SmokeWorks Tap opens

SmokeWorks has a new sandwich shop/bar/cafe, featuring their own beer

SmokeWorks, the steampunk BBQ joint with branches in the city centre and Station Road, has recently revealed the latest string to its bow in the shape of a bar and sandwich shop. Just around the corner from the original Free School Lane branch of the restaurant, the SmokeWorks Tap is located on the site that used to be home to Al Couture’s hair salon, and will serve as a sandwich shop, bar and café.

By day, you can expect Hot Numbers coffee and artisanal flatbreads stuffed with smoked beef brisket, pork shoulder or BBQ jackfruit, served with a variety of lip-smacking slaws, pickles and homemade sauces. By night, meanwhile, it will transform into a buzzing bar with beer, bourbon and cocktails.

The team have created a drinks offering which complements their signature low ‘n’ slow BBQ food, teaming up with Harston-based brewery Brewboard to create their own beer: ‘Smökevurks’ (a gold multi-hopped Session Pale Ale).

There’s also 13 different bourbons to sample, plus cocktails including a smoked maple Old Fashioned, and Spiced Rum Iced Tea. Bar nibbles accompany the drink offer, also following a BBQ theme and including maple bacon candy, sriracha cauliflower and smoked pork balls (aka The Hog’s Bollocks!).