This award-winning venue is cosy and welcoming and the drinks are truly outstanding.
- 8-9 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6NU
- +44 (0) 20 7613 0325
- Opening Times
- Mon-Wed 17.00-23.00
- Insider Information
- Seated service only so once the bar is full you won't be able to get in. No bookings over six people and bookings only taken until 8 pm.
The Nudge Says…
You’ll look for a chalkboard discretely propped up against an unmarked stairwell. On reaching the bottom you’ll enter a candlelit den of iniquity that – it seems – was born to relight old flames, and spark up new ones, over some killer cocktails. And killer they are, with Alastair Burgess (former head bartender of award winning Pegu in NYC) at the helm to perfectly execute some old classics with a couple of new twists. Take someone who’s important to you, enjoy a few Mexican Sunsets and Tantris Sidecars, and let happiness remember at Happiness Forgets.Read more…
Square Meal Says…
Regularly acclaimed by critics the world over, this wee dive bar has won more awards than we care to count: in 2016, it even scooped 'Best International Cocktail Bar' at America's prestigious Tales of the Cocktail bash. This is no achingly cool 'concept', no big-budget design team's take on a Prohibition speakeasy, 1970s disco or any other corny theme you care to mention; there’s no pretentious molecular malarkey either: what Happiness has in spades, is heart and soul. It also has a team of chipper, capable staff who are keen to craft old-school favourites and gratifying new stirs to order.Read more…
Time Out Says…
Hoxton is not short of a bar or two, but this basement room packs in the punters with a lively vibe, incredible cocktails, and, in our experience, dazzlingly wonderful service. Staff go out of their way to make sure you’re happy. Some drinks have been on the list since the bar opened. They’re innovative but sensible, based on a tight grasp of cocktail fundamentals...One of the best bars in east London – or in all of London, for that matter.Read more…