We are now taking walk-ins only. We have a enough tables to host most guests upon arrival. Inside we can host groups of up to 6 people. Outdoor we are allowed to host groups of up to 30 people. Please email if you wish to visit in a group larger than 10 people to see if we accomodate.


Euros 2021 

We are showing the Euros 2021 on our big screen and are accepting bookings. We only take bookings per email: Please mention the match(es) you wish to reserve, your party size and your name and phone number. We will do our best to seat you but due to Covid restrictions we have limited space available.


opening hours  

Monday – Wednesday: 15:00 – 23:00
Thursday – Saturday: 12:00 – 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 – 22:00 

On top of our own cheese toasties and meat & cheeseboards, Flying Spuds (@flying_spud_e9) is providing food from Thursday – Sunday.


taproom. bottleshop. blendery.

The Beer Merchants Tap is a craft beer bar and bottleshop in Hackney Wick, East London.

We have 20 keg taps, 2 cask pumps and as the physical extension of our site, over 500 bottles/cans from the world’s best breweries. We also serve toasties, cheese and meat platters from artisan producers and will soon make our own lambic-style Belgian sour beers in our blendery, the first of its kind in the UK.

We’re open 7 days per week, and serve filter coffees and a selection of Canton teas if you’re not quite ready for a beer.

Massive Craft Beer selection

As we are supplied by Cave Direct we have some of the best beer selections in the UK. Find out what’s on the tap on our beer page or check out our online shop, for nearly 1,000 craft beers from around the world delivered to your door.  

the beer, food & spirits

As the physical site of the UK’s best online bottleshop, we focus heavily on craft beer. We have 20 keg lines and two beautifully kept cask handpulls as well as over 600 different bottles and cans. We specialise in Belgian and British beer, but also have hundreds of beers from Norway, Germany, Spain, the USA and more.

WE have more than beer.

We also serve a small but perfectly formed selection of artisan gin, whisky, rum and vodka as well as an expertly chosen wine list. For those not after alcohol we serve small batch soft drinks and serve filter coffee. By way of food we have some classic bar snacks,  delicious cheeses and meat platters as well as having street food trucks at weekends.