Jazz, swing, lindy-hop and vintage cocktails in this blitz-style basement bar.
- 13 Kingly Street, Kingly Court, London, W1B 5PG
- +44 (0) 20 7352 6200
- Opening Times
- Mon-Wed 17.00-01.00
- Insider Information
- Make a reservation. It's no fun to queue in the cold.
Time Out Says…
Once inside though, we quickly relaxed into cocktail hour thanks to efficient staff, low lighting and retro (read kitsch) underground paraphernalia... It’s all aided by a list of drinks spread across a newspaper-sized menu – plenty of options to get in the mood but a bloody long read. Luckily they flag a few from the menu to best suit certain tastes, and staff give recommendations.Read more…
Evening Standard Says…
The furnishing is stunning, from the handmade menu full of faintly smutty wartime posters to the printed Cahoots newspaper (The Kingly Court Herald). Everyone here looks happy, which might have something to do with the cocktails starting at a reasonable £8... Good for: a date. Themed bars can be a bore but Cahoots charms and impresses from the off. Even heading down the stairs to find the place is fun - but it's lively enough for a party of friends to have a ball too.Read more…
The Nudge Says…
Enter through the ticket hall and you’ll instantly find yourself in an intimate, buzzy and clandestine cocktail den containing a replica 1940s tube carriage complete with vintage adverts visible on the exposed brick wall through the windows. Elsewhere you’ll spot railway tracks; modified steel bunk beds; old lampshades mixed with chandeliers; bartenders (in braces, of course) serving cocktails that mix champagne with garden peas, alongside black market liquor and post-war favourites; framed tube maps and polished white, underground tiles; old clocks that tick backwards; bunting, sandbags; luggage racks and – several times each week - a live band playing 1940s jazz and swing.Read more…