So you may have heard of “The Hamptons” or felt pangs of yearning for that true red, white and blue college experience – but never knew how you could get a taste of that life yourself. Well here is your answer: Earlham Street Clubhouse. This subterranean party bar brings that 90’s American feel to the heart of Covent Garden. From the rocking throwback tunes that you *cringe* know all the words to, to the NYC-style thin crust, big ass pizzas.
When it comes to drinks, the cocktail names will bring back fond fond memories. Reminisce about all those shaking bon bons with a Livin La Vida Loca – Don Julio Blanco, mango, fresh chilli and ginger ale. Served long and a little spicy (appropriate). Or get a Beetlejuice, just be careful not to say it three times. A Tanqueray gin concoction with fresh basil, cucumber, apple and lemon that’s served straight up. If you can’t decide on which pizza to get, go for the Ross and Rachel – half and half of two different toppings. No need to go “on a break”.
Happy hour is a serious affair here. From all-you-can-eat pizzas for £10 on Mondays to £2 Mimosas on Thursdays, there’s always some kind of boozy/foodie deal going down to take the burden off your bank balance.
Best Bars tip: Fancy the chaps (or lassies) on that table just over there? No problem … ring them up using your very own burger phone and see if they’re keen to join you for a round of picklebacks. Simples.
— Sasha Filimonov, @SashaSips