Tap and Bottle joins London’s Flat Iron Square with ecology-friendly innovation

IN our current attempt to reduce waste, Flat Iron Square’s newest addition Tap and Bottle makes it incredibly easy to have fun without the guilt of hurting the environment. Unlike other wine bars, they’re offering an eco-friendly approach to drinking wine by serving draught wine from a keg which eliminates the need for excess glass bottles.

Many of London’s loved wine bars are have become busy to the point where it’s impossible to get a seat which is unfortunate if you’re looking to enjoy some quality wine in a relaxed environment. Tap and Bottle could not have come at a better time as it has become the city’s new hidden gem for wine lovers as it lays tucked away down a side street whilst remaining conveniently central.

The wine selection on tap

The bar is everything a wine bar should be aesthetically. Exposed brick, comfy chairs and authentic decoration set the mood for a spot of Beaujolais. With two floors of seating and a charming terrace guests will have no problem finding a place to relax as there’s lots of space for large and small groups to visit as well as little hideaway spots for those looking for a more intimate setting.

The restored building is a pleasure to be in as its history tells the story of 18th century London. The Georgian townhouse was once home to a family of 10 and has lived to see London’s skyline shape into what it is today. It’s not everyday you can enjoy a glass of wine whilst sat in a grade ll listed building!

The cosy second floor of the bar

The menu features a selection of four red wines, four white wines and two rosés all on tap to enjoy. The wine is kept fresh using a special ball in bag system which prevents oxygen from spoiling the wine. Like many other means of packaging, wine bottles add to the extra labour of recycling in a wine bar so the keg idea has massively helped Tap and Bottle to reduce waste whilst maintaining the promise of premium wine.

The outdoor terrace

Flat Iron Square has already established itself as one of London’s prime hang-out spots with great food, drink and entertainment all featuring in the enclosed space. It’s easy to forget you’re in the centre of London’s madness when visiting Tap and Bottle however a visit to the terrace puts things into perspective as it’s situated underneath railway arches that run into London Bridge. The bar’s terrace conveniently leads onto a mezzanine floor which connects Tap and Bottle to the Flat Iron Square food court meaning after a few glasses of wine, guests can wander down for a bite to eat or even explore the fantastic music venue Omeara for some live music or cocktails.

by Katrina Mirpuri

The Tap and Bottle wine menu can be seen here.

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