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Beer Hawk South Bank, Southbank, SE1

Pub added by Old Boots
Unit 6, Southbank Central
SE1
SE1 9LS
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Reviews of Beer Hawk South Bank (Average Rating: 7 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Pub SignMan left this review about Beer Hawk South Bank

This is a smart new craft beer bar and bottle shop from the Beer Hawk mail order company, operating out of a unit in a very expensive new development just a stone’s throw from the Southbank. The bar has a very simple single room set up with exposed floorboards, walls painted in contrasting light and dark shades and the servery along the rear wall. The bar has a stone topped counter and white tile bar back with all the taps lined up along its length and a large beer board above detailing the full draught range available, plus a no frills toasted sandwich menu. There are drinking ledges with high stools under the windows along the front and left hand sides of the room, with upturned barrels and high stools through the centre and two padded banquette booths to the right, one of which was occupied by the staff who were busy doing important looking stuff on their laptops. Large beer fridges to the left of the bar are well stocked with bottles and cans which can either be drunk on the premises or else taken out. The decor is very minimalist but a large blue neon sign on the right hand wall reading ‘Out Of Office’ was a notable exception to this rule. There are no TV screens or other such visual distractions, but a decent hard rock soundtrack at least helped to liven up a rather staid and awkward atmosphere.
I think I counted a total of twelve keg taps, one of which was out of action with one more given over to a real cider, leaving ten craft keg beers to choose from. I tried the Siren Coldblooded – a delicious porter that drank very well despite being extremely cold and therefore tricky to drink on a freezing winter’s day. Other brews came from the likes of Buxton, Goose Island, Big Drop and Wildcard, so quite a well curated selection, presumably informed by what sells well on their website. The staff were quite friendly and advised that they operate a cashless bar.
The vast majority of the effort that has gone into this place has clearly been directed towards the sourcing of top quality beers, be they draught or bottled, with the furnishing and decor of the bar left as a bit of a secondary consideration. I managed to bag the second booth, which was a comfortable spot from which to enjoy a really good pint of craft beer, making up to a degree, for the bar’s lack of character and charm. I’d definitely recommend this place to fans of modern beer bars and top quality craft beers and will probably pop in again sometime soon myself.

On 11th February 2019 - rating: 7
[User has posted 2269 recommendations about 2269 pubs]


john gray left this review about Beer Hawk South Bank

Smart modern bar under some offices.Quiet on my Sat visit.Lots of bottles and about 10 kegs.Was hammered so cant remember what I drank but it was good.Some outside seating I think.. Not a great review on my part really.

On 10th November 2018 - rating: 7
[User has posted 879 recommendations about 867 pubs]


Old Boots left this review about Beer Hawk South Bank

Yorkshire based mail order beer company's bar in London (although they're owned by AB InBev)

On 16th June 2018 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 1945 recommendations about 1827 pubs]

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Latest updates View all updates for Beer Hawk South Bank, SE1
11th Feb 2019, 19:25
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
16th Jan 2019, 20:24
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 11 February 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 11 February 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 11 February 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 11 February 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : No last updated 11 February 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 11 February 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 11 February 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Function Room : No last updated 11 February 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes - Toasted sandwiches - last updated 11 February 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Jukebox : No last updated 11 February 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 11 February 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : No last updated 11 February 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 11 February 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : No last updated 11 February 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 11 February 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 11 February 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : No last updated 21 December 2018 by Tris C
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 11 February 2019 by Pub SignMan
Opening Hours
SundayClosed
Monday12noon - 11pm
Tuesday12noon - 11pm
Wednesday12noon - 11pm
Thursday12noon - 11pm
Friday12noon - 11pm
Saturday12noon - 11pm
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