Address to impress: 100 Wardour St rewinds to the golden days of Soho
From creative cocktails and fresh menus to live music and vintage game, step into Soho's most famous address
London's Soho has never been shy about its party atmosphere or love of a perfectly mixed cocktail, but to step inside its most famous address, 100 Wardour Street, is to find modern Soho distilled across is warmly decorated floors. What was once the home of the iconic Marquee club and later Cuban cocktail bar Floridita now comprises of a ground floor cocktail bar and lounge, a playroom complete with pool table, a downstairs live music venue guaranteed to get its patrons dancing and, next door, their new cigar lounge and chilled music venue The Den.
Launched in 2016, 100 Wardour relishes the venue's history in its stylish décor and featured live musicians every night of the week. Once Soho's spiritual home of artists like David Bowie, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and the Sex Pistols, today it's a much more pop-fuelled affair. But it's still noisy, busy and bouncing, with a diverse clientele in both age and fashion, all vying for their spot on the dance floor come the early hours.
The best nights out begin in 100 Wardour's sumptuous lounge for a cocktail or two. Whether its date night or after-work drinks, the comfortable mismatched armchairs and signature cocktails are matched by moreish bar snacks. Chef Jonas Karlsson serves up delicious bites including breaded calamari and buttermilk fried chicken upstairs, while downstairs the restaurant is available for diners looking for fuller fare. As for cocktails, the espresso martini is a classic, but the creative tequila cocktails are to die for – Mrs Warwick features Patron silver with homemade basmati rice cordial, rose buds and peppermint.
Private parties looking for quirkier nights out can enjoy the playroom or head next door to the newly opened The Den – a cocktail and cigar lounge that marginally quieter than its more established big sister. Or eschew formal dining for the stage-side VIP area downstairs, with Moroccan themed couches and table service for all your party's needs. The best bit? Proximity to the dance floor for the newly relaunched Rewind club nights, a Soho staple featuring the best tunes from the 1990s and 2000s, and on the 23 November featuring performances by vintage chart toppers Rozalla, Cappella and Urban Cookie Collective from 9pm. Tickets are available now.