London Cocktail Club Goodge Street

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‘Loud, extroverted and unashamedly awesome’, that's the London Cocktail Club’s bullish boast. A seemingly unstoppable force that has now conquered the likes of Bethnal Green, Shoreditch, Islington, Oxford Circus and Covent Garden, it was this rock 'n' roll gaff on Goodge Street that really set the ball rolling for the brand's irrepressible owner/serial self-publicist JJ Goodman. Definitely not for shrinking violets, the laddish living-it-large vibe at LCC stays just on the right side of anarchy, and its drinks are a cut above what you'll find at lesser party pits – perfect for a night out with the gang. Whether it’s classy (Corpse Reviver #2), leftfield (Bacon & Egg Martini laced with Jack Daniel’s No.7) or trashy (Willy Wonka, a rum and amaretto sundae billed as ‘cake in a glass’), we like the results. Shots inevitably up the ante, likewise Cheeky Nandos – a smoking whiskey punchbowl.

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Average Price
££££ - Under £30
Dark and moody, Lively, Quirky
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celebrations, Dates
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The London Cocktail Club Goodge Street is little sister to the company’s original Covent Garden bar. Initially founded by childhood friends JJ Goodman and James Hopkins, The London Cocktail Club now boasts several sites as well as a clutch of (somewhat unlikely) celebrity backers. These partnerships were created when the founding pair took to the television in 2009 and worked to impress chef Raymond Blanc and Dragon’s Den businesswoman Sarah Willingham on ‘The Restaurant’ show.

London Cocktail Club on Goodge Street follows the format of its other family members with its appreciation for hedonism. The space itself is found in a basement site and is pointed to with a bright red light at street level. A rather ‘punky’ design sees purple tartan upholstery clashed with chipboard, graffiti covered walls and a chequered black and white tiled bar.

The success of the sites is owed to the founding principles that these spaces should be bars that bartenders themselves would like to drink in, where music is celebrated, and perfect drinks are dished up. The mixologists can usually create your favourite serve if it’s not on the menu, but if you stick to the pre-designed list, you’ll be able to enjoy retro drinks like Porn Star Martinis and Pina Coladas as well as more modern mixes. The Darth Jager combines apricot liqueur with lime and egg white while the Negroni Blanco stirs up gin, bitters and olive juice for a strong, bittersweet and aromatic drink.

Part of the appeal of The London Cocktail Club is the membership options it offers. Being part of the inner sanctum affords you two for £12 cocktails every night. The Goodge Street London Cocktail Club is open Monday to Saturday from 4.30pm until midnight and closed on Sundays. At the weekend the bar can become busy, but you’re able to reserve a space in advance should you wish.

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61 Goodge Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 1TL

020 3219 7850 020 3219 7850


Opening Times

Mon 16:30-00:00
Tue 16:30-00:00
Wed 16:30-00:00
Thu 16:30-00:00
Fri 16:30-00:00
Sat 16:30-00:00
Sun Closed


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5 Reviews 

Kate P

16 July 2013  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
A gem of a bar - do yourself a favour a check it out!
I've been to a number of bars in London but nothing competes with LCC. It's everything from a perfect date venue early in the week to a party by Thursday night and you are guaranteed to have a good time. Not only are the cocktails amazing, the beats are spot on and the atmosphere is truly one of a kind. Do yourself a favour and check it out – they even set the cocktails on fire!

Miranda J

08 March 2012  
Food & Drink 3.5
Service 0.5
Atmosphere 4
Value 3.5
Certainly a good night out but be warned: if you think booking a table in advance guarantees you one… think again! I booked a table for 10 for my birthday via email several weeks in advance which was confirmed. When we arrived our ‘table’ was a shelf near the bar which we couldn't reach due to the crowds, and would squeeze in 6 if you were lucky (and small). No chairs. After various dodgy excuses, the lovely waiter helped us gather some chairs and take over a small area. However, the manager refused my request to talk to me. Shame.

emilio V

07 December 2011  
Food & Drink 0.5
Service 0.5
Atmosphere 0.5
Value 0.5
im a bartender myself, and i went there trying to get a drink as we've heard (my group and me, who all of them work in the hospitality industry) it was a good place to go for a drink… we got shouted from the beginning and where abused and treated like if we where criminals… i didnt i've stay for a drink but i didnt wan to afterwards

Yoonjin S

12 October 2011  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 3.5
Value 3.5
Cute and friendly bar tenders make this place a must-go destination! The cocktails are delicious and the menu is so tempting we spent hours in there trying out almost everything on offer! Only downside is that it's a little cramped in the bar and could do with a bit more atmosphere. A good place to go out with a small group of friends or for intimate drinks. Not a destination for a large group of friends/birthdays/farewells etc

Hannah M

08 February 2011  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Great bar, great service, amazing drinks, great tunes, cool design, brilliant banter! . . . . My favorite bar in London hands down! I cant rave about it enough! x
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