Earlham Street Clubhouse

Restaurants Covent Garden
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Don’t worry, it’s not an actual clubhouse – women are permitted in the main bar and you may wear shorts. If it was any sort of house, it would be a frat house, or ‘Animal House’, or maybe ‘Road House’ – the walls of this basement bar and pizzeria are covered in vintage American beer adverts and road signs, and there’s a classic Wurlitzer jukebox in one corner.

The cocktails would get any bunch of Delta Tau Chi boys merry. They reference US cultural benchmarks from the last 30 years: the Axel Foley has tequila, lime and sparkling grapefruit, and the Cruel Intentions comes with coconut vodka and tropical fruit juices. The pizzas sound like a ‘most-requested’ list in a ’90s video store – the Ferris Bueller, the Dawson’s Creek, the Screech. And they’re good; not Napoli-authentic like the sort from Franco Manca, but crisp, generously proportioned and loaded, just the thing to go with the good-time drinks.

ESC doesn’t take itself too seriously, but it’s flawlessly professional: it’s refreshing to see a more fun side of American culture represented than the poshed-up fried chicken-and-burgers or Brooklyn small plates that have come to proliferate round these parts.

Venue name: Earlham Street Clubhouse
Contact:
Address: 35 Earlham St
London
WC2H 9LD
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 5pm-midnight
Transport: Tube: Covent Garden
Price: Meal for two with drinks: around £60.
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3.9 / 5

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We had a bit of a bad experience here but I think it was mostly based on where we were seated (a sort of overspill table on the entrance, meant the birthday boy got whacked in the head with pizza trays several times, not ideal) so I'm going to mostly ignore that- just warn you to not sit on this table!


The uber-nostalgia was fun with lots of old trinkets and pop culture references. The pizza id good- and huge, sort of like so big you know they've done it specifically for instagram, but thats fine I guess....

The cocktail menu is fun (but they all have beer in, bit weird)... Basically I think this would be a great venue to have to yourself for a party, and if you get lucky with the walk in booking system and end up in a booth you'll have a good time- so get down early and be picky with seating!

Louise P

 Went for my leaving drinks last night. Unfortunately this has changed hands in the last few days and is now a pretentious bar complete with tonnes of roaming waiters/bouncers whose only role is to hassle you. No cheesy cocktails and pizzas as expected. Sat down to be told we should order a £200 bottle of gin to share because that would be 'easiest' for us. Honestly don't bother going!

Samantha H
Tastemaker

Cheesy pizza and cheesy music.  What more could you want from a bar! Hosted a birthday party here and the staff could not have been more accommodating.  The Secret DJ app is fantastic and means you can request your favourite tunes until the DJ starts later in the evening.  The snug area is perfect for big groups, you can book a couple of tables and make your own little dance floor around them.  The main bar area was rammed but as we had our own waiter we never really had to venture into it! The crowd is around 25-35 which was great for our group.  Would definitely go back again soon!

Adam G
Tastemaker

Whether you want to relive the moment Ross and Rachel realised they were lobsters, or here that Baywatch theme one more time, head to Earlham Street Clubhouse and you'll soon find yourself back in the 90s.

90s films playing in the background, walls covered with 90s memorabilia, with the music to match! 

Earlham Street Clubhouse, is a refreshing take on a 90s theme, quirky without the big dose of cheese you normally get (unless it's on a pizza). 

The pizzas are excellent, whether you go for the Godfather or stick with the Usual Suspects you won't be disappointed. Wash it all down with a cocktail or two and you've got yourself quite the night at Seven Dials! 

Ros A
Tastemaker

This little spot is easy to miss as you whizz around Seven Dials, but it's a treasure, especially for cold wintery, ahem, September nights. Pizzas here are gigantic, and are aptly named after 90s films. The whole bar is themed for 90s, and expect the music to match. It's often quite quiet on the week days (so good for a private party perhaps?) but weekends will be busy.

The Man on the Street

PBR , Piggly Wiggly, beer from a Gas Pump and tons more classic Americana makes this awesome bar feel like you have just walked into a 1950's Milwaukee tavern. I simply love it. Menus are hung from the ceiling on elasticated lanyards. Pull em down, make your choice and release. Ping ... it goes back to its elevated place. The staff are uber-friendly, there are booths where small groups can hang-out and its right there just off seven dials. The music adds another layer of excellence, and the pizza fresh from the oven makes it an all-round winner.

Natalie W

Delicious cocktails and pizzas in a fantastically themed bar in the heart of London. You literally step out of London and step back in to 90s America and enjoy every bit of it. Cocktails are simple yet tasty, and the bar has a brilliant menu system hanging from the ceiling so you can decide what you want before you get to the front of the bar - genius!

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