Positively 4th Street, NW1 3EE
- 119 Hampstead Road
Positively 4th Street was a New York style bar near Euston. As of September 2011, Fancyapint reports that it's "closed and stripped back to the brick work". It has since reopened as a bar called Shaker and Company.
The information below is retained for people who want to know what it used to be like.
Needless to say, on a Friday evening visit in March 2008, the place was completely packed. There are booths seating 4-6 along one side and the bar on the other, as well as a little ante-room at the back where the door to the toilets are, and a lonely couch near the front door. Decor is a colourful mix of art deco stylisation, and japanoiserie (they serve Japanese food in the evenings, from 5pm-9:30pm Monday to Friday, which seemed to be popular and looked very good, though we didn't try it).
There are no ales on pump (only Tetley's bitter), but Leffe (£2.40/half-pint) and Hoegaarden (£2.20/half-pint) and all the usual lagers. They do a standard list of cocktails (for around £7 or 8), and have a happy hour until 7pm.
On some evenings they have club nights in the small basement, and on our visit live acoustic music.