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Pop ups are still a thing, but only if you're going to the best.  Here are London's hottest temporary fixtures for booze, food and other weird and wonderful residencies going on in the city this month.

THE BIG BOYS

The Owls Are Not What They Seem

Lynchian heaven 

If you've never watched Twin Peaks, you're missing out on one of the most seminal, awesome television series you will ever watch in life. If you have and didn't dig it, that is a tragedy, but never mind that. Brought to you by the pop-up pros, Lemonade and Laughing Gas and Blanch & Shock, this pop up is going to thrust you into an eerie, bizarre, surreal American abyss that will leave you mind f*cked and it's gonna be BRILLIANT. You can pretend to be Agent Dale Cooper for a night and say things like 'that's a damn fine cup of coffee' and maybe even meet a 'man from another world.' Go trip out without shrooming from August 27th. Late-night drinking den, secret missions and a three-course meal for £65. You'll be talking about it for years to come and may be unbearable to be around, but whatever. Do it.

27th August - 17th October // Secret Location 

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Dinerama A tiki rum rooftop bar The food ‘arena’ pop up isn't just about bringing together awesome street feast vendors, you know. Dinerama has a huge rooftop terrace that's definitely worthy of a night out. Start at The Pavilion Bar on Shoreditch Lawn is for sharing punch bowls and as many summer spritzers as you can shake a stick at. Next, head to The Baja-Marama Bar for refreshing tequila slushies (haven’t had one yet? Here’s why you should be drinking them) and Chillibacks before heading up to The Rum Rooftop Bar. This place rocks tiki bar vibes like no other - name any colour and they’ll do it in a cocktail. We say go rainbow. 19 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3EJ

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A Walk in Cocktail Cloud - Bompas & Parr’s Alcoholic Architecture

From 30th July, for 6 months, a cocktail cloud is gonna hit Borough Market - it's an alcoholic weather system where meteorology and mixology collide. Yeah.  Basically it mixes up some badass cocktails and creates a 'fully immersive' environment where the booze seeps in through your nose, eyes and in to your lungs so it hits your blood stream pronto. You'll have to don a sexy suit and there'll be sh*t loads (140 percent) of alcohol in the air that you won't be able to see more than a meter in front of your face.

Hour slots start from £10.00 off peak. Get tickets HERE.  From 30th July 2015  // 1 Cathedral Street, Borough Market, SE1 9DE cocktail.cloud (2) The Magic Roundabout A disco paradise on the Old Street roundabout It's a freaking party on Old Street roundabout! This is the Kickstarter project from the dude behind Burger Bear, Tom Reany, who wanted to create a burger joint that doubles up as a 'disco paradise'. SOLD. Get stuffed with Burger Bear's famous Bacon Jam and Norweigan King Crab from Prawnogprahy (don't be tempted to knock down the giant pink mascot). It's open every day, so you can drop in from 7am and grab an espresso from Relax to help you get your buzz back, then again after work before the beats kick in and party really starts. Honk if you're feeling lucky. Opens 12th June // 7am-11pm // Free entry ThomasBowles.3184 (1)

Summer Tales

It’s back, baby!

Remember Night Tales? Well it’s got it’s sandals on and has gone all summer on us. It might just be even better than it’s epic predecessor. With heaps of food to feast on including offerings from Burger and Lobster, the Bonnie Gull seafood shack and toasties from Morty and Bob’s, awesome cocktails available from the Frozen Punch Bar and a big Lazy Flamingo Bar as well as a load of DJ’s to keep the party going ‘til late, it’s gonna be a big one. 288 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V 9DP // 22nd May - 29th August // Tickets cost £4 before 9pm, £5 after or buy a queue jump ticket for £10 (incl a cocktail) to guarantee entry summer.tales.logo.edit2.000

The Wick at The Old Baths

A summer of hot tubs and tiki bars The last time this pop up took place 2,000 people rocked up and road blocked the street! We’re all over it. The chicks behind The Wick have hosted areas at Glasto, Burning Man and Secret Garden  Party (yup, they know their sh*t) and this urban east London festival is just as banging. Grab a slice from Pizza Surgery or get stuck in at Danger Dogs Hotdogs and shop around at the huge outdoor market where you can buy tonnes of vintage clothes and cool stuff for your house. More important, though, a beach has been created in the space, complete with the king of all summer boozers; a tiki bar. There are hot tubs too. Time to get your kit off. The Old Baths, Cre-8 Centre, 80 Eastway, E9 5JH // Every Sunday from 3rd May - 25th October, midday-11pm The.Wick.Tiki.Bar

Midnight Apothecary

The party on a museum roof Things are getting wild on the rooftop of the Brunel Museum where a campsite has pitched up complete with live music and marshmallows ready for toasting over the logfire. Even if the great outdoors scene isn’t your thing, this one's worth it for the sunset view alone. Brunel Museum, London SE16 4LF // May - September DMNfirepit.e1429261367152 Lewisham Model Market Killer cocktails and craft beer in SE13 Who’d have guessed the party was in Lewisham these days? After a banging summer last year, Model Market has headed back to SE13 for street food, drinking dancing and great vibes. They’ve got craft beer, wine bars and slushy cocktails on tap - as well as a 'rooftop bar' where you can catch the action going on below. Hungry? It's all about the food with 10 micro diners serving it ALL from brownies to beefsteaks and burgers. This is perfect for whiling the summer nights away. 196 Lewisham High Street, Lewisham, London SE13 6LS // 17th April - 25th September, 5pm - 1am POP.UP.Lewisham The Rooftop Film Club Movies, sunsets and hot hot pizza RFC is back for another summer of epic film screenings atop some awesome  rooftops. This year four venues; The Queen of Hoxton in Shoreditch, The Bussey Building in Peckham, Roof East in Stratford and The Roof Gardens in Kensington will be serving hot pizza to guests chilling under blankets and watching classics including Casablanca and The Graduate and amazing new movies like Birdman and The Theory of Everything. Tickets sell out pretty damn fast, so book yourself up and get a sexy date - they'll think you've smashed it. Various Locations // From 1st May POP.UP.Rooftop

FOR BOOZE HOUNDS

Cîroc at London Riviera

Miami paradise on the Southbank

Thought you had to leave the city to find a beach in London? You're wrong! Grab your sunnies and something skimpy and head towards the light - a giant, bright pink neon sign - at this pop up kitchen and bar to order a round of Piña Colada's served in fresh pineapples. These guys have got all your summer booze cravings sorted, from tropical Cîroc serves to the pre-bottled goodness from the guys at Craft Cocktail Company in Bethnal Green. Hungry? Join the queue round the side for Mediterranean feasts including dips, mezze and salads - we recommend slow roast lamb shoulder with shawarma spices. F*ck expensive holidays, get your suntan and sexy instagram pictures here.

Queen's Walk, More London, London, SE1 2DB ciroc1 (1) Roofnic Peanut butter & jam hardshakes This oasis in the middle of central London feels like a little relaxation retreat. But with booze. Grab some space on the scattered floor cushions and start the night by ordering a PBJ hard shake - the hard bit's bourbon, baby. Hungry? Show the punters what you're made of and go for the giant pulled pork and cheddar ‘manwich’. Wash all that down with something refreshing from the cocktail menu, like a Lady Garden (don’t worry, tastes of strawberry’s) or a glass from the wine menu – they do ‘Nice’, ‘Nicer’ and ‘Nicest’ bottles of red and white, cutting the sh*t out of trying to order fancy. We like their style. Open until September // 535 Oxford Street, W1C 2QW Roofnic_4_Cropped.001 (1) Merchant House Spritz Bar Spritzers for a fiver! Go explore behind Bow Lane and you’ll find sexy winding alleyways like something out of a Dicken’s book. Follow them away from the madness of the main road and you’ll reach Merchant House, where this cosy spritz pop-up is serving £5 drinks all summer from midday - now that’s what we call a liquid lunch! Fill yer boots with Aperol Spritzs and Negronis and party under the red umbrellas all night. From 2nd June Tues-Fri Midday-sundown // 13 Well Court, Off Bow Lane, EC4M 9DN MerchantHouse.1

Ketel One Vodka Kitchen

Vodka lessons, cocktails and brunch

Time to brush up on your vodka knowledge. The Folly are holding masterclasses on the Dutch vodka throughout Summer, featuring killer new drinks and a lesson in the good stuff from expert mixologists. Get there at the weekend for the Bloody Mary masterclass and end the morning with a cracking brunch. Sweet. The Folly, 41 Gracechurch Street, London EC3V 0BT // May - September // Bloody Mary Masterclasses take place every Weds & Thurs 4pm-late and cost from £20. The Weekend Brunch Experience, a Full Bloody Mary Masterclass and choice of sumptuous new brunch dishes, costs from £15. Ketel_one_pop.up_the_folly_ec3 Summer on Ice It’s champagne. On a rooftop. Go. OK, so it’s not BarChick’s usual digs but when the sun’s out and there’s a massive rooftop in the city serving up Champagne, you go. Just be on w*nker alert, get popping the corks and you’ll be fine. Moët’s ice themed pop up at Madison has giant penguin figures, Champagne cocktails. seats made of ice and panoramic views of the city. May-September // One New Change, 1 New Change, EC4M 9AD

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Bloom at the Vista Bar

Gin plus epic views equals a very happy BarChick

When the sun shines and things hot up, we head straight to a rooftop. If there’s gin, that’s even better. Bloom Gin is popping up at Trafalgar Square’s Vista Bar on top of the Hilton and it promises specially created floral cocktails and some totally sexy garden vibes overlooking Big Ben and the London Eye.  Remember access is subject to availability, so book your table now or spend summer in a dark, sunset-less pub. Your choice.

