Its decor a cross between a bordello and a corner pub, Redchurch is a quirky curveball to throw into any Brick Lane bar crawl. Narrow and (yes!) red, it’s a DJ bar at heart, which grows lively as the clock nears midnight, but the bar also prides itself for ‘working for over a decade with mixologists who specialise in punches’.
Quite so: there are other cocktails, including bloody marys (with Finlandia) and bloody marias (with tequila), but it’s the punches that catch the eye, serving four to 20 people at £9.50 a head. House cocktails include a house mojito with Bacardi, elderflower, ginger ale and a suspicion of gingerbread, and a Chinese cosmopolitan (£11) with lychees, citrus and Grey Goose Le Citron.
You’ll find Sagres, Duvel and Cusqueña among the beers, a variety of Rekorderlig fruit ciders, and nondescript house wine from £4.50 a glass.