just written a review on 'ronnies' for 'viva la revolucion'
a hot and spicey night in this hidden gem of a bar in soho. lets keep it a secret. cant wait for next friday. what a buzz in this bar.
love it. xxx
The bar upstairs from Ronnie Scott's (imaginitively named, Ronnie's Bar) was previously Members Only - however all that's changed now, and it gives the rest of us access to quite a funky little room!
Open nightly from 6pm, or from 9pm for a small fee, you can head up & enjoy groovy tunes from an array of top talented acts, and chill out in the classy surrounds with a cocktail or 3.
Every night's got a different slant to it - Wednesday is Jazz Jam night, and when we went in on Thursday (The Cooker) we were treated to the fine tones of resident band Mamafeelgood Funkagenda, who had the whole room on their feet & grooving out til closing time.
Drinks are a little pricier than standard pubs, but not in that crippling and unjustified way that so many pretentious clubs are.
Having this new lineup upstairs @ Ronnie's is a good complement to the more serious jazz in the main room downstairs. This is an intimate little nightspot I can definitely see myself finding my way back to on a regular basis!
Want the Ronnie Scott's experience without the high ticket price or super-limited space? Then glide on up the stairs to the bar area, where huge talents (with only slightly smaller names) gig regularly, dance-classes take place, and a particularly well-put-together cocktail list impresses. Their take on a Manhattan is, for me, the second best I've ever had (I couldn't say where I had the best, because it'd be classed as shameless self promotion).
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