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Halloween Ripper Tour at DSC

Discount Suit Company is plumb in the middle of Jack The Ripper’s infamous hunting ground of yesteryear, so we’re teaming up once more with the award winning London Walks – proprietors of THE Jack The Ripper Tour.

All Hallows’ Eve sees the return of our Jack The Ripper Tours. It will commence at Discount Suit Company, 29a Wentworth Street, where you’ll receive a hot punch upon arrival, to warm your cockles before you embark on your amble

You’ll then slalom the backstreets of Whitechapel and Spitalfields, guided by Simon Whitehouse, a blue badge holder and mentored by Donald Rumelow – “THE leading authority on Jack The Ripper”.

You’ll learn of both, Jack’s exploits and the bungled investigations that followed.

Concluding at Discount Suit Company, you can digest all you’ve taken in with a few cocktails and enjoy 25% off your bill with all table bookings when paired with your ticket to the walk (subject to availability).


The tours will start at 12pm, 2.30pm & 5pm on the 31st October and should last approximately 90 minutes. Tickets are £25 Sterling, inclusive of the hot punch, 25% discount on your bar tab and the walking tour itself, so wrap up warm and spare not the horses squire!

Book yourself in here – 12pm, 2.30pm, 5pm

*We have been advised by the Institute of Tourist Guiding that we are exempt for the 6pax rule as businesses and activities that are organised in a Covid Secure manner are allowed to continue. If we have to cancel the whole tour due to further changes in Covid 19 restrictions we will offer full refunds on all tickets sold.


Guest Cocktails are back! And this time, Axel’s behind the wheel. This is his first cocktail creation for us and it’s a winner. La Plumanda is available for the month of September and then it’s gone, so don’t miss it.

La Plumanda: MATERIALS USED: Empirical Spirits “The Plum, I Suppose”, Pineapple, Chai, Citrus 

Nothing But The Plum – Guest Cocktail – DSC

March’s guest sees us collaborate with Empirical Spirits who’s expertise lies in super-artisanal, and sometimes seemingly, off-the wall spirits. Nothing But The Plum is based upon their liquid, The Plum, I Suppose, which leans heavilly on the addition of plum kernel, giving a nuanced marzipan appeal. A tart fruity kick is gained from White Vermouth and a milk washed plum jus brings yet more fruit and an added creamy mouth feel.


Nothing But The Plum – Empirical Spirits ‘The Plum, I Suppose’, White Vermouth, Milk Washed Plum Jus


February is the lover’s month and our guest, Infinity Gimlet, is a sharing cocktail best paired with a partner. With not one, but two of Sipsmith’s fine gins – their London dry gin and their sloe gin – which are brought together with our secret infinity cordial. The perfect start, end or middle to Valentine’s Day, but be sure to book –

Infinity Gimlet – Sipsmith London Dry Gin, Sipsmith Sloe Gin, Infinity Cordial

DSC 6th Birthday New Menu Launch

15th of January marked our sixth birthday and to celebrate we launched a new menu. A lot has happened since we first opened our doors, but our passion for forgotten classics with our own twist of modernity is unerring, and as much was to be found from our eight new friends gracing the cocktail list.

Dry January was seemingly a mere myth as the bar was full from 6pm with customers, friends, and family alike, all sampling the fruits of our labours. The guys behind the stick worked at a heady pace to keep the customer satisified, and that they did!

By the time our resident DJ hit the decks playing our signature sounds of Funk ‘n’ Soul, the revellers were ready to let loose – there were certainly some bears with sore heads the next morning.

Check out the cocktails below….or join us to try them in the basement!

Whipping Boy – Ocho Blanco Tequila, Lillet Rosé, Citrus, Olive Brine, Agave

Cockney Touch – Dewar’s 2yr Whisky, Fino Sherry, Citrus, Bitter Grapefruit Syrup, Club Soda


Hug Me Not – Seven Tails Brandy, Akvavit, Acorn, Maple, Umbrella Brewing Sparkling Cider

Burn Baby Burn – guest cocktail – dsc

Leaning heavily on Kamm & Sons Islay Cask (that’s Kamm & Sons which has been rested in an Islay Whisky cask for three months). We’ve paired that up with some Dewar’s 12yr, sweet vermouth, honey, and bitters to give us a brimming, bold concoction to loosen the lips – after all it is Burns’ Night on the 25th.


Burn Baby Burn – Kamm & Sons Islay Finished Aperitif, Dewar’s 12yr Whisky, Sweet Vermouth, Honey, Bitters

Nakatomi Fizz – Guest Cocktail – DSC

December’s Guest Cocktail pays homage to everyone’s favourite Christmas film – Die Hard. Named after the tower where the film is set, we’ve collaborated with Ford’s Gin to bring a Christmas twist to the evergreen Gin Fizz. The secret to the festive spin is our Yippe-Kai-Yay Syrup, which leans on seasonal staples, cranberry, cardamom, and nutmeg to bring the yuletide spirit. Stop by for a glassful of Christmas cheer.


Nakatomi Fizz – Fords Gin, Citrus, Yippee-Kai-Yay Syrup, Fizz

Fast & Loose – Guest Cocktail – DSC

November’s guest comes courtesy of Woodford Reserve just in time for Old Fashioned Week. Fast & Loose is an Old Fashioned of sorts which hones in on the spicier notes of Woodford Reserve Bourbon and compliments them with the ginger beer syrup made from our very own Umbrella Brewing ginger beer.

Old Fashioned Week lasts from 1st November to 10th November (we know, people are becoming quite liberal with the term WEEK!), but Fast & Loose will be available for the whole month, so you’ve got no excuse!



Fast & Loose – Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Pimento Dram, Umbrella Brewing Ginger Beer Syrup, Abbott’s Bitters


Discount Suit Company are taking a trip with their friends at Fords Gin. 25th October sees them leave their Spitalfields basement and head due East to takeover Copenhagen’s champions of whimsy and wonder, Balderdash.

Two signature Martinis from Discount Suit Company and Fords Gin will be served along with some of Discount Suit Company’s greatest hits from menus past, all gin based, naturally. Oysters will be shucked on the house for attendees.

Serenidad – Guest Cocktail – DSC

We teamed up with the folks at Patron Tequila for October’s Guest Cocktail – Serenidad. As the Spanish word for serenity, it uses traditionally calming ingredients; lemon balm, chamomile & eucalyptus all making an appearance.

The Serenidad has been created especially for LCW and is available for just £6 to Festival Pass Holders between October 3rd – 13th, but as our guest for the month, you’ve ample time to check it out. Get your LCW pass now. 


Serenidad – Patron Silver Tequila, Lemon Balm, Chamomile & Eucalyptus Honey, Citrus.

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