What they say:
Set in the basement of Ruby House, underneath the cinema sign at 76 Stoke Newington Road, Ruby's bar in Dalston is a London speakeasy serving cocktails in an intimate atmosphere. Ruby's is a sit down affair, with cute tables packed into the small basement bar with a few seats at the bar and no standing room. The bar evokes a cosy intimate atmosphere and the music is at a level where you dont have to raise your voice to have a conversation. Set in a former Chinese takeaway, the decor is a mixture of glazed brick, textured walls, wooden flooring plus a mish mash selection of tables, chairs and fittings. A special cocktail menu has been designed which compliments the character of the bar and each one is presented differently with the Blackberry Mojitos being served in original 1940s Manchester milk bottles and the Passionfruit Bison Vodka Juleps coming in tin cups. They will be rotating the cocktail menu every month and each one will be carefully chosen for taste and presentation and have cherry picked a quality selection of wine, premium spirits and beers. Expect to fine locally sourced drinks from the likes of Redchurch Brewery and Sipsmith as well as a great selection from across the globe.
What we say:
Found below Ruby House, a venue used for location shoots, Ruby's is a much needed Dalston bar close to Dalston Kingsland Station and is one of the leading 21st century speakeasys which you need to put on your must-visit bar list. With an intimate, shabby chic and antique-filled interior, Ruby's cosy atmosphere makes for a special evening over a blackberry Mojito filled vintage milk bottle or two! Open until 11pm on a weeknight and midnight on a weekend, Ruby's is a London bar to go for a good quality drink before heading off to dance the night away in one of Dalston's many cool clubs. You can also work your way through some tasty local craft beers including the Shoreditch Blonde and Great Eastern Ale from the Redchurch brewery in East London.