Regular Events

Every Sunday – Tabletop Tavern Sundays – [3pm] Admission Free

Sunday afternoon gaming at your friendly local Tavern!

Expect to see board games, role playing games and collectable card games. There will be a great selection of traditional and modern games available, as well as some very enthusiastic gamers ready to help you learn new rules.

If you’re anxious about coming down for the first time, we will do our very best to make you feel comfortable!

Every First Sunday – Bottle Share [6pm] Admission Free but please bring something to share if you want to take part

Have a beer to share? Maybe one you picked up on holiday, or perhaps something brewed closer to home? This is your chance to explore new flavours and share experiences. Don’t worry If you don’t have anything on-hand we have a well stocked fridge with craft beer and cider.

Every First Thursday – Synth City [will return in September] Admission Free

Synth City is taking a Summer vacation

Every 2nd Thursday – Homebrew Club [7pm] Admission Free

If you’re a beer enthusiast or aspiring homebrewer, mark your calendars for the second Thursday of each month and head to Tom’s Tap and Brewhouse. Join our gathering of local homebrewers, and share your creations, with like minded people.

Quiz Night

Every 2nd Sunday – Tom’s Tap Pub Quiz – Trivia with a Twist [6pm] Entry £1 per person (pay on the night)

With questions on video games, anime, comics, rock & metal music and many more alternative subjects, this is NOT just another typical pub quiz! The first prize is a bar tab to split between your team (amount dependent on number of entries) and your team name added to the leaderboard. Entry is just £1 per person and teams can include up to 6 people. 

Every Last Thursday – Open Mic [7pm] Admission Free

Mike and Rona are your hosts for the evening. All performers are welcome and it doesn’t matter if you are experienced or just starting out. Everyone is welcome to sing, play an instrument, read poetry, tell jokes or just be part of the audience.

Special Events

Friday 12th July – Cheese Night [online only] – 8pm Admission £45 for beer and cheese (£59 for double cheese)

In association with The Cheese Shop Nantwich.
Craft beers curated by our very own Head Brewer are expertly matched with artisan cheese from the Cheese Shop Nantwich. The tasting will take place on Zoom in the comfort of your own living room. We will deliver both beer and cheese prior to the event.

Saturday 13th July – The Railwaymen Podcast Live Show [5:30pm] Admission Free

The Railwaymen is a weekly podcast that reviews, previews and talks about Crewe Alex club news. It was a finalist in the FCAs as best football league podcast!

This is your chance to be in the podcast audience!

Saturday 20th July – C.S.R. – classic rock covers [8:30pm] Admission Free – Donations Welcome

C.S.R. are a classic rock covers band, based around the Cheshire/Staffordshire area, covering such artists as: Tina Turner, Credence Clearwater Revival, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles.

We will be passing the “hat” around to cover the band’s expenses. Cash donations will be gratefully accepted.

Saturday 3rd August – Sabotage with DJ Nexus-9 [7pm] Admission Free

Take a step back in time with DJ Nexus-9. Experience a sonic journey through a golden era of rock, metal, and emo with iconic bands like Nirvana, Metallica, and My Chemical Romance. Sabotage your expectations and dive into the sounds that defined a generation.

Saturday 10th August – Party in the Yard [2pm-midnight] Admission Free

Jacqui is bar manager and resident mixologist at Tom’s Tap and Brewhouse. We are celebrating her birthday with a BBQ and a party in the yard. There will be music and dancing throughout the day (and into the evening); and for lovers of cocktails we have a dedicated cocktail bar! Entertainment is from the Strange Crewe DJs & guests.

Saturday 17th August – Riot Grrrl and Punk Night with DJ Marina Red [7pm] Admission Free

Crewe based Marina Red is known internationally for her Riot Grrrl and Punk Zine. We are delighted to have her DJing for us and hosting an evening of the best Punk and Riot Grrrl tunes from the birth of the Punk movement to current gems, she’ll take you on a journey. Playing songs you know and love which will get you up dancing, to songs you will be aching to know more about, there something here for everyone who likes their music loud and dirty.

As a part of the evening, she will be launching a new edition of her paper zines and will be offering these for early release sale, exclusively to Tom’s Tap customers and exhibiting some of her original zines and zine artwork.

Saturday 31st August – Rock Night with DJ Iron Sladen [7pm] Admission Free

Spinning nothing but the best rock and metal tunes from start to finish, DJ Iron Sladen will be providing the soundtrack to your mosh and fulfilling all your heavy needs! Come and headbang the night away. No quiet moments, only Rock n Roll.

Saturday 7th September – Strange Crewe [7pm-12am] Admission Free

Strange Crewe returns for another stomping night of goth, 80s & alternative tunes with guest DJ Visra (DJ/promoter – Nightbreed & Insurgence at Newcastle-upon-Tyne; and Syndicate at Sheffield).

