Neon Raptor Taproom

Neon Raptor, Sneinton Market, Unit 14 Avenue A, Nottingham NG1 1DT
Nestled within the vibrant Sneinton Market in Central Nottingham, the Neon Raptor Taproom, affectionately known as The Rap Tap, offers a unique and exciting drinking experience. Its unconventional location, right in the heart of a bustling market, sets it apart from typical brewery taprooms. The building itself is a glass-fronted haven, allowing patrons to enjoy the lively market atmosphere from the comfort of their seats.
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The interior is a visual treat, adorned with Neon Raptor’s signature bright neon hues of pink, light blue and purple – all complemented by a fun Velociraptor dinosaur theme. The central bar, an explosion of colour, draws your attention immediately, with brewing equipment subtly positioned in the background, adding to the taproom’s authentic vibe.

Seating options are plentiful, with a variety of wooden tables and chairs available both inside and outside in the market square. This setup is perfect for people-watching or simply soaking up the market’s dynamic energy while enjoying a drink.

With 12 keg taps predominantly serving Neon Raptor’s own eclectic beers, there’s something for every craft beer enthusiast. From flavourful pale ales to robust stouts, the variety ensures that most beer styles are well-represented. Additionally, the taproom offers craft gin and unique sour beer slushies, and there’s a well-stocked fridge filled with cans for those who prefer to take their drinks to go.

A standout feature of The Rap Tap is its ever-changing lineup of street food vendors, providing a delicious array of food options that pair perfectly with their diverse beer selection. This variety ensures that every visit offers something new to savour.

The Rap Tap also benefits from its proximity to the Motorpoint Arena, a nearby venue that hosts music, comedy, and other shows. This synergy makes the taproom an ideal spot for a pre-show drink or two, and it’s clear that the two businesses enjoy a harmonious relationship, often collaborating on joint marketing and social media promotions.

Open from 4-10pm on Thursdays and Fridays, 12-10pm on Saturdays, and 12-8pm on Sundays, The Rap Tap is a must-visit for craft beer enthusiasts and anyone looking to experience a truly unique taproom environment. Whether you’re a local or just visiting Nottingham, this vibrant and quirky spot is sure to leave a lasting impression.