LONDON | Mother Kelly’s, located under the rail arches in Bethnal Green, is one of our favourite bars in London for craft beer. The ‘New York Inspired’ bottle shop and tap room makes an impact from the moment you walk in, with the arched roof, wooden floor and street art lined walls combining in visually appealing, modern way. At the back are 23 unmarked taps, featuring beers spanning continents and styles.
There’s a printed tap list (it’s also online) that’s updated daily so you know what’s on each tap, and if you need help deciding what to try, or want a sip of one or two before committing, the knowledgeable, passionate staff are always happy to guide you through and help out. In the unlikely event that there’s nothing on tap that tickles your fancy or, like us, your never ending quest to try new beers means you’ve tried most of what’s on tap already, there are six large fridge lining one of the walls, featuring quite literally hundreds of different beers from all over the world, including many rare, hard to find brews. Choice at Mother Kelly’s is never a problem.
There’s no kitchen at Mother Kelly’s but there are a few sharing boards to choose from every day of the week, and a rotating selection of food trucks out the front on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
For those who aren’t into beer, there’s always a bottle of sparkling, red and white on offer, available by the glass or carafe. Not quite the choice that the beer drinkers get, but still quality choices. If a session at the bar isn’t what you’re up for, the good news is that Mother Kelly’s are licensed to sell takeaways, so you can grab a few bottles and head home to watch that new show on Netflix that you’ve been meaning to start on.
251 Paradise Row
London E2 9LE
Mon: 4:00pm to 11:00pm
Tue – Thu: 12:00pm to 11:00pm
Fri – Sat: 12:00pm to 12:00am
Sun: 12:00pm to 11:00pm