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
The sister venue of Happiness Forgets. They also 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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