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Lounge Bohemia

Lounge, Cocktail Bar, and Bar££££
Shoreditch, Shoreditch
64 Tips and reviews
  • cocktails
  • holy smokes
  • martinis
  • books
  • gypsytini
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  • Party Earth
    Party EarthJune 18, 2012
    Try the Gypsytini, made with honey liquor, rosemary vodka, and dried prunes. Don’t see something you like? The owner, Paul, has created most of the cocktails - he’ll find the perfect drink for you. Read more
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchDecember 3, 2015
    Like any good speakeasy, Lounge Bohemia has a cryptic website and is hidden from the public eye in Shoreditch. It’s located between two kebab shops through a hallway covered in old newspapers. Read more
  • Πιστούλα
    ΠιστούλαNovember 2, 2014
    One of the best speak easy bars in London. It's tiny and cosy with a unique cocktail menu. a place that you can go casual with friends or for a date! Try the cocktail with the vanilla ice cream!
  • BarChick
    BarChickNovember 22, 2011
    Get stuck into one of the books lying around, a couple of chapters in you’ll find the drinks listed. Try the Gypsytini, the Bohemian Iced Coffee or get the rubber duck fan a bubble bath martini. Read more
  • Katy H.
    Katy HApril 12, 2015
    Best cocktails ever. So so very cool. Must book ahead. Entry right next to kebab shop. Fab Art Deco furniture and good tunes.
  • Joon Ian W.
    Joon Ian WongJanuary 4, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Best cocktail bar in Shoreditch. Best book ahead and ideal for parties of 3-4 people. Gets abit snug otherwise.
  • Sofia P.
    Sofia PJanuary 17, 2013
    Open up your wallet and go for the £14 molecular cocktails. Don't worry - they are also quite strong so you won't down them in a sip (bubble bath martini is wow!) :)
  • Alexander H.
    Alexander HolleyOctober 17, 2013
    Probably the best bar in London. Booking essential, they don't let too many people in. Lovely service. Incredibly cocktails and very showy at that. Perfect atmosphere.
  • Veronika H.
    Immerse in the magic! Not likely to become your regular bar, but extremely relaxed and the drinks are like a mini-performance! Worth a try!
  • Esther B.
    No occasions just reservations said the hostess. In an area full of great cocktail bars these guys have dilusions of grandeur. Still let us in and cocktails fairly decent. Time to cut the bravado?
  • Michael A.
    Michael AmbjornAugust 21, 2016
    Great little basement speakeasy with quirky menus hidden inside Czech translations of old novels.
  • Kailey L.
    Kailey L.February 4, 2015
    Hip, cozy basement bar with cool cocktails. Be sure to book ahead as tjis place can be quite full.
  • Anna W.
    Anna WallaceSeptember 20, 2014
    Trendy, hipster joint with molecular cocktails. Pricey and you often need to book, but go for one and one of the specials.
  • Rax L.
    Rax LakhaniMarch 24, 2012
    One of the best kept secrets in London. Try anything on the cocktail menu and you will not be disappointed. The staff here know their stuff
  • Surface Magazine
    Surface MagazineApril 22, 2016
    Try the appointment-only Lounge Bohemia, a well-hidden basement bar with midcentury Czech furniture and a “no ties” dress code to scare off the bankers. Read more
  • AskMen
    AskMenFebruary 25, 2010
    The drinks are delicate and inventive. Begin with an appetiser cocktail made with pea puree & mint & finish with a digestive which brings together Havana Rum, tobacco candy floss & a cigar tube.
  • Haje 🐠 K.
    Haje 🐠 KampsNovember 2, 2014
    Order some of their molecular gastronomy style cocktails. Brilliant show pieces that taste good, too!
  • Teddy K.
    Teddy KeefeApril 13, 2012
    Go down the concealed stairs and you'll find a slice of 1980's Chzechoslovakia, including some strange - but excellent - cocktails.
  • Howard L.
    Howard LoJune 2, 2013
    Inventive cocktails with a narrative behind each one. Adds a nice little touch to the experience!
  • Patrick K.
    Patrick KjellevoldMarch 15, 2015
    Nice cocktails, some of them made in a fancy way. However, the fanciness does not match the interior. But I guess that is the charm about this place for many.
  • Mihnea M.
    Mihnea MiculescuAugust 15, 2014
    Get the Old Castro and the Lab Test shots (they come in glass vials).
  • Lino D.
    Unbelievable place where cocktails meet storytelling. One of the best cocktail bar in the world.
  • Glenfiddich Mark ..
    Glenfiddich Mark .February 9, 2012
    Perfect east end hide-away. Try reading up on the Holy Smoke ;) No suits or ties, thank goodness!
  • BarChick
    BarChickFebruary 1, 2012
    The waitresses bring you a small selection of Czech canapés to sample, tiny and tasty (well 4 out of 5 were). Read more
  • Matt B.
