El Bandito | East

Drink, Liverpool Street, Moorgate, Old Street, Trending

Hidden away from the bustling Shoreditch High Street, beneath popular dim sum restaurant, The Drunken Monkey, discover a drinking den for outlaws (with a penchant for kale…)

Burn off some steam at ETHOS, GymClass or Kobox – all within a 10 minute walk, line stomaches suitably, and head here for a tequila or mezcal based tipple.

Experience kale, carrots and ginger in a naughtier form with their Veggie cocktail menu. Try “Roots of Agave” with Ocho blanco tequila, carrot juice, agave, lime and pineapple foam. “Kale Mezcalerita” with illegal Mezcal, kale juice, ginger, agave and lime. Or “TLC no Shrubs” with Calle 23 reposado tequila, peach shrub, lime, agave and cactus juice. If you’re going alcohol free, just hold the tequila…

With a focus on rare and high-quality tequilas and mezcals, El Bandito aims to educate and inspire drinkers about these often-misunderstood spirits. Through trips to Mexico to meet specialist distillers and producers, the team are bringing over a number of uncommon and exciting brands including a first for the UK with tequila from the El Pandillo distillery, along with Partida; an all-natural premium tequila.

Spend a memorable evening in this atmospheric basement pop-up with Mexican influences throughout. From a colourful eye-catching design to vibrant Mexican tiles, and plenty of cacti!

Address: 222 Shoreditch Hughstreet, E1 6PJ

Tube: Liverpool Street (Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan), Moorgate (Northern), Old Street (Northern)

Price: £6 – £12

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A destination for healthy hedonists that fuses the worlds of fitness, healthy food and drink.