The strange nameless hinterland between Fitzrovia and Camden has never offered too much in the way of drinking destinations. But the bar previously known as Positively 4th Street has, like Kerouac and Cassady on the road, taken a wild swing south from New York down to New Orleans and reopened as a Deep South-style cocktail den. It’s now owned by the Shaker chain of bar schools, well-regarded academies for bartenders aiming to perfect their skills. Staff we sought out for guidance were very knowledgeable, as you might expect. In the neighbourhood, there’s none better.
For info, see Shaker & Company listings.