Original Sin

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Andy Bird and Alastair Burgess scored a big hit with Happiness Forgets in Hoxton Square. Without fanfare, they’ve quietly followed up with a second bar, relying on word of mouth to draw discerning palates to their downplayed den below Dalston burger flippers, Stokey Bears. The look is butch and brooding in 50 shades of brown, with a striking runway-length bar, booths and a bronze baize pool table. Check in here for hunky highballs and quality fixes that harness heritage French aperitifs. Byrrh and Picon, for example, appear in various updated Old Fashioneds and Martinis. Will man be led into temptation by Diamond Manhattan’s sinful stir of Suze, Vulson organic French white rye and vermouth? You’d better Adam and Eve it, monsieur!
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    Matt The List :: Matt The List: Original Sin

    For post dinner drinks, we hopped on a bus to Stoke Newington for a second look at the magnificent Original Sin. I briefly mentioned this Happiness Forgets sequel at the end of 2014 during it's quiet soft launch, but now it's time to shout about it.

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    Gingle lists everything :: Gingle lists everything: Stokey Crawl, 30th January

    Then off we went to Original Sin, the new cocktail bar from Happiness Forgets which just oozes American at you as you enter its subterranean sepia setting – it’s a bit like walking into an Instagram filter. A long bar down one side and booths down another plus a pool table (with brown felt) at one end create a sophisticated but fun ‘Mad Men’ atmosphere. And the pool table is free! I was surprised at how big the place was, especially compared to Happiness but it soon became quite full so the space is needed..
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  • Address: 129 Newington High Street, London N16 0PH
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  • Opening Times: Tues-Sun 6pm-12M (Thurs-Sat -1.30am Sun -11pm)

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