2 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2TS // From April - September POP.UPS.Bloom

Lights Out

Clapham's sexy speakeasy 

This 1920s-inspired bar has popped up in Reece 79 hair salon in Clapham, filling the cool London bar void previously present within the area. Expect imaginative cocktails and live 20’s-style piano playing, which can only lead to regrettable dancing and hilarious times. A proper speakeasy. 79 Abbeville Road, Clapham, London SW4 9JN // Last Saturday of every month from 21st March POP.UP.Lights.out

Little Nan's Cocktail Den

Bottomless boozy teapots

After moving from Deptford to the sunny streets of Shoreditch, Little Nan is pouring out bottomless cocktail teapots and giving out unlimited pick ‘n’ mix and popcorn to everyone who pops by. The ultimate kitsch p*ss up, you can expect to meet Little Nan’s pals Vince the Cheetah, Jeffrey the Gnome and Luxury Addiction the Pony too. Seriously. And even better, we’re giving away some freebies! For two tickets to their launch night including unlimited teapots and pic’n’mix, click here and RT! A secret Shoreditch location // 13th May - September, Thursdays & Saturdays, 5pm - 1am // From £35 per person little.nan (1)

FOR FOODIES

Carom at Madison Rooftop feasts in the City Pan-Indian joint is sacking off Soho after a fire on Wardour Street and upping their game (literally) at a sky high pop-up on the One New Change rooftop in St Paul’s. Go check out views of the cathedral and panoramic east London sights while munching down a plate of chicken winglet lollipops. Rooftop Terrace, 1 New Change, St Paul’s, London, EC4M 9AF CEUT0N5WAAAKc6L Sabel Fusion feasts Any place that serves a ‘snack’ course is a place you’ll find a BarChick. They keep business in the family at Sabel, where the head chef (who’s worked with Ottolenghi and Simon Rogan, to name a few) takes inspiration from travelling all over the world and puts it straight back into his feasts. Book tickets for the pop up at Palm2, running all summer, where you’ll be greeted with a super fresh Rose and Gin Rickey when you arrive and served all kinds of fusion food, including glazed pork belly and crackling crumble. Immense. From 12th June // 152-156 Lower Clapton Road, E5 0QJ // Tickets £35  Sabel

Smoke ‘n’ Roll residency at The Dissenting Academy pub

Wanna smoke? Smoke ‘n’ Roll have left their residency at The Black Heart while the pub refurbishes, but don’t panic - they’re moving to not one but two new kitchens to get their BBQ on. Head to The Dissenting Academy in Mildmay Park or The Elderfield in Clapton and get meat, fish, veg – you name it and they smoke it with hickory, alder, cherry, apple and mesquite wood. These italian boys use a combination of flavours inspired by their heritage and authentic Louisiana style barbecuing and are open everyday. They’ll put your disposable tin foil nonsense to shame. The Dissenting Academy, 92 Mildmay Park, London N1 4PR // The Elderfield, 57 Elderfield Rd, Lower Clapton, London E5 0LF Smoke.N.Roll

Nantucket Beach Club Pop Up

Lobster mac’n’cheese

It’s no secret that London’s summers are usually a let down, so when you’re feeling particularly p*ssed off about it head up to Skylounge for some laid back Nantucket vibes. They’ve got a bowling alley, a shuffleboard area, vodka slushies and mothereffing lobster mac’n’cheese. See y’all there. Skylounge, 7 Pepys Street, London EC3N 4AF // 1st May – 30th September, 3pm – 10pm HL_sunrise001_2_677x380_FitToBoxSmallDimension_Center

The Moveable Feast

Veggie heaven

Not a standard risotto with a side of leaves in sight, people. The Moveable Feast is hosting four start up vegetarian and vegan food purveyors which constantly change to deliver fresh food ideas, each serving inventive, colourful, exciting dishes. Get stuffed with the chicks at Not Dogs (a proper contender for the whatever’s-actually-in-them version). If you’re a hardcore carnivore then there’s not much here for you unless you’re willing to go meat-free for one meal. Challenge. 21-27 St Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY // 9th March – September 2015 not.dogs.00_jpg_srb

The Grain Store Unleashed

It’s time to up your veg game

Big dog chef Bruno Loubet has brought the King’s Cross Grain Store to central, taking up residency in the kitchen at Zetter’s. His menu is banging, including kohlrabi and broad bean ravioli and parsnip and white chocolate ice cream - enough of the good stuff to make any meat-lover leave satisfied. If you’ve never had a glass of their Butter & Hay Champagne, here’s your excuse. St John’s Square, 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1M 5RJ // 13th April - end of August // Tickets from £28.50 photo_3

Weird, Wonderful and a Bit of Everything Pop Ups

Wonderland Bar

Squid ink cocktails, an underground maze and flamingo croquet

Escape down the rabbit hole and into a wicked cocktail bar at The Vaults' Wonderland pop up. This place has got installations, a hedge maze, flamingo croquet and aerial acrobats all inspired by Alice in Wonderland. Now that girl knew how to party! Go try cocktails from Bourne & Hollingsworth, like the Black Snapper (Gin, Tomato Juice, Fresh Lemon and House Spice mix shaken with Squid Ink) and taste the new flavours at Pieminister including Off With Their Heads (butternut squash, feta and sundried tomato). It's live bands and DJ's here on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until 2am, plus  interactive performances from critically-acclaimed theatre company Les Enfants Terribles. A pretty impressive first date bar, right? Open now until end of August // Free Entry // Opening Hours: Tues – Weds - 7.30pm-11pm Thurs-Sat 7.30pm to 2am // The Vaults, Launcelot Street, London, SE1 7AD alice (1) Pop Up Screens Your summer evening sorted Pack a boozy hamper, grab a picnic blanket and call a hot date - this summer Pop Up Screens have planned al fresco cinema parties across the city and they’re guaranteed to get you laid. Watch classics like Pulp Fiction, Romeo and Juliet and Top Gun under the stars among trees in a load of London parks. There’s food, popcorn and a bar on each site but we say make a batch of homemade cocktails and take ‘em with you. From 24th July // Various locations // Advanced tickets £10 Pop.Up.Screens " ["post_title"]=> string(21) "London's Best Pop Ups" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["ping_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(31) "once-you-pop-you-just-cant-stop" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(675) "http://dishoom.com/2011/04/the-dishoom-chowpatty-beach-bar-may-sep/ http://dishoom.com/2011/04/the-dishoom-chowpatty-beach-bar-may-sep/ http://dishoom.com/2011/04/the-dishoom-chowpatty-beach-bar-may-sep/ http://popupslondon.wordpress.com/2011/04/13/roganics-simon-rogans-new-restaurant-venture/ http://popupslondon.wordpress.com/2011/04/13/roganics-simon-rogans-new-restaurant-venture/ http://popupslondon.wordpress.com/2011/04/13/roganics-simon-rogans-new-restaurant-venture/ http://www.51-buckinghamgate.com/index.php/courtyard-at-51/ http://www.51-buckinghamgate.com/index.php/courtyard-at-51/ http://superettesundays.com/blog/superette-x-castle-gibson-x-the-roast-dinner/" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2015-08-26 17:56:32" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2015-08-26 16:56:32" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(26) "http://barchick.com/?p=495" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } ["queried_object_id"]=> int(495) ["request"]=> string(208) "SELECT wp_posts.* FROM wp_posts WHERE 1=1 AND wp_posts.post_name = 'once-you-pop-you-just-cant-stop' AND post_modified > FROM_UNIXTIME(0) AND wp_posts.post_type = 'post' ORDER BY wp_posts.post_date DESC " ["posts"]=> &array(1) { [0]=> object(WP_Post)#388 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(495) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "1" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2015-05-29 12:00:55" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2015-05-29 11:00:55" ["post_content"]=> string(42896) "

Pop ups are still a thing, but only if you're going to the best.  Here are London's hottest temporary fixtures for booze, food and other weird and wonderful residencies going on in the city this month.

