London-North and Northwest London
May 11, 2018
High Water in Dalston has rapidly become known as something of a bartender’s bar, the kind of place guys and gals in the trade hit to wind down in. Run by Durham Atkinson and Bobby Hiddleston (the latter of who just did a stint at Dead Rabbit in NYC), it’s a chilled out, dimly lit space with a subtle dash of glamour. Service is seriously on-point, with dapper waist-coated bartenders making excellent drinks behind the long bar counter. Cucumber infused water is offered as a refresher before you begin. Cocktails are properly inventive, witness the Foo Foo Band Night, laced with peanut butter rum (which apparently is a thing) and the Rolling Tackle made with rosemary tequila, Aperol, carrot and mandarin sherbet. The interior is pretty pared down, with lots of raw brick, wood beams and warm brown leather, but the atmosphere is very agreeable and the drinks are outstanding. We like.