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Soak up the vibe and tasty drinks at this Kung Fu themed dive bar!

Great concept, clean, cozy place to relax, have a few tasty cocktails/mocktails, soak in the vibe... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2019
New York City, New York
Great little bar

If you like cocktails and cosy little basement bars this is the place for you..add a liberal dose... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
Neill P
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Central London's unique kung fu themed dive bar! Cocktails, classic kung fu movies, retro arcade games, funky tunes... Open Wednesday to Saturday from 6pm Happy hour til 8pm Closed on Sun/Mon/Tue/Bank Holidays
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59 Mount Pleasant, London WC1X 0AY, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Drinks and prices are standard. Nothing to gravitate to. Decor was cool with retro feel, enthusiasm in 80's kung-fu genre and hong kong action style. The bar also offers old school arcades but half were out of operation during our visit. Generally this would suffice...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sibil J
Reviewed 3 February 2019

Great concept, clean, cozy place to relax, have a few tasty cocktails/mocktails, soak in the vibe. My friends who grew up in the 70s/80s would embrace and love this Kung Fu theme bar with comfy seating, an arcade backroom and plenty of tv and movie...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank tinyideas
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

If you like cocktails and cosy little basement bars this is the place for you..add a liberal dose of Kung Fu theming and some cool arcade games and Bobs your uncle we have a winner .. get down here and try the Tony Ja themed...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Neill P
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

A couple of beers, some old Kung fu movies on the background screens and some classic arcade games on free play (including Point Blank 2).

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Tweeksy
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

I drop in whenever I'm in the area. One of London's great 'secret' bars and certainly has a mysterious aura about it. An intimate venue in a basement and always exciting to enter time after time. Decor is stylish kung fu retro and works so...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank krisdavidson2018
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Little gem of a cocktail bar in Clerkenwell. Swung in for the first time a couple of weeks ago and was very happy with the place. It's got lots of character, free play video games, and lovely staff.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ryan A
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Its a great bar with a beautiful aesthetic with great bar staff, that make you feel welcome. the cocktails are great and the punch is awesome. i would highly recommend it to anyone.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Damian Z
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Been here a few times and Slash is the best host! From great music, so so many games on the arcade game machines to the amazing cocktails and friendly vibe, it's a great place to go!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank elspethbrown
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Excellent little spot and a true dive bar, one of the few left in London. Excellent quality of drinks, ludicrously fair pricing, friendly vibe and kickass music.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Lewis R
Reviewed 29 April 2018

This is a difficult place to find on google maps at it is placed on the street. If you are too eager as I was to arrive early i.e. before 6pm, there is no sign to guide you. I was walking around until a local...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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some of London's favorite pubs. This isn't merely a
focal point for all things foodie though. Spend enough
time wondering through the area's maze of streets and
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Dan C
14 September 2017|
Response from RossCranham | Reviewed this property |
It has a space for food and a cinema upstairs. It might be worth calling the owner and checking in with him about it. He's run a couple of film festivals up there.