THE BIG BOYS

The Owls Are Not What They Seem

Lynchian heaven 

If you've never watched Twin Peaks, you're missing out on one of the most seminal, awesome television series you will ever watch in life. If you have and didn't dig it, that is a tragedy, but never mind that. Brought to you by the pop-up pros, Lemonade and Laughing Gas and Blanch & Shock, this pop up is going to thrust you into an eerie, bizarre, surreal American abyss that will leave you mind f*cked and it's gonna be BRILLIANT. You can pretend to be Agent Dale Cooper for a night and say things like 'that's a damn fine cup of coffee' and maybe even meet a 'man from another world.' Go trip out without shrooming from August 27th. Late-night drinking den, secret missions and a three-course meal for £65. You'll be talking about it for years to come and may be unbearable to be around, but whatever. Do it.

27th August - 17th October // Secret Location 

TheOwlsAreNotWhatTheSeem

Dinerama A tiki rum rooftop bar The food ‘arena’ pop up isn't just about bringing together awesome street feast vendors, you know. Dinerama has a huge rooftop terrace that's definitely worthy of a night out. Start at The Pavilion Bar on Shoreditch Lawn is for sharing punch bowls and as many summer spritzers as you can shake a stick at. Next, head to The Baja-Marama Bar for refreshing tequila slushies (haven’t had one yet? Here’s why you should be drinking them) and Chillibacks before heading up to The Rum Rooftop Bar. This place rocks tiki bar vibes like no other - name any colour and they’ll do it in a cocktail. We say go rainbow. 19 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3EJ

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A Walk in Cocktail Cloud - Bompas & Parr’s Alcoholic Architecture

From 30th July, for 6 months, a cocktail cloud is gonna hit Borough Market - it's an alcoholic weather system where meteorology and mixology collide. Yeah.  Basically it mixes up some badass cocktails and creates a 'fully immersive' environment where the booze seeps in through your nose, eyes and in to your lungs so it hits your blood stream pronto. You'll have to don a sexy suit and there'll be sh*t loads (140 percent) of alcohol in the air that you won't be able to see more than a meter in front of your face.

Hour slots start from £10.00 off peak. Get tickets HERE.  From 30th July 2015  // 1 Cathedral Street, Borough Market, SE1 9DE cocktail.cloud (2) The Magic Roundabout A disco paradise on the Old Street roundabout It's a freaking party on Old Street roundabout! This is the Kickstarter project from the dude behind Burger Bear, Tom Reany, who wanted to create a burger joint that doubles up as a 'disco paradise'. SOLD. Get stuffed with Burger Bear's famous Bacon Jam and Norweigan King Crab from Prawnogprahy (don't be tempted to knock down the giant pink mascot). It's open every day, so you can drop in from 7am and grab an espresso from Relax to help you get your buzz back, then again after work before the beats kick in and party really starts. Honk if you're feeling lucky. Opens 12th June // 7am-11pm // Free entry ThomasBowles.3184 (1)

Summer Tales

It’s back, baby!

Remember Night Tales? Well it’s got it’s sandals on and has gone all summer on us. It might just be even better than it’s epic predecessor. With heaps of food to feast on including offerings from Burger and Lobster, the Bonnie Gull seafood shack and toasties from Morty and Bob’s, awesome cocktails available from the Frozen Punch Bar and a big Lazy Flamingo Bar as well as a load of DJ’s to keep the party going ‘til late, it’s gonna be a big one. 288 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V 9DP // 22nd May - 29th August // Tickets cost £4 before 9pm, £5 after or buy a queue jump ticket for £10 (incl a cocktail) to guarantee entry summer.tales.logo.edit2.000

The Wick at The Old Baths

A summer of hot tubs and tiki bars The last time this pop up took place 2,000 people rocked up and road blocked the street! We’re all over it. The chicks behind The Wick have hosted areas at Glasto, Burning Man and Secret Garden  Party (yup, they know their sh*t) and this urban east London festival is just as banging. Grab a slice from Pizza Surgery or get stuck in at Danger Dogs Hotdogs and shop around at the huge outdoor market where you can buy tonnes of vintage clothes and cool stuff for your house. More important, though, a beach has been created in the space, complete with the king of all summer boozers; a tiki bar. There are hot tubs too. Time to get your kit off. The Old Baths, Cre-8 Centre, 80 Eastway, E9 5JH // Every Sunday from 3rd May - 25th October, midday-11pm The.Wick.Tiki.Bar

Midnight Apothecary

The party on a museum roof Things are getting wild on the rooftop of the Brunel Museum where a campsite has pitched up complete with live music and marshmallows ready for toasting over the logfire. Even if the great outdoors scene isn’t your thing, this one's worth it for the sunset view alone. Brunel Museum, London SE16 4LF // May - September DMNfirepit.e1429261367152 Lewisham Model Market Killer cocktails and craft beer in SE13 Who’d have guessed the party was in Lewisham these days? After a banging summer last year, Model Market has headed back to SE13 for street food, drinking dancing and great vibes. They’ve got craft beer, wine bars and slushy cocktails on tap - as well as a 'rooftop bar' where you can catch the action going on below. Hungry? It's all about the food with 10 micro diners serving it ALL from brownies to beefsteaks and burgers. This is perfect for whiling the summer nights away. 196 Lewisham High Street, Lewisham, London SE13 6LS // 17th April - 25th September, 5pm - 1am POP.UP.Lewisham The Rooftop Film Club Movies, sunsets and hot hot pizza RFC is back for another summer of epic film screenings atop some awesome  rooftops. This year four venues; The Queen of Hoxton in Shoreditch, The Bussey Building in Peckham, Roof East in Stratford and The Roof Gardens in Kensington will be serving hot pizza to guests chilling under blankets and watching classics including Casablanca and The Graduate and amazing new movies like Birdman and The Theory of Everything. Tickets sell out pretty damn fast, so book yourself up and get a sexy date - they'll think you've smashed it. Various Locations // From 1st May POP.UP.Rooftop

FOR BOOZE HOUNDS

Cîroc at London Riviera

Miami paradise on the Southbank

Thought you had to leave the city to find a beach in London? You're wrong! Grab your sunnies and something skimpy and head towards the light - a giant, bright pink neon sign - at this pop up kitchen and bar to order a round of Piña Colada's served in fresh pineapples. These guys have got all your summer booze cravings sorted, from tropical Cîroc serves to the pre-bottled goodness from the guys at Craft Cocktail Company in Bethnal Green. Hungry? Join the queue round the side for Mediterranean feasts including dips, mezze and salads - we recommend slow roast lamb shoulder with shawarma spices. F*ck expensive holidays, get your suntan and sexy instagram pictures here.

Queen's Walk, More London, London, SE1 2DB ciroc1 (1) Roofnic Peanut butter & jam hardshakes This oasis in the middle of central London feels like a little relaxation retreat. But with booze. Grab some space on the scattered floor cushions and start the night by ordering a PBJ hard shake - the hard bit's bourbon, baby. Hungry? Show the punters what you're made of and go for the giant pulled pork and cheddar ‘manwich’. Wash all that down with something refreshing from the cocktail menu, like a Lady Garden (don’t worry, tastes of strawberry’s) or a glass from the wine menu – they do ‘Nice’, ‘Nicer’ and ‘Nicest’ bottles of red and white, cutting the sh*t out of trying to order fancy. We like their style. Open until September // 535 Oxford Street, W1C 2QW Roofnic_4_Cropped.001 (1) Merchant House Spritz Bar Spritzers for a fiver! Go explore behind Bow Lane and you’ll find sexy winding alleyways like something out of a Dicken’s book. Follow them away from the madness of the main road and you’ll reach Merchant House, where this cosy spritz pop-up is serving £5 drinks all summer from midday - now that’s what we call a liquid lunch! Fill yer boots with Aperol Spritzs and Negronis and party under the red umbrellas all night. From 2nd June Tues-Fri Midday-sundown // 13 Well Court, Off Bow Lane, EC4M 9DN MerchantHouse.1

