Category: Food & Drink

Stokey Bear

Your favourite fast food flipper Burger Bear Tom is expanding his empire and opening a brand new den and diner in Stoke Newington.

Aptly named ‘Stokey Bear’ he’ll be serving up signature burgers along with craft beer, sides and disco funk music.

After a successful Kickstarter campaign to create a Burger Bear shack in a shipping container, he’s also been busy across the summer at a string of UK festivals.

Stokey Bear will be fully open for business on Friday the 26th of September at 126 Stoke Newington High Street.

The Burger Beats radio show also returns to the new time slot of 2pm – 4pm on Thursday the 25th of September on Hoxton Radio.


Ben from London on the Inside actually uncovered this scoop back at Kendal Calling so we let them have the exclusive, this time;


Heineken City Lounge

Get ready to step into a living room in the year 2020 which has been designed and curated using thousands of crowd sourced instagram images.

Its shape and layout is intended to provoke conversation, which is sure to get more homely as you sip on a new ‘SUB’ a sleek, stylish home draught beer.

You can also experience new serving and drinking ‘rituals’ while you hang back in one of their conversation cocoon pods.

The Heineken City Lounge opens at the Trumam Brewery this Thursday the 18th of September running till Sunday the 21st.


Pop Up Lounge

Brick Lane Music Festival

The Brick Lane Music Festival returns this weekend for another weekend filled with wonderful music by The Crookes and High Hazel and many more.

Accompanied with the rocking sounds will be other fun ventures including live graffiti, some delicious food stalls, and face painting.

Vibe Bar will be hosting this year with performances in the courtyard as well as the Pavilion along with Acoustic Live UK presenting the acts on Saturday. The Brick Lane Festival takes place on Saturday September 13th and Sunday September 14th.

Follow Vibe Bar on social media for the chance to win free tickets!


Brick Lane Festival!

East Saison at London Fields Brewery

London Fields Brewery launched their newest ale, East Saison last week at their tap room with well wishers and members of the local journalistic clergy including the esteemed Loving Dalston publication.

East Saison comes cask-conditioned as well as from the keg, and both are delicious. At 5.5% it’s dangerously easy to drink. Made with New Zealand hops to give it a more tropical flavour, the process is based on an old German recipe in which leftover wheat from June to August was fermented and turned into ale.

The launch also provided tours of the brewery where the patient tour guides answered any and all questions, from “What is the appropriate temperature at which to drink this beer?” to, “Is it unpatriotic to use New Zealand hops instead of English hops?”

To try East Saison for yourself and have a tour of the brewery head to the London Fields Tap Room (they run Monday-Wednesday and all day on weekends). Alternatively, you can try East Saison at The Queen of Hoxton, we recommend heading to their rooftop for a captivating view of the capital.

By Courtney Wilkinson


London Fields Brewery

Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium

Six months after opening for business on the Bethnal Green Road The UK’s first Cat Cafe Lady Dinah’s has welcomed close to 10,000 visitors through their doors.

Inside the Cat Emporium you can hang out with 11 friendly felines who roam free making it the purrfect place to hang out and escape the Hoxton hustle bustle.

Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium is open from 11am to 3pm and 4:15pm to 9pm, booking is reccomended and walk ins are welcome.

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Petra Cat

British Craft Beer Challenge Grand Finale

After a well sloshed summer of hard battle pitting our finest beers against other nations best brews, the British Craft Beer Challenge draws to a bubbly close this weekend.

Having fought off competition from the USA and drawn with Europe, its now time to assemble our final assault against a rest of the world all stars team.

A total of 91 beers from 60+ breweries will be on offer which you’ll judge and decide the winner by picking your favourites.

The British Craft Beer Challenge Grand Finale takes place this Saturday the 13th of September from 12pm – 5pm and 6pm – Midnight at London Fields Brewery.



Craft Beer

Oktoberfest at the Bavarian Beerhouse

Mugs up, Dirndl and Lederhosn on, soon it’s time again to shout out “O’ Zapft is”, when London turns into Munich for one month.

The Oktoberfest is back at the Bavarian Beerhouse on City Road with the finest Oompah tunes from Germany and freshly tapped ice cold beers in massive Stein glasses.

The delicious golden German liquid is accompanied by traditional white sausages, pretzels and freaky entertainment that makes you sing your lungs out.

Oktoberfest swirls through the Bavarian Beerhouse, 190 City Road from September the 24th until Oktober the 25th.

Tickets: £14.50 (includes: a Stein of Beer (2 pints), entrance fee, entertainment & table service)

by @la_rry13

@BavarianBeerUK Beehouse/Oktoberfest in London


Castello Pop-Up Store


The cheese connoisseurs  foodie adventurers and gastronauts amongst you will know that Castello’s cheeses are pretty flipping awesome.

And now, after New York, The Hague and Copenhagen it’s London’s turn to enjoy the many different cheeses Castello has to offer.

With over 30 varieties and matching drinks, this pop-up is topping everyone’s 2014 bucket list.

Besides buying and tasting cheeses, the Castello pop-up store offers special events, such as tasting lunches for a fiver, Q&A sessions with Stefan Gates and drinks with Matt Day.

The pop-up store opens its doors on the 9th of September and closes them on the 24th of October, so be fast, or you’ll miss out on all the cheesy goodness!

Castello’s Pop-up Store
132 Commercial Street
London E1 6NQ


By @floravdberg.

Yeah Burger at the Star by Hackney Downs

With a slogan reading ‘No Bull Shit, Just Great Burgers’ you could hardly argue with placing an order.

Yeah Burger are about to bring their full filling offering to the Star By Hackney Downs having recently graced the kitchen of Catch on Kingsland Road.

A simple menu of burgers and fry’s washed down with Craft Beer seems to be the winning ticket.

The Yeah Burger launch party takes place on Wednesday the 17th of September at the Star By Hackney Downs, Clapton.



35 Queensdown Road, London E5 8NN


Hoxton Street Food Market

Lunchbreaks just got longer in Hoxton with the introduction of a new weekday street food market serving up a mixed platter of tasty munch.

Form an orderly queue for The Backstreet Diner serving English rare breed meats, Hao Chii London for Authentic Asian delights and Earls Philly cheese steak.

Also expect Falafel, Jerk, Noodles and Subs at the Hoxton Street Food Market Monday to Friday 11am – 3pm on Hoxton Street.