Bison? Roaming the streets of Brighton & Hove? We would never have believed it either until, a little over three years ago, Jack Cregan and Nick Vardy brought their special brand of bottle shop to the city. Now spread over three locations: the original bottle shop in Brighton’s East Street, a Bar & Bottle Shop in central Hove, and a recently-opened venue in the heart of the North Laine, Brighton’s beer community is becoming very familiar with Brad Bison and his herd.
The Brighton Bottleshop was the first shop to bring draught ‘growlers’ to the city. These amber-coloured, American-style, glass bottles hold nearly two litres and, with the state-of-the-art counterflow pressure system, you can buy a beer on draught in the knowledge that, unopened, it will stay fresh for weeks. But who’s going to keep gorgeous beer like this unopened for weeks…?
The North Laine Bar, Kitchen & Hideout opened in July 2018. Spread over three floors with food provided by Humble Plates, this is definitely the place to be seen this summer.
And at the Hove Bar and Bottle Shop you can enjoy cheese and charcuterie with your beer whilst sitting on the terrace or tucked inside next to the smart, well-stocked fridges. Alternatively, you can grab a few cans and head down to the beach (making sure you leave not a trace of rubbish in your wake, of course…). You’ll find one of the best beer ranges in the city here – including quality brews from local, domestic and international breweries. The staff are knowledgeable, welcoming and enthusiastic. And they’re not all roaming across plains with big hairy heads, tiny horns and cloven feet. Honest.
Bison Beer Craft House – Bottleshop, 7 East Street, Brighton, BN1 1HP
Bison Beer Craft House – North Laine Bar / Kitchen / Hideout, 103 North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YW
Bison Beer Craft House – Bar & Bottle Shop, 57, Church Road, Hove, BN3 2BD
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