Welcome to Original Sin.
The highly anticipated second bar from the troop behind Happiness Forgets, not only does it look like the sort of brooding, dimly lit basement bar you might find in NYC’s meatpacking district… it’s also one of those rare gems which combine style with, well, fun.
This is in large part down to the all-female bar staff, who will always remember your name and drink; the alternating roster of live musicians who grace the stage on unpredictable monthly intervals; the fact that if you don’t live in Stoke Newington, you now have an excuse to go there; and the pool table, which is both completely free to play, and requires you to abide by only one rule: be a lady, be a gent; win at all costs.
Being a bar, it does drinks. Visit and you’ll find a dozen simple, Happiness-Forgets-Quality cocktails, a collection of wines, lagers and ciders; and a simple food list of cheese and charcuterie – and a very generous happy hour from 6-9pm every night (£4 wine, £6.50 cocktails, that sort of thing). However you can’t Tweet, Instagram or Facebook about any of it because the basement has absolutely no phone reception whatsoever…
NOTE: Original Sin is open daily from 6pm (until 1.30am Thurs-Sat). You can find out more, and book, HERE.
Original Sin | 129 Stoke Newington High Street, Stoke Newington, N16 0PH
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