1e Great Eastern St, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3EJ, UK
By Appointment OnlyAh, yes. Another hidden cocktail bar. I will never tire of them! This little gem is by appointment only (just call up and make a rez, no fuss!) and once you arrive at the desolate doorway just off Great Eastern in Shoreditch, ring up the host and they'll buzz you in. You'll then walk through a newspaper-lined hallway and down a flight of stairs before entering into a small Jetsons-like room with oversized lamps and 50s-esque couches. Each table is served a thermos of water and a trio of canapes, then you're on you're own to choose one of the many mixed drinks from the massive menu, which is tucked into an old Russian novel. Choices range from martinis, to long and short and served in edison bulbs or round-bottom glasses that rock. Some come with fancy flair like dry ice, others a touch of absinthe for a instant buzz. Slurp.