147 Curtain Rd
London, EC2A 3QE
Joyous Bordel in Shoreditch is a dimly-lit, gold-inspired lower level bar run by the same crew as Chinatown’s Experimental Cocktail Club, so the cocktails—classic and experimental—are tremendous. Keep an ear out for JB’s phenomenal sound system: the owners went mega-geeky on this one with 1970s Tannoy dual 18” speakers, each separately powered by 1960s amplifiers, and valves from 1940-1960. Plus, Joyeux often hosts live performances and neighborhood event nights.