Crate Brewery

SquareMeal Review of Crate Brewery

Hackney is the new Islington, it seems. Bringing seriously good craft ale and thin-crust pizzas (both lovingly made on the premises) to the neighbourhood, this funky, post-industrial canal-side set-up sits in the lee of the Olympic Park. Suntrap alfresco tables are at a premium; otherwise drinkers loll on the grimy towpath or chill indoors in a bar-cum-canteen wittily fashioned from pallets, crates, railway sleepers, bedsprings and sundry scrapyard booty. Among the home brews worth discovering is India Pale Ale (top of the hops at £4 a pint), while guests from other London microbreweries sit alongside imports from Belgium, USA, Australia and Italy (Brewfist Space Man). Modestly priced, rustic red wines work well with the eclectic pizzas: Middle Eastern lamb with apricots and pine nuts scores highly, although the red onion, courgette, feta and gremolata version could be juicier.

Good to know

Lively, Quiet conversation
Alfresco And Views
Beer garden, Outside seating, Waterside
Special Features
Dog friendly
Perfect for
Child friendly, Group dining [8+]


Unit 7, White Building, Queens Yard, London, E9 5EN

Opening Times

Mon-Sun 12N-11pm


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2 Reviews 

Petra M

31 May 2016  
Casual and relaxed canal side eatery in Hackney Wick. Awesome pizzas and great craft beers.

Katie M

31 May 2016  
We ate/ drank here on a Friday before heading out, great choice in drink, Pizza's were really great! Loud, vibrant atmosphere which was great for what we were looking for but less so if you wanted a quiet drink.
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