Having won over the masses south of the river with their record store-inspired venues, Venn St. Records and Northcote Records, the vibe continues East side.
Set across two floors, the 300-capacity Old St. Records promises live music six nights a week, with an eclectic programme of soul, funk, jazz and rock to classic pop. Shelves overflow with colourful record sleeves and your favourite bands adorn the walls, while a selection of new vinyl releases are available to purchase behind the bar.
From labels showcasing their up-and-coming talent to special one-off events featuring renowned DJs, music is the driving force behind the bar. Entry during weeknights is free alongside a happy hour promising 2-4-1 cocktails until 8pm, perfect for those after work drinks.
Friday and Saturday nights welcome the weekend with two live acts a night where a small cover charge applies. Reservations are available if you’re heading down with a big group.
The cocktail list features twists on classics include the signature cocktail, Sour Records – a unique take on a Whiskey Sour that adds pistachio syrup into the mix. For a summerier hit, Late Breakfast blends grapefruit vodka with pink grapefruit juice, house-made marmalade syrup, grapefruit bitters and a little egg white. Other cocktails on the menu include the Peach Negroni and a Smoked Pineapple Punch.
Authentic Italian thin-crust pizza is served up with a variety of fresh toppings and dips to soak up those drinks and energise you for the night ahead on the dance-floor. Bring a #CheapDate between Monday to Wednesday for any two pizzas and cocktails for £15.
NEED TO KNOW
Open: 5pm-1am, free entry Mon-Wed; 5pm-2a, Thu-Sat (a small cover charge may apply on weekend nights after 9pm); closed Sun (350-354 Old Street, London, EC1V 9NQ; 0203 006 5911; www.oldstreetrecords.com)