What’s the most natural name for your second bar? For Max and Noel Venning, the brothers behind hit bar Three Sheets in Dalston, the answer is Bar Three.
Bar Three sits beneath bar and restaurant Blixen and within its dark, sultry, subterranean corners you can experience a selection of cocktails categorised by flavour, rather than spirit. As you sip under the bare brick arches of the original cellar, choose from light, medium or full-bodied (in keeping with the three theme) cocktails. And the Venning Brothers have brought all their signature ‘no-fuss’ style to Bar Three, so expect excellent flavours and options (including an alcohol-free list of cocktails) and an array of bar snacks courtesy of Blixon above.
The Spitalfields space may be intimate and cozy, but it’s bigger than Three Sheets, giving the brothers space to spread out a bit and yet, undoubtedly, fill Bar Three with the same ease as Three Sheets. And with its candle-lit nooks and leather banquettes it’s easy to see why.
Bar Three: Basement, 5a Brushfield Street, Spitalfields, E1 6AA www.blixen.co.uk