BarChick's September 2014 Hotlist

THINGS TO BOOK

Every Saturday in September: Midnight Apothecary 

Wild cocktails, camp fires and riverside drinking and eating every Saturday night on the roof of the Brunel Museum, with food from Great Greek Grill and sunsets to boot.

Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe, London, SE16 4LF 

12th- 13th September: Dinner Party by Perilla For two days only, diners will be given the opportunity to book in for dinner and lunch at the beautiful Palm 2. The weekend will be full of fine food, wine, music, gin cocktails and some very boozy ice lollies. Book now for this very special event. £25 / person for three courses. Book here. @perilladining  // 152-156 Lower Clapton Road, London, E5 OQJ September 24th: Ginger Line Shhhhh! It’s top secret, if you even dare reach for your social media saviour you will be dead meat – do not take this warning lightly. Some might know the drill, others won’t. Book into one of their super, mysterious events where they will feed you and entertain you. All you’ve got to do is be near the Jubilee line at 6pm and a text will alert you to your mission. Good luck! Book your tickets here. // Secret location. Sat 2nd August – Sun 9th November: Silent Disco at The Shard Get high and ignore your mates at The Shard’s silent disco. Three DJs battle it out for your love as you channel flick and fist pump simultaneously. 32 London Bridge St, London SE1 9SG Rooftop Film Club Taking place on four spectacular rooftops across London, this is the ultimate date night. Snuggle together under blankets in comfy seats and watch a movie under the stars. Cocktails and delicious food on hand too. Classics such as The Notebook, Pulp Fiction and Pretty Woman all showing. Stratford, Peckham Rye, Shoreditch, Ealing Broadway

POP-UPS

From 31st August every Sunday in September: Blues Kitchen Shoreditch Six professionally trained gospel singers and 20 members of the public will be singing their hearts out to a back drop of bourbon and a hog roast every Sunday. A refreshed version of the classic roast. 134-146 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3AR 8th September (for 3 weeks): Pizza Locatelli Pop-up at Carousel Husband and wife team Giorgio and Plaxy have got their artist pals to design plates and t-shirts and are taking their mega pizzas to Marylebone. Cocktails, wine and delicious pizza. Everything (except the pizza) will be auctioned off afterwards and the proceeds will go to Action Against Hunger (tuck in, crusts and all, no need to feel guilty). 71 Blandford Street, London, W1U 8AB 9th September: Meatliquor Leeds MEATliquor love up north, what’s not to like? London’s burger success story will be takin’ up residence at The Trinity Centre with more of the same meaty goodness and indecent milkshakes. Trinity Centre Bank Street Behind Victoria's Secret, Leeds, LS1 5AT September 11th: Topman x Psychic Burger Take your little brother and his two-tone brogues to Islington’s Old Queen’s Head for a Topman burger, baby. The Dandy Porker will feature on the specials list for two-weeks, pulled pork, hash browns and coleslaw anyone? 44 Essex Rd, London N1 8LN 11th-13th September: Glorious 12th Whiskey and Game Bar The Scotch Malt Whisky Society has teamed up with The Wild Game Co. to pair wild, seasonal game with rare whiskies at Studio 2 in Shoreditch. Only on for three evenings so get your tickets quick. £30 // Studio 2, 31 New Inn Street, London, EC2A 3EY 14th August (Thursday – Saturday for ten weeks): Bleach Bar pop-up Taking over the space once used by Dead Dolls Club and the Mussel Men, after that the Bleach Bar will now be a legit place to knock back cocktails with names like The Slushino, Ratmilk and Wonky Direction. The look? Blade Runner-esque, psychedelic acid trip with a nod toeEnter the Void’s Asian clubbing and city visuals. 428 Kingsland Rd, London E8 4AA Until 4th September: Dinner at Searcys Open from Monday 21st July to Thursday 4th September 2014, you can either complement your 360° panoramic views of London with a £70, 10 course tasting menu or with the a la carte 3 course menu for lunch (£35) or dinner (£45). Book here 9th September: Castello’s Pop-Up Cheese shop A pop-up cheese shop is coming to Shoreditch for seven weeks including a bar Thursday to Saturday. They’ve been smashing it New York, The Hague and Copenhagen and now they’re doing it here, big up. 132 Commercial Street, E1 6NQ // 12pm until 9pm. Closed on Mondays Until October: Breddos Tacos  Don’t miss your final chance to tuck into American/ Mexican small plates and cocktails by Breddos Tacos at TriSpace in Hoxton. They’ve been there since April but will be gone by October. Don’t snooze and lose. TripSpace, Arch 339-340, Acton Mews, E8 4EA  April – December: The Pearl The conservatory at The Dead Dolls Club will play host to the Check On crew. Hearty British food will be cooked by Terry Edwards from Wednesday to Saturday, boom. 35 Hoxton Square, N1 6NN

