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If you're the one who avoids hippie and loud bars and prefers a quaint and quiet place to enjoy good ales then head to Southhampton Arms. The imposing 'Ale Cider Meat' on the wall outside the taproom will give you fair idea that this pub means business when it comes to sourcing some of the finest brews from in and around London. The ambiance is very British with barrels and taps alongside retro portraits, a coal fire and a brick-floor garden. Ascot, Brew Dog, Mighty Oak, William Bros and Windsor & Eaton are some of the regulars brews you can enjoy here.
At the Camden Town Brewery, patrons can taste some of the best local brews that the city of London has to offer. Try one of their house specialties, like the Camden Helles lager or grab a pint of one of their many seasonal beers. Though Camden Town does not serve food, there are several local food trucks that will occasionally stop by the brewery, so you can grab a bite with your beer.
Located in one of the most expensive areas of London, The Bull is a small brew pub that knows the importance of beer and takes care to treat the drink with respect! The bar owner Dan Fox formerly worked in The White Horse in Parsons Green - one of the best beer bars in the city. This is enough to put to rest all doubts and hesitations about the quality of drinks here. While they make their own beer, they also have other popular alcohol from across the world. One can choose the Beer Street with a bitter taste or a malty Vista. There is also the slightly fruity Skyline and Highrise. The beer an be combined with the delicious food to complete the meal. There are soups, Angus Beef burger, Smoked Trout Rillette and Roasted Lamb Rump. The venue can be hired for private events too.
The Craft Beer Company offers more than 400 different beers by the bottle alongside an extensive selection of cask ales and craft keg beers that are imported from across UK. No wonder that it has become the 'it' spot for beer in London! The beer selection has something for every palate with a fruity Clerkenwell Pale or a chocolate-like Dark Star - one visit not being enough to sample all of them. Food consists of quick bites like pasties and Scotch eggs. This is a highly recommended spot by popular newspapers and publications like The Guardian and The Telegraph, and is definitely worth a visit.
When all you want to do is unwind, The Florence is where you should be. It's a brewery and the beer is served in big mugs. They have a variety of beers like Bonobo (dark and fruity), Beaver (orangey) and Duvel Green, each with a different twist. The atmosphere is homely and the staff, polite. Try the Weasel, it's high on taste and easy on your wallet. Traditional pub food is served here. The entire venue is friendly to pets and great for family get-togethers; little wonder as it has won an award for being the Best Family Friendly Eatery!
The Draft House prides itself on being passionate and dedicated to the beer community and meticulously stocking and serving the brew. It has around 20 draft beers, while 50 beers can be bought by the bottle. The beer list reads like a book with an exhausting range of various varieties of the drink that one might need guidance on. It features drinks from a range of locations like Bavarian Camden Town Hells, award-winning Belgian Delirium Tremens, Anchor Liberty from America and Harviestoun Ola Dubh- a Scottish ale. One can also munch on Hamburgers and Hot Dogs. The staff can be asked for suggestions and guidance. Beer tasting events are also held regularly.