (See our guide to London’s prettiest G&T’s.)
After the ampersand, there’s an all-Belgian beer list, with six beers on tap and forty bottles to put to the test. Or try their ‘beer tapas’, a tasting flight of three thirds-of-a-pint.
Speaking of tapas, the good folks of Gin & Beer have a third, secret weapon: and that weapon is cheese. Their cheeseboards are just the thing to sustain you through a very serious and scientific gin and beer tasting session.
All in all, three cheers for beer, for gin, and for cheese! Give these arch-dwellers a visit.
Location: Unit 2, Resolution Way, Deptford, SE8 4NT. Nearest station: Deptford.
Opening hours: Tue-Fri, 4pm – midnight; Saturday, 1pm to midnight; Sunday, 2pm – 11pm; closed on Mondays.
Price: free to enter, cocktails from £7.50; bottles of beer from £5.
More information: head to their website.
More places to visit:
?The Soho salon that combines haircuts with cocktails
?The beautiful bookshop in the heart of Spitalfields
?The new foodie spot in the old BBC building
?The pretty Japanese garden for stressed-out Londoners