Lift 574

574 Kingsland Road , London, E8 4AP

SquareMeal Review of Lift 574

Cocktails and comedy are germane to the appeal of this artfully dishevelled, curio-stuffed café, bar and event space. Spirited mixes such as Golden Squid (Kraken spiced rum, Bacardi and apricot) and Mary-Jane (a Midori, Malibu and pineapple vodkatini) draw polite applause from a cast that also includes White Lady, Medusa and Caribbean Stallion. Punk IPA and Hackney Hopster are top of the beer taps, while £15 wines are what to order with a selection of Pieminster pies served with gravy, peas and mash (£8). There’s a decked backyard for sunny-day shandies, and free live entertainment is a bonus: drop in on weekly open-mic sessions, jazz jams and cult film screenings (with free popcorn) or watch assorted jokers, jesters, loons and livewires on stage. Otherwise, DJs spin classic soul, funk, house and hip-hop on Fridays and Saturdays.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Dalston Kingsland Station 480m

Hackney Downs Station 764m


Address: 574 Kingsland Road , London E8 4AP

Area: Hackney Dalston

Opening times

Mon-Sun 11am-12M (Sat-Sun 10am-)

Nearby Landmarks

Rio Cinema 453m

Rosemary Branch Theatre & Public House 1km


Telephone: 020 7923 9518


Cuisine: Cafes Bars

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