Nolita Social Bar London Review: New York’s Home in Knightsbridge

Often, a good night out in London can be confused with five to eight hours of hummingbird activity; the most places dropped in, pillaged, and evacuated en route to the cab home equals the ‘satisfying’ party. But what about a truly enriching night? One where there is no need to leave, seek anew, or start over next door because everything you need is there. Enter Nolita Social bar, a Knightsbridge venue and one of the best underground bars in London.

North of Little Italy — Nolita — imbues its Hyde Park corner with a flash of New York. The electrifying glamour of sleeplessness, a nocturne time too good to abandon, emboldens the soft lounge sets and Manhattan mansion decor. Small and intimate, this bar invited us to wile away the hours with a sustained ambiance: every hour, live music and DJ sets encompassing 70’s soul to 90’s Hip Hop alternated (nothing wakes you up like a double dose of gospel hits and B-boy lyricism all in one evening). this goes on until 1 am, and we felt so compelled to stay (it turns out they even host events outside of these generous regular hours — with a 100-spaced Bar-venue having hosted everything from film production to album parties, in true eclectic little Italy spirit.)

Just as the music ebbed, softened, and roared to life at intervals — so did the drinks we found at our disposal — we started with the Hudson White Manhattan, one to send you offshore into that good night. Taste whistle pig whiskey, Lillet blanc, Strega liqueur, and orange bitters. When it finally comes time for a nightcap, we can’t recommend the Seville highly enough. It could be hard to re-enter one’s body after such a sublime and elongated bar party — with patron silver tequila, aperol, passion fruit, habanero bitters and lime, it will truly calm you down.

Make a reservation, or simply stroll in (“Hey, you’ll walk in here”) to London’s Big Apple, one of the best new bars, Nolita Social.

Nolita Social Bar London Bookings

Capital A List members can make bookings for Nolita Social Bar London below.

Nolita Social Bar London Cuisine, Dress Code & Address

Dress Code: Smart Casual

Area: Knightsbridge

Address: 4 Knightsbridge Green, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7QA


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