Despite an abundance of bars in Soho, LVPO bar seems to have survived as others around it have opened and closed. Constantly keeping itself fresh and up to date, its glamorous, yet rustic, interior provides a real ambiance throughout the five bar areas. The cocktail list matches the bar, being constantly updated with new and interesting concoctions, from bespoke cocktails to the finest champagne as well as an excellent selection of beers, giving an air of subtle, unpretentious sophistication: The knowledge and intricacy of a cocktail bar but the pretense of a London boozer...the perfect combination.
The bar staff at LVPO are welcoming and friendly, and more than willing to recommend a drink from the menu (which I always like to see in a bar), or they will even mix your own cocktail if nothing on the menu tempts you. Just tell the mixologists what spirits and flavours you like and after an impressive "'tail-shaking-show", my Matthew Yorke cocktail was served! (Gin and fresh fruit flavours were my wish, in case you wondered).
Last Saturday (20th August), I headed down to the launch of LVPO's new answer to a Saturday night, Soho Chic, I was surprised as a lot of London's beautiful people tend to follow prentense but come 7pm, Soho Chic was indeed that, chic but not pretentous! The bar seemed to fill really quickly as the buzz really began to build. The night is kicked off by LVPO's now infamous happy hour from 5-8pm to get you in the mood; with cocktails at £4.50, beer from £3 and selected wine at 50% off. The place is adorned with candle light and the night really does have an air of mystique about it. Everyone was up dancing all night or sipping on drinks in some of the quieter nooks. Open until 3am (which is very rare in Soho), we had a really fun night out and next time we want a late night out in Soho, I'm sure Soho Chic will be top of the list.