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Original Sin

  • Stoke Newington
  • Late Night
  • £££

A low lit, basement bar with fantastic cocktails, delicious snacks and a pool table - everything a local should be.


129 Stoke Newington High Street, London, N16 0PH
+44 (0) 20 7241 4148
Opening Times
Mon 18.00-23.00
Tue-Wed 18.00-00.00
Thu-Sat 18.00-01.30
Sun 18.00-23.00
Insider Information
They don't allow sportswear.


  • Evening Standard

    Evening Standard Says…

    It's another winner. Aesthetically it has all the dark and sultry trappings of a cool Brooklyn bar, but as Burgess wanted, it does feel like somewhere you can drop in to for a drink (they're not called cocktails here) instead of the pub and even shoot some pool (for free) — our kinda place...Drinks-wise it's all about beers, highballs and more unusual spirits like mezcal and Kamm & Sons.

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  • Time Out

    Time Out Says…

    the cocktails, brought to table by impeccably pleasant staff, are brilliant. They’re strong, well-balanced and classy. Interestingly, the short list doesn’t include any gin or vodka, but instead plenty of unusual and complex spirits such as white rye, Kamm & Sons and mezcal. There’s also a good showing from the aperitifs – Suze, Byrrh, Aperol, Amer Picon, this new bar does get it right each time, maybe the real sin would be to miss it.

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  • Conde Nast Traveller

    Conde Nast Traveller Says…

    Hipster winds from the east have been a-blowing into Stoke Newington for a while; now Hoxton's best bar Happiness Forgets, has an outpost amid the hubbub and kebabery of the High Street. At the original, Ali Burgess has created an assured basement den for straightforward but seriously well-made cocktails, served fast and icy cold.

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