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National Tequila Day – Guest Cocktails – DSC

To commemorate National Tequila Day here at DSC, we’ve four classically inspired concoctions, from four staples of Tequila distillation. Following the success of June’s 4 guest Gin cocktails for World Gin Day, why not do the same for Tequila? Like the Gin drinks, each drink this month is from a different distillery but unlike the Gin ones, they are all from […]

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World Gin Day – Guest Cocktails – DSC

In honour of World Gin Day on the 10th of June, we thought we’d do something a little different for this month’s Guest Cocktail at Discount Suit Company. Instead of a single guest cocktail, we’re doing four! Four different martinis with four different gins from four different countries, in fact. The four gins we’ve chosen are: Four Pillars from Australia, […]

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Cinco de Mayo – DSC

Cinco de Mayo came on a Friday this year, so we had ourselves a Mexican-infused fiesta down at DSC! The 5th of May, or ‘Cinco de Mayo’ in Spanish, is a massive day for Mexicans who love to celebrate Mexico’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. The French, then considered the greatest army in the […]

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Umbrella Brewing Product Launch – TT Liquor

Thursday 9th March saw the launch party for Umbrella Brewing and their fiery, cloudy alcoholic ginger beer.   It was set to be a big night from the off, and it didn’t fail to deliver. Fridges were brimming with ginger beer – in fact, it was everywhere you turned. Just past the bridge on Kingsland Road in the newly opened […]

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Dewar’s Whiskey Wednesday – Launch Night

SCOTCH EGGS SOCTCH WHISKY SCOTCH COCKTAILS   On Wednesday 7th September, The Sun Tavern launched their monthly Whiskey Wednesday bespoke cocktail menu in conjunction with Dewar’s Blended Scotch Whisky.   Given that this occasion wasn’t an Irish one they thought they’d go the extra mile for scotch sake! The Sun Tavern just so happens to have some bangin’ Scotch Eggs […]

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East End Of The Line

START OF A NEW ERA. THE END OF 4AM UBERS.   On the eve of Transport for London’s launch of the Night Tube, as one of the lines turning nocturnal was the Central Line, we thought over at the ‘East End’ we’d have a party to celebrate a new chapter in London night life. East End of The Line. It turned […]

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5 Minutes with John Robinson

John spins at both Discount Suit Company and The Sun Tavern most weekends, inbetween recording podcasts for Umbrella Radio.     Let’s start with the fundamentals, Vinyl, CD’s or laptop? I’d love to say vinyl, but unfortunately it’s CD’s. I was vinyl for years, but since I moved to London it’s been CD’s all the way. I’ve got hundreds of […]

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Top 5 Tracks – Eli Silverman

Here are Eli’s top five plays at Discount Suit Company   Freddy Mckay – Love Is A Treasure     King Floyd – Groove Me     Young Holt Unlimited – Soulful Strut   Hector Rivera – I Want A Chance For Romance     Anne Sexton – You’re losing me    

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Vestal Voyage X Umbrella Brewing

On probably the nicest Monday of the year, The Umbrella Project along with Umbrella Brewing took a few of the lads from Discount Suit Company and The Sun Tavern on a voyage with Vestal Vodka.     The crew assembled in Granary Square where the boat was moored on the Regent’s Canal. Once everyone arrived, Will, the owner of Vestal […]

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Top 5 Tracks – Anne Frankenstein

DJ Anne Frankenstien’s Top 5 bangers she likes to bust out at Discount Suit Company. Enjoy the soul.   She’s Not Just Another Woman – 8th Day   Super Duper Love – Sugar Billy (NOT Joss Stone as Tommy loves to say)   Me and My Baby Got a Good Thing Going – Lyn Collins   Queen of Losers – […]

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5 minutes with Anne Frankenstein

Anne is one of DSC’s regular DJ’s. You can catch her most weeks playing her Soul & Funk gems. Strictly vinyl!   You seem to DJ most of the week. What keeps you busy when you’re not? What do I do? Well I work in a record shop (Flashback Records in Bethnal Green) on Saturdays, more for the purposes of […]

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5 minutes with Eli Silverman

Eli is our serial crate-digger and specialist in all styles. Catch him DJing at DSC on Fridays.   You DJ a hell of a lot, but what else keeps you occupied? I am an actor, comedian and professional call centre employee. I also do a podcast – The Cheapshow, that’s a comedy thing. We’re on the 25th episode and it’s […]

