From the beatnicks to the gonzos to the creators of Dystopian, north London’s newest bar channels a time of literary outlaws. Amongst the dark wooden fittings, low-slung lights, trinkets and toby jugs, you’re reminded of the prohibition era, and of the glory of prodigious drinking. A whisky here, a sour there. Launched by a mix of master mixologists and culinary createurs (there’s a reason that burnt miso prawn toast reminds you of Otolenghi), at Victory Mansion expect inventive cocktails, biodynamic wines and tasty plates. The stack of credentials make this place one you’ll come back to.
18 Stoke Newington High Street, N16 7PL
Transport: Dalston Kingsland