The Redchurch lost it:
What can I say, first time I went there about 5 years ago that end of brick Lane was nothing, in fact, no bars in Brick Lane bothered to exist from Vibe bar ‘till the corner of Bethnal Green, and there it was, simple, non pretentious, excellent, and throughout this year it manage to keep that and even more in a remarkable way, it had one of the best beer selection I have seen for years and it had it when no one even thought that was important, with the support of a knowledgeable staff behind to deliver a great drinking experience. It was as well one of those bars that do cocktail and you don't notice it, actually I never felt there that having a cocktail was something cheese but something intelligent to do and I even found my self at home trying to do my owns after some random night sitting at the bar and listen to one of the bar tender talking me into it.
But, despite all that, what it make this bar great was that little secret that hospitality business forget so often, it was about people, it focus in delivering the energy of a wonderful group of people and even though it change through the years, that didn't go away, and as result, attract people, and when going to Shoreditch was about going out to be surrounded for that Shoreditch Trendy stupid crowd, the Redchurch was the place you found great real people that would make you feel that you got your self in one of those great house party you haven't been for a while.
Well, that is all gone now, a new owner and new management, make that little spark disappear, it became a weird and over price place, (not that before was the cheapest) and the people that used to make things happened has left, the music now is the same that most places play around the area and you even get a girl at the door at times trying to talk you in, like those restaurants at the other side of Brick Lane.
What else can I add, there is hardly a good bar left in that side of town now a days and this one