What they say:
Housed below the smokehouse Rök, the aptly-named Below the Smoke brings a certain Scandinavian flair to the typical basement bar scene of Shoreditch. Indulge in a number of nature-inspired libations mixed with non-traditional ingredients such as burnt beetroot distillate, birch sap shrub, and duck bone distillate, as you chow down on simple small plates with a Nordic, 'nuts and berries' touch.
What we say:
Sure, you may have never heard of a drink containing duck bone or burnt beetroot distillate, but given Rök Smokehouse's track record, a descent into its new watering hole, Below the Smoke, should be an easy one. Silence all initial qualms with the bar's Scandinavian-level of chill, and trust your taste buds to scrumptious bar snacks and the expertise of resident mixologist, Matt Whiley--as he will definitely not let you down with his innovative creations.