Chris Sharpe

Addicted to travel, cocktails and tequila, I'm always on the lookout for the most unusual bars hidden all over London. Tweeting from @makenewtracks. Blog: www.makenewtracks.com

The Victoria Dalston - London Pub Review

The Victoria Dalston - London Pub Review Dalston is well known for its quirky cafés, cool bars and vibrant nightlife scene, so when the uber-cool arts organisation the Jaguarshoes Collective got hold of The Victoria pub just off Dalston Lane, we knew the area would be treated to another awesome drinking spot. The pub is... Read more >

The Comedy Tree - London Stand Up Comedy Review

The Comedy Tree - London Stand Up Comedy Review Located just across the road from bustling Hammersmith station, The Comedy Tree is held in the basement of the Lala Lounge and showcases some of the finest comedic talent in the capital. The event has previously hosted big names like Stephen Merchant, Lee Mack and Micky Flanagan; clearly... Read more >

Punch Room at London Edition - London Cocktail Bar Review

Punch Room at London Edition - London Cocktail Bar Review Tucked away down a side road just off Oxford Street, Punch Room is a bright, undiscovered gem. However, as this central bar starts to make some noise (literally) with their new series of live performances from up-and-coming artists, this may all be about to change. Boasting divine... Read more >

Mews of Mayfair - London Restaurant Review

Mews of Mayfair - London Restaurant Review Sure, Mayfair has a reputation for being one of the most prestigious places to enjoy a meal, especially with the rich and famous. But thankfully, there are establishments in the area that somewhat dispel that myth; one such place is the Mews of Mayfair. Situated opposite a favourite bar of mine,... Read more >

Barsmith Farringdon - London Bar Review

Barsmith Farringdon - London Bar Review Located just a stone's throw from Farringdon station, Barsmith takes up a great spot just around the corner from the historic Smithfield Market. The venue – run by the same guys behind The Marylebone –opened their doors last year with an irresistible combination; pizza and cocktails. A... Read more >

Trader Vic's Mayfair - London Bar Review

Trader Vic's Mayfair - London Bar Review When you think of summery drinks, one of the first libations that may come to mind is the refreshing Mai Tai. Created in 1944 by Victor J. Bergeron at his restaurant Trader Vic's in California, this drink of fresh lime, aged rum, rock candy syrup, orange curacao and crushed ice epitomises... Read more >

Bourne & Hollingsworth Fitzrovia - London Cocktail Bar Review

Bourne & Hollingsworth Fitzrovia - London Cocktail Bar Review Positioned in the heart of Fitzrovia, just off Charlotte Street, Bourne and Hollingsworth is a secret speakeasy worth discovering. Descend the steps to this basement bar in Rathbone Place to find the perfect spot for city workers to sneak off to after, or during, work to sip cocktails out... Read more >

Cartizze Mayfair - London Cocktail Bar Review

Cartizze Mayfair - London Cocktail Bar Review Only a year old, Cartizze is one of the newest and most swanky additions to Mayfair's exclusive drinking scene. Named after the 1,000 foot prosecco vineyards in Northern Italy, Cartizze oozes all the style, sophistication and class of a Venetian bacaro, but with a 1920s twist. With so... Read more >

Comedy Carnival - London Event Review

Comedy Carnival - London Event Review Taking pride of place in London’s vibrant Leicester Square, Bar Rumba’s comedy offering fits in perfectly with the needs of the many visitors who flock to the area for live entertainment. But how does the Comedy Carnival fare against such strong competition? I went down on a... Read more >

Apples & Pears Brick Lane - London Cocktail Bar Review

Apples & Pears Brick Lane - London Cocktail Bar Review Taking up a prime position just a few seconds from Brick Lane, Apples & Pears bills itself as a neighbourhood bar with a creative cocktail list and a lively atmosphere. Would the ambitious drinks menu help this East London bar stand out from the crowd, or have they bitten off more... Read more >

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