If you’re looking for more than just a drink on a night out and want a fully-fledged experience … then Loves Company is the one for you. For 10 weeks the bar is putting on a collaborative series called Toast The Toast with food, drink, music and street art. Dedicated to the art of the toastie, each week will see a new chef residency grilling up sarnies while brand ambassadors create custom cocktails to match. DJs will spin downstairs while upstairs a street artist will be painting the entryway. And to take this up yet another notch, this whole thing is a competition and the toastie that gets the most tweets will be victorious … so don’t forget #ToastTheToast.
Week one sees Bonnie Gull taking to the grills, serving up crab and avocado toasties … a strong start to this (all too) fun comp. Joining the team on Friday for the Toastmaster Rap Party is ABSOLUT Vodka UK brand ambassador Ricardo Dynan who will be shaking up sipping specials. In the coming weeks, we don’t know who is in the line up … yet. But with serious talent already working for team Loves Company, we doubt there will be a weak link in the chain.
This is culture and fun combined. Get your nibbles and booze while enjoying east London’s signature street art — and don’t forget to nip downstairs to really cut loose (the party goes on until 2am).
Best Bars tip: If you want to grab a lunchtime toastie, well then you’re in luck — swing by Monday-Thursday from 12pm-3pm to see what the chefs are slinging out.
— Sasha Filimonov, @SashaSips