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Worship Street Whistling Shop

Cocktail Bar££££
Hackney, London
  • Emily A.
    "Try the Panacea cocktail - it's excellent"(3 Tips)
    Tanvi D.
    "Great speakeasy bar with great funky cocktails and never too loud."(8 Tips)
    Aidan H.
    "I loved the Peanut Butter Old Fashioned."(4 Tips)
    Party Earth
    "private room centered on a cast iron bathtub and “honesty bar"(3 Tips)
76 Tips and reviews
  • cocktails
  • cozy
  • whiskey
  • good for dates
  • private rooms
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  • Party Earth
    Party EarthJune 25, 2012
    If you’re with a small group, consider booking the Dram Shop, a private room centered on a cast iron bathtub and “honesty bar,” where partiers can help themselves to a selection of booze. Read more
  • Kim P.
    Kim PhạmAugust 7, 2015
    Lovely little speakeasy, perfect for a date. Book in advance, it's a small space. If the PB&J old fashioned is on the menu, order it!
  • AskMen
    AskMenApril 21, 2011
    Opening April 28, it will comprise of 2 private dining areas & a bar stocked with genuine period gin bottles. The menu will be a thoroughly modern spin on dishes such as suckling pig & rabbit hot pot. Read more
  • Vassilis K.
    Vassilis KartsiounisNovember 30, 2014
    Speakeasy atmosphere, very special cocktails. Book the private room with the bath. Ideal for special occasions. Whiskey lovers try "Mac Askill Sour", rum lovers go for "Grand Solera Evolution".
  • Cenk G.
    Cenk GümüşcüoğluOctober 7, 2014
    Richest gin menu I've ever seen. Cocktails are innovative and experimental. That's cool but the cocktail menu is over-designed and complicated to be understood. Interior design is interesting and cozy
  • Chris
    ChrisAugust 4, 2013
    Whilst Worship mixes some of the best cocktails in London, the occasionally vacant atmosphere often ails in comparison to other well-situated bars. Recommended for large groups, small parties beware.
  • William G.
    William GunnNovember 8, 2015
    Inventive cocktails with a modern twist &, at least when I was there, a focus on gin. Went with a group of beer drinkers and they were cocktail converts by the end of the evening.
  • Renaissance Hotels
    Renaissance HotelsMay 22, 2012
    Shabby Victorian charm, perfectly made modern cocktails and friendly, old-school barmen — you can't have a bad time here. For more local tips, follow us on 4sq or check out
  • Paul G.
    Paul GoodheadJuly 24, 2011
    Expensive but fun. Don't be afraid to ask the knowledgeable bar staff to explain the cocktails as some ingredients are a little obscure. Worth booking a table in advance if you go on a Thursday or Fri
  • Evening Standard
    Evening StandardMay 14, 2012
    WSWS offers hearty gin and whisky cocktails, “cockle-warmers” and some lovely stouts and ales – perfect for relaxing in a cosy armchair in their darkly Dickensian cellar room. Read more
  • Sophie R.
    Sophie R.July 21, 2011
    The place is beautiful, private rooms with victorian-inspired gin&cream bathtubs, nice small lab. Try the ketchup syrup with cheese, surprising and absolutely delicious. The cocktails are amazing.
  • BarChick
    BarChickNovember 22, 2011
    Fusions, blends, high pressure this, fermented that, it's Blumentals for boozers in here. BarChick had about 6 Civility Cocktails, delicious and dangerous as you can hardly taste the alcohol. Read more
  • Tiago T.
    Tiago Teixeira CorreiaFebruary 28, 2015
    Cocktails are out of the ordinary that's for sure. The decor is clearly the big plus for the ambience. Nice idea with the flyer menus, the girls love them.
  • Dan B.
    Dan BurzynskiAugust 22, 2011
    Don't turn up in a party of 40+ and then have everyone order a cocktail. They can't cope (as you might expect). ;-) Very nice cocktails and the stout's good too! Read more
  • Nick B.
    Nick BrackenburyJune 4, 2016
    Favourite speakeasy in London! Unusual and delicious cocktails, perfect atmosphere, and always great music.
