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Every Cloud

Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars Hackney
4 out of 5 stars
every cloud

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

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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?


Address: 11 Morning Lane
E9 6ND
Transport: Hackney Central Overground
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