Drink: 69 Colebrooke Row

A Small Cocktail Bar that Makes a Big Impression

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It only seems right that 69 Colebrooke Row is our first post: after all – all being a handful of thirst-quenching cocktails on a hot summer’s day – this is where LDN-NYC began. The “bar with no name” – it cooly goes by the first line of its address – sits on a quiet backstreet in bustling Islington and has been attracting cocktail enthusiasts since mixologist Tony Conigliaro (of the Zetter Townhouse) opened it in 2009.

The intimate one-room space looks to speakeasies and 1950s film noir: dimly lit pendant lights overlook elegant dark-wood tables, red-leather sofas and chairs. The cocktails are inventive: Silent Neon Flower a delicate mix of gin, ambrette seeds and jasmine; Death in Venice combining campari, grapefruit bitters, prosecco and an orange twist. Of course, you can opt for a classic – and even sign up for a cocktail masterclass. We’ll be at the piano with two white-almond purées topped with prosecco. A peachy bellini, if you ask us.

69 Colebrooke Row, London, N1 8AA.

Photo: 69 Colebrooke Row.

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