While other cocktail joints get bogged down in po-faced geekery, this loud ’n’ lairy basement bar is all about the good times. The soundtrack is eclectic but hails mostly from the ‘90s, the walls are clad in garish naval tattoo decals and waiting staff are dangerously close to TGI Friday’s territory in the ‘HEY GUYS HOW'S IT GOING!’ stakes. Play along, though – the drinks are excellent.
Classics – like the silky smooth white lady (gin, triple sec, lemon juice, sugar syrup and egg white) – are well prepared and demurely presented. Between these and £100-plus showpiece sharers are LCC’s signature drinks, which pack a little bit of razzmatazz without compromising on palatability. The Smoking Barrel – scotch whisky, sweet vermouth, cherry liquer and angostura bitters – comes served in a large crystal decanter full of woodsmoke: a delightful multisensory treat.
|Venue name:||London Cocktail Club||Contact:|
224A Shaftesbury Avenue
|Opening hours:||Open 4.30pm-11:30pm Mon-Thurs; 4:30pm- midnight Fri-Sat|
|Transport:||Tube: Tottenham Court Road or Holborn tube|
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Average User Rating
3.6 / 5
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- 1 star:1
What a night, tried to drink our way thought the menu, all of which was amazing! I woke up with two new friends crashed in my apartment and seem to remember tweeting a picture of me drinking out of a Tate & Lyle tin which im pretty sure hasn't happened before. Would recommend this place to anybody who likes a party and loves a good drink!!
amazing night out! i had sooooo much fun! the cocktails where affordable, the staff are hilarious, and all my party had a great time! thank you LCC!
Our bartender also used half a bottle of our vodka and some contrieu for a group sitting next to us. IF he has asked, I am sure we would have obliged and gave it to them, but the fact he took it without asking and just shrugged it off when confronted ab
The worst bar you could ever go to. Music is lame, barmen are rude, cocktails are very expensive and extremely bad. Got sick for the whole night afterwards. Don't recommend this place at all. It should just be permanently shut!
Great fun night out BUT be warned: if you think booking a table in advance gets you one... it doesn't. I booked a table for 10 for by birthday, by email, which was confirmed. When we arrived our 'table' was a ledge by the bar which we actually couldn't get to. After some very dodgy explainations, the very lovely waiter helped us grab some chairs and take over some space. Sadly the manager refused my request to talk to me. Shame on him.