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Drinkers Paradise NW1

Drinkers Paradise, Castlehaven Road,

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North London: Kentish Town and Tufnell Park

129 Castlehaven Road NW1 8SJ
T 020 7482 6140 w f DrinkersParadise
Open 1100-2300 (2230 Sun)
Cask beer None, Other beer 200-250 bottles, Also Wines, specialist spirits.

A few pleasant surprises for the London beer hunter hide behind unassuming shopfronts on certain local streets, where proprietors of corner off licenses and convenience stores have found they can attract customers far beyond the usual trade in canned industrial lager, branded wine and Rizla papers by building up a bit of specialisation. One example is Drinkers Paradise at Kentish Town West, handy for St Pancras Public Baths, Camden Town brewery and nice new community pub the Grafton. It’s the sort of name applied with epic hubris to many a late night booze and fags outlet, but this modestly sized corner shop lives up to it more than most.

The shop claims to have specialised in beers for more than 20 years, but the range has expanded still further recently in response to demand, sourced through their own research and customer suggestions. Besides comprehensive ranges from lots of well known British names – Adnams, Batemans, Fuller’s, Hogs Back, Marston’s, Shepherd Neame, St Peter’s – you’ll find craft brews from Green Jack and local producer Little Brew, unusual imports like France’s Le Brewery, Italy’s Elav and Sweden’s Nils Oscar, and some good Germans like Allgäuer, Andechs, Hellers Kölsch and Tegernsee, all at reasonable prices. The modestly sized space also crams in hundreds of wines and spirits, with a particular strength in unusual gin and sambuca.

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