nestled within the bustling bohemian nexus that is broadway market, stories is set to become an essential meeting, greeting and eating point for the area's creative clientele. much like its big sister venues the book club and queen of hoxton the new space offers an agreeable mix of snack n'share food, innovative cocktails, events and art exhibitions, but this time with a very local bent. the menu incorporates produce from the famous local market whilst the events programme will develop to showcase local designer-makers from hackney-brewed beers to hand-made clothing workshops.
a retreat for freelancers and anti-power brunchers by day, the bar transforms into a 'thinking and drinking' watering hole by night. the all important drinks menu is a combination of new york city-inspired cocktails and 'spiked' juices - fruit smoothie combinations souped-up with hard liquor for a sinfully healthy fix. bar food has an international pick 'n mix feel from wild mushroom and mozzarella risotto balls to piri piri squid and spicy lamb skewers. laid-back is this bar's middle name - welcoming, comfortable and nonchalantly cool. location: 30-32 broadway market [dalston].