An Art Deco-style modern speakeasy in Chelsea has reopened with new weekly live music nights and DJ sessions.
In true speakeasy tradition, and in a nod to the illicit bars that sprung up during America’s prohibition period, The Hideaway is tucked away below street level at boutique hotel Sloane Place just off Lower Sloane Street.
Live music nights on a Friday promise a mix of swinging music of the past including jazz, blues, rock and gypsy sounds. The cocktail menu has been inspired by the romance of the bootleg basements of yesteryear and includes signature cocktails, classics and non-alcoholic mocktails.
They include the Old Wild Mex mixed with tequila, Cointreau and homemade smoked almond syrup with lime juice and tabasco. There’s also an indulgent spin on the enduring Italian aperitif with the reimagined Choc & Coffee Negroni made from coffee liqueur, rum and Campari. For those with a sweeter palate, the Lychee & Rose Martini is made with gin, lychee liqueur, rose syrup and lemon juice.
The updated Hideaway experience also features bar food and snacks with an Asian European twist, such as tiger prawn tempura with sweet chili sauce, roasted cauliflower salad and crispy duck spring rolls.
The Hideaway is also available for private events and parties for up to 60 guests, which can be personalised with canapés and bowl foods.
For customers that don’t fancy travelling too far after a night at the speakeasy, rooms upstairs start from £200 on a B&B basis. The dog-friendly boutique hotel has 27 bedrooms, a 50-cover restaurant that offers relaxed all-day dining and The Roof Terrace at The Sloane. Sloane Place is the sister property to The Sloane Club private members club.
The Hideaway at Sloane Place, 60 Lower Sloane Street, Chelsea, London, SW1W 8BP, England.
Tel: +44(0)203 928 0700
The nearest Tube station is Sloane Square on the Circle line which is a short five-minute walk from the hotel. The Hideaway is open Tuesday to Saturday from 5:00pm to 12:30am.
Type of Bar: Speakeasy Bar
Price Band: Medium
Insider Tip: Try and bag yourself a place at the outside of the left hand booth to get the best view of the musicians.
Reviewer’s Rating: 8/10
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Photographs courtesy of Sloane Place