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Happiness Forgets

Cocktail Bar££££
Hackney, London
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    Mandy L.
    "... cocktails, like the tokyo collins."(5 Tips)
    Brad T.
    "A great cocktail both on and off menu."(7 Tips)
    Daniella L.
    "... in the heart of Hoxton Square."(3 Tips)
    Arnau B.
    "Great cocktails, cozy, not too big, good music..."(9 Tips)
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  • cocktails
  • good for dates
  • trendy
  • tokyo collins
  • off-menu items
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  • Utku C.heart icon on user image
    Utku CanAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    This cosy basement has all the great qualities of a neighbourhood bar and yet, they make some of the best cocktails in London. If that's not enough to convince you, it's a favourite among bartenders.
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    ChaseJune 15, 2016
    Fantastic cocktail bar. The bartender has a great mixing style and drinks are delicious. Quite refreshing. Try the Tokyo Collins
  • Ajan
    AjanAugust 30, 2014
    Extremely well hidden pace with earthly interiors. There are quite a number of cocktails that are absolutely not on the menu. Ask your waiter to surprise you or give your preferences for a cocktail.
  • Noah W.heart icon on user image
    Noah WeissMay 27, 2018
    Great, inventive cocktails in a romantic vibe. Try the Mayflower: a take on a fun fiz with tequila, rosemary, and egg whites.
  • Nick Z.heart icon on user image
    Nick ZeroOctober 5, 2014
    One of the top cocktail places in London. Try anything from the menu as each libation is good as the next one, and the menu changes with the season. Very warm, cosy, low-lit basement speakeasy.
  • Ashley C.heart icon on user image
    Ashley ChanOctober 8, 2017
    If you're sick of gimicky drinks in hipster places, come here for superb no-frills cocktails in a simple basement bar. Everything on the menu is worth getting, esp. the Bootlegger and the Cassidy.
  • Lothar V.heart icon on user image
    Lothar Van DriesscheSeptember 10, 2016
    Try the martinis or vermouth based cocktails (like Dip in the Afternoon). Super friendly staff that are very willing (and able) to help you choose the perfect cocktail. Highly recommended!
  • Amber
    AmberApril 17, 2018
    Awesome little basement bar serving up inventive and balanced cocktails. Not a pretentious space and the bartenders are super friendly.
  • Ekaterina S.
    Ekaterina SkorobogatovaJanuary 28, 2016
    Nightlife! Good cocktail bar in the Hoxton square if you feel like night life on Friday, after that you can check out the other bars around - this one is just cocktails but plenty of discos near it
  • Ross W.
    Ross WSJanuary 10, 2018
    The menu is a slow-moving in this understated basement bar, changing as inspiration comes to create something better than what preceded them. Currently, try the smoky yet citrus mezcal mix, Bootlegger
  • Ierax H.heart icon on user image
    Ierax HolargeusOctober 8, 2023
    Love this place, its location and its sort of speakeasy style. Feels like a NYC bar. Cocktails are top, and so are the nibbles. Great place to enjoy a drink and a nice chat.
  • Brad T.heart icon on user image
    Brad TJuly 25, 2015
    A great cocktail both on and off menu. True to its name, I never seem to exactly remember what I had the night before, but you really can't go wrong with any of it.
  • Tobias O.heart icon on user image
    Tobias OtteOctober 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best cocktail places in London. Try to order off the menu. The stuff is amazing, just tell them what you like.
  • Sole A.heart icon on user image
    Sole AngelDecember 8, 2018
    Gray cozy place. Small underground that fits ~30 people. Great cocktails and fantastic service. All cocktails prices at 10£.
  • Alejandra H.heart icon on user image
    Delicious cocktails... Nice service. Cosy please. Plus i get to have a customise cocktail with the ingredients and taste that i was looking for... The bartender just made up something!
  • Basakheart icon on user image
    BasakFebruary 5, 2015
    It's a lil hidden basement bar with delicious and strong cocktails. Go off the menu and tell the bartender to surprise you.
  • Katerina A.heart icon on user image
    Katerina AnnaMay 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best cocktail bar ever. Love the drinks, the interior design, the low volume music that allows you to engage to a conversation & the style of the staff! Amazing :-)
  • Alexander L.heart icon on user image
    Alexander LobovAugust 25, 2014
    Well-made cocktails and excellent service. Consider foregoing the menu and just ordering classics - both my whiskey sour and old fashioned were very well made.
  • Arijana G.
    Arijana GurdonSeptember 4, 2014
    I thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and, more importantly, excellently titled Rectified Sidecar cocktail. I shall be back.
  • Claudia M.
    Claudia MJanuary 29, 2017
    The ambience is like that of a dark basement bar, but the cocktails are great. The Tokyo Collins (gin + yuzu sake and lemon) was a standout
  • Emir V.heart icon on user image
    Emir VekilNovember 20, 2013
    Had several coctails, suggest daiquiri for rum lovers. Great ambiance, friendly bartenders and good music. A place for those that enjoy a cosy environment
  • Teresa W.heart icon on user image
    Teresa WNovember 11, 2013
    unpretentious little basement bar in Hoxton has incredible cocktails and the sweetest staff. solo drinkers will find good company sitting at the bar.
