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July 1, 2019

Barts London…The Legend

Barts is a speakeasy cocktail bar set in the 1920s prohibition era, run by Chicago gangsters who have set up in London. If you know the password the door is open from 6pm ’til late every day.

Uncle Barts’ gangsters are operating their bootlegging activities from this hidden bar within one of the many apartments located on Sloane Avenue.

In order to avoid detection from the cops, this hidden speakeasy has been dressed up as the private apartment of the ever elusive proprietor ‘Barts’ – ‘Uncle Barts’ to those that know him best.

Barts serves the finest yet most illicit liquors and alcoholic concoctions known to the loving lawbreakers of London…
Discretion is advised although rarely practiced, making Barts truly London’s worst kept secret.

We managed to talk our way into this secretly located speak easy, without detection, I can’t give you the password, you’ll have to pass the test and hope you’ll be able to charm your way past the scary doorman! There are certain rules and regulations to gain admittance to this secret spot – You have to have the password, you have to dress to impress, gals need to dress like a lady but drink like a chorus girl, no cameras, no filming and no cursing, haha, although I don’t think this is seriously policed!

Once inside, this is the most fun and friendly bar, with an amazing array of delicious cocktails and nibbles. The cocktail and nibbles menu is hidden inside a comic book, it’s fun to choose.

There are literally hundreds of cocktails and the new Horoscope cocktail menu is interesting to peruse and in our party of four surprisingly each of our horoscope cocktails fitted us perfectly and we enjoyed them hugely, in fact we had two each! We were treated to some delicious nibbles, olives, humus and pitta, melon and nuts, perfect for pre dinner snacks. We almost wished we could have dined here, the menus was small but fabulous, we could have had veggie or salmon sushi rolls, mini Wagyu burgers, squid tempura, Japanese crispy chicken and many other delicacies, all of which our fellow resellers were enjoying immensely.

We had a fun filled evening here, pre dinner, the atmosphere was buzzing yet relaxed, and we will definitely be back. This venue is the perfect space for an intimate gathering, and available for hire, either inside or outside in the beautiful Secret Garden.

T:  020 7581 3355
A:  Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Ave, London SW3 3DW
W: Barts London

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