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Nightlife, Nightlife venues Covent Garden
5 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
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In spite of the futuristic, purple-lit stairs leading down from pavement level, it can be tricky to find this diminutive club in a converted Victorian loo; make the effort though and you’ll be rewarded. Some staggeringly clever design means that although there’s room for just 60, CellarDoor never feels claustrophobic, though the toilets require a bit of courage: the glass doors only cloud over when locked. Musical-theatre cabaret crooners, drag queens and snuff parties (as in taking snuff) are the order of the day, giving this sleek establishment a vintage feel. Nearly all shows are free and often great fun – EastEnd Cabaret regularly appear and Champagne Charlie's Tuesday night open mic night is an institution.


Venue name: CellarDoor
Address: Zero Aldwych
Opening hours: 4pm-1am, first show 9pm
Transport: Tube: Covent Gdn
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What I love about this place, other than the fact it's an elegant bar in what used to be an old mens loo, is the offering of snuff at the end of their cocktail menu! What an extraordinary thing to offer in a bar. The white powder (white if you choose the mint flavour) is racked up on a mirrored tray and you're handed a straw with which you're expected to snort it all up! To anyone who isn't aware that this is actually a very legal non druggy substance you may be expected to think you've wandered into some depraved drug pit... that happens to be showcasing some awesome cabaret and serving very good cocktails, but of course, it's not! It's really the novelty of the stuff that makes it a fun addition to the menu and one of the quirky things I enjoy about this bar, but it's such a small element... you should try out the snuff if you fancy it, but definitely use the drinks and amazing entertainment as your main incentive to go!

I've been to Cellar Door on a few occasions and always have a rip roaring time. My personal Cabaret favourites East End Cabaret were always on top form when performing here, with a no hold approach to audience participation. The cocktails are delicious, along with the complimentary popcorn, it's nothing but fun, frolics and festivities.

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