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House of Cans: the smallest bar in King’s Cross is here

The hippest cans of craft beer line the walls of Coal drops Yard's tiny new off-licence and bar


his teensy arrival on Lower Stable Street in Coal Drops Yard has become an instant fave at Gasholder Towers.

A minuscule box with a tiny counter bar seating no more than half a dozen punters (but probably more like two or three), its walls are lined with rows of eye-catchingly designed craft beer cans, all screaming out to be snapped on your smartphone. As it’s both a bar and off-license, you either drink in – or take a clunking bag back home.

So yep, the USP is that it showcases one-off collaborations with artists and London breweries, as well as providing the official Coal Drops Yard beer for the hip new canalside retail quarter.

On our visit there was a residency from Two Tribes Brewery off York Way (if you haven’t checked it out, it’s well worth the ten minute hike up the hill towards Kentish Town), but, said the blokey behind the bar, it all changes regularly enough.


You’ll be going Insta-kerazy, but it’s educative too, as the team – at least on our visit – were knowledgeable and will make super-helpful recommendations should you wish for guidance.

Bottoms up. And dryanuary be damned.

Daily until 11pm, Lower Stable Street, Coal Drops Yard N1C

Main image: Dan Hall

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