Party Like It’s 1922 With The Candlelight Club

There’s absolutely no doubt that pop-up restaurants and bars were the London dining craze of 2012, and it looks like this year is going to offer more of the same…

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One of the quirkiest and most well-established of the bunch is The Candlelight Club (they’ve now been in the business for a positively middle-aged three years). Themed around the prohibition era of the 1920s they positively encourage diners to pitch up as gangsters and molls, and as well as the illicit booze a night at the club usually involves some authentic period jazz and a cocktail menu specific to each appearance.
I don’t know about you, but while I find the food at pop-up experiences generally exemplary the same usually can’t be said for the drinks, with cocktails being a particular stumbling block for many venues. There’s no fear of that at The Candlelight Club however – the top mixologists from the likes of Artesian, Soho House and the Langham moonlight behind the cocktail shakers and highball glasses.

Events planned for this year include ‘Sakura in Old Town’ on the 5th and 6th of April, ‘A New York Speakeasy Crawl’ on the 19th and 20th and ‘Kentucky Derby’ on the 3rd and 4th of May. Lined up on the 10th and 11th of May are two super-secret nights planned around the release of The Great Gatsby on the silver screen, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio and launches at the Cannes Film Festival on 15 May. Discover the door that you have to knock on to gain entry and you could find yourself centre stage as Daisy Buchanan or the  dapper Jay Gatsby himself…

Check out The Candlelight Club’s website and their Facebook page for more information on their upcoming events…