Last Thursday night saw the opening night of the much anticipated, Berlin inspired, Number 177 Bar & Kitchen – a 350 capacity venue split into two sections, a main restaurant and bar, and a back-club room, separated by a sliding wall of graffiti art. One of the most interesting and distinctive factors of the venue itself is its focus on art and bringing new artists in to the spotlight. The venue has its own mural, which will be changing every three months, with displayed artwork available to buy online, so if you’re an up and coming artist this may also come as good news.
The food menu is creative and vegan friendly, with the vegan options tasting great and flavoursome, something that is often amiss in restaurants that aren’t ‘exclusively vegan’. They even have vegan ice cream! Inventive burgers are a huge feature on the menu, with black charcoaled buns, pulled pork burgers and vegan burgers with avocado mayo. There’s also fun snacks like courgetti fries and mac and cheese balls if you’re just feeling a little peckish.
177 is an industrial yet homely, all-purpose space for multi-faceted events and nights, with food, DJs and a photo booth, you can dance the night away, have cocktails with friends and take home a snapshot without resorting to selfies. And the cocktails are certainly fun – with experimental twists such as popcorn garnishing and herbal additions – plus they taste good too, proving they aren’t just gimmicks. The cocktails are all £8.5, which is affordable for elaborate cocktails in London, so head down to Hoxton and try something new, you won’t be disappointed.
Number 177 Bar & Kitchen was launched by The Number Group, who will be celebrating the third anniversary of their sister venue, Number 90 Bar & Kitchen, this March 16th-19th.
Words: Julia Cohen
Venue Photos: Eivind Hansen
Launch Photos: Alexandra Marquez