If there’s one thing a great amount of Londoners have in common, it’s the love of a drink. After work the bars and pubs are bustling with tired tourists after a long day wandering around and worn out workers looking to blow off a little steam. In a city with such a vibrant culture of micro-breweries and small-batch distilleries there’s a plethora of options available, each better than the last. The down side? So much choice means trying them all is next to impossible – you’d head to one pub for a craft beer and a completely different bar for a vodka jelly.
And yet, where there’s a will, there’s a way. Enter Startisan’s (yep that is a hybrid of start-up and artisan) Brewers Market, every Friday in Covent Garden, from the people behind Partridges grocery stores and the Saturday market in Duke of York Square, Chelsea. Bringing together a showcase of highlights of London’s drinking scene and giving drinkers a chance to avoid the hustle and bustle of pubs and bars, anyone who’s serious about starting up their drinks brand will be there to share their creation with you. A great opportunity to discover new favourites, discuss your finding with likeminded drink enthusiasts and maybe learn a thing or two about the history and methods behind your tipple of choice.
As summer rolls in (as unpredictably as ever), take a break from “the usual” and try a new drink in a new location and celebrate London’s fantastic culture!
VBAD Friday Drinks Market, every Friday 5pm – 10pm in Covent Garden until 26th August