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Interview: Darryl McNally

Darryl McNally was recently appointed as Master Distiller of Quintessential Brands’ The Dubliner Irish Whiskey and The Dublin Liberties. We managed to sit down for a quick 5 minutes with him in The Sun Tavern…       How did you get into distillation? Well lucky I guess eh? So, I started working for Bushmills Distillery about 1998 and I […]

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Boozy Brunch Bevvies

In addition to the recent Bloody Mary Menu, Sundays at The Sun Tavern have got a little better and a little boozier with the introduction of their Boozy Brunch Bevvies featured on the back of the Bloody Mary Menu for under 6 quid!   First up along with the Bloody Marys…   Michelada – Homemade Sangrita Mix, Lime and Sun […]

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5 Minutes with Paul Day

Paul Day is a regular DJ at both The Sun Tavern & Discount Suit Co. – as versatile as he is natty. Chances are he’ll be spinning platters at one or the other come the weekend…       You’re well known round these parts for your ’Absolutely No Requests’ sign. What’s the funniest request you’ve ever had? Slap bang […]

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Interview: Dave Mulligan – Bán Poitín

Here is Dave Mulligan, co-founder of Bán Poitín, giving us an insight to his relationship with The Sun Tavern in Bethnal Green, the infamous spirit of poitín and his sprirt brand Bán Poitín. This is the first interview in a series of videos that The Umbrella Project will be releasing with brand owners, ambassadors local heroes and our friends.   You […]

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BLOODY MARYS ON A SUNDAY

Spice up your Sunday with The Sun Tavern’s Bloody Mary hangover cures… Running every Sunday, this will include a TST twist on a classic Bloody Mary, an irish inspired take, the Bloody Murphy and finally, the Mad Mary with an optional meat stick.   The Sun Tavern Bloody Mary – Vodka, Sun Spice Mix, Fresh Tomato Juice & Celery – £7 […]

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Quentin Derudas – Burns Sipper

Tell us who you are… Who am I…? I am Quentin Derudas, I’m 25 and from a place called Lille in Northern France. I’ve been in London for 2 and a half years and have been working for the Umbrella Project at The Sun Tavern on Bethnal Green Road for about a year now, since it opened basically. That’s pretty […]

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Quentin Derudas – Burns Sipper (FRENCH)

Dites nous qui vous êtes… Qui je suis? Je m’appelle Quentin Derudas, j’ai 25 ans et je viens de la ville de Lille dans le nord de la France. Cela fait 2 ans et demi que je vis à Londres et 1 an que je travaille au Sun Tavern sur Bethnal Green Road pour Umbrella Project, depuis que le bar […]

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MATT GREEN – NEXT CHAPTER

How are you finding your new role as GM of Discount Suit Company? Yeah absolutely loving it! Having worked here as a bartender for a while, the transition into management was really smooth and painless, working with such great company has really inspired me to take DSC to the next level.  We have a great team down here with both […]

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4TH MENU EDITION – DSC

The 4th Discount Suit Company menu was the first under general manager Matt Green, who curated the drinks menu in unison with Umbrella Project confrere Jake Rogers and was overseen by director, Andy Kerr. The drinks at DSC have always been classically inspired with simple variations. With this in mind the aim was to achieve a timeless feel with easy […]

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Poitín Tastings

The Sun Tavern’s Poitín tasting classes unleash the history and extensive tastes of Ireland’s post-illicit spirit. Bartenders discuss the background of this premium liquid that ranges between 40-90%, before you indulge in tasting a range of the spirit neat and mixed, learning what compliments the dynamic flavours of Poitín. Poitín returned to legality in 1997, refining standards and quality, as […]

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PARLIAMENT Poitín & WHISKEY LIST

The Sun Tavern hosts the largest range of Irish Whiskey & Poitín legally available through our spirit tasting sessions, to buy from our bottle shop or simply neat or mixed into a classic cocktail. We aim to show the strengths and dynamic flavours of an array of Irish whiskey and Poitín at The Sun Tavern. Our tasting sessions immerse you […]

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QUICK 5: CONNOR BLOOMFIELD

Where are you from? I’m from a town in N. Ireland called Fivemiletown (no joke). How long have you been in London? About 5 weeks What do you find most enjoyable about working for DSC? Thinking on my feet when you have to make bespoke cocktails and pulling some doggy dance moves behind the bar. What’s your favourite DSC cocktail? […]

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