Franzè & Evans
101 Redchurch St., E2 7DL
This is unashamedly B.B, ESQ.‘s favourite cocktail bar in Soho and certainly the best part of the Mark Hix offering. Perched upon the best seats in the house (the bar of course) not only will you benefit from the knowledgable staff but you will also be able to watch the brave few try and fail to play bar billiards.
The detailed menu is full of short snippets of stories that will keep you intrigued for many evenings. However, fortune favours the curious and the best drinks will be found by those who ask. Try asking about the huge urn-like receptacle infusing fruit and spirits on display at the bar is a good place to start. We could make a few other recommendations ourselves but where would be the fun in that?
They don’t take bookings so try to get in early and make the most of it. You’ll find Mark’s Bar beneath Hix on Brewer Street and behind a huge wooden door with a fantastic piece of neon lighting that will show you the way. Fortunately nobody else will find you here so you can stay all night.
Words: Elliot Hammer