The Euston Tap
The Euston Tap London Reviews
Fantastic beer Dec 02, 2010
The Euston Tap is pub near Euston Station, and a thing of joy.
Euston station is possibly the least impressive, most soulless of the great
railway stations of London. The wind whips around its concrete concourse,
bearing burger wrappers and depressed pigeons in its grubby wake. And the
station pub is possible the most depressing bar in London. So let’s be clear.
The Euston Tap is a completely different pub outside the station in the thing
that looks like a giant war memorial.
The Euston Tap specialises in fantastic, unusual beers, both on tap and in
bottles. This ranges from British microbrewers to European bottles and,
gloriously, Goose Island from Chicago. There is lager, but it is wonderful
fresh rich lager and not commercial stuff. You won’t recognise much here – it
doesn’t look likely to start stocking Fosters any time soon. And that is a
wonderful thing. The barmen will all be perfectly happy to find you something
you’re likely to like if you tell them what you normally drink and won’t
patronise you for it.
Being inside a giant war memorial thing means the pub is small and there are
very few seats downstairs. The toilets appear to be up some spiral steps. So
this won’t be the best place to go if you have mobility problems. I didn’t
notice what wines or spirits they had; it specialises in beer and there
certainly weren’t any obvious optics. But they do food.
I loved this bar, though. It’s the perfect place to have a drink or two before
seeing your friends to a train, and it’s well worth a trip if you like nice
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