The area in the immediate vicinity of Piccadilly Station isn’t known for its drinking establishments but Piccadilly Tap is a game-changer from the operators of London’s Euston Tap. It offers one of the largest draught beer selections in the city.
Located in the former leather shop in the ‘Lazy S’ building on Piccadilly Approach, Piccadilly Tap is part of a new breed of outlets breathing life into what has been for so long and underutilised building on one of the city’s main gateways.
In the same way the 1960s design of Gateway House isn’t to everyone’s taste, Piccadilly Tap’s retro décor of stone walls, low lighting and dark wooden furniture is definitely divisive and a far cry from the ultra-modern industrial look found in so many bars.
But although its design is a talking point, it’s the beer list that really shines here with up to 27 cask and keg options available, along with a fridge of bottles to drink in or take away if you fancy some train beer. Expect to see choices from current darlings of the craft beer world such as Thornbridge, Summer Wine and Beavertown sat next to German pilsners and brews from Manchester micros like Blackjack, Chorlton Brewing Company and Cloudwater on the beer board. Considering its central location and specialised selection, the prices are fair with average cost of a pint between £3.80 and £5.
Even if the look won’t please everyone, the extensive beer list is sure to.