Monday, May 18, 2009
London Digest. Another London Pub : The MacBeth N1
Some places are best experienced on drugs. Disneyland is one such example. The Macbeth, a seemingly nondescript pub in Shoreditch, is a close second.
It's not so much the decor (which is unusual enough; a fresco/disco mash-up) which throws you into vivid disorientation upon arrival, as the patrons and the musical acts. The former resemble a Carroll-style reinterpretation of the Bohemian scene of 1880s Paris, while the latter possess the unusual ability to perform as if they're still strumming away in their bedrooms.
The MacBeth is a disorienting sort of place, a pub-nouveau to visit for a taste of something weird and wonderful.
70, Hoxton Street