I shall gather a 'gang’ (in the nicest sense of course!) and we shall muster here!
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31 Jamestown road, London NW1 7DB
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8 reviews of Bunker Bar in English
A German Bar/Microbrewery mongrel that isn’t quite a successful example of cross breeding, but delivers a unique bar to London.
The big tables are great for groups and can be reserved. Their lager was nice enough, even though it wasn’t actually what I ordered (I’m one of those meek sorts that can’t be bothered to complain unless someone takes a dump in my pint).
Not awful but not amazing.
As one of the few places in London which boasts its own mini brewery, Bunker Bar is an excellent place to get a unique beer. It’s underground location near the seven dials makes it an excellent and interesting place for a beer. It is particularly great during international football matches involving Germany as the atmosphere really becomes great.
We came to the Bunker Bier Hall for our Christmas Party drinks and it was clear that other companies had the same idea as to even get into the place you needed to be checked off the list. They seem to relax that a bit later on but seemed fairly strict for a bar at 4pm but I guess it was a very busy time of year.
I left the beer buying to the boys. As has been pointed out in many of the other reviews it’s a microbrewery so has a wide variety of beers on tap. Space-wise it seems quite large with a third of the room dedicated to long tables and the other parts to empty space surrounded by more couches.
Strangely empty for most of the early evening it suddenly to very busy and suddenly heaps of people were on the dance floor.
Not a bad venue for a night out.
Me me me, I’ve got an umlaut in my name. Check my diaeresis. I haven’t actually, but the Beer Bünker has. Because of this, I walked past the “Bünker” sign and totally missed the entrance.
Anyway, I digress. It’s a massive underground beer hall that stinks of chip fat and has a so-called microbrewery, although you wouldn’t think so given the quality of the beer.
On the plus side, you’re not likely to be short of room here, but I’m struggling to recommend it given the close proximity of The Harp…
The bunker needs a lot of people in there before it really gets going but once you get past 8pm this place starts to buzz quite nicely.
You have to take a bit of a punt on the microbrewery beers but there’s nothing too unusual or offensive on offer so don’t be afraid to get a pitcher of the Freedom lager and get cracking :)
it’s definitely more a 'groups’ place than anything else (you can reserve the big tables and booths) so as long as you don’t go in expecting a cosy, old man pub ambiance you’ll be fine.
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Sanjit Chudha, 29 October 2008:
As one of our comrades aptly summed it up 'It’s great because it’s the kind of bar/pub you can take a girl to.’ It’s just classy enough to feel like you’re going out, but not too much so that you feel like you’re part of the wannabee crowd. Happy hour is 5-8 during the week and they do a mean mojito (£4.50 instead of £8) that should get your evening off to a spiffy start.
Agree that to being with when it’s empty it feels more bunker than bar, but with people and vibe it’s groovy. Also when there’s a handful of people trying to talk to eachother the music could be a tad softer so you can hear eachother while eating, then pump it up later on. Toilets need a little tlc.
I wasn’t too sure what to expect when we went into the Bunker Bar last night. The place was dead at about 6pm and felt a bit cold and soulless. But by 7, the place was rammed and the jugs of Freedom Organic Lager began to flow. This place is a microbrewery, so you won’t find Foster’s or Carling on tap here. Instead, you’ve got a choice of Freedom lager, organic, red and a couple others (names escape me) + a bunch of bottled beers from around the world.
Friendly, quick staff and the food looked delicious (although i didn’t actually try any). Great for big groups of people, just remember to book a table!
Visited this bar on a weekday evening and it was a lovely chilled out bar to meet up with friends in a great location. You go downstairs to the basement bar which has a very cosy feel to it. Ideal for getting away from the busy streets above after a hard days shopping.With large wooden tables, it's an ideal location if you are looking to meet up with quite a few friends.
You can also book a table (although I'm not sure if this is available on the weekend). The beer selection is quirky and different- the barman looked at me a little strange when I asked for a corona...but refreshingly different all the same. The music was great, bob dylan was a perfect soundtrack to a rainy afternoon, although I've heard it can vary lots on the weekend.
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