Ketel One Vodka Kitchen

Vodka lessons, cocktails and brunch

Time to brush up on your vodka knowledge. The Folly are holding masterclasses on the Dutch vodka throughout Summer, featuring killer new drinks and a lesson in the good stuff from expert mixologists. Get there at the weekend for the Bloody Mary masterclass and end the morning with a cracking brunch. Sweet. The Folly, 41 Gracechurch Street, London EC3V 0BT // May - September // Bloody Mary Masterclasses take place every Weds & Thurs 4pm-late and cost from £20. The Weekend Brunch Experience, a Full Bloody Mary Masterclass and choice of sumptuous new brunch dishes, costs from £15. Ketel_one_pop.up_the_folly_ec3 Summer on Ice It’s champagne. On a rooftop. Go. OK, so it’s not BarChick’s usual digs but when the sun’s out and there’s a massive rooftop in the city serving up Champagne, you go. Just be on w*nker alert, get popping the corks and you’ll be fine. Moët’s ice themed pop up at Madison has giant penguin figures, Champagne cocktails. seats made of ice and panoramic views of the city. May-September // One New Change, 1 New Change, EC4M 9AD

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Bloom at the Vista Bar

Gin plus epic views equals a very happy BarChick

When the sun shines and things hot up, we head straight to a rooftop. If there’s gin, that’s even better. Bloom Gin is popping up at Trafalgar Square’s Vista Bar on top of the Hilton and it promises specially created floral cocktails and some totally sexy garden vibes overlooking Big Ben and the London Eye.  Remember access is subject to availability, so book your table now or spend summer in a dark, sunset-less pub. Your choice.

2 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2TS // From April - September POP.UPS.Bloom

Lights Out

Clapham's sexy speakeasy 

This 1920s-inspired bar has popped up in Reece 79 hair salon in Clapham, filling the cool London bar void previously present within the area. Expect imaginative cocktails and live 20’s-style piano playing, which can only lead to regrettable dancing and hilarious times. A proper speakeasy. 79 Abbeville Road, Clapham, London SW4 9JN // Last Saturday of every month from 21st March POP.UP.Lights.out

Little Nan's Cocktail Den

Bottomless boozy teapots

After moving from Deptford to the sunny streets of Shoreditch, Little Nan is pouring out bottomless cocktail teapots and giving out unlimited pick ‘n’ mix and popcorn to everyone who pops by. The ultimate kitsch p*ss up, you can expect to meet Little Nan’s pals Vince the Cheetah, Jeffrey the Gnome and Luxury Addiction the Pony too. Seriously. And even better, we’re giving away some freebies! For two tickets to their launch night including unlimited teapots and pic’n’mix, click here and RT! A secret Shoreditch location // 13th May - September, Thursdays & Saturdays, 5pm - 1am // From £35 per person little.nan (1)

FOR FOODIES

Carom at Madison Rooftop feasts in the City Pan-Indian joint is sacking off Soho after a fire on Wardour Street and upping their game (literally) at a sky high pop-up on the One New Change rooftop in St Paul’s. Go check out views of the cathedral and panoramic east London sights while munching down a plate of chicken winglet lollipops. Rooftop Terrace, 1 New Change, St Paul’s, London, EC4M 9AF CEUT0N5WAAAKc6L Sabel Fusion feasts Any place that serves a ‘snack’ course is a place you’ll find a BarChick. They keep business in the family at Sabel, where the head chef (who’s worked with Ottolenghi and Simon Rogan, to name a few) takes inspiration from travelling all over the world and puts it straight back into his feasts. Book tickets for the pop up at Palm2, running all summer, where you’ll be greeted with a super fresh Rose and Gin Rickey when you arrive and served all kinds of fusion food, including glazed pork belly and crackling crumble. Immense. From 12th June // 152-156 Lower Clapton Road, E5 0QJ // Tickets £35  Sabel

Smoke ‘n’ Roll residency at The Dissenting Academy pub

Wanna smoke? Smoke ‘n’ Roll have left their residency at The Black Heart while the pub refurbishes, but don’t panic - they’re moving to not one but two new kitchens to get their BBQ on. Head to The Dissenting Academy in Mildmay Park or The Elderfield in Clapton and get meat, fish, veg – you name it and they smoke it with hickory, alder, cherry, apple and mesquite wood. These italian boys use a combination of flavours inspired by their heritage and authentic Louisiana style barbecuing and are open everyday. They’ll put your disposable tin foil nonsense to shame. The Dissenting Academy, 92 Mildmay Park, London N1 4PR // The Elderfield, 57 Elderfield Rd, Lower Clapton, London E5 0LF Smoke.N.Roll

Nantucket Beach Club Pop Up

Lobster mac’n’cheese

It’s no secret that London’s summers are usually a let down, so when you’re feeling particularly p*ssed off about it head up to Skylounge for some laid back Nantucket vibes. They’ve got a bowling alley, a shuffleboard area, vodka slushies and mothereffing lobster mac’n’cheese. See y’all there. Skylounge, 7 Pepys Street, London EC3N 4AF // 1st May – 30th September, 3pm – 10pm HL_sunrise001_2_677x380_FitToBoxSmallDimension_Center

The Moveable Feast

Veggie heaven

Not a standard risotto with a side of leaves in sight, people. The Moveable Feast is hosting four start up vegetarian and vegan food purveyors which constantly change to deliver fresh food ideas, each serving inventive, colourful, exciting dishes. Get stuffed with the chicks at Not Dogs (a proper contender for the whatever’s-actually-in-them version). If you’re a hardcore carnivore then there’s not much here for you unless you’re willing to go meat-free for one meal. Challenge. 21-27 St Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY // 9th March – September 2015 not.dogs.00_jpg_srb

The Grain Store Unleashed

It’s time to up your veg game

Big dog chef Bruno Loubet has brought the King’s Cross Grain Store to central, taking up residency in the kitchen at Zetter’s. His menu is banging, including kohlrabi and broad bean ravioli and parsnip and white chocolate ice cream - enough of the good stuff to make any meat-lover leave satisfied. If you’ve never had a glass of their Butter & Hay Champagne, here’s your excuse. St John’s Square, 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1M 5RJ // 13th April - end of August // Tickets from £28.50 photo_3

Weird, Wonderful and a Bit of Everything Pop Ups

Wonderland Bar

Squid ink cocktails, an underground maze and flamingo croquet

Escape down the rabbit hole and into a wicked cocktail bar at The Vaults' Wonderland pop up. This place has got installations, a hedge maze, flamingo croquet and aerial acrobats all inspired by Alice in Wonderland. Now that girl knew how to party! Go try cocktails from Bourne & Hollingsworth, like the Black Snapper (Gin, Tomato Juice, Fresh Lemon and House Spice mix shaken with Squid Ink) and taste the new flavours at Pieminister including Off With Their Heads (butternut squash, feta and sundried tomato). It's live bands and DJ's here on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until 2am, plus  interactive performances from critically-acclaimed theatre company Les Enfants Terribles. A pretty impressive first date bar, right? Open now until end of August // Free Entry // Opening Hours: Tues – Weds - 7.30pm-11pm Thurs-Sat 7.30pm to 2am // The Vaults, Launcelot Street, London, SE1 7AD alice (1) Pop Up Screens Your summer evening sorted Pack a boozy hamper, grab a picnic blanket and call a hot date - this summer Pop Up Screens have planned al fresco cinema parties across the city and they’re guaranteed to get you laid. Watch classics like Pulp Fiction, Romeo and Juliet and Top Gun under the stars among trees in a load of London parks. There’s food, popcorn and a bar on each site but we say make a batch of homemade cocktails and take ‘em with you. From 24th July // Various locations // Advanced tickets £10 Pop.Up.Screens " ["post_title"]=> string(21) "London's Best Pop Ups" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["ping_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(31) "once-you-pop-you-just-cant-stop" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(675) "http://dishoom.com/2011/04/the-dishoom-chowpatty-beach-bar-may-sep/ http://dishoom.com/2011/04/the-dishoom-chowpatty-beach-bar-may-sep/ http://dishoom.com/2011/04/the-dishoom-chowpatty-beach-bar-may-sep/ http://popupslondon.wordpress.com/2011/04/13/roganics-simon-rogans-new-restaurant-venture/ http://popupslondon.wordpress.com/2011/04/13/roganics-simon-rogans-new-restaurant-venture/ http://popupslondon.wordpress.com/2011/04/13/roganics-simon-rogans-new-restaurant-venture/ http://www.51-buckinghamgate.com/index.php/courtyard-at-51/ http://www.51-buckinghamgate.com/index.php/courtyard-at-51/ http://superettesundays.com/blog/superette-x-castle-gibson-x-the-roast-dinner/" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2015-08-26 17:56:32" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2015-08-26 16:56:32" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(26) "http://barchick.com/?p=495" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } } ["post_count"]=> int(1) ["current_post"]=> int(-1) ["in_the_loop"]=> bool(false) ["post"]=> object(WP_Post)#388 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(495) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "1" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2015-05-29 12:00:55" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2015-05-29 11:00:55" ["post_content"]=> string(42896) "

Pop ups are still a thing, but only if you're going to the best.  Here are London's hottest temporary fixtures for booze, food and other weird and wonderful residencies going on in the city this month.

