A Bar with Shapes For a Name

London, UK

50Best Accolades
  • No.35 The World's 50 Best Bars 2023
  • No.37 The World's 50 Best Bars 2022

A Bar With Shapes For A Name quite literally has a triangle, square and circle for a name, and also has some big names behind it. Set up by Remy Savage, formerly of Little Red Door in Paris and The Artesian in London, Paul Lougrat, who worked with Savage at The Artesian, and Maria Kontorravdis, previously at Sexy Fish. The bar’s enigmatic name, and pretty much everything else about it, is inspired by the Bauhaus school of art, resulting in an immensely cool, very minimalist space. Forget what you know about cocktail bars – there are no branded bottles on display here, for example. The approach to flavour, and therefore to cocktails, draws on the Bauhaus movement just as much as the decor does. A very short list of House Cocktails includes drinks such as the Sotolon, with gin, Bramley apple, fenugreek, agave and gentian, while the concise selection of Classic Drinks each have a twist too, such as the addition of coconut oil to the bar’s Negroni. The drinks are top-notch, and with the bar’s late licence, there’s plenty of time to explore the menu.

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232 Kingsland Rd, Whitmore Estate, Haggerston, London, E2 8AX