This year Valentine's fell perfectly on a Saturday. This meant I could spend the whole weekend venturing London with my beau.
The past three weeks he had been toying a surprise for me on Valentine's night. I wasn't expecting the usual or clichéd outings that any guy would surprise his gal to. I expected to be treated to something that we collectively love, but with a twist. And my predicts were right. Cocktails are my fav. Especially when the bar is underground in a dark and loud location.
The London Cocktail Club.
There are a few branches in London, I went to the one on Goodge Street. At first I thought he was talking me to a barbers, 'surprise you're getting your head shave!' But then I saw people coming out from stairs beneath. It felt like we were heading to a secret bar like in The Great Gatsby. The bartenders gave a big welcoming 'HEY THERE' when we walked through the door. I don't know how I heard them shouting amongst the reminiscent 00s songs and the loud chatter from the drinkers.
My boyfriend reserved a table for us, I couldn't thank him enough. There were only a few tables in this bar, it was more of a stand, drink and socialised place. I wasn't in that mood for standing all night especially after galloping in booted heels to the tube station, because he thought we'd be late.
I ordered the Brixton Riot; a lychee and passionfruit Martini cocktail accompanied with a blue fiery flame, and Fortune Cookie; a gin based fruity beverage served in a Chinese soup bowl along with an actual fortune cookie. It was very peculiar drinking from a bowl with straws, must say it's an experience. My boyfriend ordered a very sweet disaronno based cocktail, Movie Night, served in a plastic popcorn box with actual popcorn inside. He also tried some Butter Beer cocktail... butterscotch... mmmm.
I had such a great evening, it was a wonderful surprise. I must go back, and you must go there!