Barchick SaysDate Updated: 11/03/2013
Be sure to hit the Palm Tree at some point in your life. It stands alone just off the Regent’s Canal and is famed for its live music and old skool landlords. Cool. This place ain’t big but it’s busting with character; shiny gold and black palm tree wallpaper covers the walls and a red hue gives every drinker a rouge tint (lash rash). The till looks like a time machine and the photos above the bar scream “afros and mullets are back in kids!”
The oval shaped bar has velvet curtains hanging above it but it’s less glam than you’re imagining, the name may suggest exotic but this place is an east end boozer to the core. Don’t go ordering anything fancy as it’ll only take time and we’re guessing it won’t taste great, plus with ales from Bow and Battersea you’ll wanna support the locals and order a pint. BarChick went all out with the pork scratchings and if it’s warm you can take things outside to chill on the grass. Canal life is as idyllic as it gets.
This place is booming at the weekends, the old drum kit in the corner comes to life and the piano gets some serious love. Amen.