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High Water

  • Stoke Newington
  • Late Night
  • £££

Pared-back, neighbourhood cocktail bar with a short, strong list.


23 Stoke Newington Road, London, N16 8BJ
+44 (0) 20 7241 1984
Opening Times
Mon-Thu 17.30-00.30
Fri-Sat 17.30-01.30
Sun 17.30-00.30


  • Time Out

    Time Out Says…

    Cocktails are king here. The seasonally changing menu lists seemingly simple drinks with just a few ingredients, but they're all superbly made and sophisticated. And at £9.50 they're decent value; so too are the half-sized 'miniature serves' for weeknights (or as a chaser). A few choice house-made ingredients show a dedication to detail (pecan syrup, say, or quince sherbet). Full marks all round. Wade in the water.

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  • World's Best Bars

    World's Best Bars Says…

    It’s a chilled out, dimly lit space with a subtle dash of glamour. Service is seriously on-point, with dapper waist-coated bartenders making excellent drinks behind the long bar counter. Cucumber infused water is offered as a refresher before you begin. Cocktails are properly inventive, witness the Foo Foo Band Night, laced with peanut butter rum (which apparently is a thing) and the Rolling Tackle made with rosemary tequila, Aperol, carrot and mandarin sherbet. The interior is pretty pared down, with lots of raw brick, wood beams and warm brown leather, but the atmosphere is very agreeable and the drinks are outstanding. We like.

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