Drink Here: Hackney’s Biggest Taproom by Five PointsBy Alicia Grimshaw
Beer lovers, you’re in for a right boozy treat. East London’s largest independent brewery, The Five Points Brewing Company, has flung open its brand-new taproom, based in the yard and arches of its Mare Street warehouse in the heart of Hackney.
Five Points Mare Street Taproom: The Lowdown
The taproom has also been designed to offer the best possible experience for Londoners who have missed pub gardens and dining out during lockdown. The taproom has also been created to allow safe space for 154 guests to drink and maintain social distancing at the same time.
The Five Points Brewing Company is London’s largest independent brewery, based in Hackney, East London. They have been brewing with a commitment to great beer and the local community since 2013. Their beers have won numerous awards and have become a staple of pubs and bars both in their East London heartland and across London and beyond. Recent additions to their range include Micro Pale and Five Points Best, which join established classics like Five Points Pale and JUPA.
Five Points Mare Street Taproom: Eat and Drink
The perfect summer venue for socially distanced get togethers, the Mare Street Taproom serves the full range of fresh Five Points beers on keg and cask, as well as hybrid New York-Neapolitan style pizzas from ACE PIZZA.
Inspired by the traditional coal oven pizzerias of the US, ACE PIZZA’s creations are stoned baked for longer, achieving a crisper crust that you can eat with your hands. The menu includes options such as: Norma, roasted aubergine, smoked mozzarella, Gran Moravia, black pepper, fresh basil, and pink pickled onions; Honey Pie, spicy salami, fennel seeds, hot honey, pickled peppers, Fior Di Latte, and Gran Moravia; and Bacon is Good For Me, a white base featuring crispy pancetta, goat’s cheese, Fior Di Latte, fresh rosemary, caramelised onions, confit garlic, and pecorino. Vegan options, as well as sides and gluten-free bases, are also available.
When: 61 Mare St, Hackney, London E8 4RG
Summer opening hours: 4-9pm Fri, 1-9pm Sat