27/08/11: Ah, one of our favourite little hidden gems! Come in here on a weeknight and you might just spot some of the QX boys sitting in the corner and putting the world to rights over a pint or five. Head to the bar at the weekend and you can expect it to be heaving with a delicious mix of Soho boys, panting drag queens, cabaret divas and somewhat bewildered tourists.
Dame Julie Paid put our weekend energy levels to shame with a scorching three-hour set of top tunes, old favourites and larks. She was followed later on by Cookie, who belted out some classics and impressed us by chatting in fluent German to three young girls from Deutschland. Apparently she learns a new language every week – no-one believed her, poor love, but we were still stunned.
Although, being the whores we are, we must say the super cute bar boys had us twitching at the minge, too! We’ll see you there next weekend for some salubrious lubrication.
2 Old Compton Street, Soho, W1D 4TA
Words by Inertia Creeps
Photos by Chris Jepson