Satan's Whiskers

Words by Simon Difford on 08-May-2024

Address: 343 Cambridge Heath Road, London, E2 9RA, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7739 8362
Email: info@satanswhiskers.com
Website: view Satan's Whiskers’ website
Instagram: @satans_whiskers
Facebook: view Satan's Whiskers’ Facebook page
Door: Open door/walk-ins
Style: Neighbourhood bar
Food: Tapas/plates & dishes
Established: 2013

London's Satan's Whiskers has a unique aesthetic, with taxidermy, vintage posters, and a hip-hop soundtrack. The short but perfectly formed cocktail menu is led by classics and changes daily, largely influenced by available ingredients. Every cocktail is crafted to order - no batching here!

Review

Formerly a jerk chicken restaurant, it is now a 50-cover cocktail den. Satan's may resemble a grungy east-end watering hole from the outside, but inside, you'll find cocktail heaven. The walls are a homage to elegant vintage drink advertisements with a mix of eccentric taxidermy lit by flickering candles. There's also plenty of esoteric drinking paraphernalia.

The back bar, interspersed by two towering freezers that ensure glassware is at the perfect temperature, plays host to a range of whiskies, from peated Scotch to bourbon and some interesting London-local gins.

The daily updated menu changes three or four drinks, depending on the bartenders—who are name-checked on the menu—and, of course, available ingredients. Cocktails are dominated by classics, plenty of short, sharp hits, and impeccably balanced longer drinks.

There's also a good food offering with snacks and sharing plates, including quesadillas and Scotch eggs.