THE BIG BOYS

The Owls Are Not What They Seem

Lynchian heaven 

If you've never watched Twin Peaks, you're missing out on one of the most seminal, awesome television series you will ever watch in life. If you have and didn't dig it, that is a tragedy, but never mind that. Brought to you by the pop-up pros, Lemonade and Laughing Gas and Blanch & Shock, this pop up is going to thrust you into an eerie, bizarre, surreal American abyss that will leave you mind f*cked and it's gonna be BRILLIANT. You can pretend to be Agent Dale Cooper for a night and say things like 'that's a damn fine cup of coffee' and maybe even meet a 'man from another world.' Go trip out without shrooming from August 27th. Late-night drinking den, secret missions and a three-course meal for £65. You'll be talking about it for years to come and may be unbearable to be around, but whatever. Do it.

27th August - 17th October // Secret Location 

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Dinerama A tiki rum rooftop bar The food ‘arena’ pop up isn't just about bringing together awesome street feast vendors, you know. Dinerama has a huge rooftop terrace that's definitely worthy of a night out. Start at The Pavilion Bar on Shoreditch Lawn is for sharing punch bowls and as many summer spritzers as you can shake a stick at. Next, head to The Baja-Marama Bar for refreshing tequila slushies (haven’t had one yet? Here’s why you should be drinking them) and Chillibacks before heading up to The Rum Rooftop Bar. This place rocks tiki bar vibes like no other - name any colour and they’ll do it in a cocktail. We say go rainbow. 19 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3EJ

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A Walk in Cocktail Cloud - Bompas & Parr’s Alcoholic Architecture

From 30th July, for 6 months, a cocktail cloud is gonna hit Borough Market - it's an alcoholic weather system where meteorology and mixology collide. Yeah.  Basically it mixes up some badass cocktails and creates a 'fully immersive' environment where the booze seeps in through your nose, eyes and in to your lungs so it hits your blood stream pronto. You'll have to don a sexy suit and there'll be sh*t loads (140 percent) of alcohol in the air that you won't be able to see more than a meter in front of your face.

Hour slots start from £10.00 off peak. Get tickets HERE.  From 30th July 2015  // 1 Cathedral Street, Borough Market, SE1 9DE cocktail.cloud (2) The Magic Roundabout A disco paradise on the Old Street roundabout It's a freaking party on Old Street roundabout! This is the Kickstarter project from the dude behind Burger Bear, Tom Reany, who wanted to create a burger joint that doubles up as a 'disco paradise'. SOLD. Get stuffed with Burger Bear's famous Bacon Jam and Norweigan King Crab from Prawnogprahy (don't be tempted to knock down the giant pink mascot). It's open every day, so you can drop in from 7am and grab an espresso from Relax to help you get your buzz back, then again after work before the beats kick in and party really starts. Honk if you're feeling lucky. Opens 12th June // 7am-11pm // Free entry ThomasBowles.3184 (1)

Summer Tales

It’s back, baby!

Remember Night Tales? Well it’s got it’s sandals on and has gone all summer on us. It might just be even better than it’s epic predecessor. With heaps of food to feast on including offerings from Burger and Lobster, the Bonnie Gull seafood shack and toasties from Morty and Bob’s, awesome cocktails available from the Frozen Punch Bar and a big Lazy Flamingo Bar as well as a load of DJ’s to keep the party going ‘til late, it’s gonna be a big one. 288 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V 9DP // 22nd May - 29th August // Tickets cost £4 before 9pm, £5 after or buy a queue jump ticket for £10 (incl a cocktail) to guarantee entry summer.tales.logo.edit2.000

The Wick at The Old Baths

A summer of hot tubs and tiki bars The last time this pop up took place 2,000 people rocked up and road blocked the street! We’re all over it. The chicks behind The Wick have hosted areas at Glasto, Burning Man and Secret Garden  Party (yup, they know their sh*t) and this urban east London festival is just as banging. Grab a slice from Pizza Surgery or get stuck in at Danger Dogs Hotdogs and shop around at the huge outdoor market where you can buy tonnes of vintage clothes and cool stuff for your house. More important, though, a beach has been created in the space, complete with the king of all summer boozers; a tiki bar. There are hot tubs too. Time to get your kit off. The Old Baths, Cre-8 Centre, 80 Eastway, E9 5JH // Every Sunday from 3rd May - 25th October, midday-11pm The.Wick.Tiki.Bar

Midnight Apothecary

The party on a museum roof Things are getting wild on the rooftop of the Brunel Museum where a campsite has pitched up complete with live music and marshmallows ready for toasting over the logfire. Even if the great outdoors scene isn’t your thing, this one's worth it for the sunset view alone. Brunel Museum, London SE16 4LF // May - September DMNfirepit.e1429261367152 Lewisham Model Market Killer cocktails and craft beer in SE13 Who’d have guessed the party was in Lewisham these days? After a banging summer last year, Model Market has headed back to SE13 for street food, drinking dancing and great vibes. They’ve got craft beer, wine bars and slushy cocktails on tap - as well as a 'rooftop bar' where you can catch the action going on below. Hungry? It's all about the food with 10 micro diners serving it ALL from brownies to beefsteaks and burgers. This is perfect for whiling the summer nights away. 196 Lewisham High Street, Lewisham, London SE13 6LS // 17th April - 25th September, 5pm - 1am POP.UP.Lewisham The Rooftop Film Club Movies, sunsets and hot hot pizza RFC is back for another summer of epic film screenings atop some awesome  rooftops. This year four venues; The Queen of Hoxton in Shoreditch, The Bussey Building in Peckham, Roof East in Stratford and The Roof Gardens in Kensington will be serving hot pizza to guests chilling under blankets and watching classics including Casablanca and The Graduate and amazing new movies like Birdman and The Theory of Everything. Tickets sell out pretty damn fast, so book yourself up and get a sexy date - they'll think you've smashed it. Various Locations // From 1st May POP.UP.Rooftop

FOR BOOZE HOUNDS

Cîroc at London Riviera

Miami paradise on the Southbank

Thought you had to leave the city to find a beach in London? You're wrong! Grab your sunnies and something skimpy and head towards the light - a giant, bright pink neon sign - at this pop up kitchen and bar to order a round of Piña Colada's served in fresh pineapples. These guys have got all your summer booze cravings sorted, from tropical Cîroc serves to the pre-bottled goodness from the guys at Craft Cocktail Company in Bethnal Green. Hungry? Join the queue round the side for Mediterranean feasts including dips, mezze and salads - we recommend slow roast lamb shoulder with shawarma spices. F*ck expensive holidays, get your suntan and sexy instagram pictures here.

Queen's Walk, More London, London, SE1 2DB ciroc1 (1) Roofnic Peanut butter & jam hardshakes This oasis in the middle of central London feels like a little relaxation retreat. But with booze. Grab some space on the scattered floor cushions and start the night by ordering a PBJ hard shake - the hard bit's bourbon, baby. Hungry? Show the punters what you're made of and go for the giant pulled pork and cheddar ‘manwich’. Wash all that down with something refreshing from the cocktail menu, like a Lady Garden (don’t worry, tastes of strawberry’s) or a glass from the wine menu – they do ‘Nice’, ‘Nicer’ and ‘Nicest’ bottles of red and white, cutting the sh*t out of trying to order fancy. We like their style. Open until September // 535 Oxford Street, W1C 2QW Roofnic_4_Cropped.001 (1) Merchant House Spritz Bar Spritzers for a fiver! Go explore behind Bow Lane and you’ll find sexy winding alleyways like something out of a Dicken’s book. Follow them away from the madness of the main road and you’ll reach Merchant House, where this cosy spritz pop-up is serving £5 drinks all summer from midday - now that’s what we call a liquid lunch! Fill yer boots with Aperol Spritzs and Negronis and party under the red umbrellas all night. From 2nd June Tues-Fri Midday-sundown // 13 Well Court, Off Bow Lane, EC4M 9DN MerchantHouse.1

