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The Arcade Street Tavern

The Arcade Street Tavern is a relatively new and very welcome addition to Ipswich’s social scene and one of my own personal favourites.

This hidden gem boasts an unrivalled choice of over 120 of the latest craft beers, with many from the cutting edge of brewing from small independent breweries around the world. Stock is generally limited so changes regularly. If beer isn’t your thing there is plenty more on offer to quench your thirst including an impressive array of over 65 small batch gins, all expertly served with accompaniments to enhance and complement their flavour. The staff are extremely friendly and knowledgeable, with their own in-house beer sommelier only too happy to share his knowledge and give advice, which often involves an offer of “try before you buy”.

Arcade Street Tavern’s modern but cosy décor creates an inviting and relaxed environment with plenty of outdoor heated seating. Although a few bar snacks are on offer there is no house food, but the outdoor area often hosts ‘Street Food Friday’ in conjunction with other local traders serving great drinking accompaniments such as wood-fired pizzas, souvlaki and hog roast.

This active café bar is always ahead of the game with regular events and product launches such as gin tasting evenings, brewery tap takeovers and DJ sessions. Keep an eye on the website and Facebook page for details.

By Rebecca Twiss, Suffolk editor

Useful info
1 Arcade Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 1EX
01473 805454

Customer reviews for The Arcade Street Tavern

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  1. Sam Kirk says:
    Unique, acclaimed and a cut above...Distinguished tavern with a unique vibe. Definitely gets my vote as one of the top social destinations in Suffolk. Fabulous and welcoming, with something for everyone, especially those gin and beer lovers! Dress code: Smiles
  2. Alison Scanes says:
    Best drinking establishment in Ipswich! Definitely the best bar! Really welcoming management and staff where nothing is too much trouble. Also have great events.....highly recommend
  3. Jacqui says:
    Superb Independent Tavern Great spot to meet with friends and enjoy a drink. Lovely atmosphere, great "Street Food Fridays".
  4. Tim Moll says:
    BrilliantThe Arcade Tavern is always a pleasure to visit. Friendly staff and enough of them to not make you wait too long to be served. Special events are regularly held too; the gin tasting evening was fantastic and food events are great too.


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