Trendy bars and cafes are popping up left, right and centre around the industrial estates of Tottenham. Five Miles is one of many, and just a short walk from Seven Sisters station. This is one of those venues that offer everything from nights to food to cocktails on tap. There’s even a brewery on site, meaning that they boast a number of changing lagers and ales – certainly a spot for the craft beer lovers. They’re also opening a new Middle-East inspired restaurant, Torshi, which promises to serve a variety of tasty sharing dishes including halloumi fries with pomegranate ketchup and fried chicken with pickled watermelon. Yum. On Sundays, they have an open record day, meaning you can bring your own records and listen to them through their high-quality sound system while enjoying a pint.
Despite all this on offer, the best thing about this place for me is their entrance policy; ‘No sexism. No racism. No ableism. No homophobia. No fatphobia. No transphobia. No hatefulness.’ Not only does this help attract the right kind of nights, it helps attract the right kind of crowd.