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The Rise of Gastro-pub Culture

The Rise of Gastro-pub Culture

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Pubs are no longer places for football fans to get drunk at during match days, instead they have become something more. The regular British pub has evolved to a world of creativity, home made beers, and delicious food aka; the gastro-pub. The term “gastropub’’ was coined in the 1900’s, and since then, the rise of high quality beer and food has enhanced the UK pub scene for boozy Londoners across the capital. The ethos of the gastropub was broader than its menu: a determination not to be fussy; to keep the glassware; never lose sight of the true purpose of the pub and to have no matching chairs. Yet, the food has changed everything. It has saved London’s boozers, offering them more of a reason to visit the pub, making it more family-friendly by creating an environment that is warm

You wanna cook? London’s Breaking Bad.

ABQ, situated in Hackney, is home to London’s very own Breaking Bad themed bar. At £30 a pop it sounds steep, even to hardcore fans of the hit TV series, so we thought we’d suss it out for you… Walking from Bethnal Green tube station, we had no idea what to expect. Then we saw it. A huge RV parked in a car park. No signs anywhere but this had to be it. “Sup, you here to cook?” a lady shouted at us from the open truck door. As we approached her she chucked fetching yellow boiler suits at us and told us to put them on. Walking up the stairs into the RV we were greeted with a high five from each of the people behind the bar. That was the second indication that it wasn’t going to be your average ‘out for drinks’ experience. As 90s tunes played, we were led to a table at the back of th