A prohibition night at Night Jar – Review

Prohibition/ Live Jazz/ Flapper Dresses/ Men in Suspenders/ Quirky Cocktails – If any of these terms sound vaguely familiar or attractive to you then Night Jar is one bar in London you definitely should pay a visit. It is literally like time travel but without any science involved in it, the only thing you need to do is get yourself a tube to old street roundabout (if you don’t live near there). This place is so ‘cool’ that they don’t even have a sign outside, it literally is a small door in the middle of the hustle bustle of old street shops/ take away’s. You get there and knock on the door (like you were going to visit your friend’s flat) and then you are greeted by a gentleman/ woman (dressed like they belong to the 1920’s) escorting you to the basement.

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Once you reach the basement you are taken to a different world all together – you find yourself in a dimly-lit, mysterious speak easy of the 1920s, complete with bartenders wearing suspenders and newsboy caps, curious glass bottles on the various bookshelves lining each wall, and a wooden stage on which a four-piece jazz band was playing their hearts out. Thank god I made an effort to put on a nice dress and some pearls otherwise I would have felt ridiculously under dressed (If you are ever in a mood to dress up, this is where you should go). I made up for my modernism later on by using my cocktail props as hair decoration (see photo above).

There was a live jazz band blasting music and they were mighty good – I took to the dance floor with my friends after I had a couple of those funky looking bad boys (cocktails). I was pining to show off my dancing skills, always wanted to dance to live jazz just like they do in the movies – think Great Gatsby.  Coming to the cocktails – they were super fun, decorative (oyster shells, Japanese fans, tumblers, glass coated with cinnamon and chocolate, polo’s pretty much all sorts of weird things) and very very strong. See the photos. Oh you need to make sure you have a reservation – yes you need it! That’s how they rolled in the 1920’s!

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Jimmy says:

    But you’re not wearing a red dress in the first picture? I honestly think you may have been under the influence of those strange cocktails whilst writing this post. Plus the 1920s was not an extremely fond memory for most people who lived through it – it’s like going to a WWII pub.

  2. Abhimanyu Raj says:

    Hey shrim,

    Thanks for your response. Will definitly try your recipies.

    Wish i could have a meal with you though. Would be great to have a mesl with a food purist. I want to start a food and resturant website. I do have a plan ready. I want some expert advice on it.

    Am also designing an irish bar and a specialty reaturant. Could be a nice meeting.

    Please send me a direct email on abhirajhk@gmail.com, if interested!!

    Cheers,

    Abhimanyu

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