SquareMeal Review of
Strike a Primal Scream retro pose as you hit the scene at this much-adored live music pub and well-respected springboard for supernova success. Playing the dog-eared Macbeth certainly proved no curse for the likes of James Blake, Paloma Faith, The Cribs, Professor Green and Example… for example. To drink, order craft beers from the likes of BrewDog, Beavertown and The Kernel, or go for Tequila and Bourbon, Sangiovese at just £15 or Perrier-Jouët Champagne (£45) – if a wadded A&R man is in the chair. Otherwise, head upstairs to Badar's cocktail lounge – a more recent hit, open Thursday to Saturday nights. Smart calls in this hipster joint include Southside Hoxton (a spiced gin sour), Negronis in Paris, and a bourbon, lemon, blood orange and red wine job called Who Needs Bloody New York. Who indeed?