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The Cocktail Lovers’ Best Cocktail Bars in East London

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The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town, E1

Head Here If… You want to be a cool cat, entering a bar through a retro fridge door

The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town

Don’t turn up to The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town expecting to find anything as conventional as a door. Just like the 1920s/1930s illicit drinking dens this tongue-in-chic bar models itself on, it has a split personality. There’s the everyday, acceptable face of the venue – the family-friendly Breakfast Club on ground level which you enter from the street, and for those in the know there’s the incognito bar squarely aimed at adults accessed through a Smeg fridge…

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Fine details at The Whistling Shop

The Worship Street Whistling Shop, EC2

Head Here If… You want to take the Speakeasy vibe on to the next level

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speakeasies are sooo old hat but gin palaces? Now that’s a whole different story. The Worship Street Whistling Shop is Tristan Stephenson, Thomas Aske, Matt Whiley and Bryan Pietersen’s homage to the Victorian drinking dens of yesteryear and just like their first venture Purl, they’ve got the details just right…

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View from Zetter Townhouse bar

Zetter Townhouse, EC1

Head Here If… You like the idea of fab cocktails in an English Eccentric’s front parlour

View from Zetter Townhouse bar

If you like Tony Conigliaro’s winning ways with drink alchemy, you’ll love his latest venture, a delicious bar in one of the most desirable and dotty town houses in London…

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The stylish Viajante Bar in Bethnal Green

Viajante, E2

Head Here If… You like trendy but not intimidating; grown up but not dowdy in an easy, elegant East End setting

The stylish Viajante Bar in Bethnal Green

You’ve got to be brave, very confident or downright daft to open a boutique hotel, restaurant and bar in deepest, darkest Bethnal Green. But it’s worked. Not only has Viajante managed to draw a very discerning crowd, it’s even picked up a Michelin star…

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Loungelover: there's not a wallflower in sight

Loungelover, E1

Head here if… you’re in the mood to party and like fun with a capital ‘f’.

Loungelover: there’s not a wallflower in sight

Don’t even consider coming here unless you’re out for a good time – that means either you’re on the pull or just to have a fabulous night out – Loungelover is more about attitude than age…

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