129-131 City Road, Shoreditch, London, EC1V 1JB
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+44 20 7253 4101
we waited outside an hour and a half to get in. live music, good drinks! typical speakeasy: go down stairs, you're sitting in the dark. i got drunk, end of story.more
It's halfway between a theme park and a cocktail bar...and who doesn't like that? Although, it definitely made me feel a little guilty for not wearing a hat, red lips and smoking a long cigarette...
Overall I thought this place was really fun. Perhaps not somewhere you just stumble into for a couple of pints with mates, but the feeling of cocktail reverence is cool to experience.
I must be missing something because I do NOT get all the hype. Maybe it's because I'm from NYC where the "speakeasies" are some of my favorite bars and so my bar was set too high but you'd think when coming to London, where the bars are superb, that that wouldn't be the case. The drinks are pretty delicious and creative though, so I will still give it 3 stars. My problems with them started...more
The best cocktail bar in London [most likely].
But I haven't been to them all, so I'll stick with my assumption until I've been proven wrong.
A most exquisite menu, artfully composed, with cocktails containing only the highest quality liquors. Stunning beverage presentation, at prices which are surprisingly befitting, given the craftsmanship and caliber of such libations.