September 2015's Hottest Pop Ups

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 dineramaooft The Blue Lotus Opium Den For just a couple of days of illicit debauchery, these pop up babes wanna take you to 1870s San Francisco where hidden opium bars went on to become the city’s Chinatown. Named after the most notorious, the Blue Lotus could be found behind a Chinese laundry that dished out everything from booze to prostitutes to dope. At this pop up you can get your fill of spice-infused cocktails, dim sum and live tunes downstairs at Carousel. Get involved! 71 Blandford Street, Marylebone, London W1U 8AB // Wednesday 30th September - Saturday 3rd October // 7pm - late opium.den Conflict Cafe Give peace a chance at this pop up that’s all about charity. International Alert wanna get you celebrating the great food of wartorn countries like Syria, Nepal and Colombia and hopefully get everyone cahtting about conflicts worldwide and how we can help. Sounds easy to us. Chefs from Rajiv’s Kitchen and Honey & Co will be cooking up a storm so get involved and get talking. House of VANS, Arches 228-232, Station Approach Road, London SE1 8SW // Wednesday 9th September - Saturday 3rd October 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 moet 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 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) 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) 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 moveable 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  brunel 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 NantucketPopUp 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  rooftop Film Screenings at London Riviera Riverside movie night This has got date night written all over it. Showing old school classics to new releases, this is a freebie that works on a first come first served basis so no leaving it to the last minute to cram in. Get in, secure your seat then hunt down the street food before arming yourself with ice cream and popcorn. Date pick a sh*t film? That Tower Bridge view’s pretty epic. More London, Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2DB // Wednesday 2nd - Thursday 24th September Riviera.movies 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 Bayou Banquet Get some soul Get in on some Louisiana fun times without flexing the plastic for a flight at this festival of soul fun. With supper clubs, cabaret shows and interactive art exhibitions this is all about epic food and bouncing along to live jazz, funk and blues. The Vaults, Leake Street, Waterloo, London SE1 7NN // Wednesday 16th - Sunday 27th September  bayou.banquet 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 EVENT.Wonderland 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 the-grain-store-int-olive Edible Vacation Can’t afford a sh*t Ryanair flight? Forget it because this is all you’re gonna need in one three course meal. Whisking you away quicker than you can say hidden baggage fees, you’ll need a special passport and ticket to get into this holiday party so book now and soon you’ll be off to a secret location for a bit of sun, sea and sex. Or not. Best bit? It’s BYOB. Take rum. Secret Soho Location // Thursday 17th September // 7-10pm // Tickets £40 per person edible.vacation.christabels 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 // From 22nd May // 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