Ketel One Vodka Kitchen

Vodka lessons, cocktails and brunch

Time to brush up on your vodka knowledge. The Folly are holding masterclasses on the Dutch vodka throughout Summer, featuring killer new drinks and a lesson in the good stuff from expert mixologists. Get there at the weekend for the Bloody Mary masterclass and end the morning with a cracking brunch. Sweet. The Folly, 41 Gracechurch Street, London EC3V 0BT // May - September // Bloody Mary Masterclasses take place every Weds & Thurs 4pm-late and cost from £20. The Weekend Brunch Experience, a Full Bloody Mary Masterclass and choice of sumptuous new brunch dishes, costs from £15. Ketel_one_pop.up_the_folly_ec3 Summer on Ice It’s champagne. On a rooftop. Go. OK, so it’s not BarChick’s usual digs but when the sun’s out and there’s a massive rooftop in the city serving up Champagne, you go. Just be on w*nker alert, get popping the corks and you’ll be fine. Moët’s ice themed pop up at Madison has giant penguin figures, Champagne cocktails. seats made of ice and panoramic views of the city. May-September // One New Change, 1 New Change, EC4M 9AD

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Bloom at the Vista Bar

Gin plus epic views equals a very happy BarChick

When the sun shines and things hot up, we head straight to a rooftop. If there’s gin, that’s even better. Bloom Gin is popping up at Trafalgar Square’s Vista Bar on top of the Hilton and it promises specially created floral cocktails and some totally sexy garden vibes overlooking Big Ben and the London Eye.  Remember access is subject to availability, so book your table now or spend summer in a dark, sunset-less pub. Your choice.

2 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2TS // From April - September POP.UPS.Bloom

Lights Out

Clapham's sexy speakeasy 

This 1920s-inspired bar has popped up in Reece 79 hair salon in Clapham, filling the cool London bar void previously present within the area. Expect imaginative cocktails and live 20’s-style piano playing, which can only lead to regrettable dancing and hilarious times. A proper speakeasy. 79 Abbeville Road, Clapham, London SW4 9JN // Last Saturday of every month from 21st March POP.UP.Lights.out

Little Nan's Cocktail Den

Bottomless boozy teapots

After moving from Deptford to the sunny streets of Shoreditch, Little Nan is pouring out bottomless cocktail teapots and giving out unlimited pick ‘n’ mix and popcorn to everyone who pops by. The ultimate kitsch p*ss up, you can expect to meet Little Nan’s pals Vince the Cheetah, Jeffrey the Gnome and Luxury Addiction the Pony too. Seriously. And even better, we’re giving away some freebies! For two tickets to their launch night including unlimited teapots and pic’n’mix, click here and RT! A secret Shoreditch location // 13th May - September, Thursdays & Saturdays, 5pm - 1am // From £35 per person little.nan (1)

FOR FOODIES

Carom at Madison Rooftop feasts in the City Pan-Indian joint is sacking off Soho after a fire on Wardour Street and upping their game (literally) at a sky high pop-up on the One New Change rooftop in St Paul’s. Go check out views of the cathedral and panoramic east London sights while munching down a plate of chicken winglet lollipops. Rooftop Terrace, 1 New Change, St Paul’s, London, EC4M 9AF CEUT0N5WAAAKc6L Sabel Fusion feasts Any place that serves a ‘snack’ course is a place you’ll find a BarChick. They keep business in the family at Sabel, where the head chef (who’s worked with Ottolenghi and Simon Rogan, to name a few) takes inspiration from travelling all over the world and puts it straight back into his feasts. Book tickets for the pop up at Palm2, running all summer, where you’ll be greeted with a super fresh Rose and Gin Rickey when you arrive and served all kinds of fusion food, including glazed pork belly and crackling crumble. Immense. From 12th June // 152-156 Lower Clapton Road, E5 0QJ // Tickets £35  Sabel

Smoke ‘n’ Roll residency at The Dissenting Academy pub

Wanna smoke? Smoke ‘n’ Roll have left their residency at The Black Heart while the pub refurbishes, but don’t panic - they’re moving to not one but two new kitchens to get their BBQ on. Head to The Dissenting Academy in Mildmay Park or The Elderfield in Clapton and get meat, fish, veg – you name it and they smoke it with hickory, alder, cherry, apple and mesquite wood. These italian boys use a combination of flavours inspired by their heritage and authentic Louisiana style barbecuing and are open everyday. They’ll put your disposable tin foil nonsense to shame. The Dissenting Academy, 92 Mildmay Park, London N1 4PR // The Elderfield, 57 Elderfield Rd, Lower Clapton, London E5 0LF Smoke.N.Roll

Nantucket Beach Club Pop Up

Lobster mac’n’cheese

It’s no secret that London’s summers are usually a let down, so when you’re feeling particularly p*ssed off about it head up to Skylounge for some laid back Nantucket vibes. They’ve got a bowling alley, a shuffleboard area, vodka slushies and mothereffing lobster mac’n’cheese. See y’all there. Skylounge, 7 Pepys Street, London EC3N 4AF // 1st May – 30th September, 3pm – 10pm HL_sunrise001_2_677x380_FitToBoxSmallDimension_Center

The Moveable Feast

Veggie heaven

Not a standard risotto with a side of leaves in sight, people. The Moveable Feast is hosting four start up vegetarian and vegan food purveyors which constantly change to deliver fresh food ideas, each serving inventive, colourful, exciting dishes. Get stuffed with the chicks at Not Dogs (a proper contender for the whatever’s-actually-in-them version). If you’re a hardcore carnivore then there’s not much here for you unless you’re willing to go meat-free for one meal. Challenge. 21-27 St Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY // 9th March – September 2015 not.dogs.00_jpg_srb

The Grain Store Unleashed

It’s time to up your veg game

Big dog chef Bruno Loubet has brought the King’s Cross Grain Store to central, taking up residency in the kitchen at Zetter’s. His menu is banging, including kohlrabi and broad bean ravioli and parsnip and white chocolate ice cream - enough of the good stuff to make any meat-lover leave satisfied. If you’ve never had a glass of their Butter & Hay Champagne, here’s your excuse. St John’s Square, 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1M 5RJ // 13th April - end of August // Tickets from £28.50 photo_3

Weird, Wonderful and a Bit of Everything Pop Ups

Wonderland Bar

Squid ink cocktails, an underground maze and flamingo croquet

Escape down the rabbit hole and into a wicked cocktail bar at The Vaults' Wonderland pop up. This place has got installations, a hedge maze, flamingo croquet and aerial acrobats all inspired by Alice in Wonderland. Now that girl knew how to party! Go try cocktails from Bourne & Hollingsworth, like the Black Snapper (Gin, Tomato Juice, Fresh Lemon and House Spice mix shaken with Squid Ink) and taste the new flavours at Pieminister including Off With Their Heads (butternut squash, feta and sundried tomato). It's live bands and DJ's here on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until 2am, plus  interactive performances from critically-acclaimed theatre company Les Enfants Terribles. A pretty impressive first date bar, right? Open now until end of August // Free Entry // Opening Hours: Tues – Weds - 7.30pm-11pm Thurs-Sat 7.30pm to 2am // The Vaults, Launcelot Street, London, SE1 7AD alice (1) Pop Up Screens Your summer evening sorted Pack a boozy hamper, grab a picnic blanket and call a hot date - this summer Pop Up Screens have planned al fresco cinema parties across the city and they’re guaranteed to get you laid. Watch classics like Pulp Fiction, Romeo and Juliet and Top Gun under the stars among trees in a load of London parks. There’s food, popcorn and a bar on each site but we say make a batch of homemade cocktails and take ‘em with you. From 24th July // Various locations // Advanced tickets £10 Pop.Up.Screens " ["post_title"]=> string(21) "London's Best Pop Ups" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["ping_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(31) "once-you-pop-you-just-cant-stop" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(675) "http://dishoom.com/2011/04/the-dishoom-chowpatty-beach-bar-may-sep/ http://dishoom.com/2011/04/the-dishoom-chowpatty-beach-bar-may-sep/ http://dishoom.com/2011/04/the-dishoom-chowpatty-beach-bar-may-sep/ http://popupslondon.wordpress.com/2011/04/13/roganics-simon-rogans-new-restaurant-venture/ http://popupslondon.wordpress.com/2011/04/13/roganics-simon-rogans-new-restaurant-venture/ http://popupslondon.wordpress.com/2011/04/13/roganics-simon-rogans-new-restaurant-venture/ http://www.51-buckinghamgate.com/index.php/courtyard-at-51/ http://www.51-buckinghamgate.com/index.php/courtyard-at-51/ http://superettesundays.com/blog/superette-x-castle-gibson-x-the-roast-dinner/" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2015-08-26 17:56:32" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2015-08-26 16:56:32" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(26) "http://barchick.com/?p=495" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } ["comment_count"]=> int(0) ["current_comment"]=> int(-1) ["found_posts"]=> int(1) ["max_num_pages"]=> int(0) ["max_num_comment_pages"]=> int(0) ["is_single"]=> bool(true) ["is_preview"]=> bool(false) ["is_page"]=> bool(false) ["is_archive"]=> bool(false) ["is_date"]=> bool(false) ["is_year"]=> bool(false) ["is_month"]=> bool(false) ["is_day"]=> bool(false) ["is_time"]=> bool(false) ["is_author"]=> bool(false) ["is_category"]=> bool(false) ["is_tag"]=> bool(false) ["is_tax"]=> bool(false) ["is_search"]=> bool(false) ["is_feed"]=> bool(false) ["is_comment_feed"]=> bool(false) ["is_trackback"]=> bool(false) ["is_home"]=> bool(false) ["is_404"]=> bool(false) ["is_comments_popup"]=> bool(false) ["is_paged"]=> bool(false) ["is_admin"]=> bool(false) ["is_attachment"]=> bool(false) ["is_singular"]=> bool(true) ["is_robots"]=> bool(false) ["is_posts_page"]=> bool(false) ["is_post_type_archive"]=> bool(false) ["query_vars_hash":"WP_Query":private]=> string(32) "77b4bad3e1c619c30d430b1507dd7e40" ["query_vars_changed":"WP_Query":private]=> bool(false) ["thumbnails_cached"]=> bool(false) ["stopwords":"WP_Query":private]=> NULL }

