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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I will admit, I had my doubts based on reading the other reviews but I'm glad I was wrong. This place is awesome, if a little hard to find.
So the entrance, unlike the directions given by Citymapper or Yelp, is inside the Cloisters, up the stairs to the left and the second door on the left. Bit confusing and annoying to have to walk around the entire building before figuring that...more
Gimmicky cocktails that beneath it all are poorly made. Spend less time wrapping it in newspaper or filling it with smoke, and more time learning to mix.
Wannabe Shoreditch decor, but without requiring the Made in Chelsea crowd to stray too far from the King's Road.
If you've ever been to any other cocktail bar, it will probably have been better...more
Barts is an alright little bar, one huge problem though - it gets faaaaaaaaaar to crowded. It is quite cool if you just go for a drink, it's got a speakeasy type feel to it. The entrance is in the lobby of an apartment building which is a little peculiar (and probably a bit annoying for the residents).
The crowd is very 'made in chelsea' which gets a little annoying, so just go for a drink...more
This bar is an absolute gem. It did take me a while to find it, actually a bit longer than a while, me and my friends were walking up and down Sloane Avenue for a good 20 minutes. But in the end it was all worth it.
Being a massive Jazz and Blues fan, I thought the music was amazing. The drinks may seem pricey but they are yummylicious.more
Taking a visiting friend out in London I needed somewhere around the South Ken area for a pre-dinner drink, so having checked Yelp (of course!), this place seemed ideal.
Being a Friday evening, I wasn't sure whether I would need to book for an early slot but thought I had better try just to be on the safe side. Given its speakeasy style, it could have been one of those places that, you know,...more