Mon-Wed 5pm-Midnight Thu 5pm-Midnight Fri 3pm-Midnight Sat Midday-Midnight Sun Midday-10.30pm
This is small bar - so don't come with a large group.
The Nudge Says...
Head to The Breakfast Club on Artillery Lane, just off Bishopsgate, where you’ll see a fairly normal looking Smeg fridge. Take your date by the hand, open the fridge door and walk through. Inside you’ll find a moodily-lit cocktail bar that has exposed brickwork, an air of exclusivity, some great music and a wide selection of cocktails.
Refreshingly for a so-called speakeasy, the staff didn’t take themselves too seriously and the drinks menu makes an amusing mockery of more vain ‘underground’ venues. The cocktails, consisting of classics and house specials, are well-crafted on the whole – especially the chilli and lemongrass twist on the Tommy’s Margarita.
The owner says it was inspired by New York City’s Speakeasys, but there is definitely some British humour going on down here; it’s all kitsch chic and amusing with “No Heavy Petting” posters and cat bowls on the floor. There’s definitely some fun to be had, plus the music’s good.