May 11, 2018
Housed in a building that has formerly served as the home of a watchmaker’s shop, a bank, and a TV show set, Camden Exchange is an eclectic spot to say the least. And that’s just the building itself, as the true clue to the venue’s creative streak comes from its name. Camden Exchange professes that they are all about the exchange of ideas, fun, and creating an inclusive environment for all of their guests. Oh, and amazing cocktails and craft beer; they’re all about that, too. Walking in to Camden Exchange is a feast for the eyes, as you are taken on a dazzling tour through a world full of colorful mosaics, checkerboard tile, mustard yellow furniture, and even a vintage camper, which has cleverly been re-purposed as a street food stand. As admirable as the ethos is and as enthralling as the aesthetics are, we are even more impressed with their ‘largest in Ireland’ collection of infused-spirits and the fact that they pour over 40 craft beers. Those infused spirits are on full display in the French Bastille No. 2 (premium vodka infused with rhubarb & blood orange, creme de mure, fresh lemon, pineapple juice), the Very Berry (premium vodka infused with marshmallow & vanilla, red berry tea-infused lemonade, fresh lemon juice, and sugar syrup) and the Granny Smith’s Spiced Apple (premium gin infused with green apple & cinnamon, elderflower liqueur infused with ginger, and fresh apple juice). The craft beer menu is just as impressive, featuring everything from milk stouts and pale ales from America to IPAs from the British Isles and every bottle in between, and we can’t think of anything that could go better with their sizzling street food.