    Matt BowlesDecember 10, 2011
    Book in advance and have the tea for two (so alcoholic and easy to drink)
  • Barry G.
    Barry GreenFebruary 25
    Everything venue, service, music, staff, atmosphere ...
  • Sharkleberry
    SharkleberrySeptember 19, 2011
    Play a fun game by selecting horrifying drinks for other people. Like the mushroom jump off.
  • Enda G.
    Enda GJune 16, 2010
    You absolutely *have* to book in advance - and don't wear a suit. Fantastic inventive cocktails & hip atmosphere.
  • Max B.
    Max BucklandMarch 23, 2013
    Lovely, kind service with a great story behind each drink...
  • Marilize S.
    Marilize SageAugust 25, 2013
    Try the Mezcal Sour - Yes that is a worm and I ate it
  • Peeyapat R.
    Peeyapat RJune 2, 2013
    try the purple brain! it is very well designed.
  • Matthieu V.
    Matthieu VaxelaireOctober 21, 2012
    Best Cocktails in town. Need to book a table.
  • Mike O.
    Mike O'SullivanAugust 27, 2014
    Great cocktails, but the decor can be divisive.
  • Iggy H.
    Iggy HammickMay 6, 2013
    Secret little cocktail hangout. Very cute, exciting drinks.
  • Jamie M.
    Jamie MilneFebruary 9, 2012
    Apple pie martini. It actually tastes and 'feels' like liquidised apple pie. Stunning. No, really...
  • Frederik A.
    Frederik AndersenNovember 22, 2009
    The Old Fashioned is the best in London. Try out all the different absinth cocktails, great way to start an evening out.
  • pɹoɟuɐs@
    pɹoɟuɐs@January 14, 2012
    Get here before 11:30pm - they stop serving at midnight
  • Nacho M.
    Nacho MOctober 28, 2013
    Pretentious and unwelcoming staff! A place to avoid unless you have booked a table.
  • Tonic Music
    Tonic MusicOctober 3, 2011
    Speakeasy accessed through a kebab shop? Try the Lychee Martini.
  • David F.
    David FarrerNovember 12, 2010
    AMAZING cocktails. The 'apple pie' is a must have!
  • Marta V.
    Marta VivenzoJune 5, 2013
    Awesome service and kickass manhattan :)
  • Simon W.
    Simon WillisonAugust 30, 2013
    The Full Canadian is a lot of fun.
  • Charlotte M.
    Charlotte MeyerApril 7, 2013
    The Fidel Castro is to die #schemingtogobacj
  • Jay A.
    Jay AlsonSeptember 17, 2013
    Maple syrup drink, lightbulb, brains, wow.
  • Polly W.
    Polly WainesSeptember 28, 2013
    It's lovely when shoreditch still gives you a surprise!
  • Contemporary Standard
    Contemporary StandardJanuary 6, 2013
    Order a St. Pepper or a Smuggler and you're not going to be disappointed.
  • Chris B.
    Chris BerryMarch 11, 2013
    Forget the bubble bath. It's all about the Holy Smoke.
  • Laura N.
    Laura NolteNovember 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Have a Canadian Old Fashioned! (Not on the menu anymore, but they'll make one for you)
  • Marcroy S.
    Marcroy SmithFebruary 23, 2014
    Stuck up and sarcastic barman, brings the whole vibe of this place down.
  • Guy C.
    Guy CockerApril 5, 2010
    The bubble bath drink is £13 but the rubber duckie is worth it.
  • Marilize S.
    Marilize SageSeptember 6, 2013
    Try the Russian Breakfast -
  • Marilize S.
    Marilize SageSeptember 6, 2013
    Try the Old Castro -
  • Andy A.
    Andy AshburnerMay 1, 2011
    Apple pie martini = Amazing!
  • Marilize S.
    Marilize SageSeptember 6, 2013
    Try the Holy Smoke -
  • Simran T.
    Simran ThindSeptember 10, 2016
    Cocktail experience
  • Catalina H.
    Catalina HoyosOctober 29, 2010
    Lychee martini is delicious.
  • BiBi
    BiBiMay 27, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Try manipulative mixology cocktails!!!!!
  • James W.
    James WheareFebruary 5, 2010
    Fidel in Brno's worth a pop.
  • Talia K.
    Talia KrainesDecember 4, 2009
    lychee martinis are lovely. melonball ones are not
  • Ricardo B.
    Ricardo BatistaFebruary 9, 2015
    OK pub, not gonna take your breath away.
  • Tarryn B.
    Tarryn BlackwoodNovember 5, 2009
    Have a Sgt. Pepper cocktail, it's A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!
  • Ziah
    ZiahFebruary 17, 2010
    Try the Seargant Pepper's
  • Julian
    JulianAugust 4, 2010
    Do not try the puccini tini.
  • Amy W.
    Amy WongMay 29, 2011
    Do not come to this place. The waitress is a cow.
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