Viva Review: 4.7/5

5/5 Service 4/5 Ambience 5/5 Drinks

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Vinyl music player

Favourite Drink

50 Sades

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Gwill Wales
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Really nice spot with an exclusive feel. Its situated down some stairs and behind a curtain. The cocktails there are really nice and well presented. Well worth a visit!

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Foursquare Review: 4.2/5

"Best cocktails, chillest staff, amazing sound. All round good vibes"

Alex Harris

We Say

The Setting

The inside of the bar is minimalist everything – decor, furniture, photo frames, you name it. We loved that about the bar, it gave it a certain charm, but those wooden seats did become a bit uncomfortable! It’s set in a basement with a vinyl player for the music sitting next to the bar. They’ve got  a great sound system throughout the room, giving off a retro vibe. Behind This Wall closes at 11pm, so it’s a great place for pre-drinks or a casual evening.

The Atmosphere

The staff here are really lovely – nothing was too much trouble for them and they were always very friendly to us. They’ve also got a great music policy. They want their bar to be a place to socialise – it’s not all about loud music, and they’re respectful to their neighbours too. The music is always kept at a decent volume so you’re never struggling to hear your friends and can enjoy the soft tunes at the same time. We think Behind This Wall is the perfect date bar, so bring your other half and treat them to a chilled out evening.

The Drinks

Their menus change seasonally to ensure the best and freshest ingredients, but the bartenders will still do their best to match the available ingredients with your favourite cocktails if it’s not on the menu. They avoid additives and artificial sweeteners so you can enjoy your drinks (almost) guilt free! The cocktails mixers complement the taste of the alcohol rather than masking it as we have found in so many standard bars. Our favourite part is their happy hour from 6-8pm everyday! It makes pre drinks here much more affordable…

“BEHIND THIS WALL IS THE PERFECT DATE BAR – BRING YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER HERE FOR A FEW COCKTAILS WHILST LISTENING TO THE SOUND OF THEIR VINYL PLAYER.”

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They Say

Dive down a dimly-lit flight of stairs at 411 MARE ST; Behind This Wall is a contemporary basement bar on the top of the NARROW WAY, Hackney Central. The bar was built and is run by friends, with a singular approach to design, music and drinking. You can book a table with us or hire out the whole space for yourself. Walk-ins are always welcome. A note on our hi-fi: the system has been assembled from composite parts from the ‘golden era’ of our native audio industry; with a myriad of complementary elements from Tannoy, Papworth, E.A.R. & JBL

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Alex Harris

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Best cocktails, chillest staff, amazing sound. All round good vibes

Gwill Wales

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Really nice spot with an exclusive feel. Its situated down some stairs and behind a curtain. The cocktails there are really nice and well presented. Well worth a visit!

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