When you enter Shabeen for the first time you know you are somewhere special. The atmosphere is slick and full of style. You feel as though you have entered a real speakeasy from another era. It's the sort of place you don't want to leave - not only because of the ambiance but also because the super friendly staff whip up delicious, unique AND affordable cocktails. This underground bar is a hidden gem in Kentish Town but once found repeat visits are guaranteed. The mixologists aim to please and are happy to let you try their variety of poitin in stock - a super strong Irish spirit made from potatoes - or mix up a cocktail containing it. But beware of it's strength! On weekends it can get busy and since it is table service only with no standing allowed, it pays to come early to get a spot. However if you fail to get a seat the staff are usually happy to take your number and drop you a text when a table is ready, leaving you free to grab a drink at any of the other decent local boozers in the area.