Brewer's Bar

77 Shacklewell Lane , London, E8 2EB

SquareMeal Review of Brewer's Bar

Definitely worth a butcher’s, Brewer’s Bar has been remodelled from the bare bones of a shop that once supplied sausages and beef shin to Shacklewell. It’s run by ex-TV producer-turned-carpenter Cal Smith (his bespoke furniture can be ordered here), who has imaginatively restored the quaint, poky premises to reflect their Georgian past. Pile-in for draught ale from Bermondsey microbrewery Partizan, along with Partizan’s bottled beers such as lemon and thyme flavoured Saison, Mosaic Chinook IPA, porter and the bittersweet, smoky, dark-chocolatey stout. Cider is supplied by Hackney heroes Crate, and the selection of mainly French artisanal wines by the glass and bottle (from £15) includes elegant un-oaked Chablis, Champagne (Marie Demets brut at £38) and robust, ruby Madiran (£24) which works well with the cheeses from La Fromagerie (three for £8). Bizarrely, given the venue’s past, Brewer’s Bar is a meat-free zone – but quirky and sweet nonetheless.


Need an amazing venue for your next event? Discover over 250 of the UK’s best venues, restaurants and event suppliers all under one roof at Venues + Events Live – the industry’s favourite events show – taking place on 19 + 20 September. Skip weeks of research and planning online, and over the phone, by asking all the right questions to all the right people, in just a few hours. Explore five floors bursting with unlimited event inspiration in the City of London this September. Get your free ticket here.

Are you the restaurant owner?

Click here for Links & Logos

Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Rectory Road Station 598m

Hackney Downs Station 669m


Address: 77 Shacklewell Lane , London E8 2EB

Area: Hackney Dalston

Opening times

Mon-Sun 6pm-11pm (Fri-Sat -12M)

Nearby Landmarks

Hackney Downs 536m

Rio Cinema 565m



Cuisine: Bars

Food & Drink: