SquareMeal Review of
The Icon Bar at the Empire Casino
If Sinatra fancied a Manhattan in the wee small hours of the morning, The Empire’s ‘set ’em up Joe’ bartenders would have obliged long after others had shut up shop: the casino’s bar is open for
business 24/7. While the Saturday Night Fever appeal of the weekends-only Shadow Lounge disco bar with its light-up floor is considerable, recalcitrant smokers will get off on the Icon bar with its
covered terrace & views of Leicester Square’s nightly goings-on. Puff away to your heart’s content (or otherwise) & splash out on big marque bubbly or won’t-break-the-bank vino &
cocktails – depending if ‘luck has been a lady tonight’. Flavoured caipirinhas, vanilla vodka sour, double dice or pear of aces (a saké, poire William & Grey Goose mule) are just right for high
rollers at £8.