From the team who brought us rollicking haunts such as Northcote Records comes a slick new watering hole that echoes the rakish glamour of ‘old Soho’. Louche showcases sexy 1920s stylings, as well as live music, cheeky cabaret and quirky cocktails. And with a name that literally means appealingly sordid? This joint promises a naughty night out.
Split over three floors in Soho, the refurbed townhouse features a mix of burgundy and dark green furnishings, sultry low lighting and red leather booths. You'll also find an old school wall of fame that spotlights some of the area's most notable names, such as Madame Louise, who ran the neighbourhood's first lesbian club. There are two sprawling stages, on the ground and upper levels, where you can catch live jazz, wild house sets and burlesque beauties as they strut their stuff.
As for drinks, the cocktail menu does not disappoint, boasting a delicious array of classics and signatures. Highlights include the watermelon mezcalita, made with tequila, mezcal, fruit juice and pink salt. In the coming months, a selection of light bites and bar snacks are set to become available, which will help fuel you through those after-work bevs and date nights.