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. From events like #ToastTheToast through to the Summer Tea Party, there’s always something quirky (and boozy) going on.
To drink, you have to indulge in one of the slushie iced teas — just pick your poison (a.k.a. your spirit) and BAM: delicious. If you want a softer version that quietly complements the tea flavours, then gin is for you. If there’s no such thing as “too smoky” for you, then ask for a whack of mezcal. The food here comes in the form of toasties, but this ain’t your average ham ‘n cheese variety. Award-winning chef Scully, from the beloved Ottolenghi restaurants, is cooking up some serious combos with brilliant names — Notorious P.I.G, Crustin Bieber and Cheezus of Nazareth.
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