Euston TapWest & East Lodges, 190 Euston Road
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Note - The Cider Tap in the East Lodge has now reopened - Tuesdays to Saturdays - good news for trad cider drinkers.
Occupying the stunning Grade II listed West & East Lodges in Euston Square, this "craft beer house" is brought to London by the same team running the well regarded Sheffield Tap. For a while the East Lodge operated purely as a cider house but now (Oct 2021) seems to have been made into a cocktail bar. All signs of traditional cider have disappeared. And indeed as at Feb 2022 may not be fully open.
The West Lodge features up to 7 changing cask beers and one cider. What's on tap is indicated on large chalk boards (and regularly updated on their website) served through unique taps on the bar back wall. In addition and above the cask taps are the keg beer taps bringing exotic and unusual brews from around the world.
In the West Lodge stand huge fridges housing a vast array of bottled beer. As you enter the small main room of either Lodge the bar is straight in front of you, with fine mirrors and the whole decorated using a nice line in tiles.
In West, there are a few stools but it's mostly perpendicular drinking whereas East is a bit more generous with banquette seating as well. Both have curved staircases (an aspect of the Grade II listing) leading up to another room with seating and the toilets. Outside heated seating allows drinkers to watch the busses and world in general go by. The East Lodge has had some additional windows put in and similarly so in the West Lodge.
On Mon-Sat the closing time is an unspecified "until late". The East Lodge tends not to open until later.