BarChick's August 2014 Hotlist

Events, openings and pop-ups

Gay Pride - August Put on your brightest outfits and go and spread the love. Gay Pride goes on all over the country. Brighton, Liverpool, Leeds or Manchester – just pick your local and get involved. Model Market – 20th June – 27th September Model Market, an abandoned indoor and outdoor market just off Lewisham high street will deliver fantastic street food, delicious drinks and banging tunes. Rooftop Film Club – August Don't miss your chance to watch classic cult screenings atop rooftops around London. Romantic, rad and selling out weeks in advance. Stratford, Peckham and Ealing Broadway. Gin Bop - Friday 15th August The Rivington Grill is having a mini festival of its own but forget your wellies, all you need to do is show up and get stuck into the gin. Five different types and a hog roast to keep you upright. 178 Greenwich High Road, London, SE10 8NN Mile High, Destination: Andalucia – 30th July – 16th August Fancy a one night trip to Andalucía? Board your flight for cocktails, tapas and more flamenco than you can shake your castanets at without even leaving zone 1. Tickets: £65 Edinburgh Fringe Festival – August The largest arts festival in the world is about to begin! Get yourself to Edinburgh, check out the arts, our bar guide and take advantage of the late opening hours. Bloody Oyster - 28th June – 31st August Offering an array of decent Bloody Marys and oysters, The Bloody Oyster will be parked up at Southbank's Festival of Love. Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX Legends of the Martini – August 1st – 31st Bond fan? Sucker for the strong stuff? Come and get involved in this carefully crated exhibition which will take you through the life of the Martini and the people who made it the drink what it is today. We're looking at you Bond. The Royal Academy, Burlington House, London, W1J 0BD Holi One – Sat 2nd August Uniting people through music and colour to a back drop of the hottest DJs. Wembley, London HA9 0WS Silent Disco at The Shard – Sat 2nd August - Sun 9th November 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 The Luna Cinema –Sunday 3rd August onwards Outdoor cinema, again, but this time done with a touch of class. Take your mum to one of the breathtaking venues on offer, not your Tinder date. The Three Crowns Wine Fair – Saturday 9th August An all-day outdoor wine fair, a la France. Pay a fiver for a glass and go large courtesy of specially selected wine merchants. 8 East Road, London N1 6AD DISCO vs. Roxx on the roof of the Sanctum Hotel – Sat 9th August Kick off at 3pm and end up in the Jacuzzi by midnight. Book a suite for AAA swag and glam it up like you're partying on a rooftop in Manhattan. 20 Warwick St, London W1B 5NF The Butcher's Hook – August 11th One of Fulham's most popular pubs is opening a second venue. Pints, Scotch eggs and an amazing British menu. 115 Dalling Road, London, W6 0ET The Shed Glorious 12th Dinner – 12th August The first of the season's grouse straight from the Yorkshire Moors will be cooked up in the kitchen at The Shed. Like game? Book in baby. 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, London, W8 4RT Maggie's Retro Fun Fair – 14th August For one night only Maggie's will be transformed into a crazy and colourful carnival themed club land. Complete with a wheel of fortune, rubber duck fishing and Skittles vodka cocktails. 329 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9QL Mr Fogg's – A Passage to India – 19th August Mr Fogg is taking you all on a journey to a far away land. The bar will be transformed into an Indian palace with music, dancers, sitar guitar players, flowers and elephants. 15 Bruton Lane, Mayfair, W1J 6JD Backyard Cinema –July 16th - September 3rd Does what is says on the tin. Giant beanbags, Brew Dog beer and trashy cinema vibes, like the good old days. Camden Lock, Camden The London Eye - every Friday until 22nd August Looking for somewhere a little different to take your date on a Friday evening? The London Eye holds the key to skyline naughtiness. Book you and your date a spin and get stuck into their summer cocktail menu with three amazing cocktails to toast the city with. Other options include the Champagne or wine and tapas. You spin my head right round... Riverside Bldg, Country Hall, Westminister Bridge Road, London, SE1 7PB  Camden Beach – until Sat 23rd August Summer marks the return of The Roundhouse's 900 square metre shoreline. Deckchairs, tiki bars, Speedos... No detail has been spared in the quest to bring the seaside to Camden Town. Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH The Shrub and Shutter – end of August Brixton's getting a cool new hang out at the end of the month with a weekly changing menu of seasonal snacks and a BBQ area. 336 Cold Harbour Lane, London, SW9 8QH Mission –End of August Struggling to get enough of wine joint Sager & Wilde? wWll now there's somewhere to overspill to. Mission will reside under the arches in Bethnal Green and focus on Californian wine. NICE. 250 Paradise Row, London, E2 Notting Hill Carnival – Sunday 24th August The street party we all book our summer holidays around. Notting Hill residents luck out with easy access to decent loos. Notting Hill, London Natural History Museum – Friday 29th August Once a month this museum gets the party started. Late night Friday baby. We're talking all exhibitions open late, bars pouring out the good stuff and some fun bands. No sign of Ricky Gervais though. Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD The Chandon Lido Pool Party - Saturday 30th August A lido in Tooting, synchronised swimmers, pool volleyball and cheese toasties; celebrate the launch of Chandon. If you have one exciting bone in your body you’ll be there. Tooting Bec Road, London, SW16 1RU   Rock The Farm - Saturday 30th - 31st August Brought to you from the guys behind Chase Vodka and usually reserved for drinks industry folk, for the first year only this boutique festival is being thrown wide open for everyone to enjoy. The pioneers of the drinks world will be mixing up epic cocktails, bands will rock the stages and BarChick's bringing the bar. Plus heaps and heaps of surprises. What more could you want? Chase Distillery, Rosemaund Farm, Preston Wynne, Hereford 

Festivals

Wilderness Festival – Thursday 7th August – 10th August BarChick was once the face of this festival. Set in beautiful Oxfordshire, it's more about the food, the cocktails and the dancing. Ravers, it's back to your tents by 2am. Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire Way Out West: Gothenburg – 7th – 9th August Head to Sweden for this three-day bonanza including performances from Snoop Doggy Dog. Gothenburg Boomtown – August 7th -11th Four days of live music and art as well as an array of fringe comedy and theatre. A civilised affair really. Matterley Estate, Alresford rd, SO21 1HW Sziget: Budapest – 11th – 18th August Get yourself to Budapest to experience one of the largest cultural festivals in Europe. Budapest V Festival – Saturday 16th – 18th August The teenage you would have wanted to hit V-Fest, hard. More about your outfit than the music, you're in Essex baby, viva Topshop's festival collection and boogie to J.T. Hyland's Park, Chelmsford, CM2 8WQ Creamfields – Friday 22nd – 23rd August Fist pump yourself all the way up north to enjoy this dance music festival. Daresbury, Cheshire The Big Feastival – Friday 29th August – 31st August Jamie Oliver and Alex James are behind this weekend of family fun, food and bands. Catch Fatboy Slim and Kelis doing it right in lil' old Kingham. Kingham, Oxfordshire, OX7 6UJ In the Woods Festival – Sat August 30th A one day festival with a distinctively DIY feel, beautiful lights and captivating art installations are the backdrop to performances from new talent…. only an hour outside of London too, result. A secret location in Kent Burning Man – 25th August – 1st September Lose and find yourself (and your mates) at this epic escapade in the desert. Black Rock Desert