Barts is a quirky speakeasy style bar that has rapidly become a Chelsea institution since it opened in 2009. The venue is brought to life through an eclectic mix of ‘prohibition era’ music, with regular live performances every week. There is also a stylish Cuban themed garden area at the back of the bar, which is especially popular throughout the summer.
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Sloane AvenueSouth KensingtonLondonSW3 3DW
- +44 20 7581 3355
This is a small, fun, kitschy speakeasy with a 20's gangster theme. The decor is a mix of oddities but charming. The menus are done in as a 50's comic book, telling the story oh "Uncle Bart's" escape from Capone's Chicago to Chelsea. A nice touch.
The drinks were inventive and fun, some with wildly creative presentations. They are expensive as you might imagine, but no more than you'd expect...more
Cool little speakeasy bar inside the Chelsea Cloisters. You think you are going inside a private apartment building at first and we had to ask at the reception for directions, but it is down the hall with a small sign. Once past that door you enter a small entrance with directions on how to get into the bar. A women pulled open a hatch and we were able to get in without a reservation. It was...more
Fun hidden speakeasy in Chelsea. We happened to stay at an AirBnB in the Chelsea cloisters which is how we discovered this. The atmosphere is very fun and Laid back but with a drink selection that is very top class. On the higher end of prices,
But not enough to break the bank. Worth a visit for sure.more
The theme of this bar is really fun! We booked a table and the invite was great. It really sets the mood! It was a bit hard to find which comes in line a bit with the theme of the bar. We ordered a mad hatter which looked amazing and was yummy. It's a good amount for 6 ppl to share. I also had a yogi bear cocktail which was good. This place is expensive.. So beware.
Bart's has a loud music...more
Our drinks were great but the service is awful. Confusingly described as a 'dive bar,' though it seems far more accurate to describe it as a 'prohibition bar.' The atmosphere is nice, great music, with a bit of a reading-room theme to the decor. There is also a really nice little outdoor space, and he drinks are expertly blended from what we could see and taste. However, the hostesses are...more