Party Earth Review Refined but with a touch of cheeky sophistication, Danger of Death is a favorite of hipster Hoxonites and moneyed artistic professionals looking for an exclusive night of cocktails and conversation. Tucked behind the fa... ... read full review
202 Brick Lane
London E1 6SA
London Overground: Shoreditch High Street
020 7065 6806
W–Sa 6pm–1am, Su 6pm–midnight
Shoreditch / Brick Lane, London –
Refined but with a touch of cheeky sophistication, Danger of Death is a favorite of hipster Hoxonites and moneyed artistic professionals looking for an exclusive night of cocktails and conversation.
Tucked behind the façade of a former antique shop, the cozy escape retains its secretive underground vibe through its stringent members-only policy.
For those lucky patrons, however, slipping into the club’s basic wooden booths and ordering Cold War-inspired cocktails like the Old Cuban or the Atomizer – measured by the menu in terms of “liquid blast intensity” – is a welcome way to sneak off and unwind.
Minimally decked out in Art Deco lamps, nautical paintings, and a collection of antique medicine bottles, the former speakeasy is surprisingly modest, the only flashy things being the designer clothes and sharp wit of its intellectually curious clientele, who trade barbs and get flirty with the other networking regulars at the back bar.
Though the place may never be in danger of losing its cool, Danger of Death is nevertheless a chic drinking den to mix with artists and creative types who appreciate a sophisticated night out in their very own hideaway.
Successful designers, artists, hipster Hoxonites, established intellectual types, and occasional celebrities, late 20s to 30s.
Ambient smooth jazz, blues, and easy listening tunes.
Slices can be ordered from Super Pizza and delivered to the bar.
Pizza £3.50/slice. Beer £3.50–£4.50, wine £5–£7/glass or £20–£36/bottle, cocktails £8–£11. Membership £100 + £30 registration fee.
Dressy: double-breasted dinner jackets, vests, tweed bowties, tailored garments, high-end dresses, flashy jewelry.
Thursdays and Fridays for the liveliest scene and biggest after-work crowd.
Under the same management is the upstairs Super Pizza, which attracts a similar crowd but without the member’s-only fee.