  • Joe S.
    Joe ScarboroJune 21, 2012
    Awesome service from the staff here. Compensated for a chipped glass when no complaint was made. Old school customer service, very good indeed.
  • Brad T.
    Brad TApril 3, 2016
    Constantly evolving menu with an eclectic, often times experimental, drink list. Def worth a trip!
  • D
    DApril 5, 2015
    Great gin cocktails. A great little cosy place with nice music, definitely worth it!
  • Nicola G.
    Nicola GypsicolaFebruary 1, 2016
    Hidden place, pricy but good cocktails, check the hidden menu scanning the QR code on the menu. Service is pretty slow...
  • Tanvi D.
    Tanvi DewanJanuary 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great speakeasy bar with great funky cocktails and never too loud. One of my favs!
  • Mallory B.
    Mallory BrandFebruary 16
    Cocktails great, service friendly but slow at times, cute bar with mixture of hipsters and bank wankers
  • İlker E.
    İlker ErgenJanuary 25, 2015
    These guys are lovely. Great service, affordable prices and very authentic cocktail bar. Suitable for groups.
  • Iain D.
    Iain DarrochJanuary 12, 2013
    Wacky selection of cocktails but the ones we had were a bit underwhelming. Cracking selection of whisky. Not often you see bar with Springbank CV! Sign of people who know their stuff!
  • Yum Y.
    Yum YewJuly 6, 2013
    Cool, underground bar. Low lighting and quite a lot of sitting space. Try the Old Fashioned
  • Stelios K.
    Stelios KyprouNovember 9, 2014
    Nice, cozy place to hang out with friends. Plenty of space, and nice cocktails!
  • Aidan H.
    Aidan HornsbyJanuary 13, 2015
    A gorgeous Victorian–esque speakeasy tucked away in a basement. I loved the Peanut Butter Old Fashioned.
  • Twenty Something London
    Twenty Something LondonNovember 19, 2012
    One of this year's top 50 bars in the world, and rightly so - the cocktails are great. Read more about it here:
  • Катерина Г.
    Bartender is very friendly and looks for inspiration. Though still looks for his way to do cocktails.
  • Cecilia T.
    Cecilia ThreesixtyOctober 28, 2014
    The Espresso Martinez and Clover Club are the way forward :)
  • Lexi B.
    Lexi BoddyOctober 28, 2014
    Incredible cocktails and combinations. Also do innovative experiential nights
  • Teddy K.
    Teddy KeefeApril 13, 2012
    Heaven for cocktails, the decor and food are also absolutely stunning.
  • Nanda S.
    Nanda SandhuJanuary 7, 2016
    What an incredible place! Loved the cocktails and the menu design.
  • Dorothea G.
    Dorothea GeorgiadouFebruary 16, 2014
    Very nice atmosphere with interesting interior and friendly staff
  • Sherrie B.
    Sherrie BaleApril 22
    My cocktail came up in a whale shape glass. What more could anyone want! Super cute!
  • Mike S.
    Mike SchwedeAugust 23, 2014
    Best Cocktails in East. They redistill their own Gin
  • Sophie R.
    Sophie R.March 18, 2012
    Try the Panacea cocktail, your tastebuds will be oh so very grateful!
  • Nathan H.
    Nathan HalberstaterAugust 1, 2015
    Loved this place. The downstairs bar is very cozy.
  • Ginny S.
    Ginny SimonováOctober 19, 2016
    The cocktail selection is out of this world.
  • suyog m.
    suyog modyFebruary 3, 2013
    Cozy and great drinks. Smells like a mix of cinnamon, nutmeg and other wintry spices.
  • Kaïs A.
    Kaïs Ali BenaliSeptember 16, 2014
    Amazing place. Oh and cocktails are delicious.
  • Merit H.
    Merit HansmittJune 28, 2015
    Great speakeasy bar with cool cocktails
  • GinMonkey
    GinMonkeyJuly 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great bar from the guys behing Purl, try their barrel aged cockails! Read more
  • Lauren R.
