Five Points Launches the Biggest Brewery & Taproom in Hackney
Five Points will cement its position as Hackney’s largest independent brewer with the launch of a bold new brewery and taproom located in the heart of Hackney. Based at Five Points’ flagship HQ in London Fields, the new venue will be a welcoming space for visitors to drink tank-fresh pints, right where the beer is brewed, for the very first time.
Alongside the full range of Five Points beers on tap - including favourites such as the iconic Five Points Pale - visitors can expect special and limited edition brews, seasonal beers, guest beers, and excellently conditioned cask ales. There will also be mouth-watering NY-Neapolitan pizzas on offer from resident dough-slingers ACE Pizza, who launched ACE Under The Arches on the site earlier this year.
Five Points’ new venue opens to the public on 20th November. For more info & bookings, see fivepointsbrewing.co.uk/pubs/mare-street-taproom/
Five Points has been brewing its award-winning beers in Hackney since 2013, and earlier this year it opened its new HQ in the area. Throughout spring and summer, the HQ was home to a giant pop-up outdoor taproom, and now customers will be able to flock to the space once more, as Five Points launches Hackney’s largest taproom and working brewery on the site. Located just a stone’s throw from Broadway Market, the venue will have space for over 130 people indoors, across the ground floor and an impressive mezzanine viewing gallery, nestled amongst the brewing tanks. Tank-fresh beer will be celebrated every Thursday and Friday between 5 - 7pm, where the most recently filled tank will be available for just £3.50 a pint. From Saturday 4th December, the site will also offer weekly brewery tours and guided tastings for visitors, allowing people to immerse themselves and experience first-hand how Five Points brew their award-winning beers. With three 90-minute tours taking place each Saturday afternoon (12pm, 2pm, 4pm), with space for up to 20 people on each one, these will be the biggest and most frequent brewery tours of their kind in central London.
Food at the taproom will come courtesy of ACE Pizza, who will be cooking up their famous, slow proofed, light and crispy NY-Neapolitan pizzas from the ACE Arch, with table service available. Aside from the usual favourites, ACE’s menu will feature some exciting new specials, as well as an extensive vegan range. ACE Pizza will also be teaming up with local foodie brands for special collaborations each month. Interior and Architectural design at the venue is by Jo Hunter of the Hunter’s Daughter design practice. Jo worked with Five Points on the launch of the Pembury Tavern three years ago, and is one of the Capital's leading independent hospitality designer practitioners. With a growing team of over 40 employees now working in Hackney, Five Points is proud to call the borough its home, and is committed to working with other members of the community for its new venue. Every Friday and Saturday, the taproom will host DJs from neighbourhood bar MOTH Club.
Commenting on the launch, Five Points Co-Founder and Managing Director, Ed Mason said: “We are very excited to be welcoming our local community into our brewery to drink the freshest Five Points beers in London. And to be able to keep our new brewery and Taproom right in the heart of central Hackney, where it all began eight years ago, makes us really happy.” The development of Five Points’ new HQ was made possible by the backing of over 1,500 investors via a Crowdfunding campaign that raised more than £950,000 earlier this year. Investors will be able to enjoy a variety of perks including discounts at the bar, a free pint on birthdays, and first access to new beers and special events. Five Points is an accredited London Living Wage Employer, which has also helped to establish an apprenticeship scheme for training brewers. In 2018, the brewery launched a charity partnership scheme, in order to support local charitable, arts and community projects. Five Points’ new venue launches on Saturday 20th November. For more information and bookings, visit fivepointsbrewing.co.uk/pubs/mare-street-taproom/
Five Points Brewery & Taproom address
61 Mare St, Hackney, London, E8 4RG Opening hours Thursday & Friday from 5 - 11pm Saturday from 12pm - 11pm