Happiness Forgets


Happiness Forgets is a small and perfectly formed basement bar in Shoreditch, on Hoxton Square. Found at the bottom of a discreet stairwell, it is the ideal place to enjoy an intimate and sensual atmosphere, created by the many cushioned benches grouped together, and enhanced by candle-light and blood red walls. 

Along with the quirky furniture and the comfy atmosphere goes the sophisticated 40s/50s "rare groove" music, a very refined blend of obscure jazz, pop, jazz fusion, R&B, soul etc which gives the final touch to the ambience of the place, making it suitable for couples and keen conversationalists. The aim to please is made clear as soon as you sit down, as they immediately serve you cucumber-infused water. This bar specialises in spirits and very original cocktails, such as Perfect Storm, Ward Eight, Tantris Sidecar, or Eastside Fizz.

Incredible Thai food nibbles are also served since the bar itself is located beneath a Thai restaurant. All in all, Happiness Forgets is a superb, little basement cocktail bar with a small capacity of no more than 50. The lights are low, the furnishings are quirky and comfy and the well-crafted drinks hit the spot.

It is perfect for pre-drinks in Shoreditch or if you want a cool but not too hectic night out in Shoreditch, and great for a date too.

Just a few notes on their booking policy, they only hold tables for 15 minutes from the booking time, the last reservations are taken form 8.00,  their largest table can seat 8 so the maximum number of people for a booking is 8, and they have a policy of no standing in the bar (because its a small bar).


  • Happily Affordable ££
  • 0
  • No Door Charge
  • None
  • Over 21
  • No queues normally


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 17:00 23:00
Tuesday 17:00 23:00
Wednesday 17:00 23:00
Thursday 17:00 23:00
Friday 17:00 23:00
Saturday 17:00 23:00
Sunday - -



Happiness Forgets, 8-9, Hoxton Square, N1 6NU



Nearest Station

Old Street (Tube)

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Customer Reviews (15)

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Happiness Forgets Review | Shoreditch Bar, Hoxton Square

Happiness Forgets Review | Shoreditch Bar, Hoxton Square

  If you are crying out for a new style of bar, no more of this speak-easy 1920€™s trend with moustachioed bar tenders wearing braces that is spreading across East London then I have found€¦another one! Happiness Forgets. I loved the name on hearing it. Considering Hoxton Square hasjust…

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