Celebrate:MK editor and craft beer enthusiast Jon Boyle explains why the new Brewdog bar at The Hub has won him over after some initial concerns…
I’m going to be honest with you – I didn’t think I would like the new Brewdog bar in Milton Keynes.
I was a huge fan of The Draft House, which occupied the unit at The Hub beforehand, because of its wide selection of ‘underground’ craft beers from a range of breweries.
So when Brewdog bought out The Draft House and decided to convert the MK branch into one of its own bars, I nearly choked on my juicy tropical pale ale.
But Brewdog’s refurbishment of the unit has been nothing short of spectacular and the new-look bar has instantly caught the imagination of the MK public – people were literally queuing to get in on launch day.
The venue feels so much cosier now, with retro arcade and pinball machines, board games and two table-tennis tables for that extra bit of fun.
The bar has been moved, the seating booths are comfy and there is a cool overflow seating area of steps in the far corner that is really innovative use of the space.
As well as all the Brewdog favourites (my new favourite is Clockwork Tangerine, below), it’s pleasing that guest beers from other breweries are available on tap.
The food is so good too that I had a burger for lunch and then went back for a hotdog for dinner on the same day. See you at the bar!