Scottish craft beer's most successfully devil-may-care brand opened their fourth bar north of the border in June 2014. Exposed brickwork, subway tiles, filament bulbs and corrugated iron bar - all present and correct. Also as standard are the two beer blackboards chalked up with that day's 18 BrewDog and guest drafts, the latter of which brings out the best of brews from crafters across the world. The food keeps to the BrewDog formula of simple and satisfying, made from good ingredients: mega sandwiches include a New Orleans muffaletta (with mortadella, British Nduja, air cured ham, mozzarella and olive salad puttanesca on focaccia), sweet grilled cheese with brie, apples and caramel, and a pressed sandwich of hot smoked pig cheek layered with pepperone and aioli, topped with rocket and Isle of Mull cheddar. There's also a cheese and charcuterie board menu packed with artisanal British producers. The Chamber Building itself is classically majestic, a far cry from some of the brand's more rough-and-ready urban spots, but remains laid back and dog friendly, indoors and outdoors at the kerb-side seating.
Opened in 2014 in the striking Exchange Building, BrewDog celebrates Scottish craft beer in its inimitable, devil-may-care way in a pared-back, industrial space. Food is simple and satisfying from a limited menu which changes with the season and ranges from pies and mash from award-winning Pieminister to more summery fare. Group bookings can be made for beer schools in which groups can taste and discuss different beers over platters of produce from the nearby Cheesery. Some seating is available outside for those too-rare sunny days.
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