Food & Drink

A Shoreditch speakeasy with stunning cocktails

Published On 11/16/2010 Published On 11/16/2010
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1. The Nightjar 129 City Rd, London, EC1V 1JB (Shoreditch)

Let the blues and booze flow. The Nightjar is a craft cocktail and jazz bar in a basement evocative of a Prohibition-era speakeasy (think Art Deco ceilings, brass fixtures, and red velvet furnishings), with specialty drinks corresponding to historic periods. Take, for example, the pre-Prohibition themed Toronto, made with Woodford Reserve, Fernet Branca, coffee and pecan maple syrup, orange blossom smoke, and candy floss. Yes, you should make reservations, and feel free to fire up your Instagram account: no one will judge you for taking photographs of these liquid pieces of art.