The Red Hand is a pub / bar in Dalston, North London serving keg craft beers from around the world, cask beer, cocktails, fine wines and spirits. It’s situated on the busy Stoke Newington Road just a short walk from Dalston Junction Overground Station.

There’s limited seating for 4 tables outside on the main street, which catches the afternoon sun (when it shines) so you can top up on your tan while you drink. Inside the premises boasts a large open plan bar with plenty of tabled seating. Walk-ins are available but they do recommend pre-booking a table especially at busy times.

The interior is rustic style with dark floor and walls that make the interior feel intimate and contained. When the TWICB team visited the premises last week it had an impressive 19 keg craft beers, one cider and a well-stocked fridge offering a fine variety of European beers especially Geuze, Lambics and other sours.

The keg beer menu consisted mainly of UK Craft Breweries including Burnt Mill, Pressure Drop, Boxcar, Beak, Partizan, The Kernel, Vault City, Northern Monk and Newbarns admirably supported by Cascade from the US and Omnipollo from Sweden. We understand the menu changes frequently and their website keeps their beer selection up to date.

Food is limited to cheese toasties, however they seemed to be fantastic quality with some unusual flavour combinations and, although we didn’t taste, looked likely to pair well with craft beer.

Table service was friendly and efficient – and we chalked up a tab rather than paying as we went which made a nice change and a reminder of old times.

With a BrewDog pub directly opposite, craft beer lovers locally certainly have a good choice of craft beers to choose from, and the Red Hand is definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.