If you’re strolling through Soho’s Denmark Street—perhaps sifting through a guitar shop or two—on a crisp February afternoon next year, you might be drawn to a colourful new sight on one of the road’s corners.
Chateau Denmark’s latest venture is a brand new cocktail bar coming to the corner of the famous street. Though it’s set to to go by the name ‘Thirteen’ you won’t be treated to bad luck here; more a pathway into a gothic and baroque-kissed paradise.
Thirteen is a bar to spend both your days and your nights. In fact, in the later hours you can roll by to see the basement club Dial8, which is part of the new bar’s space, in full swing; aiming to capture the essence of legends that have touched Denmark Street in the past, from Chaplin to Marley to Rotten.
Being a hub for both morning people and night owls, Thirteen will serve up devilish cocktails and small plates from 11am until late at night. A teal chesterfield conversion chair will grab your eye the second you walk in, but you’ll also be bowled over by the grand bar.
Thirteen promises a roster of fine DJ sets and live music, be they planned performances or just in the moment, that capture the raucous energy of one of London’s best-known musical quarters. Dial8 downstairs promises state-0f-the-art sound systems, a ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ separate entrance and elevated menus — colour us intrigued!
Carrie Wicks, CAW Ventures, said: “As we get ready to open Thirteen, we’re excited to bring something to Denmark Street that captures what was and what will be. Because if Chateau Denmark is about freedom then Thirteen will be about exploration and the hedonism that comes along with it.”
Thirteen and Dial8 are due to open at Chateau Denmark in February 2023. Find it at 1-3 Denmark Street, WC2H 8LP (nearest station is Tottenham Court Road).