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Detroit

Leicester Square

Paying homage to the near-bankrupt American city in name alone, this long-established urban cocktail mecca near Seven Dials is part Prague metro in appearance (dig those retro reversed-out spots!) and part cool dive, although it’s not for the claustrophobic.

Lovers and intimate friends whisper or cackle in alcoves, while sassy staff serve contemporary drinks from a long bar. Mixes range considerably in price and strength. The 16 standards show a fruity touch – the King Kong with four rums and four tropical juices, the Black Forest Mule with dark rum, black-cherry purée and framboise eau de vie – while the super-premium list includes an Earlham Street made with rum, absinthe and strawberries. Cusqueña, Viru and Asahi are among the beers, standard-priced goujons, skewers and focaccie among the bites.

Venue name: Detroit
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Address: 35 Earlham Street
London
WC2H 9LD
Opening hours: Open 5pm-midnight Mon-Sat
Transport: Tube: Covent Garden or Leicester Square tube

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nalini

Detroit will be sadly missed and has now become with Earlham Street Clubhouse

Kathy

Went there on a Time Out offer, which turned out not to be such a great deal! The promised mixed platter was just a few spring rolls and samosas (with an olive oil and vinegar dip - weird) and 'any cocktail from the menu' transpired as 'the first page of two for £8 cocktails only' - in fact we'd have saved money without the voucher. Service was shoddy too - on arrival we were told our table would not be available for a while, despite being prebooked. 20 minutes later we checked with another member of staff and were told it had been ready all along! On the plus side the alcove seating was nice, if a bit too dark, and the cocktails were impressive - packed with flavour, and generous with the spirits. Worth visiting during happy hour (5-8) but I would be reluctant to pay their usual prices for this sort of service.

Bert

Went there last Fri night in March 2012. It was a very nice cocktail bar if you are around the area (seven dials in Convent Garden). They serve mostly cocktails in the menu and the few I had were awesome!!! Credit to the bartenders coz they actually talk to you and make you a cocktail base on your mood! This is very hard to find these days (especially near West End touristy area) The venue is cool and music was chilled (not too loud), settings perfect place to go for a date have some privacy also for small group of friends to catch up. Definitely will visit again just to avoid those overcrowded soulless chain cocktail bars in the area!