5 places you won't find a BrewDog bar
2012 is the year of the BrewDog bar and we've got a number of new bars in production up and down the country but in true BrewDog style, the hunt for our next, biggest and best location is already under way. The search for the perfect craft beer bar location has taken us far and wide, fueled by tip-offs from Twitter and suggestions from our family of Equity for Punks shareholders. In this time we've managed to develop a hit list of potential locales as well as a list of places that we quite simply wouldn't touch with a barge pole. That's right, the kind of locations where you'd rather open up a vein for the leech doctor than try and open a bar. Need a little more insight into the kind of places that WON'T feature a BrewDog bar? Here's our top 5:
Mount Pleasant, Texas: We like America. It's pretty much where the craft beer revolution began and we're honoured to work with some of the US' most rockin' brewers. We'd eventually love to be able to open up a bar there but when it comes to location, Mount pleasant ain't one of them. A 'dry' county, Mount Pleasant like many American towns has chosen to cling on to prohibition by favouring beverages of the non-alcoholic variety. This pretty much shoots down any hope of us opening a craft beer bar...unless, of course, we want to cause swarms of placard-waving locals to gather around Walmart in a bid to chase us out of town. Another fact about Mount Pleasant – it was once home to 'Radar', the world's tallest living horse. If being in close proximity to the world's tallest living horse becomes a stipulation for our bars we will definitely reconsider Mount Pleasant.
Yemen: From 'dry' county to 'dry' country now and it looks like we can score Yemen off our list as well thanks to the laws against public alcohol consumption. While all that anti-government uprising and bubbling political tension is something of a draw – surely this is something best discussed and debated over a drink – we're not sure whether this drink should be a beer or, more precisely, a BrewDog beer. I mean we love craft beer, don't get us wrong, we're just not sure whether we're ready to to get flogged for selling it...
St Kilda, Scotland: Right, so we're pretty sure Scotland isn't going to become a dry country anytime soon which means we're all ears to suggestions about which location should become the next Brewdog hotspot. St Kilda, however, is one we've already struck off the list. Existing bar with rustic stonework potentially in need of renovation – check. Stunning views – check. Currently uninhabited and accessible only by helicopter – check. Wait! What? While St Kilda is one of just five UNESCO world heritage sites in Scotland, the lack of potential punters is a bit off putting. Currently used as a military base, equipped with its own bar (the 'Puff-Inn'...we like what they did there), we think we'll be giving St Kilda a miss for the time being.
Verkhoyansk, Siberia: A hop, skip and a ten hour flight from St Kilda and you might find yourself in the wintery wonderland that is Verkhoyanksk, a part of Serbia that lies within the Arctic Circle. We're familiar with beer at freezing temperatures – we loved spending time in the ice cream factory down the road from the brewery so much that we made sure that Tactical Nuclear Penguin had to be frozen a whopping four times. Location, as they say, is everything though and when you can only access your bar in the winter when the lakes are frozen over and your clientele have something of a come and go nature about them due to their jobs as professional reindeer herders, it proves that Verkhoyansk probably isn't going to be the location for our next BrewDog bar after all.
Disneyland, Florida: And then there's just some places where we have to draw the line. BrewDog's mission will always be to over through the corporate monotony of the mainstream but we're not sure we can deal with corporate monotony on the scale that it's sown at Disneyland. Glitter spewing from every orifice and home to people who make their living from hugging small children while dressed as 'life sized' cartoon characters...all of this really isn't our scene. For the time being, it's probably best if we leave sorting out Walt to another day.
So there you have it – 5 locations where you shouldn't expect to see a BrewDog bar in the near future. In the meantime, if you've got any suggestions on where we should park our craft beer quest, let us know.
We want you to help us find the location for the next BrewDog bar – and we are willing to pay for your help. This is treasure hunt meets Challenge Annika with a punk beer twist!
We want you to submit brief proposals to us on available licensed premises in your area. And if we take you up on the proposal, we will pay you £1000 in cash and £500 in beer and goodies for helping us out as well as giving you a lifetime discount in the new bar. In addition, any proposals which we follow up on will receive some BrewDog merchandise.
- Id love for you to set up a bar in Hull, but its such a shit-hole :( i dont think you'd be able to hack it berry2114.02.2012
- Having just spent a week crawling round the brewpubs and craft beer bars in Austin, Texas, and as an Equity Punk, I was disappointed to find no Brewdog bar to complement the burgeoning craft brewery scene here. Not all down though- Tokyo was in Spec's! hopping_mad14.02.2012
- Chicago would be a great place with all the various microbreweries in the area it would probably be well received. Its a pain enough to get your stuff out here Dingo13.02.2012
- Spain of course. More specifically Oviedo, NW Spain, Perfect location, cause i love your brews. Also you can kick some pretended snob wine-lovers asses. Lowenbrau13.02.2012
- Cambridge! Give some of these up themselves students a taste of good beer. J13.02.2012
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- How about Beijing..? the place with huge potential market and I believe is just going to have a craft beer revolution... also we just have the first BD beer on tap in the city, 5 am saint... Yinhai13.02.2012
- The Horseshoe in Pickering, N. Yorkshire is right up your alley; it's on its uppers at the moment, but with a Punk overhaul, it could be a nice little venue. John Medd12.02.2012
- Ma Boyles pub in Liverpool is up for sale and is the sort of quirky place that just might suit plus Liverpool is of course the place to be dbolan_uk12.02.2012
- How about Dunfermline. There is one pub called the commercial Inn which does Guest beers and that's it. gourlayi12.02.2012
- serbia in artic circle! who wrote this, a four year old? xxxX12.02.2012
- Come to italy!
