Jazz Bar on Old Street

There seems to be a whole host of bars and restaurants springing up close to the Barbican and one of the newer ones is Bugie Bar at 100 Old Street, a few yards from the top end of Whitecross Street in the direction of Old Street Station. Technically Bugie Bar is a basement cocktail bar (below a sex shop) which offers Jazz music, with live jazz performances weekly on Fridays.  Cocktails are reasonably priced and the atmosphere is lively.  It describes itself as the area’s newest ‘secret’ bar with free-flowing cocktails and a great collection of vintage jazz music.  It is currently open from … [Read more...]

Cocktail Trading Company Smithfield to open in Long Lane

Following the success of The Cocktail Trading Company in Oxford Circus, the award winning team of bartenders, Andy Mil, Olly Brading and Elliot Ball are opening a second venue, The Cocktail Trading Company Smithfield, launching on 12th October.  The new cocktail bar will be located in the basement of the already popular all-day modern restaurant and bar, Ask For Janice.  CTC Smithfield proposes to bring the hustle and bustle of the area's much loved market place from the outside in. The 50-capacity space will come fitted with fine fabrics and rustic features, and guests will be invited to swap … [Read more...]