Ordering cocktails online helped us get through the lockdown, but browsing the shelves of an actual shop is how we prefer to spend our time and cash, and the team behind the bad-ass East London bars The Sun Tavern and Discount Suit Company knows it. So they've opened Umbrella Workshops, their first (exposed) bricks and mortar bar-meets-retail site found on one of the cobbled streets of East London (where they do their thing best) which has opened to give us drinkers the chance to explore Umbrella Project’s awesome bottled cocktails, low intervention & natural wines, small producer spirits, Irish Whiskey, Poitin and more epic booze in the flesh. Hallelujah!
This place ain't just for shopping. They've brought interactive tasting rooms to the space so you can try before you buy at their sampling and tasting sessions, and explore the rare spirits stocked on the shelves. With seating for up to 12 people, this intimate space is available for private hire events (did someone say birthday party?) and they've even got plans to add an external bar. Bring it on!