The Cisk Tap and The Grist

The Cisk Tap is a new home for the much-loved Cisk lager, nestled within its original home, the iconic and listed Farsons Brewery. It possesses a dual ‘soul’: firstly, as a space designed to complement and enhance the visitor experience, effectively communicating Farsons’ values and the spirit of Cisk; and secondly, as a premier venue offering a quality evening experience, creating lasting memories for visitors to cherish. The appeal of Cisk extends beyond its unique taste; it embodies a social character that lies at the heart of Maltese communities.

Cisk has become ingrained in local culture and social customs, serving as a focal point around which people gather and engage in conversation. The central monolithic counter symbolizes this gathering place, while its crystalline lining opens up to terraces, landscapes, and views of the skyline, providing a dynamic experience as daylight fades. The Cisk Tap operates in harmony with the Grist, located one floor below, which expands its offerings as a flexible space available for group events and activities. Together, the Cisk Tap and The Brewhouse become a community hub for enjoyment and gathering.


Openworkstudio, Forward Architects

The Brewhouse at Simonds Farsons Cisk plc

Year of completion

Mriehel, Birkirkara, Malta

Total area
295 m2 Cisk Tap + 250 m2 The Grist

Alex Attard, Ramon Portelli

Project Partners

Structural engineering consultancy: TBA Periti
Building services consultancy: Galea Curmi
Lighting consultancy: Light Design Solutions
Main contractor: Ghezlan Trading SrL
Building services contractor: Panta Contracting
Commercial kitchen: Servaclean
Audio-visual consultancy: Studio 7
Branding: BRNDWGN

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