Harking back to a time when the Coronavirus wasn’t in most peoples vocabulary. I travelled back to 1940s (last Christmas) where the astonishing Cahoots Cocktail bar can be found tucked away from London’s trendy Carnaby Street.
Drink - 8/10
Ambiance - 9/10
Service - 9/10
Value for Money - 8/10
A bar like no other. Located off London’s trendy Carnaby Street, travel underground and back to the 1940s for a truly unique experience.
Price Range: £££
Telephone: 020 7352 6200
Address: 13 Kingly Ct, Soho, London W1B 5PW
Nearest Station: Oxford Circus
Set in an abandoned Underground Station, upon entering we were met with an underground passageway adorned with Ticket Hall and Control Room signage, that lead you to the main bar. The echoing voice of a gentleman over the tannoy can be heard, telling commuters to travel safely was an excellent touch to what would be an amazing immersive experience.
We were lucky enough to be seated in the tube carriage section (I say lucky, as the place was heaving with people and I really wanted to sit in the carriage). We were presented with two Cahoot newspapers and a tin of complimentary Popcorn (which we later discovered are refillable!). The newspapers were a great innovative idea, not only did it fit in with the classic theme but also was Cahoot’s menu!.
Cahoots mainly sell beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and they also offer small plates and snacks if you are feeling peckish. As this was a flyby stop before a musical show, we only went for the drinks on this occasion.
Served in a novelty Winston Churchill goblet, the Winston Churchill made with Vodka, Banana and Coconut Puree, Caramel Syrup and Lime Juice was a sweet and zesty concoction, which received great praise from my friend.
I am quite the Tequilla fan, so when I saw the Frank Sinatra it was an obvious choice for me. Made with Tequilla, Orange liqueur, Basil, Lime and Lemon, the Sinatra is on the slightly bitter taste, and probably wouldn’t be a favourite for many, but it was for me!
If in London, be sure to have a stop off at Cahoots, for a unique drinking experience. The prices are slightly on the expensive side, but you are given one of the best customer services I’ve ever experienced at a bar, a hilarious bouncer if you are caught waiting to get in and a great spot to take loads of Instagram pictures to show off to your friends and family how trendy you are!