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A weird and wonderful cocktail bar on Mare Street located above The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art and Natural History. Expect oddities, bones and books in a nod to downstairs, as well as a gallery space and a full-sized taxidermied lion named Leonora at one of the tables.
Inspired by the prohibiton era, TLTS have a menu devoted to Absinthe, as well as two pages of cocktails and a handful of beers and wines. Bar nibbles include a cheese board, kalamata tapenade and roasted cashews.
Regular events are held here, too, including workshops in taxidermy or cocktails, lectures, literary launches and more.
11 Mare St
|Transport:||Cambridge Heath/London Fields Overground. Bethnal Green Tube.|
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Users say (17)
Average User Rating
4.5 / 5
- 5 star:12
- 4 star:3
- 3 star:1
- 2 star:1
- 1 star:0
Absolutely loved this place! The atmosphere, museum, and not to mention the cocktails were all amazing! Most unique bar I've ever been to. Can't wait to go back.
Always feel so welcome in this cosy little bar on Mare Street - big ups whoever decided coffee infused campari / peanut butter whiskey was a thing <3
This place is wavy, they do the best cocktails in hackney, particularly the bartender who always wears a hat he is fit
Weird and unique would be not enough to describe this absolutely fantastic bar in the heart of East London. Definitely one of my favourites in the hole area. It's definitely not only the uniqueness of the decoration and the intimate vibe that makes it so special, but without a doubt, their always eclectic cocktails and drinks menu together with a very friendly and excellent service. Being a regular customer and a cocktail bartender myself I can also say they put effort and interest in changing the menu and adding new spirits regularly, which only shows the dedication and creativity of the team. Well done and keep up the good work! See you very soon!
I had my 21st birthday party at Victor Wynd's Museum of Curiosities and it was so much more than I could have imagined, and that was all thanks to Ali and her team! The table decorations looked really good and the staff were all so friendly :)
My friends and I had a great time and I keep receiving messages from them about how much they loved the museum.
I also want to thank Ali for recommending the Indian restaurant Tiffin Tin as everything on the buffet was delicious and it catered to my friends nut allergies and the vegetarians abundantly. The cocktails were really yummy and the staff were happy to give recommendations. After we finished eating the staff cleaned up everything for us, there was nothing they wouldn't do to make the evening perfect.
The petting zoo was unbelievable and my friends clearly enjoyed it, everyone held an animal, even the ones who were scared!
I can't wait to come visit again!
Love, Love, Love this bar.
Somewhere between brilliant and bonkers
Serves awesome cocktails, but if you get bored you can pay a fiver and go downstairs to visit the museum of curiosities.
Its halfway between Bethnal Green and Hackney
If you want to try a GREAT cocktail bar crawl try this for size - in order as they are all close.
1. Satans Whiskers
2. The Natural Philosopher
3. The Last Tuesday Society ( Here ! )
4. Behind this Wall
If you are still standing after that lot, you really have not tried hard enough.
So I’ve just moved to the Cambridge Heath station area and this is one of my local cocktail bars. Having previously attended one of the infamous ‘Last Tuesday Society’ NYE events I knew exactly what I was getting myself in for, and I was very intrigued to see the inside of this place.
I took my friends who are not from London and sometimes do not appreciate some of the weird and wonderful places I take them to here. As you might have guessed this is not your average cocktail bar, inside is filled with never-ending weird, wonderful and some damn right disturbing stuff. From scary / graphic paintings & photos to skulls and dead insects to taxidermy - you’ll never get bored here. There’s even a museum downstairs if that’s your kind of thing (£5).
The drinks menu matches the bar and serves interesting sounding cocktails with unusual ingredients, so just go wild. This really is a place you got to see, or not - if it’s not your kind of thing.
Tip: not sure if your veggie mates would like all the dead animals.
Probably the best evening I've had out in London. Booked a table for a hen do, we were seated with Leonora - stunning & strockable lioness. The staff were attentive & welcoming with a good sense of humour. There was no pretentiousness & the staff weren't precious about the artifacts - happy to let us enjoy them & explore them - despite the amount of cocktails we had had (the salted caramel espresso Martini was particularly dreamy!) Great atmosphere, great music, a unique & unforgettable evening & the bride to be couldn't have been happier. A slightly unusual hen do location and so I thought we might have been quite annoying but the staff embraced us & our novelty willies & we felt right at home. Cannot wait to go back!
Cool place but it markets itself as a cocktail bar and when we went it said they were out of cocktails. Grossly understaffed. Different and cool venue but the poor service means I will never go again.
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