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Discount Suit Company

Address 29A Wentworth Street; London E1 7TB
by Leyden St, off Petticoat Lane
Neighbourhood Whitechapel | See on map
Tube Aldgate East [Circle, District, Hammersmith & City], Liverpool Street [Central, Circle, District, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan]
Telephone +44 20 7247 8755
Website http://www.discountsuitcompany.co.uk/
Price Cocktails from £7.50
Hours Sun-Tues 17-23. Wed-Thur 17-24. Fri-Sat 17-01

Like Vogue Fabrics in Dalston, Discount Suit Company is a basement bar that has taken the name of the original tenant. However, there are fewer gay boys (and less fun you might say) here, as this Whitechapel speakeasy is a decidedly more civilised affair with cocktails, rather than drags and alterntive arts, taking center stage.

It comes from a trio of mixology veterans and it invites you to while away an evening over a cheese board and one of their alcoholic concoctions. Order from the signature drinks like the rum and apricot brandy Goldfish Bathtub, classics such as Morning Glory Fizz and the Bebbo, or go freestyle and challenge the bartender. There a few beer and wines, too.

The place might be too popular with the after-work crowd for any serious romantic overtures but it’s great for some laid-back boozing at fairly reasonable prices. And its location ensures an interestingly mixed crowd with plenty of both fixie-riding creatives and fund managers from the City – even if the suits are ugly, they’re unlikely to be discounted.