Party Earth Review Tucked away in a tiny East End alley, Loungelover is an alluring little treasure, the sort of secret hideaway that most regular patrons hope no one else discovers. Guests are greeted by a hostess before being led into... ... read full review
No. 1 Whitby Street
London E1 6JU
Northern Line: Old Street; Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan Lines: Liverpool Street
020 7012 1234
M–Th, Su 6pm–midnight, F 5:30pm–1am, Sa 6pm–1am
Shoreditch / Brick Lane, London –
Tucked away in a tiny East End alley, Loungelover is an alluring little treasure, the sort of secret hideaway that most regular patrons hope no one else discovers.
Guests are greeted by a hostess before being led into the inner sanctum of cozy nooks and various seating areas surrounding a center bar.
The charming but eclectic décor features rustic brick walls, antique anatomy posters, sweeping red velvet curtains, Swedish rocking horses, and a mix of oriental and art deco light fixtures that all add up to a glamorous, if manic, atmosphere.
The affluent crowd is just as diverse and includes groups ranging from sharply-dressed professionals and folks from the fashion industry to hip creative types and successful musicians.
Loungelover is definitely more geared to sharing an evening with friends or a date rather than meeting new people, and very few people actually hang out near the bar. Instead, patrons prefer to remain at their intimate tables, ordering from one of the most delightful and inventive cocktail menus in the city and enjoying some delectable nibbles.
With its fabulous drinks, tasty snacks, friendly service, and lovely look, Loungelover is hard to beat for a glamorous yet unpretentious night on the town.
International, stylish, and sophisticated group of business people, creative types, and musicians, mid-20s to late 40s.
DJs spin tunes that range from pop to indie to house.
Menu of Japanese bar snacks includes edamame, sushi rolls, and small dishes of dumplings or prawns. Bartenders have hundreds of cocktails in their repertoire, all made with fresh ingredients and premium spirits.
Snacks £2.50, 5-piece sushi rolls £4.50+, small plates £7. Wine £5.50+, cocktails £8–£11, Moët & Chandon champagne £60+/bottle.
Smart casual/sophisticated/East End hip. Dress code: denim is acceptable, but no sneakers.
This place is buzzing every night. There’s a better chance of avoiding the crowds and securing a table earlier in the week.