Experimental Cocktail Club

Experimental Cocktail Club

Experimental Cocktail Club

Experimental Cocktail Club

Experimental Cocktail Club

Experimental Cocktail Club

BARCHICK SAYS

Gerrard Street is hectic Chinatown, so you’ll be pleased to find the ECC’s shabby chic black door with the wash of red paint. It certainly isn't obvious, and from the outside most definitely doesn’t look like one of London’s hottest hangouts. Set over 2 stories of a townhouse, with good beats in the background, the vibe is super laid back Parisian cool. The owners are very French, and very hot. They already run 3 of Paris’s best bars, so decided to get on the Eurostar and mob up London.

The cocktails are exquisite and unusual. If you can’t choose yourself, let your sexy server choose for you. They made BarChick weak at the knees with an ‘Opium Express’.  As for the vintage cocktails? Very spenny - one hundred and fifty quid - but how often do you get to try Gin from the 1950s? As it's French, of course, there's food. BarChick soaked up the booze with some very decent charcuterie and fromage. With a 3am license, there’s a sweet smell of naughtiness in the room, but done in a wonderfully chic way…

Just remember these guys are French, they won't mean to be rude. Dress a little glam (like the Parisians do), and turn up early, or book ahead - they have been known to send you home if they don't like the look of you. C'est la vie...

By Hannah Grace Lodge
06/01/2011

ADDRESS

13a Gerrard St, London W1D 5PS, UK Tel: +44 20 7434 3559

OPENING HOURS

Monday 18:00 - 00:00
Tuesday 18:00 - 02:00
Wednesday 18:00 - 02:00
Thursday 18:00 - 02:00
Friday 18:00 - 03:00
Saturday 18:00 - 03:00
Sunday 18:00 - 03:00

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