Blame it on the good times, Blame it on Gloria.
Inspired by ‘an opulent nana with a groupie past’, the Bedford Street basement cocktail bar aims to offer an eclectic, loose and outrageous vibe: expect fabrics inspired by Jimi Hendrix outfits, Peter Blake, boho, and Bowie influences, generating more groovy ‘gram opportunities than you can shake a stiletto at. Here’s a little peek inside:
Gloria’s recipe book will be a cocktails-only affair – ‘Nana doesn’t cook’, the organisers explain – full of zingy little numbers like the strawberry gin-based Love Potion No. 10 and passionfruit-powered Porn Star Martini.
Ready to get it on with Gloria? She’s now, er, open! Ciao darlings…
Location: 20 Bedford Street, WC2E 9HP. Nearest station: Covent Garden. See it on Google Maps.
Opening hours: seven days a week. Mon–Thu, 4pm–11.30pm; Fri, 4pm – midnight; Sat, midday-midnight; Sun, 4pm-10.30pm.
Price: entry is free; a large glass of wine is £7.50, cocktails from £10.
While you’re there: head for a pre-party dinner at one of Covent Garden’s best restaurants.
This post sponsored by Blame Gloria.