It's all about street culture at this Essex Road bar - one of three London venues from the Barrio group. The vibe is influenced by urban art and music from some of the world's big cities - London, Lisbon, Miami, Mexico and elsewhere.
Cocktails play a lead role here, not least during the generous happy hours. Options range from the rumshackle (Santa Teresa rum with orange curacao, orgeat, pineapple and lime) to the ram berry jam (homemade raspberry jam liqueur with Stoli vodka, lemon and cava) and the pinata paloma - a mix of tequila, passion fruit, fresh lime, guava and Ting served in a porcelain pinata.
There's an international flavour to the bar food, with wasabi peas, chilli rice crackers and platters of meats and cheeses alongside mixed olives, chips with dips, houmous with pitta and ciabatta with olives and chorizo.
The venue's centrepiece - a '70s caravan with one side lopped off - provides the plum seats.
Barrio North's neighbourhood is inclusive of anyone with a similar mindset rather than geographic locality.
It all began with a caravan - we only had to cut a hole through the door to get it in, but now
parked permanently in the centre of our bar, booking out the caravan has become a staple Barrio experience. A snug little getaway in the heart of the action, enjoy food, drinks, and a view for intimate private or corporate events. The best experience you'll have in a caravan in Great Britain, guaranteed.