London is filled to the brim with amazing cocktail bars, gin bars, restaurants, pop ups and every exciting food and drink movement to hit the Western World. I figured it was time for me to review The London Cocktail Club as I have spent many hours in ‘research’ working my way down the cocktail list. Once the bar tender at the Oxford Circus branch started to recognise my sister and I, I decided they deserved a post, they had earned it after all.
The London Cocktail Club have many branches over the best parts of London – I have explored the Oxford Circus, Covent Garden, Shoreditch and Shafsbury Avenue branches, all with a similar grungy flair and music to make you reminisce on your teenage days of punk rock, Green Day and My Chemical Romance phases.
My favourite cocktails that I have dutifully sampled are:
By far my favourite drink to order is the Brixton Riot. Looking very similar to a Porn Star Martini, but with one important difference – it gets set on fire. For those other pyromaniacs out there, you can see why I order this one the most. While definitely not the safest establishment (and I’m not sure how it passes WH&S) when you get a good bartender they’ll even set the roof on fire making for some very insta – worthy photos.
For those who like drinking out of jars and different objects- this one is based around the TV show Breaking Bad and served in a beaker. The drink is blue and you even get a little clear sachet of popping candy (disguised as crystal meth a la the Breaking Bad drug of choice).
Porn Star Martini
Always a winner, the Porn Star Martini is nothing to be sneezed at. Probably the best tasting in my opinion and served of course in a martini glass, with a side shot of prosecco and half a passionfruit on top.
For those who love a good prosecco but don’t want to waste the novelty of being in a cocktail bar – the Bellini is the one for you. Served in a champagne glass and mixed with peach puree – perfect for a summer drink!
If you like a laid back vibe, loud old school music and fun bartenders and drinks, The London Cocktail Club is definitely one to check out on your next trip to central London!