After finding the DSC (not easy for first-timers), descend the steep stairs and watch your head so you don’t bump it on the incredibly low ceilings. The effort is worth it: DSC may look like just another wood-heavy, dimly atmospheric London ‘speakeasy’, but in quality it’s made-to-measure rather than prêt-à-porter. What marks it out is profound and polished skill behind the bar: we’ve watched a single bartender manage three large orders at once, doing everything in the right order and not wasting a second. The changing cocktail list can sound wacky (Captain Cobbler is dark rum, amontillado sherry, kumquat, ginger and honey marmalade, pink grapefruit and IPA top), but in our experience here wacky always equals wonderful. Ordering off-list is always a safe bet. Gents in suits love it. So do those wearing denim, ink and facial hair. One size definitely fits all here.
The bar’s cocktail menus take inspiration from forgotten classics, and show a creative and quirky side to bar-tending. Don’t think you can’t order off the menu, or 'off the peg’ as they like to say. Or even ask a bartender to come up with something unique, given your palate and current mood.
You can also pick up light nibble like nuts, olives and gorgeous Covent Garden cheese from the Neal’s Yard Dairy. From Wednesday to Saturday, Discount Suit Company hosts an array of DJs whose track-lists are full of soul.
|Venue name:||Discount Suit Company||Contact:|
29A Wentworth Street
|Opening hours:||Mon-Thu 5pm-midnight; Fri-Sat 2pm-1am; Sun 5-11pm|
|Transport:||Aldgate or Aldgate East tube|
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So I finally made it here after living round the corner for a year and a half… and it's great! Clever cocktails, decently priced, friendly atmosphere and a DJ perched at the end of the bar playing soul. It's absolutely tiny but it wasn't too crowded to find a ledge on a Saturday evening. I only had time for a swift one but I'll be back for a leisurely evening.