Opening hours: Saturday 1000-2300
Other days: Sunday 1230-1730, Monday-Friday 1700-2230
Official site: https://bottle.shop/
Last updated: 28/12/2018
In the old days, it was simple: the Bermondsey Beer Mile was all about breweries that had opened up inside the railway arches, which would double up as bars on a Saturday afternoon so that the brewers could show off their beer. But as time went on, things got more complex. The Bottle Shop was the first sign of change: a massive off-licence stocked with beer from all over the planet, none of it brewed in the building.
Again: not that there's anything wrong with that. Particularly as alongside the epic collection of shelves and fridges full of bottles and cans, they also run ten taps of beer for drinking on the premises. And they've got two stories of seating space, so there's plenty of room to sit down and drink no matter what the delivery system. If you can't find something in here that makes you happy, you simply don't like beer.