Michael Sager has opened a cocktail bar just up the road from the original Sager + Wilde

The distinctive, green-tiled corner building on Hackney Road has been functioning as Equal Parts for some time now but has just officially launched as a fully-fledged cocktail bar. Michael Sager – who’s overseen the likes of Milk and Honey, Quo Vadis and Happiness Forgets, as well as opened his own spots Sager + Wilde and FARE – has been running Equal Parts as a coffee bar and wine shop. Now that a complete license is in place, the space has shifted to serving up cocktails too.

Equal Parts showcases European Aperitif and Amaro culture, with some mezcal and records thrown in too. The bar has been decked out with a Hi-Fi sound system, with the help of north London specialists Audio Gold, so they can play a selection of vinyl – similar to a few other audio-focused bars that have popped up around London over the past year.

The interior design has been carefully considered (as you’d expect by the looks of the outside), with a bespoke zinc bar top, bronze mirrored back bar, Venetian blinds, Japanese wood panelling and vintage reclaimed 1960s Czech lighting all on the ground floor. Downstairs, a large hand-carved oak table takes centre stage with space for private events of up to 30 people. People of Hackney, go and check out your newest drinking spot.

245 Hackney Road, London E2 8NA