Thursday 12th September – Andrew O’Neill – GEBURAH – We have to kill the King [7:30pm] Admission £18

Fresh from acting opposite John Hamm in Good Omens 2, cult comedian and nonbinary whirlwind Andrew O’Neill presents an act of symbolic, magickal regicide. A critical smash-hit at the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe, GEBURAH is a surreal, occult, political stand-up comedy show with a hopeful and practical message. And yeah, we kill the king at the end.

Andrew O’Neill is a veteran of the comedy circuit. Their unique approach to stand-up has seen them work alongside Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Stewart Lee, and Amanda Palmer

GEBURAH is the fifth sphere of the hermetic qabalah, the tree of life that forms the basis of the Western Magickal Tradition. Andrew’s recent shows have all been written through
ritual magic, and each occupies a different qabalistic sphere.
* Andrew O’Neill once supported The Killers at the London Palladium
* Their bestselling book A History Of Heavy Metal has been translated into French, Spanish and Russian

“In their own extraordinary way, O’Neill is one of the most powerfully, radically political comics in Edinburgh” – SCOTSMAN
“No show at this year’s Fringe has made me laugh harder…a dizzyingly eclectic set” TELEGRAPH
“Edinburgh Fringe 2023’s most exciting and uniquely creative comedy experience” one4review
“An hour of colossal scope. Their comedy shows are hilarious, wide-reaching affairs that have no peers” – CHORTLE

Friday 13th September – Sally Pepper + Support [8pm] Admission Free – Donations Welcome


Sally Pepper is a singer-songwriter based in Blackpool, offering a unique brand of acoustic punk. A big voice with a knack for finding the catchiest of hooks. Sally raised the roof the last time she played here, to a packed house, and we are lucky to have her back.

For fans of Frank Turner, Grace Petrie, and acoustic punk in general!

We will be passing the “hat” around to cover the artists’ expenses. Cash donations will be gratefully accepted.

Friday 20th September – Cheese Night [online only] – 8pm Admission £45 for beer and cheese (£59 for double cheese)

In association with The Cheese Shop Nantwich.
Craft beers curated by our very own Head Brewer are expertly matched with artisan cheese from the Cheese Shop Nantwich. The tasting will take place on Zoom in the comfort of your own living room. We will deliver both beer and cheese prior to the event.

Saturday 21st September – Fraktal Glass [8:30pm] Admission Free – Donations Welcome

Fraktal Glass is a fusion of old school electronica and ambient music. Elements of Jean Michelle Jarre meet Brian Eno by way of Tangerine Dream and Hans Zimmer. The music moves from fluid ambience to rhythmic pulses and back again, taking the listener on a sonic journey through aural landscapes.

Although this is a free gig we will be putting the “hat” around or you can donate online here. Please give generously.

Friday 27th September – Siege of Herons and Sinner [7:30pm] Admission £5 early bird £7 regular

Crewe based Siege of Herons are an awesome grunge rock alt band. When they say they’re going to make some noise, they don’t disappoint! Stage presence and entertainment factor seem to come naturally to them making them a must see live!

Sinner is a 4-piece alternative rock band from Manchester. Their music takes inspiration from a wide variety of heavy genres including grunge, metal and punk. Sinner creates energising live shows with their aggressive, heavy and powerful sound.

Support is from Stoke singer songwriter Mike Davies

Early bird tickets are available until 6pm 26th September

Saturday 28th September – Strange Crewe presents Method Cell [doors open 7pm] Admission £11

Founded in early 2008, UK based industrial synthcore unit Method Cell quickly gained a reputation as one of the most exciting, innovative electronic acts to emerge out of the UK underground scene. Combining high energy harmonics and acerbic lyrics with searing bass and beats, Method Cell prove there’s more to a club hit than swearing by numbers, and industrial doesn’t have to mean monotone.

Support is from NOVUS featuring SARAHJANE (Ex FAITHFUL DAWN). They are celebrating 22 years in the European alternative music scene (2002 – 2024).

Saturday 12th October – The Blue Yellows + Support [7:30pm] Admission £5 early bird £7 regular

Making a return visit original grunge-folk outfit The Blue Yellows bring their own brand of intense yet tender songs to Tom’s Tap.

Early bird tickets are available until 6pm 11th October

Saturday 5th October – Sabotage with DJ Nexus-9 [7pm] Admission Free

Take a step back in time with DJ Nexus-9. Experience a sonic journey through a golden era of rock, metal, and emo with iconic bands like Nirvana, Metallica, and My Chemical Romance. Sabotage your expectations and dive into the sounds that defined a generation.

