Moonshine used to be made underground.
So it’s fitting that Moonshine Minnie’s literally is.
You can find it hidden away beneath the meat & music temple that is The Blues Kitchen Shoreditch. The space itself is pretty stunning; they’ve got walls lined with intricate Victorian tiles, heavy rope panelling (the kind used to protect battleships from cannon fire during World War One. Seriously.), and murals from Portuguese graffiti artist Vhils, who has used reclaimed prison doors to create ramshackle wood panelling imbued with his signature carving technique…
…and that’s not even the best bit. The real showstopper is the ceiling; it’s entirely made up of stained Yorkshire Church glass panels, illuminated to shower the room in a kaleidoscope of colour.
Drinkswise, the cocktails are predominately whisky-driven, with classics like the Sazerac, a Scotch Manhattan and a Bourbon Sidecar sitting alongside a list of house originals.
And this being the Blues Kitchen, they’ve paid a great deal of attention to the soundtrack too, playing a well curated lineup of the best female Rhythm & Blues artists, from Etta James, to Janice Joplin, Sister Rosetta and Koko Taylor.
So you won’t be blue.
NOTE: Moonshine Minnie’s is open now – you can find out more on their website HERE.
The Blues Kitchen | 134 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, EC2A 3AR
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