It takes a committed boozer to set up a decent bar, so by that logic, Mark’s Bar was always going to be a classic. It’s underneath the (decent) restaurant in Soho, and whilst they’re very friendly they do run a fairly tough door when it’s busy. If you’re having dinner, know the crew, or hanging with some hotties then you’ll make it down OK, otherwise be sure to book.
It’s very comfy, sorta clubby, loungey with big sofas that no one minds sharing. There’s a long bar to lurk at if you’re on your own/stalking and it’s a good spot to watch the barmen doing their stuff. The drinks list is vast (Punch Bowls, The Bishop, the delicious but deadly Hix Fix), quirky and fun. Be sure to all hail the ale here as Mark has won awards for them.
Being a foodie, the food was always going to be good down here. Make like you’re skiing with a fondue, or shoot some quails eggs – legendary. Oh and challenge your date to bar billiards, BarChick makes up the rules as she goes along so she always wins!