What they say:
Kingsland Road in Dalston is set to get another cool hangout as Three Sheets - a chilled-out cocktail bar - is being opened by two brothers. Co-founder, Max Venning, used to work at The Drink Factory, the cocktail institution in Cambridge Heath, so knows a thing or two about mixology. He is, however, keen to stress that his solo venture will be all his own work; the brothers have take over the tiny space that used to be Betty's Cafe and are currently giving it a facelift to reveal bare-brick walls and shiny surfaces.
What we say:
We salute anyone brave enough to open a cocktail bar in East London as they go up against some serious competitors in Bethnal Green and Shoreditch. Three Sheets looks like it's going to pack a weighty punch; while a lot of the details are being kept under wraps, the venue looks like it will avoid gimmicks and themes and stick to something low-key and pared-back for its Dalston opening. It might be simple, but we think that might be just what Dalston needs.