Callooh Callay

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SUNDAY - WEDNESDAY: 6 P.M. - 12 A.M. | THURSDAY - SATURDAY: 6 P.M. - 1 A.M.
+44 20 7739 4781 | WEBSITE

“O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! He chortled in his joy.” Anyone familiar with Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky will approach this bar primed for playfulness. A surreal mishmash of styles with lounge seating, retro disco tunes and gold-framed family photos, this bar still churns out consistent drinks and friendly service after years on the scene. The menu changes twice yearly, and is always a marvel; past incarnations have included an “oyster card”’—the London metro card—which unfolded into an 18-recipe-strong feat of cocktail imagination.

Known For
  • bar food
  • full menu
  • craft cocktails
  • outdoor / patio
What to drink
Point to the silliest name, among them the Ume? Yes You, More Cacao Bell and Kammaradawray.
Neighborhood
Hoxton
ProTip
The upstairs bar at Callooh Callay is knows as The Jubjub Club: a meeting place of bartenders, ambassadors and cocktail connoisseurs. The bartender and menu here changes weekly, as does the four digit code on the door. It's well worth your time to stop by, though you may need a reservation.