What’s the name all about?
Well, Beer Engine is named to reflect the makers of the products we aim to represent. Small companies, focused on making their product the best it possibly can be. The name also tells a different story however. The name of the pumps your real ale comes from are called "Beer Engines". We don't just sell beer in fact we are known for our huge range of Gins So "Beer & Gins"
It is also a reminder to the people running the business of the motivations and aims set out when the bar was founded. Southwick Beer Engine is a platform to showcase the best of the independents. We believe that the cornerstone of providing a great environment for you to enjoy, is to focus on quality of product and quality of service first, and the size of our profit margin second.
The bar is a free of tie premises who’s driving motivation is to stay small, to stay independent, and to show that to be great, you don’t have to be big!
Since we opened our doors in July 2018 the bar has evolved to become what it is now. The question always asked is “is it finished now?” and the reply is who knows!
We always have, and always will try to meet the needs of our customers in the best way we can. In our short history we have been humbled by the welcome Southwick has given us, which has helped in making The Beer Engine what it is.
Of course we are not just known for the quality of our real ales. Our Wine and Spirits selection is always received well, and again we focus on quality over price, but always remain competitive. Our extensive Gin selection comes from all over the world giving you the ability to try plenty of different Gins at sensible prices.
In short whatever you like and whoever you are at the Southwick Beer Engine you’re very welcome.
The Team @ The Beer Engine
Enter as strangers - leave as friends
Our local music scene is popping and we wanted to showcase some of the best talent around. Come by on Tuesday evening to enjoy "Open Mic" or most Friday/Saturday evenings, as well as Sunday afternoons we have live music. Who knows, maybe you'll find your new favorite band!
Please always check the 'What's On' list to keep upto date with who is on and when.
Unless stated differently our Music times are
Tue (Open Mic) 8 - 10.30pm
Fri/Sat 8.30 - 11pm
Sunday 3 - 6pm
Like the bar itself our Music scene has just grown and we constantly try to mix and match the line up so your bound to find something you like.
INTERESTED IN PLAYING AT THE THE BEER ENGINE?
If your new to the area or just starting out and looking for a small venue to hone your skills get in touch.
As well as our main bar we also have our converted horse box bar (Baby Beer Engine or BBE) and our events portable bar. This means whatever the event you can still have your bar favorites at your event.
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