London Cocktail Club Shaftesbury Avenue

London Cocktail Club Shaftesbury Avenue

London Cocktail Club Shaftesbury Avenue
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4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
About
Old school British Navy style pin-ups and skull & crossbones adorn the walls; not to mention our bespoke tattoo artwork created by the awesome Rose Whittaker. This basement bar is an after work, hair-down, ties-off celebration of consequence-free drinking for an “up for it” crowd. The soundtrack of your youth echoes loudly through the speaker, don’t be surprised to find yourself singing along!
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Neighbourhood: Holborn
Inner London’s busiest streets crisscross quiet cobbled lanes for an effect that can be urbane or quaint – or an intriguing blend of both – depending on the particular corner you turn. Due to its especially convenient location, bustling Holborn hosts an excellent range of hotels, eateries, and shops to suit practically any taste or budget. With major attractions like the British Museum and Somerset House as well as popular areas such as Covent Garden and Soho all just a short walk away, Holborn is a smart base from which to explore London.
How to get there
  • Tottenham Court Road • 4 min walk
  • Covent Garden • 6 min walk
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  • Steven B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unreal Vibes With Sexy New Decor!
    We went there on Saturday night with some friends and the vibes were amazing! People were dancing, singing and music was on point. Even at one point there were people on the bar dancing to Umbrella with ice and sparklers. 100% would recommend and will be going back.
    Hey Steven! Thank you for the awesome 5 🌟 review and glad you had such an awesome time. Look forward to seeing you soon again for some more fun times!
    Written 18 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 3 September 2023
  • Suzanne
    23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cocktails in London
    I live just outside London and have been visiting for the last 16years. Val the bar staff is The friendliest person in this service that I have ever encountered. Despite being busy and only a couple of staff she was friendly efficient and hard working! The cocktails were amazing 2-1 deal at approximately £6 per round! Very reasonable for London and very good cocktails. Highly recommended.
    Hey Chipsou! Thank you for the wonderful feedback! Valerie is awesome and I will pass on your compliments to her. We look forward to having you back soon for some more tasty cocktails!
    Written 5 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 September 2023
  • Patricia M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun and sexy bar!
    What can I say from the moment me and friends walked in we were welcomed in such a friendly way by then whole team. We then had the best waiter in Sam who was exceptional. So friendly and knowledgeable and made some great recommendations. Along withe amazing cocktails we were given some popcorn and sweets along with some water which I thought was nice touch. Music and vibes were great and would defo recommend to friends and family.
    Wow what a review! Thank you so much Patricia! We do aim to please and give you a night remember! We are so glad you a wonderful evening and look forward to having you back very soon!
    Written 24 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 8 November 2023
  • Lynn P
    Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom156 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great staff, great atmosphere, great drinks (bit loud!)
    It might be because I'm ancient, but the music volume was just too much for 6pm. Its a bar for people to sit and drink and natter at that time, so I'm not sure why it needs to be so loud. Overall though, staff were fantastic - helpful, friendly, although by 7pm there probably weren't enough of them. Great atmosphere. Drinks excellent value and beautifully presented. Not sure about the full length mirror facing you when you're in the loo!! Think I prefer this venue to the one just off Oxford Street - that one felt a bit grimy. The decor in this one is great.
    Hi Lynn, thank you for you review and feedback. All has been passed back to them and we would love you to come back in and let's change that to a 5 🌟 review.
    Written 14 February 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 November 2023
  • Holly A
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Broadway Bottomless Brunch
    Had such fun at the Broadway Bottomless Brunch! My friends and I spent the whole two hours singing along to our favourite songs. Don’t go in expecting gourmet food but the nachos and hot dogs were still yummy. Cocktails were delicious and kept coming! You don’t have to have the same cocktail throughout, you can mix it up! The singer had an amazing voice and led a fun lip sync competition which my friend won! Special shout out to our waitress Bella who was such a laugh and managed to fit us in despite some kerfuffle with our booking - she was amazing! If you’re a hardcore musical theatre fan, I’d say this caters more to generic musical theatre fans with a lot of Abba and Grease!
    Hi Holly A, thank you do much for your review! The singer Lauren is amazing! So glad you enjoy the cocktails. We would love to hey you booked in on another day for you to enjoy some more amazing cocktails!
