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You’ll be hard-pushed to find a Pamela here: like Phyllis, Pearl or Peggy, it’s not a common name among twenty-somethings – the average age at this hole-up from the owners of (equally retro-named) Rita’s in Hackney. Pam’s pared-down decor relies on style-conscious locals to provide the colour. Squeeze onto a mushroom leather banquette and watch Dalston’s Dazed & Confused strut the catwalk from pavement to bijou bar. The cocktails are also model mixes, including an elderflower and beetroot-infused Collins; Des Barres (jalapeño-infused vodka, kiwi juice and coconut-water ice) and Waste Market, an El Jimador Reposado, Aperol and rhubarb Margarita. Open late from Tuesday to Sunday, Pamela is a name that might just catch on again.