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London’s Best Pop Ups

London’s Best Pop Ups

Pop ups are still a thing, but only if you’re going to the best.  Here are London’s hottest temporary fixtures for booze, food and other weird and wonderful residencies going on in the city this month.

THE BIG BOYS

The Owls Are Not What They Seem

Lynchian heaven 

If you’ve never watched Twin Peaks, you’re missing out on one of the most seminal, awesome television series you will ever watch in life. If you have and didn’t dig it, that is a tragedy, but never mind that. Brought to you by the pop-up pros, Lemonade and Laughing Gas and Blanch & Shock, this pop up is going to thrust you into an eerie, bizarre, surreal American abyss that will leave you mind f*cked and it’s gonna be BRILLIANT. You can pretend to be Agent Dale Cooper for a night and say things like ‘that’s a damn fine cup of coffee’ and maybe even meet a ‘man from another world.’ Go trip out without shrooming from August 27th. Late-night drinking den, secret missions and a three-course meal for £65. You’ll be talking about it for years to come and may be unbearable to be around, but whatever. Do it.

27th August – 17th October // Secret Location 

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Dinerama

A tiki rum rooftop bar

The food ‘arena’ pop up isn’t just about bringing together awesome street feast vendors, you know. Dinerama has a huge rooftop terrace that’s definitely worthy of a night out. Start at The Pavilion Bar on Shoreditch Lawn is for sharing punch bowls and as many summer spritzers as you can shake a stick at. Next, head to The Baja-Marama Bar for refreshing tequila slushies (haven’t had one yet? Here’s why you should be drinking them) and Chillibacks before heading up to The Rum Rooftop Bar. This place rocks tiki bar vibes like no other – name any colour and they’ll do it in a cocktail. We say go rainbow.

19 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3EJ

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A Walk in Cocktail Cloud – Bompas & Parr’s Alcoholic Architecture

From 30th July, for 6 months, a cocktail cloud is gonna hit Borough Market – it’s an alcoholic weather system where meteorology and mixology collide. Yeah.  Basically it mixes up some badass cocktails and creates a ‘fully immersive’ environment where the booze seeps in through your nose, eyes and in to your lungs so it hits your blood stream pronto. You’ll have to don a sexy suit and there’ll be sh*t loads (140 percent) of alcohol in the air that you won’t be able to see more than a meter in front of your face.

Hour slots start from £10.00 off peak. Get tickets HERE. 

From 30th July 2015  // 1 Cathedral Street, Borough Market, SE1 9DE

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The Magic Roundabout

A disco paradise on the Old Street roundabout

It’s a freaking party on Old Street roundabout! This is the Kickstarter project from the dude behind Burger Bear, Tom Reany, who wanted to create a burger joint that doubles up as a ‘disco paradise’. SOLD. Get stuffed with Burger Bear’s famous Bacon Jam and Norweigan King Crab from Prawnogprahy (don’t be tempted to knock down the giant pink mascot). It’s open every day, so you can drop in from 7am and grab an espresso from Relax to help you get your buzz back, then again after work before the beats kick in and party really starts. Honk if you’re feeling lucky.

Opens 12th June // 7am-11pm // Free entry

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Summer Tales

It’s back, baby!

Remember Night Tales? Well it’s got it’s sandals on and has gone all summer on us. It might just be even better than it’s epic predecessor. With heaps of food to feast on including offerings from Burger and Lobster, the Bonnie Gull seafood shack and toasties from Morty and Bob’s, awesome cocktails available from the Frozen Punch Bar and a big Lazy Flamingo Bar as well as a load of DJ’s to keep the party going ‘til late, it’s gonna be a big one.

288 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V 9DP // 22nd May – 29th August // Tickets cost £4 before 9pm, £5 after or buy a queue jump ticket for £10 (incl a cocktail) to guarantee entry

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The Wick at The Old Baths

A summer of hot tubs and tiki bars

The last time this pop up took place 2,000 people rocked up and road blocked the street! We’re all over it. The chicks behind The Wick have hosted areas at Glasto, Burning Man and Secret Garden  Party (yup, they know their sh*t) and this urban east London festival is just as banging. Grab a slice from Pizza Surgery or get stuck in at Danger Dogs Hotdogs and shop around at the huge outdoor market where you can buy tonnes of vintage clothes and cool stuff for your house. More important, though, a beach has been created in the space, complete with the king of all summer boozers; a tiki bar. There are hot tubs too. Time to get your kit off.

The Old Baths, Cre-8 Centre, 80 Eastway, E9 5JH // Every Sunday from 3rd May – 25th October, midday-11pm

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Midnight Apothecary

The party on a museum roof

Things are getting wild on the rooftop of the Brunel Museum where a campsite has pitched up complete with live music and marshmallows ready for toasting over the logfire. Even if the great outdoors scene isn’t your thing, this one’s worth it for the sunset view alone.

Brunel Museum, London SE16 4LF // May – September

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Lewisham Model Market

Killer cocktails and craft beer in SE13

Who’d have guessed the party was in Lewisham these days? After a banging summer last year, Model Market has headed back to SE13 for street food, drinking dancing and great vibes. They’ve got craft beer, wine bars and slushy cocktails on tap – as well as a ‘rooftop bar’ where you can catch the action going on below. Hungry? It’s all about the food with 10 micro diners serving it ALL from brownies to beefsteaks and burgers. This is perfect for whiling the summer nights away.

196 Lewisham High Street, Lewisham, London SE13 6LS // 17th April – 25th September, 5pm – 1am

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The Rooftop Film Club

Movies, sunsets and hot hot pizza

RFC is back for another summer of epic film screenings atop some awesome  rooftops. This year four venues; The Queen of Hoxton in Shoreditch, The Bussey Building in Peckham, Roof East in Stratford and The Roof Gardens in Kensington will be serving hot pizza to guests chilling under blankets and watching classics including Casablanca and The Graduate and amazing new movies like Birdman and The Theory of Everything. Tickets sell out pretty damn fast, so book yourself up and get a sexy date – they’ll think you’ve smashed it.

Various Locations // From 1st May

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FOR BOOZE HOUNDS

Cîroc at London Riviera

Miami paradise on the Southbank

Thought you had to leave the city to find a beach in London? You’re wrong! Grab your sunnies and something skimpy and head towards the light – a giant, bright pink neon sign – at this pop up kitchen and bar to order a round of Piña Colada’s served in fresh pineapples. These guys have got all your summer booze cravings sorted, from tropical Cîroc serves to the pre-bottled goodness from the guys at Craft Cocktail Company in Bethnal Green. Hungry? Join the queue round the side for Mediterranean feasts including dips, mezze and salads – we recommend slow roast lamb shoulder with shawarma spices. F*ck expensive holidays, get your suntan and sexy instagram pictures here.

