Welcome to East London’s hottest bar and restaurant in the heart of Dalston

kraft dalston bar and restaurant

Tank-fresh craft beer, sustainable urban gin distilling and gourmet kebabs all under one roof.

Oh, and throw in an Aparthotel upstairs. Yeah, we know, it’s pretty ‘Dalston’ alright… KRAFT Dalston is one of Dalston’s newest venues, and sees young, independent brands German Kraft Beer, Jim and Tonic Distillery and Le Bab join forces to offer a unique and must-visit attraction in East London.

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On-site German Beer Brewery

German Kraft was born out of the desire to redefine traditional methods of brewing beer by creating clean, fresh beer brewed and served at Kingsland Locke, straight from the tank. In doing so, German Kraft reduces its CO2 footprint by 75% in comparison to the average brewery, avoiding unnecessary packaging and transportation. The result is unfiltered, unpasteurised and crisp craft beer brewed only using water, malt, hops and yeast. Delicious.
German Kraft Brewery opened its first brewpub in the sustainable market Mercato Metropolitano.

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On-site Sustainable Gin Distillery

Jim and Tonic believe it's about time quality spirits and sustainability went hand in hand. Distilled onsite at Kraft Dalston, Jim and Tonic use sustainable production methods to reduce waste water and conserve resources. Flavours include London Dry, Mediterranean, Rhubarb and Hopped Grapefruit as well as limited edition batches. These gins are then served up on East London’s best G&T and Gin Cocktail bar menu!

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Onsite Gourmet Kebab Restaurant

Honed from techniques in Michelin starred kitchens and from Middle Eastern and South Asian cooking inspirations, Le Bab brings a new approach to the ancient dish, cooked on a wood and charcoal-filled robata. All made with seasonal and organic ingredients, Le Bab's new menu at KRAFT Dalston runs from snacks to mezze, with the main event a selection of delicious gourmet kebabs served on fresh sourdough baked onsite.

Vegetarian, Vegan and Halal-friendly options also available.

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Aparthotel upstairs

There's no place like a hotel. Said no one, ever. But what if your place to stay felt more like your space to live? More legroom than a hotel. More style than a serviced apartment. Where you can eat, sleep and unwind in your own beautifully designed space. With all the stuff you actually need to continue your everyday, even when you’re away from home. Made to be lived in, not just slept in, Locke is a place you can connect with yourself, and the community. Beautiful but comfortable. Subtle but assertive. Hip but inclusive. Another way to stay.

KRAFT Dalston Bar & Restaurant is near Dalston Kingsland and Dalston Junction

You can find the KRAFT Dalston bar and restaurant on Kingsland High Street, a stone's throw from Dalston Kingsland station and a 5 minute walk from Dalston Junction station. We're also a 10 minute walk from Stoke Newington station.

Inside Kingsland Locke, 130a Kingsland High Street, Dalston, London E8 2LQ

Opening Times

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Monday-Thursday - 12:00-23:00
Friday-Saturday - 12:00-00:00
Sunday - 12:00-22:30

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Monday-Thursday - 17:00-22:00
Friday - Sunday - 12:00-22:00

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Yees, beer flights are available at the bar & restaurant. Try 3 half pints of our beers brewed on site for £9 🍺🍺🍺
We’re now offering G&T tasting flights so you can taste all the signature @jimandtonicdistillery gins in one go! 🤤
Tomorrow’s the day!⚡️
We can’t wait to have this place filled up and vibing! 🕺

What’s pouring:
Peter Pilsner 4.6% 
Melanie Hopfenweisse 5.0%
Franka West Coast Pale Ale 5.0%
Ludwig Landbier 5.3%
Lotte Hefeweizen 5.3%
Heidi Helles 5.2%
Herbert Hazy Pale Ale 4.6%

And we’ll have all the signature @jimandtonicdistillery G&T’s and cocktails on of course! 

25% the entire menu

Live DJ Dil on the decks

Let’s go!
Kraft Dalston official opening this Thursday 🌴 Live Vinyl DJ Dil in the house, 25% off the entire menu and good party vibes. 👾⚡️ If you want to have a table and eat please book through our website.
Always leave wanting more?? 🤤We have changed to the original Bab size which will leave you more satisfied than ever! 👌
New Beer Release! Peter Pilsner 4.6% 🧊👌💎Our 3rd batch brewed on site at Dalston.
This is a crispy boi hopped with Hallertauer Tradition, Spalter Select & Tettnanger. Super sessionable and pouring fresh from the tank from tomorrow! 🤤
Good News, we’re back open! 🤗 Come by for some tank-fresh beer and kebabs!
We’re taking bookings through our website 🖥
Unfortunately we will have to close today and for the next few days due to a number of staff having to self isolate after having received track and trace notifications 😔

We’re currently in the process of calling all reservations that were booked in for the next few days.

A big thank you to all of you for your continued support in these uncertain times!👊
Hopefully we’ll be back by the weekend to serve you all our delicious kebabs, tank-fresh beers and cocktails! 🥙🍺🍸

We’ll keep you posted on social media! 👀
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