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Jacks N4

Jacks Off License,

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178A Stroud Green Road N4 3RS
T 020 7272 2431
Open 1400-2300 (2400 Fri-Sat).
Cask beer None, Other beer Around 250 bottles, Also Wines, specialist spirits including tequila, rum, whisky.

The slightly shabby Heineken branding on this humble looking street corner off license seriously undersells the contents, as indoors turns out to be an unexpected treasure trove for the beer hunter. Jack’s has been selling specialist beers since the mid-1980s, beginning with a few Belgian beers, and while there are still a few good Belgians in the range – Boon oude geuze, Orval, Westmalle – they’ve since been overtaken by British and US options. Of the former, you’ll find craft favourites like BrewDog, Bristol, Dark Star, Harbour, Ikley, Kernel, Magic Rock, Marble, Meantime and Thornbridge present and correct. Of the latter, there are lesser seen names like Left Hand and Kona besides Brooklyn, Goose Island, Sam Adams and Sierra Nevada. Good German options include unusual beers from Faust besides classic wheats from Franziskaner and Schneider. An unsung local secret that happens to have a bus stop right outside the door.

National Rail Underground Finsbury Park Overground Crouch Hill Bus Albert Road (various Finsbury Park) Cycling Links to LCN+ 7 14 82 Walking Link to Capital Ring

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