The guys from Happiness Forgets have spread their magic touch, and this time it’s a slightly bigger (but definitely as beautiful) operation on Stoke Newington Road. Welcome to Original Sin. This basement bar is all dim lighting, cosy booths, free pool and there’s one seriously long bar that begs for you to come perch on.
Drinks are delicious and deceptively simple — meaning it shouldn’t take too long to get a few into your hands. We are partial to the long, refreshing and lightly smoky Sea City with mezcal, cachaca, lemon, agave, salt, mint and soda. For a moreish, spicy and creamy drink, try Mr Sandman with Remy Martin, allspice, lemon, maple syrup, ginger and egg yolk. It’s Christmas in a glass.
If you get hungry, burger maestros Stokey Bears are just upstairs. Sorted.
— Sasha Filimonov, @SashaSips