Toast the sumer season with purveyors in ‘medicinal’ drinking, Behind This Wall. Their basement bar lies between Bethnal Green and Clapton, and if there is such a thing as a health conscience cocktail menu, this might be it. Developed by head-bartender Alex Harris, the menu explores the concept of ‘medicinal mixology’ – high quality ingredients and no artificial additives, high fructose corn syrup and unnecessary sugar. The gin-based ‘French 75’ is a delight, and there’s a selection of wine, craft beer and cider for non cocktail lovers. Soak it up with the raw-bar food menu of Hawaiian poke bowls and oysters (£1 during happy hour). Late-night grooves and crafted cocktails. Cheers to that.
Where: Basement, 411 Mare Street, London E8 1HY
When: Tue – Sat, 5 – 11pm
Nearest public transport: Hackney Downs (Overground)