Sip Cocktails in Hidden Underground Station | Cahoots, London

Cahoots Katherine Hepburn & White Cloves of Dover London

“Cahoots, where the spirits run high and drinks never run dry.” Secure your reservation, memorize the password and make your way to this secret-ish underground station with a 1940s vibe in London. Once you receive the go ahead, head down the stairs and step back in time to a world of debauchery and fun. Cahoots is a unique experience, here is a peek into this hush-hush hot spot:

-Reservations are recommended or be prepared to wait in line
-Along with the incredible experience, Cahoots has spectacular service to help you figure which of the over 60 cocktails is for you.
-The food menu, dubbed “Rations”, has enough options to serve as dinner.
-Check out the cheeky posters in the loo.

Cahoots Entrance Kingly Court London

Entrance | Cahoots, London

The Underground station is lined with subway tile, crates for tables, an old subway car section and of course sandbags for fortification – we are in newly post-war London after all.

Grab the newspaper menu and peruse the dozens of drinks while taking in the old-timey music. Wine and champagne are available as well. Some favorites:

White Cloves of Dover: Clove-and-orange-infused Bacardi Carta Oro rum, amontillado sherry, cinnamon syrup, fresh lime, cranberry juice and raspberry

Katherine Hepburn: Earl-Grey-tea-infused Bacardi Carta Blanca rum, Saint Germain elderflower liqueur, fresh lime and honey syrup

Gracie Fields: Ketel One Vodka, rose liqueur, home-made rhubarb-rose-peppercorn syrup with Prosecco foam

White Cloves of Dover | Cahoots, London

White Cloves of Dover |Cahoots, London

Rations: Meat + Pickles, Bangers + Roasties, Smoked Almonds

Cheers!

Cahoots Mind The Gap Kingly Court London

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Want To Sip Cocktails Underground in London?

Gracie Fields Cahoots Soho London

If cocktails served in a secret-ish underground station with a 1940s vibe in London sounds intriguing – stay tuned for more on this hush-hush experience.

For now I leave you with the Gracie Fields: Vodka, rose liqueur, homemade rhubarb-rose-pepper syrup with Prosecco foam. Cheers!

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Jack's Wife Freda Entrance

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Jack's Wife Freda Interior

We ordered a cappuccino (Stumptown, yay!) while we looked at the hand drawn menu and contemplated the origin of the restaurant’s name. The menu has Continue reading

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View of Hong Kong Island From Sheraton

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View From Oyster & Wine Bar - Sheraton Hong Kong

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However, you can find great deals by booking hotel and flight together at the last-minute (I used Expedia). We were even offered a hotel upgrade upon arrival. Now we could focus on eating and shopping. The next thing was to find a restaurant that had an open table on a Friday night at decent time with a couple of days notice. Fortunately for me I was able to reach out to an old friend that hooked me up with an 8pm reservation at Gotham Bar and Grill.

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