While we're obviously very excited that restaurants are about to reopen, we're also just as giddy about the pubs, bars and taprooms returning across the city. And one of our favourites of the latter is definitely 40ft Brewery in Dalston. They're not only reopening their outside space, but they're also introducing a new drink to emphasise the required social distancing.
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Despite the Prime Minister talking about a potential July opening for some hospitality businesses, most people suspect that pubs - particularly those without big beer gardens - will be among the last places to emerge from lockdown. That's a long time to wait for a pint. Which is why East London's Forest Road Brewing Company has come up with an idea.
Their mobile pub will bring you a freshly poured pint direct to your door. Pint
The latest lockdown version of "let the restaurant come to you" comes from delivery beer company Biercraft. They've teamed up with a pretty impressive list of restaurants, creating cases featuring the very beer that they used to serve in the restaurants they supplied pre lockdown.
First up is the
Obviously, there aren't and festivals happening right now - particularly beer festivals. But that isn't stopping beer delivery service Beer 52. They're launching a virtual beer festival, Cyber Fest, where you can drink along at home.
You'll be able to order the beers in advance (12 of them) and the virtual festival takes place between 6 and 10pm on 17 April, live-streamed online. There will be virtual, back-to-back tastings and
Already missing enjoying a beer down your local? As social distancing and pub avoiding kicks in, one London brewery has come up with a solution.
Walthamstow's Signature Brew has decided that it'll "bring the pub to you". Their Pub In A Box features a selection of their award-winning beers, with glassware, snacks, a music quiz and exclusive playlists curated by music journalists to accompany the beers themselves.
And while you can get
Celebrating a decade since they opened in 2010, Camden Town Brewery will re-open under the railway arches with a revamped space that houses not just their award-winning beers, but their first restaurant, an extended taproom and immersive brewery tours.
Cult Danish brewer Mikkeller have teamed up with Rick Astley once more, but their second London bar will also feature a brewery and a restaurant.
Just a few months after they opened their first space in Bethnal Green the Taproom Group are expanding to Brixton.
Taproom by Brixton Village will follow the lead of the East London opening and champion local breweries serving beers produced close to the bar. So you'll find the likes of Brixton Brewery, Gypsy Hill, The Kernel, Canopy and Orbit on tap. If you want to explore the beer selection go for a beer tasting flight.
Crossing the pond this month will be top NYC pizzaiolas Vinnie's Pizzeria who hit town for a three day 'Brooklyn By the Slice’ pop-up at Paradise Slice on Brick Lane.
The Williamsburg pizzeria, which first opened back in 1960, will be putting on a one-off menu collaboration between themeselves, Brooklyn Brewery and Paradise Slice. There'll be three limited edition pizzas paired with three brews and we have to say, they do sound
Wandsworth gets its own cinema, street food and craft beer complex as Backyard Cinemas open their first permanent space at the Capital Studios.
If you've been looking for a new place to get some decent barbecue (not quite as prevalent as it was a few years back), then this pop-up at London Fields Brewery could be just the thing. It sees Prairie Fire BBQ serving up food for their taproom in a six-month residency with their Kansas-City-style barbecue. They've popped up all over town before now - and you may also have caught them at Mercato
This is a joint venture between The Tapas Room and London Beer Lab, offering ‘pub-style’ tapas, beers, and more.
The new £2.3bn regeneration project at Elephant Park has signed up what will be the third London outlet of Koi Ramen, which specialises in Tonkotsu ramen noodles, and a brand new football bar and bottleshop called Tap In, serving over 300 craft beers and Cuban food.
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