Sitting on Dalston’s Kingsland Road, Brilliant Corners is a top jazz spot and watering hole for the Hackney hipster.
Specialising in top-notch natural wines, spirits and Japanese food, the funky bar welcomes a young, cultured crowd that heads down to listen to DJs spinning vinyl on a breeze block DJ booth. Tuck into a soft-shell crab roll or wasabi salmon salad, which might be washed down with a sake, mezcal or glass of wine from off the beaten track, such as a crisp white from Etna in Sicily.
Turn on, tune in and drop out.
Best Bars tip: Unsure what wine to order? Put yourself in the hands of owner Amit Patel, who certainly knows his onions.
— Laura Foster