Weekend Lates ↘︎ 411 Mare St.

With drinking season in full bloom & this Hallow'een weekend marking the start of the 'festive fun run'; we've pushed the boat out on our opening hours to extend to 1:30AM on Friday nights and past midnight on Saturdays. This means that between now and Christmas you'll be able to usher in the small hours in decadent company down at 411 Mare St.

With this in mind; if you are thinking about hiring the space out for your seasonal shindig now would be as good a time as any to pounce on this opportunity. It never cost to ask... ⌽⌽ 


On the Rushes ⇥ BTWr1703
Abuja 336 – Violet Hour / Sega & Chess – Night Elm on Mare St.

We have an AA single out next Friday (3.11.17) ~ you can listen to snippets and pre-order here.

There will be a release party on the Friday at the bar, which you all should come to if only to drink copious amounts of soju and try to catch that pesky night elm for yourselves. Info & credits as below:

Abuja 336 is a collective led by Bow-based vocalist Jim Caesar; Violet Hour dubs heavy on a psychedelic jam recorded during a moment of inspiration at Villa Lena, Tuscany.
Sega & Chess is a collaboration between two artists unknown; catch the ‘Night Elm on Mare St’ during the wee hours outside our bar after drinking too many shots of soju.
Mixed by JoOrs at Rushes Studios. Mastering by Frank at The Carvery.
Artwork by David at Shutupandance. Illustration on AA by Louie Isaaman-Jones.


Cookin' In November ☛

When not slaving over the hot-mix desk at The Rushes, the lesser-spotted JoOrs can be found in the kitchen making 'Hawaiin F*cking Poké bowls' every Tuesday at Behind This Wall. If you were round at the start you'll know the drill here: £6 bowls of sumptuous raw delicousness best washed down with a Happy Hour drink (*cough* ONE THIRD off beer on draught & wine by the bottle + £4.50 cocktails *cough*). Every Tuesday; kitchen 7 - 11 pm, Happy hour 6 - 8 pm.

Following through from our triumphant 'E Is The Magic Number' (shout out Hannah Norris) series this October we're handing the Wednesday kitchen duty over to Mao Chow who helped inaugurate a pilot for the series back in Septemeber. Julian cooks up some pretty devilish Chinese-American vegan plates and we cannot wait to give him this run of dates across November plating up on the pass and turn-table. Happy Hour will run as normal, kitchen again will be operational from 7pm till the food runs out.

*+* NB: there's one last chance to catch Rob Sachdev of the Quality Chop House in tonight as part of the E numbers series!

BTWr1703 – Pre-orders

☈ AA single from Behind This Wall. From London to the world.

Abuja 336 is a collective led by Bow-based vocalist Jim Caesar; Violet Hour dubs heavy on a psychedelic jam recorded during a moment of inspiration at Villa Lena, Tuscany.

Sega & Chess is a collaboration between two artists unknown; catch the ‘Night Elm on Mare St’ during the wee hours outside our bar after drinking too many shots of soju.

Mixed at Rushes Studios in Bethnal Green. Mastering by Frank at The Carvery.

Artwork by David at @Shutupandance. Illustration on AA by Louie Isaaman-Jones.

☁︎☁︎ Feasts of Fall ☁︎☁︎

Summer's out, but don't despair, drinking season is upon us & we are here to ⎼⎻⎽ HELP

3 points to consider if you wish to continue reading this bulletin:-

1. I enjoy eating tasty food
2. I'm unafraid of change / would(n't) consider myself conservative
3. I drink whisky and am partial to vermouth (or at least think I might be as it sounds sophisticated) and would like to or have previously enjoyed visit(s) to Melbourne (Australia) &/or Berlin? 

Appetite whetted? Then please continue. Otherwise, unsubscribe now. We know who you are...


❦ E is the Magic Number ❦

Every Wednesday in October we're inviting a guest chef from a favourite restaurant based within the local(e) 'E_' postcodes in to take over the kitchen and hifi for a one night stand.

On the bill is Chick n' Sours mastermind Carl Clarke, the friendly narroway neighbours at Tonkotsu (Dave Wrigley and Tom Wykes), Magnus Reid from Morning Lane's luscious Legs and Rob Sachdev from The Quality Chop House.

Expect the chefs to whip up some easy aperitif style treats, join in on some fine drinks at the bar and then jump on the stereo to indulge in some deep, dark guilty kitchen pleasures.

Should be ✔︎ Book in here

⌘ So, that's ⇢ 
4th (Carl Clarke)
11th (Dave Wrigley & Tom Wykes)
18th (Magnus Reid)
& 25th (Rob Sachdev)
♒︎ october; 6 – 11pm ⎋

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London Cocktail Week ☛

Next week the bar is being taken over by two of our favourite brands for LCW. Starward Whisky have only had their wine cask in the UK a week (*we are the only bar currently stocking it*) but they are already top of our pops with a scintillating double Solera Whisky offering from Down Under. Aged for just 3 years they are producing a malt and shiraz cask that rival many of our favourite 8 to 12 yo Scotch Whiskys. Blasphemy? Come see for yourself...