EVENTS

13th September: Sleepover at The Shard Singletons put this date in your diary; a sleepover at The Shard complete with booze, sleeping bags and tea and coffee in bed in the morning. 32 London Bridge St, London SE1 9SG 14th September: Sunday Papers Live  Get your intelligence dose for the week and watch the broadsheets come to life before your very eyes. Writers, poets, guest speakers and sustenance. Cecil Sharp House, London, 2 Regent's Park Road  16th September: Scotch Egg Challenge Basically a quest to find London’s best Scotch egg. Show up and put your money where your mouth is if you think you’ve got a good egg game. The Ship, 41 Jew’s Row, Wandsworth, London SW18 1TB 20th September: Urban Food Feast's Oktoberfest  Urban Food Fest is having a German take-over. Come and get your fix of bratwurst, pizza with Bavarian toppings and giant pork burgers, and wash it down with Oktoberfest cocktails like the Hallo Fraulein! Euro Car Parks, 162 - 175 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6HU  20th September: Brisket Fest 1 day. 8 chefs. 1 meat.  howdy y'all. Rock up to Camden Town brewery to tuck into brisket cooked by the likes of Prairie Fire BBQ, Howards’ Meat Co, Neil Rankin (Smokehouse), Smokestak, Miss P’s BBQ, Social Meat Club, the Joint and Texas Joes. Tickets are £30, get them here 30th September: The French Wine Project at 3 Crowns Basically a wine take over from The French Wine Project at a pub on Old Street roundabout, win. 8 East Road, London N1 6AD 20th June – 27th September: Model Market Model Market, an abandoned indoor and outdoor market just off Lewisham High Street will deliver fantastic street food, delicious drinks and banging tunes. 196 Lewisham High Street, London SE13 6LS // 6pm – 1am // Free entry before 7pm, £3 on the door thereafter 20th June – 27th September: Dalston Yard Street Feast Street Feast is back baby! New mini ‘Dalston Yard Diners’ from Pizza Pilgrims and B.O.B’s lobster, a rotating line-up of your favourite street food traders, more covered rainproof areas than ever before and the return of The Gin Store. Dalston Yard, Hartwell Street, London, E8 3DU 16th August – 25th October: Urban Food Fest We’re pretty happy that these street food night markets are back in our lives. Taking place every Saturday night 5pm – midnight, featuring 15 different food trucks that change every week, if you are serious about your food then you won’t want to miss this. Euro Car Parks, 162 – 175 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6HU

PARTIES

18th - 19th September: Cocktails in the City This is one helluva two-night cocktail party that you won’t want to miss. All of London’s best bartenders will be under one roof, and the party will be rocking! With music by Horse Meat Disco, hot dogs by Bubbledogs and make-up artists on hand to keep you looking fit. Do it. The Grand Hall, St Pancras, London, EC1V

NEW OPENINGS

September: The Diner, Dalston Dirty diner food comes to Dalston, literally next door to the station. Hello all-American dining in E8. 600 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4AH 3rd September: Basement Sate Soho’s iconic drinking hole, The Player, has been brought and turned into a desert-serving, sexy cocktail-making, DJ rocking, late night drinking den. Soho’s got a new late-night drinking den. 8 Broadwick Street, London, W1F 8HN 15th Sept: Mission From the cool couple behind Sager & Wilde, and taking residence under the Bethnal Green railway arches, Mission will boast a strong collection of Californian wine, including limited production wine, as well as unique and special bottles. The menu will feature a clash between British and Mediterranean food and there will be an outdoor terrace to relax on. 250 Paradise Row, London, E2 September: Galadari Rooftop Bar Hello penthouse-inspired restaurant, bar and stunning 88m long rooftop terrace, with show-stopping views of St Paul’s, No. 1 Blackfriars, The Shard and Tate Modern. The Crown Plaze, 19 New Bridge Street 22nd September: Dandelyan at The Mondrian Hotel The Mondrian Hotel is spicing things up in the shape of a new cocktail bar, Dandelyan. There’ll be the same stunning views of The Thames and new menus in the restaurant too. 20 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PD 22nd September: Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings

A new modern all-day brasserie and bar is to open in Clerkenwell. Brought to you by the people behind Reverend JW Simpson, Blitz Party and Prohibition, expect a 70-cover restaurant and greenhouse serving a British take on brasserie style dishes, a café area, characterful private rooms and a large bar serving the brand’s famous cocktails.

42 Northampton Rd, EC1R 0HU

WEEKEND PLANS

14th September: Hackney One Carnival All the East Londoner’s who were wishing Notting Hill Carnival wasn’t so damn far away will love this; carnival vibes around Hackney Town Hall, let’s hope it catches on. Hackney

FESTIVALS

26th – 28th September: Tomorrowworld Belgium’s Tomorrowland – in the perfectly named town of Boom - is probably one of the most mental festivals in the world, and it’s spawned festival offspring around the globe including Tomorrowland in the Chattahoochee Hills of Atlanta. David Guetta, Diplo and Skrillex will be one of over 250 DJs to play to 120,000+ ravers in these trippy fantasyland fields. 20th September – 5th October: Oktoberfest It’s only the largest beer festival in the world. Just imagine, six million people, consuming nearly 7 million litres of beer and eating more than 114 oxen in massive tents parked in the meadows of Munich, and you get the idea. Just don’t forget to pack the lederhosen.