Evans & Peel Detective Agency

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Evans & Peel Detective Agency Evans & Peel Detective Agency in Earl's Court is a stellar speakeasy with amazing cocktails & a chill vibe. Take your case to London with Party Earth. London England 51.490061 -0.190673
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Party Earth Review Whether the speakeasy trend is genius or just a tired gimmick, few could deny that the Prohibition spirit is in full force at Evans & Peel Detective Agency, a subterranean haunt where a 20s-era vibe is in effect... ... read full review

  • Tube:

    District, Piccadilly Lines: Earl’s Court

  • Phone:

    020 7373 3573

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    M–Th, Su 5pm–midnight, F–Sa 5pm–12:30am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Evans & Peel Detective Agency Review

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Evans & Peel Detective Agency in Earl's Court is a stellar speakeasy with amazing cocktails & a chill vibe. Take your case to London with Party Earth.

Whether the speakeasy trend is genius or just a tired gimmick, few could deny that the Prohibition spirit is in full force at Evans & Peel Detective Agency, a subterranean haunt where a 20s-era vibe is in effect 100% of the time.

Once buzzed through the nondescript door, would-be guests enter a fake detective’s office to present their “case” to a well-dressed receptionist, who sternly forbids photos as he swings open a bookshelf and escorts them inside.

Vaulted ceilings, weathered exposed brick and piping, and creaking wooden chairs hint at a film noir interrogation room, but flickering candles and savvy, waist-coated mixologists help put the emphasis on friendly conversation and lots of classic drinking.

Reservations are strongly encouraged and standing is prohibited, rules that help foster a suave crowd of mellow cocktailers and well-dressed groups, who laugh over peppercorn-infused Old Fashioneds, house spirits, and beer poured straight from a repurposed radiator – just in case the coppers drop by.  

Ambient vintage tunes, a gramophone, hand mirrors in the restrooms, and even understated wooden drawers from an old library for members to store their favorite hooch all add to the retro theme, as do the bartenders who regularly check their pocket watches while mixing a special concoction.

Small bites like goat cheese fritters and barbecue sliders are smoked onsite at Evans & Peel Detective Agency, which manages to cover all the bases for a unique night out.

Gimmicky or not, it’d be a crime to pass up. 

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Tip from Jonah:

Portions at E&P are quite small, so don’t come here if you’re starving. And remember that you have to present a fake case to the receptionist when you show up. If you don’t have a reservation, he might decide whether to let you in solely on how cool your story is.

  • Crowd

    Savvy cocktailers, well-to-do groups of friends, classy couples, stylish tourists, mid-20s to 40s. 

  • Entertainment / Music

    Classic, unobtrusive music from the 20s and 30s piped in through well-disguised speakers.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    A menu of small bites including sliders, cheese plates, macaroni and cheese, and a few desserts.

    The bar is left open for drop-ins, but reservations are strongly encouraged, especially on Fridays and Saturdays.

  • Prices

    Small plates/tapas £4–£7. Beer £4–£5, cocktails £9–£11. Membership £300+/year.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Classy: button-downs, long tailcoats, cardigans, glamorous skirt-and-shirt outfits, stylish vintage wear, low heels.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Any night with a reservation to enjoy fine drink with fine company.

  • Close By

    The Little French Restaurant (18 Hogarth Place), a bustling bistro that feels as if it were plucked right out of Paris, offers more substantial nosh than what’s available at the Agency, as well a nice selection of wine.

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