LONDON | The Sebright Arms is a Bethnal Green pub that’s known for doing two things well – live music and craft beer. It’s an old school British boozer located off a side passage off Hackney Road and has an unpretentious vibe about it despite the fact that it attracts a lot of cool East London 20 somethings these days.
The Sebright Arms is “dedicated to showing off the best of London’s microbrewers, as well as a few gems from other craft brewers across the country” and a cursory glance at the taps along the bar shows that this is indeed the case. Breweries like Pressure Drop, Brew By Numbers, London Fields and Redemption just to name a few are all represented here. There’s a wide range of styles on offer too, including approachable and more challenging beers – something for everyone, along with two dedicated cider lines which also lean towards the crafty end of the scale.
The kitchen is run by purveyors of American BBQ, Bunsmiths, and includes a whole lot of slow cooked meaty bun goodness. It’s all perfectly suited to eat with beer and includes things like 10 hour hickory smoked Beef Brisket Bun, 12 hour apple wood smoked Pulled Pork Bun, Buttermilk Fried Chicken Bun.
The band room is located in the basement level and does a perfectly acceptable job of showcasing the wide array of upcoming and local artists who play there. You’re not getting the best acoustics in town here, but the room does the trick, and has played host to artists that have gone on to become quite popular like Charli XCX, The Ruby Suns and Courtney Barnett.
Nobody cares who you are here, if you love good beer and good music, you’re welcome, fashionable or not. Even if you don’t particularly like live music, the upstairs bar is reason enough to visit. Cheers to all of that we say.
The Sebright Arms
31-35 Coate Street
London E2 9AG
Mon – Wed: 5:00pm to 11:00pm
Thu – Fri: 5:00am to 12:00am
Sat: 12:00pm to 12:00am
Sun: 12:00pm to 9:30pm