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Kat - Full maps of the Mile do exist out there - like this one https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=1qOln6LfuHW_qZWVVvWzA6-rYlHQ&ll=51.498415722518835%2C-0.07049506088253565&z=16 - but our thinking was that it's far too big and rapidly-changing nowadays for a single map to cover it sensibly. That's why we've chosen to plot a series of individual maps between one bar and the next - click on the distance figures above to pull those up.
Press release from uBrew, dated yesterday. So it wasn't *exactly* a refurb, then... http://ubrew.cc/SOP/UBREW%20-%20PRESS%20RELEASE%20.pdf
Toggle Commented Jun 26, 2019 on uBrew at The Bermondsey Beer Mile
Warren - My guess would be that most of them will be closed - a lot of them don't open on Mondays anyway, and it wouldn't make much difference whether it was a Bank Holiday or not. Bear in mind a lot of these places are working breweries first, bars second, and they like to take holidays too! Still, each bar is a separate case and will have their own plans. Probably best to check their individual websites and associated social media feeds and see what their plans are.
Luke - Thanks for letting us know. I've put a placeholder on this page for the new bar, and we'll pop round to review it at some point in the near future. Best of luck to them/you (delete as appropriate).
Well, this doesn't look good. http://beerinsider.com/statement-from-andrew-morgan-founder-the-bottle-shop/
Toggle Commented Mar 25, 2019 on The Bottle Shop at The Bermondsey Beer Mile
Clemmie - hope you're happy with the compromise of keeping Bone Daddies in here, but making it clearer it's a restaurant rather than a brewery or bar. Don't forget to eat, readers!
Sam - I think Hawkes would be your best bet: their upstairs room with big telly did a roaring trade during the World Cup last year, and it looks like they're planning to do the same with the rugby. https://www.facebook.com/events/1997523987213949/ The version of this comment I posted earlier today concluded with this sentence: "As far as I know, the only other bar on the Mile that's ever shown an interest in televised sport is London Calling Sweden, though I suspect that would only be useful here if Sweden suddenly became one of the Six Nations." Well, my apologies to the Swedes, because it looks like they're showing it too. https://londoncallingsweden.com/the-2019-six-nations/
Cassius - To give each of your points the attention it deserves: - There was a mix-up on our part between 98 Druid Street (the old home of The Kernel) and 118 Druid Street (currently home of Anspach & Hobday). That's now been corrected in the post. -
Toggle Commented Dec 28, 2018 on Fourpure at The Bermondsey Beer Mile
James (assuming you're both the same James) - Yes, we've checked you out this month and liked what we saw. Post has been updated accordingly.
Toggle Commented Dec 28, 2018 on The Barrel Project at The Bermondsey Beer Mile
IanD - Noted, thank you. We've updated the post to say so.
Toggle Commented Dec 28, 2018 on Hiver / All Good Beer at The Bermondsey Beer Mile
Richard - We're on it, thanks! See new Cloudwater post as of 28/12/2018.
Rebecca - Yes, quite a few of the bars are open on multiple nights. Because all of them open on Saturday, and that's the traditional day when people do Beer Mile tours, we initially decided to just give the opening times for that day. We've now updated the pages to indicate which bars are open on other days of the week. Be sure to check with the bars themselves, though, as they do sometimes change their times without updating their websites (or without telling us, the self-obsessed rotters).
Sensible answer: they'd have put us on different flights. Stupid answer: one of us on the inside of the helicopter, one on the outside.
Toggle Commented Nov 21, 2018 on Get To Da Choppah at Spank The Monkey
Missing you both! (Though you could actually *do* something about that, Old Lag.)
Toggle Commented Oct 13, 2018 on London Film Festival 2018 at Spank The Monkey
Some sad news: Aimar, the guy behind the bar at BrewDog Tallinn who made us feel like long-time regulars after we'd been there for just two days, passed away last weekend. https://www.instagram.com/p/BlaNDgyl0nB/?igshid=1j6ogmh9kte91
This post has now grown up into this site: http://www.bermondsey-beer-mile.co.uk
To answer the question posed at the end of the 2017 section: yes, yes it is. The Divine Comedy's live album Loose Canon is now available on Spotify, so the only track missing from the 2017 playlist is Michael Legge's bit of filth.
The competition result is here, although you can probably guess who's won it. http://spank-the-monkey.typepad.com/blog/2018/02/simian-substitute-site-for-february-2018-helping-hands-monkey-helpers.html
1992/3. That was before we knew each other, wasn't it? Hmmm. As for the Clash song, they didn't release their first live album until 1999, even though it was all recorded 1978-1982. Of course, it's possible it took them 17 years to fix all the bum notes in a studio...
In case you missed it, the competition is now closed, as we have a winner. Details here: http://spank-the-monkey.typepad.com/blog/2017/01/simian-substitute-site-of-the-month-january-2017-ma%C5%82pka-express.html
It's perfectly acceptable to use the word 'mental' as a noun. Like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENWpGLURBW4
On a related topic: https://twitter.com/SpankTM/status/804309289070395392
Quick update on Dog Eat Dog for you. As discussed here... http://spank-the-monkey.typepad.com/blog/2016/03/brewdogging-25-brussels.html ...the restaurant closed down in February. At the time, their promise that the site was merely 'evolving' sounded a bit dubious. But six months later, it re-opened as Punk Kitchen, which will showcase a different pop-up food vendor every month. Up until late September, spicy noodle vendors London Laksa are in charge, and The BBG and I can both report that they're doing a smashing job. For the month after that, Billy Smokes will be incinerating big lumps of meat for your pleasure, and The BBG's less keen on that as an idea. Still, the concept of a regularly changing menu seems like an interesting one, so we'll keep an eye on it. https://www.brewdog.com/bars/uk/punk-kitchen