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Review: World Whiskey Day 2018 – TST

The 19th May was Whiskey Day the world over, and since we’re more than partial to the odd drop ourselves, we thought we’d put on something a bit special to mark the occasion. One of the highlights of the day was the launch of our new Parliament Whiskey & Poitín list, with over 150 Irish whiskies and poitíns added to […]

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Review: Cinco De Mayo – DSC

Cinco de Mayo, Spanish for the 5th May, marks the date when the Mexican army defeated the French in the Battle of Puebla in 1862. It’s become a big annual celebration across the Atlantic in Mexico and the US, and this year it came to Discount Suit Company for the second year running. The night itself kicked off at 6pm, […]

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St Patrick’s Day 2018 Review – TST

On 17th March we celebrated Irish Christmas for the fourth successive year over here at The Sun Tavern. We spent the evening honouring the man who helped rid the motherland of snakes… and drinking a fair bit of the pure drop to boot. Festivities got underway with a spot of traditional sporting activity on our big screen – with the […]

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Non-Specific, March – TST

The 8th March saw a very special edition of Non-Specific, as our very own GM Ciaran Ó Dubhthaigh jumped on our turntables for the eve. This departure from the norm was to mark the occasion of his imminent departure, since he is off to pastures new – namely, Melbourne in Oz -at the end of the month to get some […]

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Non-Specific, February – TST

On February 15th, Trampolene frontman Jack Jones joined us to spin another set of Non-Specific Rock ‘n’ Roll. Fresh from supporting Liam Gallagher and touring the country, the boy from south Wales was back in town and headed Sun Tavern-wards to take his place at our decks. To mark the occasion, we were all treated to an exclusive first hearing of […]

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Burns’ Night 2018 – TST

The eve of 26th January heralded the return of Burns’ Night to The Sun Tavern, the night during which we pay our respects to the great Rabbie Burns -‘Scottish national poet’, waxer lyrical on haggis, mice and red, red roses. The night kicked off with a spot of spoken word. Our good friend and poet, Will Conway, took to the […]

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The Sun Tavern – 6th Menu

We had a little chat with Connor and Jamie who were the two main curators of this menu, here is what the had to say… Jamie: The concept behind the menu was indigenous spirits. Obviously here at The Sun Tavern we make a big deal of Poitín which is indigenous to Ireland and so then wanted to bring to light […]

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London Cocktail Week 2017 – DSC

Drink Up London’s, London Cocktail Week 2017 DSC saw a belter of a drink down at the bar. Benandonner – Elements of Islay Whisky PEAT, Ruby Port, Millionaire Syrup & Lemon The cocktail was somewhat inspired by the ‘Giant’s Causeway’, with Element’s Of Islay PEAT whisky taking centre stage. The drink was named after a Scottish giant named Benandonner, who […]

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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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