Sharon Reid


All roads lead to Hackney this week (Friday 6th November) for the opening of Machine No.3 on Well Street, Homerton.

Machine No.3 is the brainchild of the trio behind The Three Compasses; siblings Lauren and Anthony Johns, and their French partner Briac Le Camus. Machine No.3 is not a name readily associated with a cocktail bar, however, the name has meaning and derives from the extraordinary setting of the bar – a dilapidated old laundry; the original washing machine covers are now part of the bathroom décor, the trio have transformed it into a cocktail focussed bar, with the added bonus of offering expertly picked craft beer, locally sourced cheese boards and charcuterie, as well as bio-dynamic and organic wines.Machine No 3 -Charcuterie board 1

Machine No.3 is in good company and joins the likes of Well Street’s burgeoning food and drink enterprises such as: The Gun, Well Street Kitchen, Mother Kelly’s Bottle Shop, and The Dane and Josh.

No self-respecting cocktail bar will be without its own seasonal menu, curated by Robin Summers, expect a choice of expertly selected cocktails: the Smoky Tommy, the classic Mr Collins, or the mysterious Black Feather.

Delighted about the forthcoming launch, co-founder, Lauren Johns said:Machine No 3 -The Right Hand 1 (1)

“We are so excited to be unveiling our brand new venture, Machine No.3 to Hackney’s blossoming Well Street. The area is already home to a number of brilliant pubs and restaurants and we truly believe our new bar will be a great addition to the landscape. Our ethos is to maintain a relaxed and fun environment yet take our drinks seriously and we cannot wait to welcome visitors through our doors to see for themselves.”

For a sneak preview and a generous 50% discount on cocktails head down to Machine No.3  on Friday 6th November for the opening party.

Opening times will be 5pm – 12pm with table service from Monday to Thursday, Friday and Saturday will see the bar close at 1am with DJ’s soundtracking the party vibes, and opened from 5pm-11pm on Sunday for the perfect hangover cure.


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