Sure, America's Prohibition Era was bad and all.
No beer. No bad behaviour. No fun.
But one upside, is that it birthed a smattering of awesome, speakeasy-themed hangouts, right here in London town.
A hangout just like the illicit Bootlegger.
Hidden away behind an unmarked secret door, in a decked-out basement beneath the streets of Monument, this clandestine haunt not only promises vintage cash registers, 1920s reclaimed furniture and retro fittings aplenty; guests of The Bootlegger are also treated to authentic liquor combinations via their experienced mixologists, plus a mouth-watering selection of American eats from the kitchen.
Fronting live music in the form of jazz, blues and Motown, this Prohibition-themed den is open to those that can locate it, every evening from Monday to Friday. Sip on hooch cocktails, admire the weird-and-wonderful art, or even have a tinkle on the piano.
Just don't tell a damn soul you've visited. Discretion is key.
...but in case you were tempted, we've sorted a bribe with The Bootlegger, whereby they'll match whatever your first round is, with another, completely on the house. An offer to celebrate the launch of their new summer menu, all you have to do is pre-book with us, and whisper 'I'm a friend of Bugsy' to the waiter when you're ordering.
You'll find them at 51° 30’ 43” | 0° 5’ 0.2”.
The five-star rated Bootlegger is located in the City of London, and is open from 4pm until late, Monday to Friday. The free round only applies to those who book in advance via DesignMyNight, for dates between now and 5th August 2016.