Truly radical, White Lyan pushes the boundaries of what we’ve come to expect from a cocktail bar. There’s not a shaker or an ice cube in sight. In fact, there are no perishables—including juices—or spirit brands. The brilliant Ryan Chetiyawardana and his team make everything in-house, including their own Mr. Lyan spirits. An enormous amount of preparation goes into each drink, which is entirely pre-batched. There is also no backbar to speak of, just rows of Mr Lyan’s branded bottles frosting in the refrigerator. The rest of the space is equally minimal: black walls, illuminated panels, chrome furniture and, a bit incongruously, a dance floor in the basement. With zero theatrics, expect attentive service and lots of time for questions and answers
153-155 Hoxton Street
London N1 6PJ, United Kingdom
Sunday - Thursday: 6 p.m. - Thursday
Friday - Saturday: 6 p.m. - 1 a.m.
+44 20 3011 1153 | Website
- craft cocktails
What to drink
The Bone Dry Martini featuring bone tincture, which is created from dissolving chicken bones in acid. The Beeswax Old-Fashioned, featuring scotch poured from a beeswax-lined bottle, which lends the drink a light sweetness.
Some off-menu cocktails are available for takeaway purchase, and also available in the department store Selfridges.