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Beach Blanket Babylon
19-23 Bethnal Green Rd. (Shoreditch)
(44) 020-7749-3540 | www.beachblanket.co.uk/shoreditch
HOURSSun.-Thurs.:12:00pm-12:00am; Fri.-Sat.: 12:00pm-1:00am
RESERVATIONSStrongly suggested for a table, especially during the weekend
DOOR POLICYDress code in the Shoreditch location not as strict as in Notting Hill; trainers and ripped jeans allowed
PRICE (COCKTAILS)GBP ~8.50
SIGNATURE DRINKClassic Champagne Cocktail (Angostura, Cognac, and brown sugar)
BARYes - large white marble bar serves as the room's centerpiece
FOOD SERVED?Yes - traditional pub food (burgers, etc.) with an upmarket twist (but the main event is the bar, not the restaurant); Daily: 12:00pm-11:00pm
OUTDOOR SPACEYes - open in nice weather
PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?Yes - accommodates 20-100; various sections available to rent out
TUBEShoreditch High Street; Liverpool Street
Cool boho chic décor with a grand country chateau flavor. The space is full of creams and grays on the ground floor, bathed in very warm lighting with a funky design aesthetic. The marble bar and its gorgeous, oversized flower arrangements serve as the room's centerpiece; there is a small separate dining section on the dais in the back. The clubbing area downstairs is darker and a bit more opulent, with the later nights tending to get packed with sweaty dancers.
WHAT WE WOULD WEAR
Sexy, hot dress or cool top with stylish heels for a night on the town
GO HERE WITH
A fun group of friends up for nocturnal adventures
Late 20- to 40-somethings who like upscale clubbing in trendy destinations. These are the people dialed into the London scene.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Swanky scene with pretty people, good tunes, and fun ambiance. The cocktails are also well made, upping the festivity quotient.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
The service itself: not the most congenial staff, but what club/lounge really has phenomenal service??
GOOD TO KNOW
There’s a gallery that’s for hire attached to the club/lounge, a favorite of the corporate and fashion event sets.
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