There's a party vibe to this Smithfield spot - it's a reliable haunt for the after work crowd and there's live jazz every Tuesday, too. Comedy nights courtesy of Comedy Knights bring the laughs each Wednesday.
The drinks list certainly aids the atmosphere too, with classic cocktails such as caipirinhas, salted negronis and espresso martinis doing brisk business. Fruity flutes topped with fizz also prove popular. A varied wine list concentrates on the old world but it's the beer selection that really appeals - Camden Hells, Brixton Brewery's Effra Ale, Brooklyn Lager, Kernel's Export Stout, Stevens Point IPA and Bethnal Pale Ale from the Redchurch Brewery in Bethnal Green are just some of the highlights.
The food menu ranges from small plates and snacks (buffalo wings, chilli dogs, French dip sandwiches and nachos) to pulled pork baps, racks of ribs and a house burger with cheese and crispy bacon. Expect chocolate brownie with chantilly cream for dessert.
Serving lunch Tuesday to Friday from noon, and open late, Charterhouse is ideal for birthday parties, work dos and parties of all kinds with cocktails, canapés and a variety of craft beers, wines and shooters.
There's a regular movie night every Monday, a jazz night on a Tuesday and a comedy night every Wednesday - all from 7.30pm/8pm.
Check the website for listings: http://charterhousebar.co.uk/whats-on
The staff are friendly, non-corporate, non-chain, lovely people, and the music is pretty good with DJs every Thursday and Friday.
Happy hours 4pm until 7pm Monday to Friday... result!