The Haggerston have discovered that secret ingredient that turns a quiet pub into a lively pub… a late license. OK, maybe that’s not so secret but since acquiring one and throwing in some DJs for good measure, this spot has become quite the party venue. With old marble tables and just the odd candle, it’s not exactly an intimate hideaway and weeknights here can seem uncomfortably quiet but come Thursday, the game changes. DJs spin eclectic tunes to the throngs piling in for their pre-drinks and the place is packed to the rafters with people who have rocked their fair share of mod haircuts. This is nothing though compared to the brimming crowd on a Sunday when the formidable Alan Weekes Quartet play. Playing every Sunday for years and years, the jazz band pull in all sorts, from trendies to devout jazz lovers, all together getting caught up in this hot-bed of frenetic energy as the band plays deep into the night. Gotta love that late license.