SquareMeal Review of
Crazy Bear (bar)
Part of a brand synonymous with reality TV careerists and tabloid high jinks, Crazy Bear's subterranean bar is the place for Fitzrovia folks with a fondness for knocking back cocktails and flashing
the cash. ‘Weird and wonderful' interiors – all strip lighting, lipstick-red leather, ‘cute' snakeskin seating and mellow beats – sit comfortably with the glitzy cocktail menu, which is helpfully
categorised into classic, contemporary and Champagne offerings. Bring some old-world glamour to proceedings with Crazy Bear's take on The Orient Express (vodka with Passoã liqueur, lychee,
raspberry purée and fresh mint) or The Gatsby (Tanqueray gin with grapefruit juice and fig reduction). Sushi and small plates from the restaurant upstairs are available for grazing and service
seems to have picked up of late – although the ‘freaky' mirrored-door toilets continue to confuse an unfortunate few.