Happiness Forgets 4444

8-9 Hoxton Square , London, N1 6NU

Happiness Forgets bar north London

SquareMeal Review of Happiness Forgets

Regularly acclaimed by critics the world over, this wee dive bar has won more awards than we care to count: in 2016, it even scooped 'Best International Cocktail Bar' at America's prestigious Tales of the Cocktail bash. No bad for a prosaic, no-frills, "low-rent basement" (owner Andy Bird's description). This is no achingly cool 'concept', no big-budget design team's take on a Prohibition speakeasy, 1970s disco or any other corny theme you care to mention; there’s no pretentious molecular malarkey either: what Happiness has in spades, is heart and soul. It also has a team of chipper, capable staff who are keen to craft old-school favourites and gratifying new stirs to order: try Dirty Sanchez (a tropical cobbler involving Havana Selección rum, crème de banane, port, Manzanilla sherry and pineapple juice). Like the Burt Bacharach song by Dionne Warwick that inspired the bar’s handle, this seemingly effortless number oozes class and sophistication.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Old Street Station 434m

Old Street Tube Station 570m


Address: 8-9 Hoxton Square , London N1 6NU

Area: Islington Barnsbury

Opening times

Mon-Sun 5-11pm

Nearby Landmarks

The Brewery 1km

Liverpool Street 1km


Telephone: 020 7613 0325


Cuisine: Bars

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