So the end of the world as we know it is scheduled for this Friday when – unless there is some kind of freak fatal spray-tanning accident – the US inauguration takes place. There is only one response to an event of this magnitude: drink. And a lot of it. Surely there is no chicer – nor, for that matter, more aptly named – place to do it than Soho's latest member's club, Disrepute. Harking back to the hedonistic, artistic 1960s, at this basement bar you can expect wood-panelled walls and vaulted ceilings, expertly curated spirits and creative cocktails (Scandal and Espionage: Belvedere Vodka, Somerset cider brandy, Cocchi Americano, Honeytrap honey syrup; English Rose: vodka, lemon, soda, Matteus rose reduction with rose petal garnish), plus stylish, dimly-lit corners perfect for escaping the world.
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Opening hours 5pm- 3am Monday- Saturday; 5pm-1am Sunday
Open to non-members subject to availability. Membership from £150 a year
Disrepute, 4 Kingly Court, Soho W1B 5PW
If you're attempting Veganuary and life is feeling a little too centred around chickpeas and chia seeds, we bring you glad tidings. Because this week Mexican-vegan food supremos Club Mexicana assume residency at Dalston bar Pamela, bringing with them tacos that won't just make your tastebuds dance – they'll make them samba. Think Baja 'To-fish' with pickled red cabbage, salsa verde and chipotle chilli oil; pineapple and chilli marinated 'pork'; or 'chorizo' and potato with pico de gallo. Which can all be neatly summarised with one word: NOM.
Club Mexicana at Pamela, 428 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4AA