With the warm weather arriving and spring dresses/speedos being dusted off, BarChick’s enjoying some of these awesome pop ups. We’re talking light bites, great views and boozy summer drinks. Check it out baby!
Koppaburg Urban Forest (2nd July – 3rd August)
A music festival in a carpark in Dalston, sure, you’ve received more alluring invites. Don’t judge it though, Kelis opened the show on launch night and the line-up continues to look boss throughout. Oh, and it’s free.
Abbot Street Car Park, located off Kingsland High Street, Dalston,E8 3DP
Tanqueray No TEN Citrus Garden Pop Up (July 16th – Onwards)
Gin lovers we’ve got a good one for you! Tanqueray No. TEN are taking over things at Vista rooftop and turning it into a Citrus Garden all in the name of the new bottle design of Tanqueray No. TEN… If you haven’t seen it, it’s one helluva beauty. The rooftop will be filled with grapefruit, orange and lime trees and most importantly there will be some incredible drinks from some of London’s top bartenders and the Tanqueray Brand Ambassador, Tim Homewood, himself. Each of the TEN cocktails will represent a stage of the evolution of gin all the way back from the 1690s to the 21st Century – get your liquid history fix right here. There will also be masterclasses every Wednesday for you to really get your gin geek on. Book HERE.
2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square, London, SW1A 2TS // Free
Bloody Oyster (28th June – 31st August)
This Thames-side pop-up combines all the things that BarChick loves best. Customised Bloody Marys, seafood and hot boys who know how to serve them. Head down to the Southbank to find out first-hand what all the fuss is about.
Southbank Center, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX
Tottenham Green Market (Saturday 28th June for six Saturdays)
Chances are that until now you never had much reason to go this far north. Don’t worry, you won’t need your passport. Harringay Market founder Jessica Vos and Street Feast organiser Adam Layton have announced the launch of Tottenham Green Market, a brand new street food and fresh produce market in north east London. Kicking off on Saturday 28th June for six Saturdays, Tottenham Green Market will bring local street food, produce and craft beer to a diverse and expanding neighbourhood lacking in quality places to eat, drink and shop.
Tottenham Green, High Road, London, N15 4RX
The J Sheekey Lobster Festival (1st July – 3rd August)
You had us at lobster festival, and besides who doesn’t love Sheekey’s. This festival is for the love of lobster, so if you’re a lobby lover it’s not to be missed. From Tuesday 1st July to Sunday 3rd August the lobsters are taking over St Martin’s Court, and it’s going to be bigger (and better) than any invasion the world has ever seen (almost).
The National Lobster Hatchery will be on hand to celebrate the native lobster, its conservation, longer life-span (which means bigger lobsters!) and its sought after place on our menus. The menu will feature a loveable feast of lobster with everything from flat iron steak and lobster tail and lobster thermidor Benedict, to lobster risotto, the 1st July could not come soon enough.
If it’s good enough for Kate Moss and BarChick then it’s good enough for you. See you there, go get lobbied.
28-34 St Martin’s Court, London WC2N 4AL
Model Market (launches 20th/21st June, running every Fri & Sat from 6pm for 15 weekends)
Going south of the river is getting sexier by the second. Model Market, an abandoned indoor and outdoor market just off Lewisham highstreet will deliver fantastic street food, delicious drinks and banging tunes. Expect to see your favourite street food traders including Breddos Tacos, Rola Wala, SmokeStak, Cheeky Italian, Dogtown Hotdogs, Killer Tomato, Mama’s Jerk, Sambal Shiok, SE Brownie Bar, and Yum Bun, as well as a whole host of newcomers, all setting up shop in their own undercover micro-diners.
