A new bar is heading to Soho, taking over the space that used to hold 68 & Boston on Greek Street. From the same people behind the Records bars (Venn St, Northcote and Eastcheap) Louche is looking to be inspired by the Soho of the 1920s and beyond.
What does that mean in practice? Lots of wood panelling for a start, but also apparently "hidden peep shows" (it is old school Soho they're emulating, after all). There are two bars in the huge venue that will fit 260 people, as well as two stages for live music.
As for cocktails, they include:
- Watermelon Mezcalita - Sweet succulent watermelon mixed with smoky Mezcal and fresh lime with a watermelon sugar rim
- Umamartini - A complex Gin martini flavoured with fino sherry, elderflower and olive brine
- Lady Stanley - Vanilla Vodka mixed with Chambord, Maraschino liqueur and fresh lime in tribute to Lady Stanley of Soho
They will have snacks - but they're turning up about a month after the opening. All in all, a promising new late-night Soho haunt.
More about Louche
Where is it? 5 Greek St, London W1D 4DD
When does it open? 8 October 2021
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