    Written 14 February 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 December 2023
  • nicsnoo
    Tendring, United Kingdom13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic place
    Visited with the whole family at the end of a night out in London celebrating my mums 75th birthday and what an amazing place. We were greeted on arrival by Shane who really made our night, he brought over a sparkler, sweets, and shots on the house. Mum said she’s been thinking about her night out all week - thanks Shane for making her birthday so special.
    Hey Nicola, Thank you for leaving us this positive review. We're happy you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon!
    Written 5 March 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 March 2024
  • caj1953
    Derbyshire, United Kingdom4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cicktail club experience
    Myself and my daughter went to see Mrs Doubtfire at then found the cocktail club which is conveniently situated just around the corner. We had the best cocktails that we have had in a long long time. We both love cocktails but often find them very lacking. Not so here as they were excellent. Incredible variety and used top shelf ingredients. The staff definitely know what to do and are very helpful and friendly. It was a wonderful experience and ended our day on a high. Its definitely worth a visit and we would highly recommend going. When next in London we will certainly be back. Thank you
    Hey Caj! Thank you so much for the awesome review glad you had such a good time! We are so glad you enjoyed our amazing cocktails! We cant wait to have you back very soon!
    Written 26 May 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 May 2024
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4.0 of 5 bubbles394 reviews
Excellent
227
Very good
92
Average
25
Poor
17
Terrible
33

Beth Hunger
7 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Friends
I accidentally made the booking for the wrong date and when i asked to have it changed to the same day and time the following week, i was told that it was fully booked. This was a lie as i went to re-book, i was able to book that exact time. I also asked for my first deposit to be refunded as i am a student and have little money but they have stopped responding to my emails, despite having talked to the bar staff who took my number and promised to sort it out. It's been a week and no call. I feel conned and deserve my money back. Shame cus the bar itself was fun but i wouldn't recommend it if you value your money.
Written 24 July 2021
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OliveRoss
Sittingbourne, UK18 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
Having been to a musical bottomless brunch at another location we decided this looked great fun with the added bonus of cocktails being included. There weren't many reviews so we went on description. We had booked a 12 o'clock brunch but received a rather blunt email a couple of days before simply saying "hi would you like to move to our 00's rnb bottomless brunch and Oxford Circus, let me know by 1230 today or I'll have to refund you" I guess that should have been enough to ring alarm bells! No explanation or apologies given. We were going to have a refund and I wish we did, but they then emailed to say they'd squeezed us in to the 3pm session instead. Roll forward to yesterday, turn up at 1450 to be told they weren't quite ready and to find a pub to wait in! We did and returned just after 1500. Organisation seemed to indicate it was run by very inexperienced people, but you have to learn somewhere! The venue had a rather strange and unpleasant smell going on, one of the ladies loos didn't have a toilet seat and it was a bit dark and dingy inside. The drinks did flow I will give them that, but the brunch was a margarita pizza from a box. The entertainment - I could have done the same my kitchen! It was a playlist from Spotify with a guy lip syncing, abother guy did sing a few numbers but appeared to want to hide behind curtain in the corner. We didn't stay to the end and really wish we'd spent our money on a last minute show. This wasn't a patch on another bottomless brunch we'd been too, granted our expectations had been set hi but wow this fell way down on what it should have been!
I'd avoid.
Written 18 December 2022
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Amanda
Banstead, UK376 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Friends
I had reserved and paid a deposit of £25 for a table for three friends at this Cocktail Bar last night on the recommendation of a friend. We arrived on time and after a quick check by the security guard we went downstairs. Immediately we were deafened by the unbelievably loud club music in the bar. We found our table, sat down, flicked through the cocktails menu, looked at each other, and shouted that we had to leave. The music was unbearable and deafening. You could not have a proper conversation. This isn’t a cocktail bar. It’s a club that serves cocktails and there is a significant difference. Try Bar Termini in Soho instead.
Written 25 September 2022
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Hey Missallj, sorry that you had an unsatisfactory visit. Please let me change your opinion of us. Let me book you and get you a Welcome drink on us. Shane.b@nightcapplc.com Many Thanks Shane General Manager
Written 7 September 2023
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Cannon
London, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Really overdue review...! I booked the masterclass as a Christmas present for my parents and sister and we all had a brilliant time from start to finish. Such good fun going behind the bar to make our cocktails and the race at the end was just hilarious. Our host Jay was high energy and knowledgable throughout -- could not recommend it more! Absolutely fantastic afternoon!
