Old Mary’s is everything you expect an underground speakeasy to be: sexy, sultry, imaginative and full of character. There’s no denying this place has been well thought out and as one of this area’s only offerings it really is a good find, tucked under some average Bayswater pub. Just don’t look at the Young’s sign on the way and if you do, try not to let it put you off, trust. With a maze of different rooms, wine cellars and dark corners this old candlelit dungeon is the perfect place to whisk your mistress away to (or take over a room and fill it with ya mates).
The cocktail menu is simple yet informative and the guys there are all about broadening their knowledge of cocktails so if you fancy it let them experiment, you won’t be dissapointed. The Espresso Martini was the perfect start to a long night propping up the bar and the yet-to-be-named cucumber and mint gin sour that came next was just what the doctor ordered. BarChick’s very handsome date was feeling courageous and went for a Tequila Old Fashioned – and yes it did make him happy (or was it the snogging?). Their focus is primarily on gin and we could see they’re putting together a nice little collection back there, the clue was in the Sipsmith. If you’re feeling peckish, don’t miss out on the Hot Dogs, they’re damn tasty and go hand in hand with a long night of boozing.