With the distinct lack of decent pool places around Old Street and Farringdon, 1920's Bar fills the gap incredibly well. Vibrant, friendly and fun, it’s a city cocktail bar I just had to visit.
1920’s Bar is easy to find but tucked away well enough to keep it cool. They have tables outside for the odd day that the weather permits us to brave the elements whilst inside combines huge, cosy sofas, some rather unique mural designs on the walls and four American pool tables on the ground floor.
Upstairs has a small bar and is an inviting place to drink, chat and shoot some pool. Those looking for a more upbeat vibe can head down the spiral staircase where a bigger bar lies in wait, alongside a good sized dancefloor, crowd pleasing DJ and padded red seating.
The Atmosphere and Clientele
1920’s Bar provides a lovely mix of upbeat liveliness and chilled out fun; from the imaginative cocktails to the eclectic selection of music and competition inducing pool tables, the vibe is spot on. Weekends can get particularly busy with most of the clientele around the mid-20s mark, but it doesn’t feel overly crowded. Booking a pool table slot early is thoroughly advised though.
It’s a great venue to hire an area for a big group, with an abundance of secluded areas dotted around the downstairs area. 1920’s Bar has that rare mix of a spot that offers a nice atmosphere where you can chat, relax and drink but also get up and have a dance right through to the early hours if you choose.
The Food and Drink
Being a late night bar it is of no surprise that the cocktail menu impresses more than the food, but both have enough to satisfy your needs. Burger lovers will be in their element with a varied choice of bespoke morsels dominating much of the menu. We had the Aberdeen Angus beef burger, complete with a flat field mushroom cooked in garlic butter and topped with bacon, as well as the breaded salmon brochettes burger with lemon mayo. Both tasted fresh and well cooked with tasty buns and a generous side of fries and a side salad.
The cocktails were the real highlight of the night. 1920’s have put together some of their own intriguingly named concoctions. We were treated to three of these: Rum & Bass, Cuban Thunder and the aptly named Queen Bee. They were all very tasty but the Jim Bean Honey and Champagne infused Queen Bee really was a showstopper. Strong, tasty and unique yet so simply put together, very impressive.
A very cool cocktail bar with an invitingly laid back vibe. 1920’s Bar is a good option for a few quick drinks or an entire evening of socialising, pool playing, eating and dancing, well worth a visit or three.