Here’s proof, if it’s needed, that Shoreditch (or New York, for that matter) doesn’t hold the monopoly on Manhattan-style warehouse-con- version design bars. Local duo Clive Watson and Adam White (the boys behind The Garrison gastropub, also in Bermondsey) have created a buzzing venue that ticks all the right hipster boxes almost as soon as you enter the glass-fronted warehouse. The correct combination of polished steel, exposed brickwork and retro designer furniture (all picked up by White in fleamarkets and antiques fairs) puts its media-type clientele in the loft apartment of their dreams, while the drinks menu includes enough intelligent takes on old classics to keep even the biggest cocktail addict in raptures (for example, the vanilla and ginger Mojito, and Tuscan Mule, brimming with rum, Tuace liqueur and raspberry purée). And there’s an excellent cheffy brasserie menu – served in either the canteen or a more formal dining room – it’s no surprise that the well-turned out locals arrive early and stay late. Then again, it is a little closer than the Lower East Side.