Apr 20 16

Euston Tap, Euston Road, NW1

Jack Cutforth

Visited: Thursday 18 February by JB & JC

euston tap

The Euston Tap is comprehensive proof that Londoners will happily turn any space into a pub. This building used to be a Victorian Gatehouse, apparently, and anywhere else in the country would be considered far too small and impractical for a pub.

To give you an idea of size, if you live outside of London it’s about the size of a small single bedroom. If you live inside London, it’s about the size of a large three-bed flat. In other words, it’s unbelievable tiny.

But this is London, and there will always be demand for somewhere, anywhere, to drink that isn’t our tiny, expensive flats, and so the Euston Tap is a great success. To be fair, there’s actually more to their success than that: they’ve managed to cram an impossible amount of beers into this tiny space, and regularly change the offerings, meaning if you’re at all into beer you will never get bored here.

They do very well with the space and it’s nicely decorated, but chances are you’ll be standing outside. So it’s no surprise that it’s in the Summer that this place really comes into its own. Standing outside in the sun with the rest of the throngs, almost obstructing the traffic, as you sample one of the many delicious beers which may have just been recommended to you by the friendly and knowledgeable staff, is one of the great pleasures of London living.

If you’re into beer at all then you really should visit the Tap. Likewise if you’ve got the misfortune of passing through the garish monstrosity that is Euston station.

Oh there’s also a Cider Tap across the road which was nowhere near as busy because cider tastes like someone pissed into a bucket of mouldy apples then filtered it through a crusty wank-sock. That’s right, I went there. PUT DOWN YOUR GLORIFIED APPLE JUICE AND FIGHT ME, CIDER DRINKERS.

Beer: 5
Price: 2
Service: 4
Atmosphere: 4

Do they do food? They serve pizzas on weekday evenings.
Are they in the 21st Century? No minimum spend.
Are there dogs? None when we were there but seems dog friendly.
I want to smoke: Outside, where you’ll probably be anyway for space reasons.
Televisions? No.