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Every Cloud

Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars Hackney
4 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
every cloud

A petite cocktail bar with strong drinks.

Silver lining: Every Cloud definitely has one. But this sweet, bijou Morning Lane cocktail joint should really get a gold star for effort.

The small, simple and seductive room is fitted with padded benches and stools, but most people were perched at the bar on our visit. That’s probably because the barman was so damn likeable. He made topical conversation, offered reassuring comments on drink selections and randomly dropped pithy one-liners without overstepping the mark. A charmer.

The menu has more of that easy humour in store . Every cocktail comes with a wryly comic description – their take on an espresso martini is ‘an Irish coffee on a horrible gap year’. It warrants reading cover to cover, but I don’t rate your chances once the drinks arrive, since they’re so punchy and delicious (and, by starting at £8.50, affordable). Cancel all meetings.

Indeed, ‘strong drinks, low lights and good times’ is Every Cloud’s motto. Those feeling fearful can sip low ABV (and low cost) options made just as skilfully. You should embrace the bar’s mantra for maximum enjoyment, though. A Nuclear Banana Jungle Bird was a soaring, tropical rum punch, while the Five Go To Mexico was a tequila treat, tart rhubarb tempered by a sugar and salt rim. How’s that for a silver lining?

Venue name: Every Cloud
Address: 11 Morning Lane
E9 6ND
Transport: Hackney Central Overground
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Average User Rating

4.7 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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Everyone should stay away from this place. It is very bad. From those tiny, addictive little snack Martinys, to the rhubarb-tequila dream that is Five Go To Mexico, to the perfectly made, off-menu classics. Awful stuff. Stay away. Especially from that seat. That seat is mine.


Every Cloud's motto of "Strong drinks, low lights and great times" tells you all you need to know. It's pretty hard not to love this place, the cocktails are creative, beautifully presented and ay-mayyyzing, plus each comes with its own charmingly witty description on the menu. What's impressive is they're made in record time by the sweetest ever bar staff, who cope amazingly well under the pressure of a heaving bar of thirsty punters. The only downside is the size; it's really cute and intimate, but this can be a cramped situation with many a drink spillage hazard on a busy Saturday night. Besides that it's a fantastic place to hang out for a low key evening of weirdly wonderful drinks. Massive shout out to the bar guy who made me a personalised Jameson creation that was so good all my friends wanted the same for the rest of the night.

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