The other half of the bar will be helmed by Berlin's Belsazar Vermouth. Bringing a bit of the Grey City's knowingly decadent charms to the fortified wine game, these guys use prime fresh bio-dynamic German juice as a base making the range a real go to for us since we were first acquainted two years ago. 

There will be a special menu for the week celebrating both products; snacks to match and two masterclasses with each brand respectively on the Tuesday (Starward) and Thursday (Belsazar) from 6-7 pm. 

Again you can book a spot on the masterclass ⇢ here

Or, just pass through to be transported on trans-continental journey ⎌ 

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☁︎ Autumn Menu ☁︎

We held off for the equinox (as you should) but we finally kissed summer goodbye last week and launched our Autumn Drinks menu to a spectacular fanfare ✰✰✰

There's 6 delectable new drinks on an odd-galvanised never-ending-Brexit-theme for you to discover; but, most excitingly, we've upped our Happy Hour game to provide a real 'aperitvo' experience...

Every day from 6 – 8 pm you can now enjoy ↓

⇥ 3 special aperitif cocktails for £4.50 or 1/3 off beers on draught & wines by the bottle
⇥ £1 oysters with a choice of shallot vinegar, marmite or curry sauce consumé
⇥ Complimentary snacks

Nicey nice ✓

MIXTAPE⌿No Requests #008 w/ Mali (Z Lovecraft)

⚆⚆ We recently acquired a Nakamichi tape deck to start putting together mixtapes from all the wonderful selectors who pass through the bar ⇥ First effort was compiled and recorded last week by Rhythm Section's Mali (aka Z Lovecraft) ⇤

⚡︎⚡︎ To fit the format: it's just one selection after the other; we then cut up the tape to edit out clicks and minimise gaps back at the Rushes, before remastering for you to enjoy...

A something special

Long light, parklife, heady basement nights...

Must be ☼ summer ☀︎


How about a green chilli & pisco sazerac? Triple strength pineapple and tomato daiquiri for you? A BTW riff on the zombie or classic pimms cup? The motif for our new summer drinks was simple: build 'em robust and boozy. There's few finer things in life than easing out of a long day spent over-sunning oneself in the park with a long, strong drink in a spicy basement.

We love the late night summer vibe down at 411 Mare Street and have come up with a selection of drinks to set the right mood for the shorter, warmer nights.

The menu launches on Wednesday, 21st June; and, again, we'd like to extend a special invitation to you (our most loyal readers) to join us for a taste.

Hit the button and click through to book a spot and claim a ▶︎ free welcome drink ◀︎ ++ 30% off everything thereafter. Will Lister upon on the stereo. Should be ✔︎

⌘ So, that's ⇢ WEDNESDAY 21st June; 6 – 11pm ⎋

On the rushes ☛


⇢ BTWr1602

Our second release is out in all good record stores now. Two hot acid white-label edits in a club style for summer dancefloors. Day & night.

⍢ Listen ⍩⍥ Buy ⍡

⇢ No Requests #007

Mason Dixie is also repping on the pod this week with a mix of sample heavy jams from Italo to Miami Bass. Cop it here


You wanna see a wino, bring the wines out...

& they say April is the cruelest month...

We'll be open this Sunday, because:


Our good friends at TUTTO WINES are co-hosting their annual Spring Tasting during the day time this coming Sunday; and it's just round the corner at the Hackney Roundchapel. If you've missed this before we strongly recommend checking it out - pure bacchanalian vibes with some of Europe's most unkempt wine-mongers doling out their best wares. It's only £15 to enter and then you can taste AS MUCH YOU LIKE & you get a FREE GLASS to take home with you...

++ as the festivities die down at 5pm we'll be opening up for a special unsolicited & unofficial after-hours should you wish to straddle down. Tutto affiliate and demon selector - Jonny Rosato - will be picking the records while we pour more wine, beer and funky libations to keep the good times rolling into Monday:

*or* (to quote a young, aspirational and entirely uncontroversial US soft drink manufacturer)

...on the rushes
BTWr1602: Mason Dixie – 4u / Y.u.Hr will be out in stores and online soon :)

You check preview clips out here <---

---> Or you can pre-order TP's, 12" and digital here

.:something special:.

In fact: ask for 'something special' at the bar before the release date (May 17) and we'll give you a TP, mp3 or a drink on us*.

* While stocks last & one per group.
* Bartenders say on the drink is final.
* Told you it was worth reading this far.

Spring Menu —'press' launch tonight

NEWS: we'll be launching our Spring Menu from today. We're hosting our normal 'press' launch night tonight; BUT, to mirror our trendsetting cousins across the way – NO_ONE FROM THE PRESS IS INVITED!

That's right – you're freeloading places have been taken by our 'friends' (or eager folks who bother to read these memos and newsletters when they go out - see below). If you want to come and try you'll have to pay as all the free spots are taken. So there. You can preview it HERE.

It's delicious. End. No questions. No gum.
(That's how we do this now, right?)