Saturday 19th October – Riot Grrrl and Punk Night with DJ Marina Red [7pm] Admission Free

Crewe based Marina Red is known internationally for her Riot Grrrl and Punk Zine. We are delighted to have her DJing for us and hosting an evening of the best Punk and Riot Grrrl tunes from the birth of the Punk movement to current gems, she’ll take you on a journey. Playing songs you know and love which will get you up dancing, to songs you will be aching to know more about, there something here for everyone who likes their music loud and dirty.

As a part of the evening, she will be launching a new edition of her paper zines and will be offering these for early release sale, exclusively to Tom’s Tap customers and exhibiting some of her original zines and zine artwork.

Saturday 26th October – Strange Crewe Halloween Party [7pm-12am] Admission Free

Strange Crewe returns for another stomping night of goth, 80s & alternative tunes. Are you ready to embrace the darkness?

Friday 1st November – Cheese Night [online only] – 8pm Admission £45 for beer and cheese (£59 for double cheese)

In association with The Cheese Shop Nantwich.
Craft beers curated by our very own Head Brewer are expertly matched with artisan cheese from the Cheese Shop Nantwich. The tasting will take place on Zoom in the comfort of your own living room. We will deliver both beer and cheese prior to the event.

Friday 15th November – Chasing the Fall + Support [8:30pm] Admission £5 early bird £7 regular

Chasing the Fall, are a dynamic pop punk ensemble hailing from Crewe, comprising talented musicians deeply passionate about their craft. Following the release of their debut EP, the band is quickly gaining recognition for their energetic stage presence.

Early bird tickets are available until 6pm 14th November

Saturday 17th December – Sabotage with DJ Nexus-9 [7pm] Admission Free

Take a step back in time with DJ Nexus-9. Experience a sonic journey through a golden era of rock, metal, and emo with iconic bands like Nirvana, Metallica, and My Chemical Romance. Sabotage your expectations and dive into the sounds that defined a generation.

Saturday 14th December – Riot Grrrl and Punk Night with DJ Marina Red [7pm] Admission Free

Crewe based Marina Red is known internationally for her Riot Grrrl and Punk Zine. We are delighted to have her DJing for us and hosting an evening of the best Punk and Riot Grrrl tunes from the birth of the Punk movement to current gems, she’ll take you on a journey. Playing songs you know and love which will get you up dancing, to songs you will be aching to know more about, there something here for everyone who likes their music loud and dirty.

As a part of the evening, she will be launching a new edition of her paper zines and will be offering these for early release sale, exclusively to Tom’s Tap customers and exhibiting some of her original zines and zine artwork.

Saturday 21st December – Angel of Harlem – Acoustic U2 Tribute [8:30pm] Admission £5 Early Bird £7 regular

Angel of Harlem need no introduction! They sell out every time they perform here. We strongly suggest you get your tickets early. Check out their Facebook page for more information.

Early bird tickets are available until 6pm 20th December

Tuesday 31st December – Strange Crewe – Alternative 90s New Year’s Eve Party [7pm-2am] – Ticket holders only after 10pm! Admission £10

Entry fee includes bubbly at midnight, strictly ticket only from 10pm through to 2am.
Dress to impress in your finest 90s costumes, this is encouraged but not essential.

Wednesday 5th March – Eli Lev [8pm] Admission Free – Donations Welcome

Rising singer-songwriter Eli Lev is making the world a smaller place, one song at a time. Eli pens lyrics and melodies for everyday enlightenment ”songs that resonate because they are heartfelt, earthy, and offer the wisdom he’s gained through lifelong travel and self-discovery. The Maryland-based artist has just completed his epic Four Directions project which includes four EPs that were inspired by indigenous traditions he learned while teaching on the Navajo Nation in Northern Arizona. His four part EP releases, All Roads East (2017) and Way out West (2018), Deep South (2019), and True North (2021) – imaginatively and intrepidly connect spheres and generations within a body of work that is irresistibly uplifting, emotionally resonant, and down-to-earth. A cross between The Avett Brothers and The Lumineers, Lev has opened for both Shooter Jennings and Lee DeWyze, performed at The Kennedy Center and 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, and toured extensively around the world.

“Lev, his craft and his success are indicative of some of the truly incredible things that modern music technology has made possible. By connecting with thousands of people from across the globe and sharing a message of unity, Lev is able to enjoy one of the greatest things that anyone, especially musicians, can enjoy: community.” – American Songwriter

Although this is a free gig we will be putting the “hat” around. Please give generously.

Wednesday 26th March – Shaun Banks [8:30pm] Admission TBA

Shaun Banks is a solo artist, based in the 500-year-old mining town of Idrija, Slovenia. His music has the energy of punk fused with the soul and groove of blues. Banks’ music is shaped by his industrial and rural environment. With that in mind he takes his fans on a sonic journey that is heavily influenced by The White Stripes, The Black Keys, and Robert Johnson.