Euston Tap

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Euston Tap
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Sure, it looks a bit like a mausoleum from the outside, but the only way you’re going to end up horizontal in Euston Tap is if you lose track of the strength of some of those IPAs. The sheer number of brews on offer here is enough to make beer fans go weak at the knees before they’ve even got a glass in their hand – a selection of almost 30 taps covers ales pale, India and otherwise, wheat beers, porter and stouts, ryes and bitters and everything in between, with bottles housed in two chubby fridges either side of the emerald-tiled bar.

The space is snug but appealing, with minimal seating but plenty of surfaces to lean against. Come summer though the crowds throng on the pavement outside, a seriously unlovely spot by Euston Road made almost Elysian by the brews on offer inside. And if you’re really serious about what you drink, check the blog before you arrive – it’s regularly updated with the current selection of beers.

By: Alex Plim


Venue name: Euston Tap
Address: West Lodge, 190 Euston Rd
Opening hours: Open noon-11pm Mon; noon-11.30pm, Tue-Thur, Sat; noon-midnight Fri; noon-10pm Sun
Transport: Euston tube/rail
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Being a commuter from Euston station for many years, I have to say I have spent quite a bit of time at the Euston Tap. Friends of beers, you've found your place! Pale Ale, Lager, Pills, IPA, Belgium beers... you will find the one that suits you. My favorite is definitely the Lagunitas, a delicious IPA from San Francisco. It is a very small place, but you should go during a sunny day as most people stay outside. So next time that you are waiting at the Euston station, you know where to go!


Met friends for after work drinks at The Euston Tap a couple of times. Looks can be deceiving sometimes! If you're not familiar with this quirky pub, you can easily think it's a public restroom or any train station facilities. On the contrary, it's a nice spot where you can enjoy a great selection of craft beers from around the world for a good price before catching your train or for after work drinks before the weekend rush. 


Now that Cider Tap is closed, I guess only option is to go across the road to Euston Tap. It looks like a mirror image of Cider Tap, have a few of the same cider. But it's just not the same. None the less, if you're waiting for your next train and don't mind the busyness, still worth the visit.


Part of me loves the Euston tap. Many a journey from Euston has started there with one or two of it's many beers and ales on offer. However, given this is usually at peak times, I have to say that I find the Euston tap a little too busy, noisy and over-crowded most of the time. The range of drinks is a strong plus but the basement toilets are rather off-putting. Some friends bemoan the lack of cider but we appease them by visiting the sister pub, the Euston Cider Tap.

The guys there are really friendly and welcoming. We got served up some amazing cocktails that I've never heard of or tasted before. Highly recommended for an evening out with friends. Will definetly be going back at some point.


Perhaps an unfair rating from me given that I pretty much think all beer tastes like piss, but that does make it difficult for me to love this place... though it is still a really cool, quirky venue serving a pretty awe-inspiring selection of beers and ales... It would just be better if they had perhaps a small selection of ciders (yes I know the cider tap is just over the road but when ALL of your friends are in the Euston Tap you can't just toddle off and drink over there, alone, can you?!) or even some of the girly not-really-beer beers like Frulli (strawberry beer, bloody gorgeous!) or even just a soft drink.


Great music and a selection of ever changing beers on the back wall make Euston Tap one of the most curious pubs in London. Based on a historic building in the entrance of the train station, you can select your draught beer of choice, or go for one of the premium bottled ones presented on their fridge. Rush hour will bring a crowd around the pub, where most of the drinking is done al fresco watching people go by.


A fantastic little crafty boozer with heated outside space - sure there are beardies inside but don't hold it against them - the bar proffers a wonderful array of deeply satisfying ales and stouts and if you go earlier in the week, isn't too crowded. Perfect!


I like the Euston tap. TO is right - it DOES look like a masoleum from the outside, or a public toilet, I suppose. Inside, it's heaving with people, and it's a teeny tiny space. Once you've haggled your way to the bar, you'll find friendly staff who pour fast. Get your drinks and get back outside to lounge on one of the tables if the weather is fine. A perfect spot for a pre or post train from Euston station, as it's right outside.

Went to Euston Tap at 3pm yesterday [13 Dec].Have been before and was impressed. This time one overworked barperson serving, people walking out because of delay. Uncleaned beer slops on bar and brasswork around pumps was dirty and stained. We stayed for one beer[Moor brewery which was excellent ] before conversation inhibiting loud music and the state of the place drove us away. Very disappointing.

I am a huge fan of craft beers, and an even bigger fan of having a large selection of them at a decent price, especially in the heart of London. Euston Tap ticks all those boxes and is one of my favourite water-holes. With their range of beers on offer changing every week, you're never short of a great selection and new ones to try. They are really helpful and give tasters if you want to try before you buy too. Being so close to a main station, it's really quick to get served too which I was surprised at. Great atmosphere in summer when people drink outside, and good in winter with the heaters - but get there fast as limited space! If you're hungry too they get pizzas delivered for punters, whats not to like?!

re: Joan Tue Apr 12 2011 Utter nonsense. Euston Tap charges c. £2.90-£3.30 for cask ales, the Bree Louise £3.50 (and unlike Bree Louise the Euston Tap knows how to keep its beer.) You're obviously comparing fancy 7% American IPAs (they're expensive for a reason, and there's plenty of other stuff if you don't want to fork out) from the Tap with standard 4% British brews from the Bree Louise, which is more than a little silly. The Tap's tiny, can get pretty crowded, and there's not a lot of atmosphere in the upstairs room, but it's never the less heaven for beer drinkers. Five for the beer, three for the surroundings.

Surprised at the (so far) low rating for this place. I mean, have you taken a walk in the immediate surrounds of Euston station?! I worked on Eversholt St for a year and this place is an absolute godsend - quality beers at good prices. Can't think of many station pubs in London as good. By the same virtue - of being by the station - it does get crowded though, most evenings, and being rather small it may not be the best bet if you're looking for a sit-down drink.

Went to the Euston Tap last night with some friends. A small but nice place with a very impressive range of beers at reasonable prices. Don't bother ordering a pizza though. We ordered ours at 7.45 and were still waiting for them 2 hours later. At £11 each you would expect quicker service than that. The problem, apparently, was that it was an unusually busy night and they order them in from a Ray's Pizza place in WC1 somewhere but the delivery driver can only carry 5 at a time. What a joke! It was a Tuesday night so I wouldn't like to be there at the weekend. The staff didn't act too bothered about it either. It was a really bad system.

Agree with ayoy. Euston tap cask beers very keen for London and about 30p a pint cheaper that like minded bars. £2.90 is a bargain . Love a pint outside on a warm night at the tap

Visited this bar last night. The selection of beers is great. The staff were very friendly. However, the drains were up so the place smelt dreadful. The music got hiked up to an uncomfortable level while we were in there and it was extremely expensive. We left and went to the Bree Louise round the corner and got 2 halves of great beer for less than the price of one half in the Tap. Unimpressive.