The London Cocktail Club is rather special; they’re a club you’re going to want to visit again and again for the unique experiences that await! They are not just one, but 4 bars, with different themes. You need to visit each one to really soak up their individual personalities and definitely their drinks!
What London Cocktail Club do that’s really great is they’re dedicated to the art of the cocktail; the classics (Martinis, Old Fashioned, Daiquiris, Mai Tai etc) but they’ve carved a reputation for contemporary creations like the Bacon & Egg Coupet, Squid Ink Sour and Rhubarb & Custard. They’re experimental with traditional ingredients and British typicalities that you would never expect in a drink.
The first one we visited was the Tattoo Rum Parlor in Shaftesbury Avenue. You go down the stairs to the basement where the natutical-inspired bar awaits you, with old school British Navy-style pin-ups, plenty of skulls and a whole lot of rum and tumble - if you’ve drunk enough!
Tattoo Rum Parlour - Drinks Ahoy Matey!
The Gin Palace - Bottoms down and bottom up!
We then moved on to Gin Palace in Googe Street - a basement bar with a kitsch punk vibe. We saw Jack The Ripper, in graffiti art, as we went down the stairs but hope he didn’t see us. The bar space was dark and mysterious and the seating area at the back was rather seductive. The dim lighting is lifted by the brightly lit back-bar showing off row upon row of intriguingly dangerous looking spirits. The drinks we had were perfectly balanced (in the right way!) and after a few of those you’ll certainly be seeing spirits. With sharp attention to detail, to make every experience memorable, they even present their menus inside old VHS boxes (videos are for the taking.)
Royal decor - The Gin Palace, Goodge St.
Be sure to check out their Cocktail Club in Covent Garden (the only bar that has a membership by law but it’s 1 quid by law) and their newest bar in Oxford Street. London Cocktail Club is a club you’ll be thirsting to be a part of!
Covent Garden Cocktail Club
London Cocktail Club are all about the cocktails and the environment which is always buzzing. Each location is designed with a unique experience in mind. They even offer cocktail classes for those who are so inclined. They’re innovative and forward-thinking so our advice is to amble on down for some experiential imbibing action in style. London Cocktail Club - you know great times and great drinks so it’s safe to say we’re in the club!
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London Cocktail Club Locations
Rum Parlour - 61 Godge St., London W1T 1TL (+44) 20 7580 1960
Gin Palace - 224a Shaftesbury Ave, London WC2H 8EB (+44) 20 7580 1960
Covent Garden - 6-7 Great Newport St, London WC2H 7JA (+44) 20 7836 9533
Gangsters Tequila Paradise - 4 Great Portland Street, London W1W 8PA (+44) 20 7580 1960