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 keeping…

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 this…

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 punches,a…

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, Cartizze…

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 year…

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 a…

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 of…

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 muchlocal…

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 Friday…

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 thanthey…

Urban Rajah - Pop-Up Restaurant Review

Urban Rajah - Pop-Up Restaurant Review

A vibrant personality in the Indian street food scene, the chef known as Urban Rajah has travelled to the high-class venue Lanes of London to share his spice adventure with Park Lane's discerning diners. The incredibly moustachioed chef currently holds a spot on the Food Hero section of the…

Gigalum London -  DJ Bar Review

Gigalum London - DJ Bar Review

A buzzing little spot in South London, Gigalum is proclaimed as one of the top DJ bars in the city. Wander down from Clapham South tube station and find yourself in a venue that has welcomed the likes of Basement Jaxx, Krafty Kuts and Judge Jules to its speakers; this one comes with quite the…