Inside The Hidden Soho Speakeasy That Used To Be A Boxing Gym

This new Soho speakeasy is a real hit.

Inspired by Jack Solomons, an iconic boxing bloke in the ’40s and ’50s, this namesake bar now sits on the site of his old gym. From the street, all clueless passersby can see is a suspiciously late night delicatessen. But, if they only knew to ring the bell, they’d be invited down to this gorgeous, secret cocktail bar.

Picture velvet furnishings, red leather walls and plenty of class: a room filled with great atmosphere and the lovely sound of live jazz. The cocktail list is heavy on the whisky, Jack Solomons’ favourite drink, and is inspired by various important characters in his life. For example, the Black Jack, based on his favourite greyhound, is made with Laphroaig whisky, maraschino liqueur and lime juice.

The cocktails will be complimented by a cracking menu of bar snacks and small plates, mostly inspired by Jack Solomons’ previous stint as a fishmonger, and they include crab croquettes and hot smoked trout with horseradish. Bloody lovely!

Head to Jack Solomons for live music, DJs and plenty of dancing late into the night. It’s open Wednesday through to Saturday, 6pm – 1am, and you’ll find it at 41 Great Windmill Street, W1D 7NB.