Happiness Forgets

Happiness Forgets London cocktails
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EVERY DAY: 5 P.M. - 11 P.M.
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While the rest of Hoxton Square is awash with the mainstream Shoreditch masses, Happiness Forgets remains a bastion of civilized drinking headed up by luminary Alastair Burgess and DJ Andy Bird. In an unmarked bunker beneath a restaurant, the décor is simple (bare brick, a handful of tables, onion lamps, a few Polaroids of wild nights) because the focus here is on the drinks. Without fail you’ll be greeted warmly by the bartenders who—despite a ratio of 50 customers per—still have time for a bit of banter before whipping out a perfect drink.

Known For
  • craft cocktails
What to drink
The menu changes regularly, but two cocktails have remained constant since the bar's opening: the Perfect Storm (Skipper’s dark rum, honey, lemon, ginger, plum brandy) and the Tokyo Collins (Beefeater gin, yuzu sake, lemon, grapefruit, soda).