The Social

5 Little Portland Street , London, W1W 7JD

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  • The Social N1 Upstairs
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SquareMeal Review of The Social

Now 12 years old, this DJ bar born to the Heavenly Records crew is happily showing no signs of becoming a stroppy teenager – the retro surrounds have worn well with age & the playlist is as funky as ever. Grab one of the curved blond-wood booths on the tiny ground floor for a snack (chilli with nachos, Welsh rarebit, burgers, beans on toast) or pick from the equally concise cocktail menu. Bypass the obvious martinis, Manhattans & mojitos in favour of something more esoteric – perhaps an apple crumble (El Dorado rum, apple schnapps & Goldschläger served long with lime, vanilla syrup & apple juice). Meanwhile, the real party is always downstairs, where live gigs & DJ sets fill the room & the fun-loving crowd always has time to be social.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Oxford Circus Tube Station 232m

Goodge Street Tube Station 580m


Address: 5 Little Portland Street , London W1W 7JD

Area: Bloomsbury & Fitzrovia

Opening times

Mon-Fri 12N-12M (Thurs-Fri -1am) Sat 1pm-1am

Nearby Landmarks

Great Portland Street 88m

Topshop (Oxford Circus) 174m


Telephone: 020 7636 4992


Cuisine: Bars

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