Elementary, Watson: 17 best secret bars of London
• Elementary, Watson: 17 best secret bars of London
If you know where to look, in London you can visit a sufficient amount of Thumbs secret bars. There is an underground bar disguised as a detective agency, shop in Chinatown, which serves drinks and dimsamy for inconspicuous unmarked door, and even a cocktail bar, wedged in a launderette. Before you - the coolest secret bars in the British capital, as well as tips on how to find them.
Secret bar for bookshelf in the restaurant The Jam Tree in Clapham furnished with sofas, tables and a table tennis. It serves drinks, standard for any pub menu. To get there, it is not necessary to book a table, but this place is sometimes closed for special service.
69Colebrooke Row calls himself a nameless bar. In the nondescript bar on the corner of a quiet street in Islington at Colebrook Row, 69 serves expertly mixed drinks, mixology cooked in white coats, like real chemists. The atmosphere is intimate, and the room is small, it is best to book in advance, especially if you plan to spend in the bar more than one and a half hours. With all this there is enough space for live music.
Bar Reverend JW Simpson ( "Reverend JW Simpson.") - is an underground restaurant located in the former priest's apartment in the Fitzrovia area. Bar took its name from a priest. Making corresponds to the religious theme: the walls with tile fuzzy pattern in the window - stained glass, reminiscent of a church, and in the corner there is a piano, which can play every visitor. Among the flock bar popular cocktails, for which people book their place in the "spiritual sermons."
Bar Punch Room ( "Punshevaya room") - is a cozy establishment, located behind the hotel in London's Soho Edition. It is an exquisite place with walls, climbed into the oak paneling, reproduces the style of private London clubs of the XIX century. As you can guess by the title, the main strong point of this bar - punches. In the menu you can find ten varieties of punches, which are presented as a la carte, as well as on the company. Here strict reservation policy, so get there by accident is unlikely to succeed in this bar.
Detective Agency "Evan and Peel" (Evans & Peel Detective Agency) does not take his job too seriously. "Agency", which is located in Central London and as stated on the website, specializes in "cases of blackmail, searching for missing people and armed personal security", based in the ring inconspicuous building in Earls Court. Inside, behind a door with frosted glass, on which is written the name of the agency, everything looks like a detective in this office: brick walls, typewriters and filing cabinets,. The bar menu is a large variety of cocktails, as well as special offers on tap, such as E & P Cigar Box - a wooden box filled with a drink in the pharmacy butylkov that can be mixed at home.
Behind the Green Door at Gerrard Street, 16 (16 Gerrard Street) is a secret bar Opium ( "Opium"), which serves cocktails and dimsamy in stylized Chinese environment. In addition to alcohol, the menu large selection of teas. If you want to try the best of both parts of the menu, take Opium Cup, a cocktail of tequila, cactus, pepper, ginger, and oolong tea. Visitors need to book tables. One table can take no longer than one and a half hours.
Keystone Crescent Bar is described as a "partner club for sociable people who enjoy simple and clear drinks to extracurricular time." Hidden away by road from Kings Cross Station, a tiny dimly lit cocktail bar - really a secret place, as visitors pay a membership at a rate of 35 pounds sterling fee for receiving the input of the password.
While you can not bathe in the "Victorian baths" in Bishopsgeyte - so translates the name of the bar The Victorian Bath House, you can drink and eat seafood, which is served out of the bathroom in the Turkish style in a charming historic building. Elegant decor includes marble floors, mosaics, carpets and stained glass. The bar can be accessed by appointment only, and it is one of the trendiest night spots in London.
To get to NOLA bar, a place in the style of New Orleans in Shoreditch, you must first go to a bar Bedroom Bar and climb the stairs. The bar is a mandatory reservation, so you need to plan your visit to enjoy the themed cocktails such as Bourbon Street Blues ( "Manhattan" Bourbon Makers Mark, sweet vermouth and blackberry liqueur), in the middle of Mardi Gras beads and gilded mirrors.
Little secret bar in Hackney Kansas Smitty's on the outside does not look very much impressive. However, within the reigns almost homely atmosphere where visitors can enjoy the best live jazz in East London, who plays the group standing in the bar. Often it joined special guests. Specialty drinks bar - juleps.
Set just pushes a wall in a launderette in The Breakfast Club in Battersea, bar The King of Ladies Man seemed to come from far 1970. Many gold, bartenders dressed in Hawaiian shirts, menus in Playboy magazine-style pink flamingos on every corner. Drinks, which are called "disco drinks" too retro style: here you can find several varieties Pinakolada and signature cocktails with names like "Goosebumps" (Goosebumps - vodka, rosemary, lime, bitters "Angostura" and ginger ale) or "Exquisitely soused" (Elegantly Wasted - a mixture of tequila, cassis liqueur, kaffir leaves, lime, lime and ginger beer). It is important to know that in the book The King of Ladies Man only from Monday to Wednesday and on other days you can just go through The Breakfast Club.
Walking down the street, you probably miss a bar PURL, a basement restaurant in Marylebone, but it's worth it to go. To get there, you need to tell your password - Hair of the dog ( "hair of the dog"). Inside the underground bar - glamorous decor, leather booths in alcoves and large chandeliers. But the most important thing - it is an impressive menu of cocktails, where some are made of foam and mist, and include unusual ingredients like balsamic vinegar.
Inside unusual cocktail bar in Shoreditch Callooh Callay a secret bar Jubjub Bar, which can be reached by four-digit code. It is obtained if the book seats by phone or e-mail, and it changes every day. In Jubjub bartender and drinks menu changes every month. In July, for example, has become a popular cocktail Lady Grey Ice Milk Punch with gin, a traditional English Pimm's drink tea Lady Grey, lemon and vanilla ice cream.
Bohemia Lounge - a themed bar in the style of Eastern Europe, located behind an unmarked wooden door on Great Eastern Street. A bar, which can be reached only book your place, offers unusual drinks, including - with bubbles and foam, as well as snacks, such as jelly bears of prosecco and hot popcorn.
It is necessary to go through the refrigerator Smeg in The Breakfast Club in Spitalfields, to be in the bar The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town - dimly lit establishment with bare brick walls, which is poured cool cocktails with unusual names, such as A Mary Berry Kinda Gateau (cocktail on gin and blackberry liqueur Creme de Mure and chocolate and orange bitters) or aloe, Is It Me You're Looking For (drink vodka with aloe vera, lime juice and mango). At the bar you can not make reservations, so you need to arrive early to be able to sit down at a table.
To get to the Doctor Kluger's, go down the hall to The Breakfast Club in Canary Wharf and knock on the wooden door with the doctor's name. Inside the bar looks like a luxurious tavern with wood-paneled walls, stained glass windows, furnished in different styles and disco balls. In addition to beer and cocktails, including a large assortment of drinks on the basis of Aperol, the bar offers burgers and poutine, a Canadian dish of potatoes in the meat gravy and cheese.
Bar The Discount Suit Company does not sell clothes, but sells cocktails. It is located on the famous market of Petticoat Lane in East London, and looks like a clothing store. But behind the black door is a dark bar with brick walls, serving expertly prepared classic cocktails under the British Northern Soul.