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#12 of 1,343 Nightlife in London
Open Now: 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Open today: 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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Great little bar

If you like cocktails and cosy little basement bars this is the place for you..add a liberal dose... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2018
Neill P
via mobile
Really enjoyed visiting this bar

A couple of beers, some old Kung fu movies on the background screens and some classic arcade games... read more

Reviewed May 19, 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Central London's unique kung fu themed dive bar! Cocktails, classic kung fu movies, retro arcade games, funky tunes... Open Wednesday to Saturday from 6pm Happy hour til 8pm Closed on Sun/Mon/Tue/Bank Holidays
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59 Mount Pleasant, London WC1X 0AY, England
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Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

If you like cocktails and cosy little basement bars this is the place for you..add a liberal dose of Kung Fu theming and some cool arcade games and Bobs your uncle we have a winner .. get down here and try the Tony Ja themed...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Neill P
Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

Went to visit again since they revamped / reopened it. Less arcade games to play in the back room for free. Bar staff very friendly and attentive, even the bouncer was a nice chap. Drinks were amazing with super flavour. The only let down which...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank mclizpa
Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

A couple of beers, some old Kung fu movies on the background screens and some classic arcade games on free play (including Point Blank 2).

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

I drop in whenever I'm in the area. One of London's great 'secret' bars and certainly has a mysterious aura about it. An intimate venue in a basement and always exciting to enter time after time. Decor is stylish kung fu retro and works so...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank krisdavidson2018
Reviewed May 9, 2018

Little gem of a cocktail bar in Clerkenwell. Swung in for the first time a couple of weeks ago and was very happy with the place. It's got lots of character, free play video games, and lovely staff.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ryan A
Reviewed May 8, 2018

Its a great bar with a beautiful aesthetic with great bar staff, that make you feel welcome. the cocktails are great and the punch is awesome. i would highly recommend it to anyone.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Damian Z
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

Been here a few times and Slash is the best host! From great music, so so many games on the arcade game machines to the amazing cocktails and friendly vibe, it's a great place to go!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank elspethbrown
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

Excellent little spot and a true dive bar, one of the few left in London. Excellent quality of drinks, ludicrously fair pricing, friendly vibe and kickass music.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Lewis R
Reviewed April 28, 2018

This is a difficult place to find on google maps at it is placed on the street. If you are too eager as I was to arrive early i.e. before 6pm, there is no sign to guide you. I was walking around until a local...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank CyrusPieris
Reviewed September 27, 2017

Went here last Saturday evening for my boyfriends birthday and what a great night it was. I had booked a little area of three tables in advance, staff were great at communicating via email beforehand and made sure everything was ready for us when we...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Madeleine N
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Owing to its proximity to Smithfield Market – the site
of an ancient meat market which remains in operation
today – Clerkenwell boasts a plethora of globally
renowned restaurants, fabulous local eateries, and
some of London's favorite pubs. This isn't merely a
focal point for all things foodie though. Spend enough
time wondering through the area's maze of streets and
you might become accustomed to the litany of slinky
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Dan C
September 14, 2017|
Response from RossCranham | Reviewed this property |
It has a space for food and a cinema upstairs. It might be worth calling the owner and checking in with him about it. He's run a couple of film festivals up there.