Original Sin

Brooding bar in the shadows, Original Sin, is the latest offering from the clever guys behind highly successful Happiness Forgets in Hoxton.

The friendly and stylish Stoke Newington bar is the ideal spot for a flirty date with somebody new, with well-designed drinks, comfy corners and an atmosphere of fun, accommodating all the usual 'getting to know you' vibes perfectly.

The long, thin layout of the N16 bar contains low-level lighting provided by charming brass held pineapple wall pendants, illuminating endless raw brickwork and classy leather studded booths. Inside Original Sin you could get cosy in any of the many low-lit corners, nursing a delicious cocktail created by one of the hessian apron adorned expert mixologists.

For a livelier evening, head over to the huge railway-esque chandelier lit pool table which is completely free to play. Or, plan your visit around one of the popular live-music evenings, which makes the already phenomenal atmosphere of this spot turn into pure electricity.

The Scoop...

After an exchange of flirty messages and a want to get to know each other better, Original Sin makes the perfect spot for a casual date with a new beau.

During your visit to this super-smooth new bar you'll both instantly feel at ease because the staff are so very personable and friendly. The incredible drinks made from top-shelf spirits are an instant talking point.
Perhaps you'll warm your cockles with the Perfect Storm, a drink of warming depth made from dark rum, plum brandy, lemon, honey and ginger. Maybe you're both feeling experimental and a Polish Fizz Bison is a little bit of what you fancy, made from grass vodka, basil, honey, lemon, egg white and soda. Once you've chosen your drinks you can find the perfect cosy booth to snuggle up in and nurse your classic cocktails over convos.

Conversation going a bit stale? Wander over to the free pool table for a bit of gentle competition.
Feeling peckish? There's a bar snacks and sharers menu complete with pates, cheese and meat plates, breads and olives. This Stoke Newington hotspot really does have it all.

For the perfect getting-to-know-you date, head to Original Sin. At the least, you'll both enjoy some high-quality drinks in a cool and classy setting, and at the most, you'll have a super-trendy first date spot to revisit later down the line.

Date Night Score

129 Stoke Newington High St, Stoke Newington
N16 0PH
drink // cosy // contemporary // live music
first date // early days // just cos
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