Old Street Records
What is it?
Old Street Records is a bar in Old Street (unsurprisingly!) hailing from the same group as Venn Street Records in Clapham and Northcote Records in Battersea. Being an East London Girl, I was very happy to discover Old Street Records which is much closer to home than South London… It also can’t get much better than 241 cocktails in happy hour between 5-8pm every day with live music!
There is a decent selection of cocktails at Old Street Records which made it pretty hard to choose. Make sure you get them in between 5 and 8pm for 241 happy hour!
We had a STRAWBERRY & PASSIONFRUIT MARTINI – Passion Fruit Syrup shaken up with Strawberry Puree, Eristoff Vodka and a little lime and apple juice, a LEMON SHERBERT – Eristoff Vodka, fresh Lemon Juice, and Giffard Limoncello.
We also tried the CHERRY SMASH -Gentleman Jack Tennessee Whiskey shaken hard with Giffard Cherry Syrup, Cherry Bitters, fresh Lemon and fresh Mint leaves, topped with Soda. Loved the Martini!
Because we really are booze hounds, we could not help ourselves with a couple of Amaretto Sour’s and a strong Tom Collins!
Drinking that many cocktails, we had to soak it up with some Italian carbs in the form of PIZZA! Perfect snack to get you through the night. I managed to wolf down a whole DIAVOLA NDUJA (Tomato, Fior di Latte, Spicy Salami and Spicy Calabria Sausage). This really was rather impressive! My friend is lactose intolerant so Old St Records made her a PARMIGIANA with tomato sauce, aubergine and mushrooms, which she loved.
Old Street Café
Old Street Records have just launched their cafe which is open Monday to Saturday serving a delicious food menu. Inspired by Manhattan’s diverse and iconic sandwich culture, the menu includes NYC grilled cheese and the Harlem shack. We visited for lunch and had an AMAZING pancake stack and avocado with sourdough and halloumi.
There just aren’t enough live music venues in London anymore so I absolutely recommend heading down to Old Street Records for a fun night out! Also check out the ‘Cheap Date’ package – 2 pizzas and 2 drinks for only £19 between 5 and 8pm Monday to Wednesday – BARGAIN.
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