Walking along Brick Lane by night, past the calls of the curry house touts and crowds of revellers, you would never know this little drinking den is tucked away beneath it all. From the same people... Read More
Walking along Brick Lane by night, past the calls of the curry house touts and crowds of revellers, you would never know this little drinking den is tucked away beneath it all. From the same people that brought London and New York the legendary cocktail bar Milk & Honey, Danger of Death is just as classy with a film noir cool. Hidden beneath cosy Super Pizza, the door (next to the downstairs loos) is usually locked to all but members' wielding a magic card, but maybe you'll get lucky (or buy membership online before you go). The long thin bar has a retro soundtrack and the vibe of a very elegant nuclear bunker. The menu fits the theme, looking like a manual for surviving the worst of the Cold War's fears. But the only danger of death you're facing is from the impeccable and incredibly strong classic cocktails on offer.
- East London's Best Speakeasy-Style Bars: "Open Wednesdays allow access to non-members, but make sure to reserve a table in advance."
- Best for East London's Best Speakeasy-Style Bars Because: This secret bar harks back to a time 'members-only' didn't equate to pretentious. Great cocktails with a loose Cold War theme.