This discreet bar hidden between 2 cafes (one spelt with a K) near Old Street roundabout is the best thing to happen to Shoreditch since the Trilby (and has also won the title of Best New Bar in the 2011 Class Awards). Head down the stairs, and you quickly feel like you’re in a 1920’s speakeasy, all very “New York” and sophisticated, so dress up, and get yourself a Manhattan!
The drinks are simply amazing, varied, creative, many unique and the list lengthy – it may take you a while to make your choice, but take your time, the table service is great. BarChick loved the Deep Sea, made from ‘deep ocean water’ and garnished with a shell.
Plenty to nibble on; fat olives, a board of cheese, spicy meat delights.
What really makes this place is the live music; bands play most days (Wednesday – Saturday) for which a small charge between £3-6 is added to your bill, but it’s worth every penny. You’ll be spoilt for choice with their eclectic mix of gypsy swing, jazz, and American classics. Then the “Vintage” DJ sets on Fridays and Saturdays get everybody moving.
It’s all super chic; you’ll feel like you’re in a movie. This place is for people watching and fun.