On Stoke Newington Road there's an illuminated sign declaring, 'Nothing to see here...' Don't believe it. Descend the red corridor down to what is a splendid subterranean drinking den, but feels a... Read More
On Stoke Newington Road there's an illuminated sign declaring, 'Nothing to see here...' Don't believe it. Descend the red corridor down to what is a splendid subterranean drinking den, but feels a little like a boozy 1940s tearoom. Ramshackle and artfully dishevelled, with battered wooden floorboards and peeling paint, this place has a glorious old world atmosphere. The sign occasionally changes now, but the bar happily is here to stay. The list of seasonal and classic cocktails are made using top quality ingredients, homemade syrups and juices and served in kooky vessels from 1940s milk bottles to old tin cups. This is the bottom floor of the five-storey townhouse, home to Ruby House, which is frequently used for fashion shoots by the likes of Rihanna and Adele.
- Tue-Thu: 6:30pm-Midnight
- Fri-Sat: 6:30pm-2am
- Bar No Cover Charge
- East London's Best Speakeasy-Style Bars: "The no-standing policy may mean there's normally a queue out the door, but it also keeps it sociable once inside."
- Best for East London's Best Speakeasy-Style Bars Because: They have great cocktails, friendly staff and a beguiling atmosphere. This is a refreshingly unpretentious and relaxed Dalston bar.