Drew Manns

Born and raised in the good old USA, Drew is a roving aesthete; seeking only the finest pleasures of London nightlife. He prefers Laphroaig whisky and often sports a broad-brimmed fedora.

Lost & Found - Cocktail Bar Review

Lost & Found - Cocktail Bar Review

Ever been to Williamsburg in Brooklyn? Lost & Found has the feel of an indie NYC cocktail club; with a pop culture referencing menu and interior design that could feature on a few pages in Bushwick art magazine making its mark as soon as you step foot inside.  The Venue: You…

The Cat and Mutton - Pub Review

The Cat and Mutton - Pub Review

Public House The Cat and Mutton is a few things rolled into one; a restaurant with hearty meals, a club with its own themed DJ nights and a traditional pub with leather sofas, hard wooden floors and your favourite ales on tap. The Venue: Split into two main floors, C&M is one of the leading gastropubs…

Jam Tart Open Mic Night - Event Review

Jam Tart Open Mic Night - Event Review

Jam Tart Open Mic night at Floripa has officially been around for five years and it's still going strong. Given its long-lasting legacy, founders Steve Tart and Dan Benzenou undoubtedly have their work cut out, yet they've done a smashing job of keeping the party…

Abbey Bar - Restaurant Bar Review

Abbey Bar - Restaurant Bar Review

Like Piccadilly Institute, Loop, and Bar Soho; Abbey is one of Late Night London's most popular nightlife locations. They've got a set menu and plenty of events taking place throughout the year, but the best part is that it's the kind of place that's conducive to meeting people. The VenueAbbey…

Minster Exchange London - Restaurant Bar Review

Minster Exchange London - Restaurant Bar Review

Just off Mincing Lane, Minster Exchange sits quite unassuming in the shadow of the Gherkin. Inside however, the restaurant is beautifully fit for any patron looking for privacy and memorable meals. Apparently, the restaurant can even host up to 400 people in its below ground facilities. The Venue: Minister…

Jamies London Bridge London – Wine Bar Review

Jamies London Bridge London – Wine Bar Review

Jamies London Bridge is one of the latest additions to the London citywide Jamies bars. Redeveloped in 2013, the bar is known for its variety of wines and unique menu of classic and original cuisine - I just had to take a look.  The Venue: As you may have guessed from the name, Jamies sits pretty…

Opal London - Restaurant Bar Review

Opal London - Restaurant Bar Review

Friendly, fun, and opulent; Opal can provide you with a classic night of dancing, lounging and highballed booze. It’s also one of the rare West End establishments that’s open after 2am. The Venue This riverside jewel rests alongside Embankment station, snuggled underneath the mighty Hungerford…

Piccadilly Institute London - Nightclub Review

Piccadilly Institute London - Nightclub Review

The madhouse that is Piccadilly Institute is the brainchild of the same guys who brought us Tiger Tiger, Babble Bar Mayfair, and Kanaloa. Like its sister clubs, Piccadilly Institute is an unique space, attracting droves of nightclub goers who are looking for something more exotic than your normal nightspot…

Roxx @ Code London - Nightclub Review

Roxx @ Code London - Nightclub Review

A haven for all those devoted to rock, Roxx is a refreshing addition to the Fitzrovia party scene. After being met with wide acclaim, we decided to see if Roxx could crack the code for success. The Venue Formerly found at Notting Hill’s Blagclub, Roxx’s new home is on Winsley Avenue inFitzrovia…

Bar Rumba London - Nightclub Review

Bar Rumba London - Nightclub Review

Fancy dress, comedy, contemporary pop and R&B music combine in this popular nightclub in the centre of town. I was desperate to give it a go and see if Bar Rumba could hit the right notes. The Venue Located on Shaftesbury Avenue, Bar Rumba is ideally located minutes away from Piccadilly Circusand…

Salvatore at Playboy London - Cocktail Bar Review

Salvatore at Playboy London - Cocktail Bar Review

Cocktail master Salvatore Calabrese is the proprietor and visionary behind this marvellous Mayfair bar. At Salvatore you will find some of London’s most delicious cocktails as well as a “Liquid Museum” of fine liqueurs, some of which date to the late 18th century. I was desperate to…