Here it is impossible to find a canned punk ipa for less then 2.5£ (3 € ) in beershops.Anon12.02.2012
- What about Twice Brewed in Northumberland by the Hadrian's Wall? stravale11.02.2012
- Brewdog Munich!!! Give Hans and Wolfgang something to cry about! And what better place to continue the craft beer revolution than 'lager country'??? Tobs10.02.2012
- Amen to Brazil... Rogue have a brepub (of sorts) here in São Paulo... Are you brave enough to follow? Justin10.02.2012
- Lancaster! Capital of the county Palatine! bermans10.02.2012
- I think they should open up bars in Sweden. Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmo, Helsingborg and the rest of the country. Because Sweden is Brewdog's biggest importer. Oh and the rest of Scandinavia Davidsmmrs4510.02.2012
- Thats great, cuz I cant wait for find a BD Bar in brazil!!!! Solidonio10.02.2012
- How about BrewDog Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch just for a laugh? Fanboy Puppy Lover10.02.2012
- SWEDEN!! :) froglight10.02.2012
- Metz, France, Café des Arcs, place St Louis...hey! emilie beerdrinker10.02.2012
- I hate to correct you, but St Kilda (Scotland) IS accessible by boat, as it is on my list of places to visit.
I like the idea of a BD bar in Shetland, as I usually visit there every year. But, last time they tried a real ale pub (Captain Flints, Lerwick), it didn't last too long, as not enough folk bought the beer.
Keep on looking (in the free world) .........Pete Howard, Nottm10.02.2012
- Woking in Surrey is the obvious place really. Home to the inaugural (and one off) 'Finish Fraser's Beer' Festival (held this evening, attendance by special invite only, or alternatively an excellent Swedish Chef from the Muppets impersonation will grant you access), which in addition to other fine selections will have 31 different BrewDog beers available for tasting. BD Woking, we will even have a special kennel for Bracken :) Fraser10.02.2012
- Only one place, and you know it:
- Tongue in cheek vote: Rockall - ideal, already controversial given the ongoing ownership dispute, easily accessible etc etc.
Serious: There used to be a really good bar called the Hop Duvel in Ghent. I believe it is still there but has been made over and tarted up and lost its character. Any chance of a BD bar to replace it and tempt me back on the Eurostar?Charles May10.02.2012
- over through or overthrow? samwesthill10.02.2012
- Copenhagen! Vestebro; full of hipsters who love beer and are already on board with the BrewDog concept. BrewDog would probably fit in quite well on the bar scene over in Denmark, and it's pretty amazing already, as I'm sure you know. ilikeowls10.02.2012
- Cardiff. Pretty please? Hiraeth10.02.2012
- Dundee! Struan10.02.2012
- would love a pub in Cheltenham....
- Open a pub in Shetland and you could have a beer called 'Tactical nuclear puffin'. But seriously we need a brew dog in Shetland. neep10.02.2012
- Come to Dublin. The worlds centre for beer drinking. Hughie from Fun Lovin Criminals used to run a bar in the premises i recommend. http://www.property.ie/commercial-property/Arran-Quay-Smithfield-Dublin-7/92124/ og_sean10.02.2012
- I agree with all the Belgium-related posts on here. I've visited Brussels, Leuven and Antwerp and BrewDog would fit in very well there. There's a wonderful place in Leuven called the Oudemarkt which is a town square filled with over 30 bars and restaurants. Perfect BrewDog location! amacarthur10.02.2012
- Perhaps you should make a one bottle limited edition beer for the Puff Inn on St Kilda. Tactical Nuclear Puffin. The worlds rarest and most inaccessible beer.
- You should try antwerp. located idealy in Belgium, and one of the hottest places to be, while maintaining the great belgian laid-back lifestyle. And somebody should stop the dutchmen buying old cafes and opening really awkward apresski and karaoke pubs in beautiful old buildings in the centre there Bams10.02.2012
- NORWICH. Martyn10.02.2012
- I know a St Kilda that is way more inhabited, and a bit warmer too... the one in Melbourne. Get your hairy Scottish arses to Australia!!!! Thirsty10.02.2012
- Verkhoyansk isn't Siberia. It's Yakutia, part of Russian Federation.
Place for BrewDog bar - Moscow!Thorn10.02.2012
- What sort of criteria do you look for in a bar? If you gave us some rough guidelines it may improve the quality of submissions you get and mean less to sift through. Finn10.02.2012
- Dublin or Belfast NEED brewdog bars! Surely a nation of alcoholics is your ideal market?? thebeerblokeni10.02.2012
- As a shareholder, I believe we can achieve maximum profit by opening up a BrewDog in Brussels.
Brussels is a mecca for beer drinkers the world over and would provide an excellent shop front for BrewDog to raise its profile across the planet. Leuven (15 minutes by train from Brussels) is a great student city and would be perfect for another BD bar so that we can achieve economies of scale with Belgian bars.glasgow_red10.02.2012
- Kopparhatten, Falun, Dalacarlia in SWEDEN. perfect place for a BD bar! jillae10.02.2012
- Open in Göteborg! Kristian10.02.2012
- Stavanger, Norway of course! We already have Cardinal with more than 600 different types of beer, but we who have visited BD in Aberdeen miss you a lot here. Come to Stavanger, Norway (with 4-6 direct flights to and from Aberdeen every day). WELCOME! Thorgrim Røed10.02.2012
- You mean Siberia, not Serbia... Hywel10.02.2012
- I think you should re-consider Disney World... Something about drinking a 5am Saint on 'Mr Toads Wild Ride' appeals to me PeleC10.02.2012