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A bartender's night off...


Gareth Evans
I work in Soho most days and if I need to get away after work for a solid drink there’s places to get a great drink and it isn’t as crazy as Soho. I am a boring person and I like simple things...
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    Punch Room at The Edition


    The London Edition, 10 Berners Street, London, W1T 3NP


    Mon-Sun 5pm-1am

    Order: Glass of red. Tequila. I go here to see Davide and his team. We run the restaurant in the EDITION but I want to get away from work so I always head to the Punch Room. Davide is a great host and apart from his constantly shoving tequila (or “Mexican grappa”) at me it’s one of my favourite places to have a glass of wine and laugh at Andy Shannon in a suit. He thinks he’s people!

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    Oskar's Bar at Dabbous


    39 Whitfield Street, London, W1T 2SF


    Mon-Sat 5.30pm-11pm Sun CLOSED

    Order: Einstok white ale and a shot of bourbon. One of the places I really identified with when I came to London and was working at Pollen Street Social. Both bars are in restaurants, both menus are fairly pun heavy and we both do a lot of stuff in house. Me and Oskar hit it off straight away. Well, I liked him anyway, he may well have thought I was a tit. He makes really great drinks, has a healthy distain for bullshit and is alarmingly honest. He came to one of our restaurants once and when I asked how it was he said “meh, pretty average”. I like that. You need honest people, it makes you try harder.

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    Cocktail Trading Co. Brick Lane


    68 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6GQ


    Mon-Wed 4pm-11.30pm Thu-Sat 4pm-Midnight Sun 4pm-10.30pm

    Order: Martini. Cold as you like. Yeah I know it isn’t strictly in Fitzrovia (it isn’t even slightly) but I love these guys, and I am happy that it’s still possible to do what they are doing in London without 10 million pounds. They make solid drinks and have great service but it’s all about the guys really. I like going to see what stupid stuff they have planned and talking to Olly to see where he has woken up recently. Really nice guys.


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