You’ll need to be on the naughty list to join Bar Elba’s Christmas party!
The childlike innocence of believing in Santa (please, please tell me I haven’t ruined that for anyone?) is long gone, and our Christmases nowadays are more about mulled wine and chocolate than they are about milk and cookies for Saint Nick. That’s probably a good thing for anyone attending Bar Elba’s festive bottomless brunch, because the big man here is less Miracle on 34th Street and more Bad Santa. Grab your tickets here, and prepare for a festive celebration where it’s better to be naughty than nice…
Yes, Santa has checked his list and decided once and for all that life is more fun on the naughty list, so he’s brought along elves, drag queens, and a refreshing zero-fucks-given attitude for this Christmas shindig. And the first thing Santa wants to do with this fresh new approach for Christmas? Launch straight into a whole load of festive games, including a deep dive into Santa’s sack, and a hunt for those North Pole elves who’ve gone rogue.
Alternatively, you can join Santa and his merry gang for a round of Christmas Karaoke, and belt out your favourite Christmas hits for all of Waterloo to hear. Of course, if another slightly sozzled session of All I Want For Christmas Is You proves just too much, you can instead listen to some of London’s top music acts, who’ll be joining the fun with some live performances. Whether you choose to join karaoke or the Christmas games, you’re in for a riotous day out – and regardless of which event you pick, you’ll be in with a chance of winning a £100 bar tab, to be spent during January!
Happily, brunch is being laid on for all; those joining the Bad Santa Brunch games can tuck into a breakfast bacon bap with fried egg and guac, or a vegan beetroot bun with harissa hummus and Portobello mushroom mayo. Meanwhile, karaoke fiends will enjoy Bar Elba’s signature chrome-griddled burgers, with pea protein vegan burgers available for anyone avoiding meat. Last, but by no means least, there’s bottomless booze for all – you’ll be able to choose between bottomless beer, prosecco, Porn Star Martinis, or Berry Ice Teas, any of which will make it a very merry Christmas indeed.
Look at it this way: all we got for being good last Christmas was a pandemic and a year of lockdowns – so maybe it’s time to try being naughty instead?
Also published on Medium.