Queen’s Walk, More London, London, SE1 2DB

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Roofnic

Peanut butter & jam hardshakes

This oasis in the middle of central London feels like a little relaxation retreat. But with booze. Grab some space on the scattered floor cushions and start the night by ordering a PBJ hard shake – the hard bit’s bourbon, baby. Hungry? Show the punters what you’re made of and go for the giant pulled pork and cheddar ‘manwich’. Wash all that down with something refreshing from the cocktail menu, like a Lady Garden (don’t worry, tastes of strawberry’s) or a glass from the wine menu – they do ‘Nice’, ‘Nicer’ and ‘Nicest’ bottles of red and white, cutting the sh*t out of trying to order fancy. We like their style.

Open until September // 535 Oxford Street, W1C 2QW

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Merchant House Spritz Bar

Spritzers for a fiver!

Go explore behind Bow Lane and you’ll find sexy winding alleyways like something out of a Dicken’s book. Follow them away from the madness of the main road and you’ll reach Merchant House, where this cosy spritz pop-up is serving £5 drinks all summer from midday – now that’s what we call a liquid lunch! Fill yer boots with Aperol Spritzs and Negronis and party under the red umbrellas all night.

From 2nd June Tues-Fri Midday-sundown // 13 Well Court, Off Bow Lane, EC4M 9DN

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Ketel One Vodka Kitchen

Vodka lessons, cocktails and brunch

Time to brush up on your vodka knowledge. The Folly are holding masterclasses on the Dutch vodka throughout Summer, featuring killer new drinks and a lesson in the good stuff from expert mixologists. Get there at the weekend for the Bloody Mary masterclass and end the morning with a cracking brunch. Sweet.

The Folly, 41 Gracechurch Street, London EC3V 0BT // May – September // Bloody Mary Masterclasses take place every Weds & Thurs 4pm-late and cost from £20. The Weekend Brunch Experience, a Full Bloody Mary Masterclass and choice of sumptuous new brunch dishes, costs from £15.

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Summer on Ice

It’s champagne. On a rooftop. Go.

OK, so it’s not BarChick’s usual digs but when the sun’s out and there’s a massive rooftop in the city serving up Champagne, you go. Just be on w*nker alert, get popping the corks and you’ll be fine. Moët’s ice themed pop up at Madison has giant penguin figures, Champagne cocktails. seats made of ice and panoramic views of the city.

May-September // One New Change, 1 New Change, EC4M 9AD

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Bloom at the Vista Bar

Gin plus epic views equals a very happy BarChick

When the sun shines and things hot up, we head straight to a rooftop. If there’s gin, that’s even better. Bloom Gin is popping up at Trafalgar Square’s Vista Bar on top of the Hilton and it promises specially created floral cocktails and some totally sexy garden vibes overlooking Big Ben and the London Eye.  Remember access is subject to availability, so book your table now or spend summer in a dark, sunset-less pub. Your choice.

2 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2TS // From April – September

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Lights Out

Clapham’s sexy speakeasy 

This 1920s-inspired bar has popped up in Reece 79 hair salon in Clapham, filling the cool London bar void previously present within the area. Expect imaginative cocktails and live 20’s-style piano playing, which can only lead to regrettable dancing and hilarious times. A proper speakeasy.

79 Abbeville Road, Clapham, London SW4 9JN // Last Saturday of every month from 21st March

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Little Nan’s Cocktail Den

Bottomless boozy teapots

After moving from Deptford to the sunny streets of Shoreditch, Little Nan is pouring out bottomless cocktail teapots and giving out unlimited pick ‘n’ mix and popcorn to everyone who pops by. The ultimate kitsch p*ss up, you can expect to meet Little Nan’s pals Vince the Cheetah, Jeffrey the Gnome and Luxury Addiction the Pony too. Seriously.

And even better, we’re giving away some freebies! For two tickets to their launch night including unlimited teapots and pic’n’mix, click here and RT!

A secret Shoreditch location // 13th May – September, Thursdays & Saturdays, 5pm – 1am // From £35 per person

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FOR FOODIES

Carom at Madison

Rooftop feasts in the City

Pan-Indian joint is sacking off Soho after a fire on Wardour Street and upping their game (literally) at a sky high pop-up on the One New Change rooftop in St Paul’s. Go check out views of the cathedral and panoramic east London sights while munching down a plate of chicken winglet lollipops.

Rooftop Terrace, 1 New Change, St Paul’s, London, EC4M 9AF

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Sabel

Fusion feasts

Any place that serves a ‘snack’ course is a place you’ll find a BarChick. They keep business in the family at Sabel, where the head chef (who’s worked with Ottolenghi and Simon Rogan, to name a few) takes inspiration from travelling all over the world and puts it straight back into his feasts. Book tickets for the pop up at Palm2, running all summer, where you’ll be greeted with a super fresh Rose and Gin Rickey when you arrive and served all kinds of fusion food, including glazed pork belly and crackling crumble. Immense.

From 12th June // 152-156 Lower Clapton Road, E5 0QJ // Tickets £35 

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Smoke ‘n’ Roll residency at The Dissenting Academy pub

Wanna smoke?

Smoke ‘n’ Roll have left their residency at The Black Heart while the pub refurbishes, but don’t panic – they’re moving to not one but two new kitchens to get their BBQ on. Head to The Dissenting Academy in Mildmay Park or The Elderfield in Clapton and get meat, fish, veg – you name it and they smoke it with hickory, alder, cherry, apple and mesquite wood. These italian boys use a combination of flavours inspired by their heritage and authentic Louisiana style barbecuing and are open everyday. They’ll put your disposable tin foil nonsense to shame.

The Dissenting Academy, 92 Mildmay Park, London N1 4PR // The Elderfield, 57 Elderfield Rd, Lower Clapton, London E5 0LF

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Nantucket Beach Club Pop Up

Lobster mac’n’cheese

It’s no secret that London’s summers are usually a let down, so when you’re feeling particularly p*ssed off about it head up to Skylounge for some laid back Nantucket vibes. They’ve got a bowling alley, a shuffleboard area, vodka slushies and mothereffing lobster mac’n’cheese. See y’all there.

Skylounge, 7 Pepys Street, London EC3N 4AF // 1st May – 30th September, 3pm – 10pm

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The Moveable Feast

Veggie heaven

Not a standard risotto with a side of leaves in sight, people. The Moveable Feast is hosting four start up vegetarian and vegan food purveyors which constantly change to deliver fresh food ideas, each serving inventive, colourful, exciting dishes. Get stuffed with the chicks at Not Dogs (a proper contender for the whatever’s-actually-in-them version). If you’re a hardcore carnivore then there’s not much here for you unless you’re willing to go meat-free for one meal. Challenge.

21-27 St Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY // 9th March – September 2015

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The Grain Store Unleashed

It’s time to up your veg game

Big dog chef Bruno Loubet has brought the King’s Cross Grain Store to central, taking up residency in the kitchen at Zetter’s. His menu is banging, including kohlrabi and broad bean ravioli and parsnip and white chocolate ice cream – enough of the good stuff to make any meat-lover leave satisfied. If you’ve never had a glass of their Butter & Hay Champagne, here’s your excuse.

St John’s Square, 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1M 5RJ // 13th April – end of August // Tickets from £28.50

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Weird, Wonderful and a Bit of Everything Pop Ups

Wonderland Bar

Squid ink cocktails, an underground maze and flamingo croquet

Escape down the rabbit hole and into a wicked cocktail bar at The Vaults’ Wonderland pop up. This place has got installations, a hedge maze, flamingo croquet and aerial acrobats all inspired by Alice in Wonderland. Now that girl knew how to party! Go try cocktails from Bourne & Hollingsworth, like the Black Snapper (Gin, Tomato Juice, Fresh Lemon and House Spice mix shaken with Squid Ink) and taste the new flavours at Pieminister including Off With Their Heads (butternut squash, feta and sundried tomato). It’s live bands and DJ’s here on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until 2am, plus  interactive performances from critically-acclaimed theatre company Les Enfants Terribles. A pretty impressive first date bar, right?

Open now until end of August // Free Entry // Opening Hours: Tues – Weds – 7.30pm-11pm Thurs-Sat 7.30pm to 2am // The Vaults, Launcelot Street, London, SE1 7AD
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Pop Up Screens

Your summer evening sorted

Pack a boozy hamper, grab a picnic blanket and call a hot date – this summer Pop Up Screens have planned al fresco cinema parties across the city and they’re guaranteed to get you laid. Watch classics like Pulp Fiction, Romeo and Juliet and Top Gun under the stars among trees in a load of London parks. There’s food, popcorn and a bar on each site but we say make a batch of homemade cocktails and take ‘em with you.

From 24th July // Various locations // Advanced tickets £10

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