  • Sam J.heart icon on user image
    Sam J.September 23, 2015
    Very nice & original cocktail place, hidden from the crowd and with an intimate atmosphere. It feels like going back in time.
  • Tonia I.heart icon on user image
    Tonia ImperfectFebruary 6, 2016
    Amazing cocktails - very friendly staff - secret underground spot perfect all around .
  • Dunjaheart icon on user image
    DunjaSeptember 29, 2019
    Cool place, kind of hard to find, look for a staircase going down with a black fence!
  • Jérémy L.heart icon on user image
    The hype place of Hoxton. If you like cocktails Bar, it's the place to be! And drinks are great!
  • Marianna G.heart icon on user image
    Marianna GavaApril 5, 2016
    Great atmosphere! Good cocktails! Very cosy even if full....definitely coming back :)
  • Bradley C.
    Bradley CheshamJune 19, 2014
    Cocktails that are a absolute pleasure to drink. Just hold onto your credit card, once you have one or two money begins to flow to the opposite direction.
  • 148 C.heart icon on user image
    148 Check us out!November 20, 2013
    Baptiste is a must, Marta could also advise a Pénicilline, they have a special way of doing it with cognac. Discovered through this One Night in London app :-) Read more
  • Juan B.heart icon on user image
    Juan BuisMay 15, 2016
    These people are amazingly friendly. The Wild Card was one of the best cocktails I've ever had. I love this place.
  • lisa S.heart icon on user image
    lisa SMarch 19, 2017
    Great new cocktail creations! But they can also make any other cocktail :)
  • Kim P.heart icon on user image
    Kim PhamApril 8, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    An intimate underground speakeasy-style cocktail bar. Grab a seat at the bar and order the Red Crook.
  • Phil C.heart icon on user image
    Phil ClampSeptember 2, 2014
    Great cocktails. This is a hidden gem. I took a date and we had a great time. Book a table! The staff were great.
  • Nathalie T.heart icon on user image
    Nathalie TorresSeptember 17, 2019
    Lovely spot, very chill. Great drinks, closes on the early side (but on a Monday night)
  • Andrea P.heart icon on user image
    Andrea PeñareteNovember 3, 2015
    Know which spirit you like? Give the bar man your favourite flavours and spirit and he'll make you a special!! :)
  • Andy K.heart icon on user image
    Andy KanenasMay 11, 2018
    Amazing cocktail bar in East London! Great cocktails and superb ambience (dim lights, small basement).
  • Kenney M.
    Kenney MarlattOctober 10, 2014
    This underground neighborhood cocktail bar is great for a pre-dinner drink.
  • Raquel V.heart icon on user image
    Raquel VelhoMay 5, 2013
    I asked them to surprise me with the cocktail and got the most amazing ginger-filled gin-based cocktail I could have dreamt of. Classy!
  • Anna T.heart icon on user image
    Anna TjernströmJuly 2, 2018
    Friendly staff, nice cocktails and very great smelling bathroom!
  • Time Out London
    Time Out LondonMay 2, 2012
    This cosy cocktail cavern is a bar with down-to-earth decor, extremely well-crafted cocktails, switched-on staff and good music. Simple, really. Read more
  • 148 C.heart icon on user image
    148 Check us out!December 13, 2015
    Vieux Carré, penicillin, old fashioned... Super staff, come early!!
  • Hannah D.
    Hannah DonovanNovember 17, 2013
    Order the White Negroni (off menu). Tastes like licking the forest floor.
  • Mandy L.heart icon on user image
    Mandy LeeuwisOctober 26, 2018
    Cozy hidden spot at the hoxton square with great cocktails, like the tokyo collins.
  • dtmcoheart icon on user image
    dtmcoOctober 12, 2015
    Great place to grab a cocktail and the bar staff are extremely helpful, if not a little psychic…
  • Jeff B.heart icon on user image
    Jeff ByrnesJanuary 27, 2016
    Go for the PBR Flip; it contains no actual PBR, and is a creamy, eggy badass of a beverage.
  • Maayan S.heart icon on user image
    Maayan SheinfeldAugust 25, 2017
    Awesome cocktails, great quiet vibe and staff.
  • Monica D.heart icon on user image
    Monica DesaiMay 27, 2018
    The mayflower is a sneaky rendition of a gin fizz - and the vibes here are great
  • Brynn E.heart icon on user image
    Brynn EvansApril 14, 2015
    Hidden underground gem! The cocktails were amazing...especially the Old Fashioned!
  • Stefanie C.heart icon on user image
    Stefanie ColburnOctober 3, 2014
    Delicious strong cocktails. There is just 1 long cube of ice
  • Diskozwirnheart icon on user image
    DiskozwirnJanuary 19, 2016
    My favorite not so pretentious cocktail bar in London with hospitable bartenders and highend drinks.
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