Soda & Friends

Soda & Friends


Believe the highball hype

The airy atmosphere, Nordic-inspired design and streamlined bar of Soda & Friends deliver minimalist vibes, but don’t let that fool ya - the drinks here are maximalist when it comes to flavour. 

Highballs are the headliner, and you don’t want to miss them. These aren’t your average spirit-and-mixer serves. They’re punchy. They’re bold. Their ice game is impeccable. Still, if short and strong is more your style, there’s plenty of interesting drinks to choose from too. Case in point? When we visited, the menu featured a killer sake and sesame cocktail served straight up. The team frequently changes the drinks list to keep things fresh, so ask one of the bartenders for a rec based on your favourite spirits and flavours - they’re more than happy to oblige.

Did we mention the bar is pet friendly? Dogs, cats, ferrets: Soda & Friends has seen it all. Bring your four-legged friend, order a few snacks (the dumplings are a good shout) and sip your way through the Highball selection. Just be warned: this place will have you furiously looking up rent in the residential London City Island area. You’re gonna want to make it your local.

By Kate Malczewski


20 Hopewell Square, London City Island E14 0SY


Tues - Fri 16:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 23:00


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