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18 April 2014
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Portside Parlour

63-65 Broadway Market, London E8 4PH

Bars Hackney, Dalston
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  • Opening Hours: Tues-Fri, Sun 6pm-12M Sat 5pm-1am

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Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum! If you can find it, this basement pop-up is a cool night-owl’s bunker. First, locate Off Broadway, a popular haunt on Broadway Market, then make as if to spend a penny, flush and…. hello sailor! Welcome to a cosy, candlelit take on Jack Sparrow’s cabin, where 30 is a squeeze. Set up in collaboration with Appleton Estate, it offers over 50 sorts of rum combined with a soundtrack of blues and rock ’n’ roll. From £8, choose from a selection of grogs, cups, punches, slings, daiquiris and just about any other style of drink that fits the pirate’s preferred tot; also check out the hot buttered rum, served from copper kettles for two to share. Spirit-shy landlubbers will also find beers from Kernel and Hackney’s own microbrewery.

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  1. Portside is a rum parlour so that features heavily - the first page is all rum-based cocktails, but on the second they cater to rum unenthusiasts. My cocktail, the Aged El Presidente, described as 'rounded and boozy' was pretty much all alcohol, but with enough of a fragrance to be drinkable. Alison's was bourbon based and fruitier with basil. Beyond that we cannot remember and I'm blaming it on the strength of those cocktails. The venue itself was very cool. If you didn't know it was there, you would never suspect, but I did and so with determination we made our way through the crowds in Off Broadway to the very back where there was a sign pointing you down the stairs. Had the door been shut down there, even then you might not have been certain you were going to a bar, as the door makes it look like it's just another toilet. If you go through that though you enter a bijou little den of drinking, with candlelight and a musky illicit aroma. Just my kind of place...
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  2. Published : Sunday, 9th June 2013

    The List :: Portside Parlour

    PortSide Parlour is a pop-up rum bar below Off Broadway on Broadway Market, with the entrance disguised as a toilet cubicle - pulling the chain opens the door. We sadly didn't get a chance to enter in style as there was a constant flow of people in and out of the door...
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Essential Details for Portside Parlour

  • Address: 63-65 Broadway Market, London E8 4PH
  • Telephone: 020 3662 6381
  • Website:
  • Opening Hours: Tues-Fri, Sun 6pm-12M Sat 5pm-1am

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