So I went to the press launch of Canvas Bar (235 Old Street, EC1V 9HE) on Wednesday. It’s about time someone turned the old man’s pub that used to occupy this piece of prime Shoreditch real estate into something a bit more, well, habitable.
Just a two minute walk from Old Street station, this hip new venue serves up an impressively long list of delicious signature cocktails by the famous cocktail guru Jumbles St. Pierre (Shoreditch Iced Tea and Black Barrell Banana were my favourites among the seven or eight I “sampled” during the evening), as well as funky art exhibitions from local artists.
Canvas Bar opens today, Friday 15th August 2014. Open every day until 2 am. Check it out!