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What springs to mind when you think of BrewDog? The answer is booze, possibly combined with something meaty if you’re making a meal of it. Well, the craft beer chain's latest London outlets are looking to change that perception.
First up, there’s BrewDog AF, the UK’s first completely alcohol-free beer bar, that’s just a stone’s throw from the Old Street roundabout. Then, there’s BrewDog’s first vegan bar in (you guessed it!) Dalston, featuring a mouthwatering menu of plant-based food and brews.
Close to Hoxton, Clerkenwell, Spitalfields, and Hackney, BrewDog AF is equipped with 15 taps all pouring alcohol-free craft beer, making it the ideal place for after-work gatherings or weekend hangouts. And for beer aficionados, you’ll definitely want to sample their two new offerings: Wake Up Call, an all-day blend, 0.5% stout a full-flavoured brew with hints of chocolate and coffee, and Hazy AF, an East Coast alcohol-free IPA.
Not into beer? Booze-free spirits and cider are also available, plus a tantalising food menu of burgers and wings (there are vegan options, too, with a two-for-one offer on plant-based dishes every Monday). BrewDog AF is also open for brunch, so it’s the perfect option for Londoners scarred by one-too-many post-bottomless brunch hangovers.
Here in London, plant-based eateries are the norm, and BrewDog’s Dalston offering won’t feel like a lame choice for your carnivorous friends, either. Biff’s Jack Shack has taken up residence in the kitchen, serving epic vegan junk food, including their burgers piled high with toppings and crispy-fried jackfruit wingz. Just make sure you don’t sleep on Biff’s house-made sauces, including classics like bourbon-infused sticky BBQ and recent creations like ‘Soyz in the Hood’ (ginger, garlic, soy glaze, and sesame seeds).
If you're not feeling a full-on meal. No worries. There are plenty of delicious sides to fill you up — we’re partial to the Poutine AF fries and fully-loaded nachos. You can even try a sweet jackfruit pie for dessert.
On weekends, the bar opens at 11am, meaning you can tuck into a sumptuous brunch, including a Full English that features vegan bacon and sausages. We’re not drooling, you’re drooling.
Oh, and the beer? It’s fully vegan, too, so you can feel positively virtuous as you select from the 24 options on tap.
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