Shoreditch Is Getting A Gloriously Trashy 80s-Inspired Cocktail Bar

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Opening this month, Nikki’s is garish and glorious in equal measure.

You’ve got to hand it to the Adventure Bar team: they’ve got a stellar lineup of badass ladies. First came Josephine, the don’t-give-a-fuck party girl. Then, there was retro throwback Gloria. Now, they’re adding Nikki to the team – and she means business. On October 26th, Nikki’s will open in Shoreditch, bringing cheap thrills and spills to those who can handle it. If that includes you, then you should definitely get your hands on some tickets to their secret pre-opening partyNikki's

Described as “the nightmare girlfriend your mum warned you about”, Nikki’s is a place where hedonism reigns. Haters and hangups should both be left at the door for this one, because you never know where the night will take you. Drawing kitschy influences from the likes of Quentin Tarantino, amongst others, Nikki’s promises outlandishly trashy decor splashed with colour. They’re also sticking a bed in the middle of the bar – purely for the purposes of lounging around and giving zero fucks, mind you.

Drinks have a definite party girl flavour, with the Pineapple Negroni and the Toasted Popcorn Sour catching the eye. The XO Espresso Martini sounds especially potent, with a mix of vodka, tequila, Kahlua, and espresso guaranteed to get you up and dancing. That’s pretty much all we can tell you for now – which is rather apt, since you’ll need to expect the unexpected on a trip to Nikki’s…

Don’t forget to grab your tickets to the pre-opening party here!

Location: 39A Hoxton Square, N1 6NN.  Nearest station is Old Street. See it on Google Maps.
Opening hours: 4pm-midnight (Sun to Thu), 4pm-1am (Fri and Sat).
Price: cocktails start from £10.
More information: from Adventure Bar.

Alex Landon

Alex Landon

Although Alex spent most of his life in Somerset and Durham, London is (almost) in his name, so he relocated to the capital and fell in love with it. Now going by the moniker 'Secret Landon', you'll find him eating all of London's street food, lost in a bookshop, or shouting at his beloved ice hockey team, the Minnesota Wild.