Written 5 February 2022
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Salsi
17 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
We attended for Pre Theatre cocktails, so it was fairly early but was far far far too dark, it wasnt a nice ambient dimmed light, it was dark making it feel very cold and unwelcoming. It meant you couldn't really relax and enjoy your surroundings and all the quirky decor. The pictures from the website looked good so it was really disappointing. It was so dark that on exiting the toilets I walked right into the shelf directly outside the toilet and hurt my arm! The Happy Hour and the cocktails are fair, and I loved the environmentally friendly straws (random I know, but I was impressed with them as opposed to paper straws). The location is great -directly behind The Shaftesbury Theatre -however there were not many people in the bar...so something is definitely missing as the theatre show was sold out. Its such a shame as this hasn't left me with a desire to return, although I would try one of the other venues/locations...in the hope they have better light bulbs! On the upside... the theatre show was great!
Written 18 July 2023
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Hi Salsi, I sorry to hear you didn't have the best of times when you visited. Please drop me an email shane.b@nightcapplc.com and let's get back in to have an amazing time enjoy some amazing cocktails. thanks Shane General Manager
Written 18 September 2023
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El B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
We came in recently for my hen do. I cannot thank the staff here enough for making my hen do so memorable. We planned to stay 2 hours tops and stayed until close. The staff went above and beyond for us from the second we walked through the door to the moment we left. They were amazing!! The drinks were fantastic, the staff were charismatic, funny and up for absolutely everything. One staff member in particular, Jack, would be an asset to any company or venue. I’ve worked in the industry for some time and it’s rare to have two lads so good at their job with such extensive cocktail knowledge as well. Every person commented on how much him and the other barman he was working with did for us. We will be back and I would recommend to anyone for a night out, group booking or event. Absolutely amazing, Thankyou so much!!
Written 19 March 2023
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Ellenholly_106, we're so glad that we were able to go above and beyond your expectations! We always strive to provide top quality service to every guest, and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at The Cocktail Club Shaftesbury Av!Thanks again for the recommendation, and have an amazing day!
Written 26 May 2023
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Holly A
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Had such fun at the Broadway Bottomless Brunch! My friends and I spent the whole two hours singing along to our favourite songs. Don’t go in expecting gourmet food but the nachos and hot dogs were still yummy. Cocktails were delicious and kept coming! You don’t have to have the same cocktail throughout, you can mix it up! The singer had an amazing voice and led a fun lip sync competition which my friend won! Special shout out to our waitress Bella who was such a laugh and managed to fit us in despite some kerfuffle with our booking - she was amazing! If you’re a hardcore musical theatre fan, I’d say this caters more to generic musical theatre fans with a lot of Abba and Grease!
Written 10 December 2023
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Hi Holly A, thank you do much for your review! The singer Lauren is amazing! So glad you enjoy the cocktails. We would love to hey you booked in on another day for you to enjoy some more amazing cocktails!
Written 14 February 2024
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Karla
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Such a great night! All staff were so attentive and made us feel so welcome, great atmosphere and we also felt super safe with how the staff kept areas clean. Cocktails were delicious and there was some great offers on too. Huge shout out to Steve for making it such a great night!
Written 4 May 2021
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Priyanka G
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
I booked this masterclass as a present for my husband and I. It turned out to be the highlight of the weekend. We had so much fun making cocktails. Jess and everyone else at the bar are extremely fun and warm. What was supposed to be an hour and a half of cocktail making lesson turned out to be a day long adventure. Highly recommend!
Written 8 February 2020
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Hi 886priyankag, Thank you for this amazing review, you should now officially be a cocktail pro! - next time you come in check out our sister site in Goodge Street & Oxford Circus! See you soon, Charlotte & The LCC Team xx
Written 11 February 2020
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Lynn P
Cambridgeshire, UK156 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
It might be because I'm ancient, but the music volume was just too much for 6pm. Its a bar for people to sit and drink and natter at that time, so I'm not sure why it needs to be so loud.
Overall though, staff were fantastic - helpful, friendly, although by 7pm there probably weren't enough of them. Great atmosphere. Drinks excellent value and beautifully presented. Not sure about the full length mirror facing you when you're in the loo!! Think I prefer this venue to the one just off Oxford Street - that one felt a bit grimy. The decor in this one is great.
Written 27 November 2023
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Hi Lynn, thank you for you review and feedback. All has been passed back to them and we would love you to come back in and let's change that to a 5 🌟 review.
Written 14 February 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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