196 Lewisham High Street, London SE13 6LS // 6pm – 1am // Free entry bfore 7pm, £3 on the door thereafter
Fever Tree’s Ultimate Gin and Tonic Bar (Thurs 12th June for 6 weeks)
The kings of tonic are setting themselves up in Hoxton Square for one of summer’s hottest G&T hangouts. They’ve brought together over 160 gins, hired some of London’s best bartenders and you’re all invited to go drink. There’s a terrace for when the sun’s out and masterclasses for you to book into and get geeky in. They’ll have simple tapas, charcuterie and vegetable platters, gin of the week at a discounted price and a weekly changing flight of gins, pay £12 for four of your choice and £2 will go to Malaria No More UK. Deal? We think so.
16 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6NT // Wednesday to Friday 4pm – Midnight, Saturday 12pm – Midnight, Sunday 12pm – 11pm
Dram & Smoke (Friday 23rd May – Sun 6th July)
Your summer weekends should be sorted with this latest pop up… set in a south London Steelyard it’s been created by two Edinburgh lads, Nick Fulton and Paul Ross. Tickets are £40 and will include a welcome cocktail on arrival, a mega six course tasting menu (we’re talking Haggis bon bons, potted smoked mackerel, smoking venison loin, etc) and an Innis & Gunn Beer served with your meal. We’re mostly looking forward to the Pickering’s Gin selection and the deep fried Mars Bar to fill our fat pants with. Catch it on Friday/Sat evening and Sundays from 2pm- 5:30pm. For more info and tickets click here and we’ll see you there!
Anchor Yard, 4 Durham Street, Vauxhall, SE11 5JA, London
Peters & Co Gin Palace (Feb – July)
F Cook’s Pie and Mash Shop on Broadway Market is one to watch for pop-ups. It does exactly what the sign reads in the day and transforms itself in the night. This time around it’s the turn of a Gin Palace. Peter’s & Co are bringing 30 of their finest gins, cocktails, local craft beer, English wine and homemade cordials to this East End institution. Reckon you’ll get peckish? They’ll be food boards of local cheeses, charcuterie, Peters & Co gin & juniper home-smoked salmon and pudding!
Thurs –Saturdays 7pm till late
F. Cooke, 9 Broadway Market, London E8 4PH // Thurs –Saturdays 7pm till late
Quarterly Sessions at Caravan (27th of May and then quarterly)
We’re already big fans of Miles Kirby’s two Caravan restaurants, but now there’s another reason to get yourself to Exmouth Market or Kings Cross; the Quarterly Sessions. These quarterly events will each showcase a particular ingredient, with a four course feast, live music and some of Caravan’s gorgeously hand crafted cocktails.
First up is one for the brave, ‘A Grand Aioli’ is all about garlic and, among other things, includes a 100 clove garlic roast chicken! Drinks will be summer punches and Mr & Mrs Haines will be entertaining with their DJ slash live sax tunes. The next two sessions are set to focus on home grown produce and herbs or ‘Grass Roots’, and then November brings us ‘Stout and Oysters’.
Tickets are £38 per person and places are limited, 020 7833 8115 / firstname.lastname@example.org
BarChick came across The Black Heart pub only last year and oh what a find it was…. You want craft beers, slush puppies and live music? They’ve got it. They also have rotating chefs in the kitchen and this time they’ve got in the guys from Smoke’n’Roll who do a LOT of smokin’. Meat, fish, veg, you name it and they smoke it with hickory, alder, cherry, apple and mesquite wood. Grab a lunch to go or settle in and check out their awesome beer selection while you’re at it!
The Black Heart, 2-3 Greenland Place, NW1 0AP // 7 days a week, Friday from 3pm – Sat & Sun from 12 noon
Wrecker Wednesday (7th May – every first Wed of the month, 7pm – late)
Need your Cornish fix? Wrecker Wednesday is a Cornish-themed monthly event with everything from pasties, Cornish ales, (mass) singing of Cornish traditional songs and you’ll even be mingling with Cornish speakers.
Downstairs at The Sun & 13 Cantons, 21 Great Pulteney Street, London, W1F 9NG