Cocktails at Behind This Wall


Down the stairs under a sign that says BAR is this tidy cocktail lounge with completely acceptable seating and an owner who makes his own kombucha. How you feel about that last point will be a fairly good predictor of how you'll feel about the bar as a whole, and also of you as a person and probably lover.

There was a year when I'd wander down on a Sunday night and be the only person there, just me and the two or three staff and a friend of theirs playing records and some interesting Italian wines and oysters. For a little while they made a mushroom poke bowl that was one of the five best things I've ever eaten. They don't make that anymore, and it's still number 3.

Behind This Wall
411 Mare Street E8 1HY