WHY HERE: History runs rich at this Bethnal Green bar. It originally opened in 1851 and then again in 2014 as a fine drinking den, complete with punches, classic cocktails, local ales, a selection of Irish whiskeys, and poitín, which is basically Irish moonshine.
WHY NOW: It's not every place that gives guests a side of history both in the drink and with the building. The Sun Tavern is special this way and exudes a warming charm that makes you want to stay and learn all about what it has to offer. Plus, it’s one of the only bars to specialize in poitín, which it offers flights of.