    Lauren Rubin TileyFebruary 19, 2012
    Amazing drinks, scene, style behind Liverpool St station.
  • Laurent F.
    Laurent FrancoisJuly 27, 2012
    one of the best bars in the world, seriously. Read more
  • Aniko S.
    Aniko SzaboAugust 8, 2013
    The Bread of Heaven is awesome, like a xmas-y sour drink
  • James E.
    James ElsonDecember 24, 2015
    If you're looking for good cocktails but don't fancy a posh hotel bar, this place is ideal.
  • Diplomatico Rum
    Diplomatico RumFebruary 14, 2012
    Ask for the Radiation Cocktail, made with Diplomático
  • Paul L.
    Paul LewisDecember 21, 2011
    Gins from around the world..... I'm in heaven. Victorian heaven....
  • Giota P.
    Giota PapOctober 5
    Super friendly service and delicious cocktails
  • Amanda F.
    Amanda FoleyApril 10, 2014
    The best Old Fashioned I have ever had.
  • Mariliis R.
    Try the Nightwalker!!👌🏻
  • Stuart C.
    Stuart CruickshankFebruary 18, 2013
    Two visits in as many weeks and both times they were out of half the cocktails on the menu. Pretentious and bland cocktails. Completely forgettable experience.
  • Saxow B.
    Saxow BoyAugust 14, 2016
    Very cool atmosphere, a proper speakeasy
  • Loh S.
    Loh Soon JunDecember 17, 2011
    Dodgy little jem on worship streets makes you whistle away as the drinks are served
  • Jon H.
    Jon HammantDecember 22, 2011
    Loverly place in some ways. However the girl who was running the back bar on 22nd of december was one of the nastiest I've ever experienced. So rude to us! Don't know how she still has a job!!
  • Alvin R.
    Alvin RichardsJune 15, 2013
    I'm not sure what I'm drinking, it's pretty dark... But my taste buds are having an orgasmic time...
  • Chris B.
    Chris BallJuly 25, 2015
    Guinness cocktail with pork scratchings mmmm
  • Christo P.
    Christo PapadopoulosFebruary 15, 2014
    Great place but cocktails need more alcohol, even the ones suggested as strong.
  • Allan S.
    Allan SheriffMarch 16, 2016
    Cool pace and tasty drinks. ..and drunks
  • Z_dead
    Z_deadAugust 15, 2014
    Range of cocktails is great.
  • Kenney M.
    Kenney MarlattOctober 10, 2014
    Try the Flight of the Tonics.
  • Emily A.
    Emily Acha DerringtonSeptember 13, 2011
    Try the Panacea cocktail - it's excellent
  • Carl d.
    Carl de BeerJuly 9, 2011
    Civility Cocktail. Strong enough to revive a corpse. Divine.
  • Anu C.
    Anu ChandraJanuary 8, 2013
    Nice atmosphere, questionable service
  • Tim B.
    Tim BradshawSeptember 17, 2011
    Just amazing. Go now. Take my car.
  • John M.
    John McCrackenNovember 20, 2016
    Cocktail 🍸
  • David C.
    David CanevaroMay 5, 2014
    Near whistling shop : 103, Worship Street
  • Fiona L.
    Fiona LehaneOctober 13, 2015
    What amazing cocktails
  • OVP
    OVPAugust 27, 2011
    Ask Barney for the tour. Good fella.
  • Fatema O.
    Fatema OrjelaJune 20, 2012
    Panacea cocktail is amazing!
  • Jeremy M.
    Hidden away, worth finding Read more
  • Dan S.
    Dan SymonsNovember 15, 2011
    The panacea is incredible.
  • Vaughan E.
    Vaughan EvansJuly 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Think: Victorian speakeasy.
  • Alessandro V.
    Alessandro VitroMarch 2, 2013
    Panacea... So good!
  • Anu C.
    Anu ChandraJanuary 15, 2013
    Second visit was even worse than the first. Avoid on Saturday
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew SheppardMarch 29, 2013
    Not sure we had £25 worth of cocktails. Interesting place but wouldn't come back.
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