You had me at Smeg Fridge.
As if BarChick didn’t love The Breakfast Club enough already. Stroll in casually looking like you’re after some breakfast, then announce “I’m here to see the Mayor”. This is your access code to get you through that Smeg fridge and into one of BarChick’s favourite underground hangouts.
Ian the owner says it was inspired by New York City’s Speakeasys, but there is definitely some British humour going on down here; it’s all kitsch chic and amusing with “No Heavy Petting” posters and cat bowls on the floor. There’s definitely some fun to be had, plus the music’s good.
You’re in good hands with Christina and Will behind the bar, they’ll keep you fed and watered. The Rosie and Gin, the Tommys Chili and the Red Lady were some of our favorites. The weekend brunch is awesome, they have DIY Bloody Mary’s which are legendary (over 21 ingredients to choose from). It’s American diner style food, and it’s fresh, fabulous and often fried.
Nb. Upon exit you men are encouraged to keep flies undone and ladies to keep skirt tucked in your knickers, don’t be alarmed. This is because you exit through the ‘My Little Pony’ decorated bathrooms to ensure this bar is kept a little secret.