Wednesday, March 6, 2013

London Guide: Queen of Hoxton

Monday night, K and I attended a birthday party at the Queen of Hoxton,
located at 1-5 Curtain Road, close to Shoreditch High Street.

The best part about this bar/club/art gallery is the WigWamBam on the roof.
There are fire pits outside around the wig wam, green houses of sorts where the 
loos are and fairy lights on the fencing. It feels like you're sitting in someone's backyard.

Not only is does this provide a bit of cognitive dissonance to accompany your
booze while in East London, there is also an outdoor grill serving up a different
free range, organic meat for each weekday (Monday = wild boar sausages).
AND they do s'mores!

The worst part about the rooftop bar is that they only serve bottled beer,
neat booze and shots and mulled cider.  If you want a pint or a cocktail
(and they do have nice cocktails), you've got to walk down five flights
of stairs to get to the main bar. It was worth it on a Monday, but I'm
not sure that it would be on a busy night when it's packed.

Monday night at the Queen of Hoxton is also Ukulele Hootenanny,
which involved around 20 people sitting around a table playing
rock/folk songs on the ukulele and singing. It looked pretty awesome,
and you can rent a ukulele from the bar.

Ratings: (numbers out of 10, £ out of 4)
Food: 7
Drinks: 7
Atmosphere: 8
Crowd: 8
Price: £
Overall experience: 8

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