Behind This Wall
BTW Hard Seltzers built & bottled in house.
BEHIND THIS WALL is an intimate basement bar consisting of six cushioned booths: the smallest seats up to 3, the largest are currently capped at 6; and a counter with two sets of two bar stools.
The bar is currently to remain closed in line with the UK Governments’ current mandate: national lockdown, as called on January 4th. Tentatively, we are planning to re-open on May 17th adhering to COVID-Secure guidance. We will hopefully be operating as normal and without restrictions from 21st of June.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Lovely atmosphere and the staff were very lovely and helpful.
Top drinks and service, really reminds me of tiny jazz bars in Japan. Go support them and keep these guys alive!
expert, inventive, classic, brilliant cocktails, ideal bar vibe, and superb sounds
Delicious cocktails, great music and amazing ambience as usual!
This place always has the right vibes, menu and overall service. Certainly not your average bar, which is fantastic to take a date to and just chill.
It should seriously be a speakeasy during the lockdown 😉, just sayin'
Amazing little hidden gem in the heart of Hackney Central - incredibly knowledgable staff, fantastic sound system and music selection and always great ambience. 10/10!
We came with our 5 month old baby at 4pm and we're made to feel very welcome by the lovely staff. Cocktails were superb, especially the bottled seltzers we had that they make there. Thank you for having us BTW and sorry to any other guests if we were a bit noisy!
Nice casual hidden away cocktail bar. Good vibe and a good alcohol-free cocktail - wish there were more on the menu!
Just a great, authentic place - like what Shoreditch used to be 10 years ago! Excellent cocktails, great music playing from an actual record player, and great atmosphere and staff
Managed to sneak out for a few hours before curfew after handing in a uni assignment. Haven't been in to behind this wall for years... last time must have been just after the bar opened i think... super slick, staff attentive. perfect setting for a few very tense games of monopoly deal with my partner and stuffed our face full of yard sale pizza before we left... so glad we made it in again before LD MK 2.
seriousllu though that riff on a cosmo is delightful. 10/10.
Cute spot with plywood booths, nice lights and cosy cushions. Music and drinks were really on point. There’s an old Tannoy hifi system built into the the corners and they play records on a nice system from behind the bar. Kind of Tokyo type place. They give you free popcorn too!
Such a weird bar. It’s all made out of MDF. Drinks tasted awful, possibly the worst cocktails I’ve ever had in London (and I’ve had a LOT) I actually couldn’t finish mine. They didn’t have the London Cocktail Week one we’d specifically gone for as they’d sold them all to other outlets without holding any back for customers. We won’t be going back.
Hi Helen, first up thanks for your patronage and perspective; I'm the guy that served you on the night and I'm really sorry we were out of the Maargs you wanted. Was a bit of a crazy day doing press commitments responding to the Tier 2 announcement for the BBC so we were behind on prep: our team is only 2 atm and we just couldn't get the bottles out in time. We'll be sure to sort you out if you ever did think to come back! Apologies again and (not to be cheeky) but it's plywood not MDF ;) Alex
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Want a cosy-cool bar with superb music taste, intimate booths, and fabulously tasty cocktails, far from stuffy joints further west, not beholden to fads, inventive and fun? This is the place to head.
Had a lovely time visiting BTW. Recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint. Really lovely cocktails, nice and strong and a great place for a relaxed date!
Really really really really really really great cocktails. Go!
Brilliant place run by a knowledgable and interested individual.
Maybe wouldn't recommend. Bit overpriced, bad food and strange cocktails which we all struggled with.
It was also extremely cold - no heated areas which is needed in a basement in mid January when it's 0degrees outside.
Waste of time and effort
Visited Behind This Wall on Friday with family and it was fantastic. Service was top-notch, the cocktails were tasty AF, and the music and ambience in the whole place were very, very cool.
Will visit again
The Scottish member staff made our visit. He gave lots of information on food and drink was super helpful. Oyster happy hour is great and drinks gorgeous.
The wine list and cocktails are great. However, one of the main reasons we wanted to try Behind This Wall (aside from the cocktails) was for the oysters. On the night of our reservation we were told that there was no food being served that evening, including oysters. Aside from that, music, staff and cocktails were very good
Behind This Wall offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8985 3927.
Behind This Wall is rated 4.7 stars by 23 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.