Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Cocktails at Evans and Peel Detective Agency


Evans and Peel Detective Agency


Things taste better when they're prohibited, so having a cocktail in a speakeasy cocktail bar like Evans and Peel Detective Agency is the perfect way to spice up your Saturday night.

Evans and Peel Detective Agency

To 'log a case' at Evans and Peel Detective Agency you need to make an appointment although depending on the number of clients inside, they do accept walk-ins. My friends and I decided to check out this speakeasy bar last weekend.

Evans and Peel Detective Agency

Knowing that we were going to be interrogated before entering the bar, we waited for everyone to arrive. The entrance is very well hidden in a street off the busy Earls Court Road and really looks like a door to detective agency. We pressed the bell and were summoned down into a shabby looking 1920s office where a jovial 'detective' sat waiting for us behind his desk. We logged our case of the missing husbands on Valentine's Day and after a lot of giggling and snickering the detective opened the secret door behind the bookcase and let us into the dimly lit bar.

Evans and Peel Detective Agency

The decor is very well done and completely in the style of the US prohibition. Everything from the furniture, the cocktails and the glasses you drink them from, the music, down to the staff's uniforms is classic 1920s American.

Evans and Peel Detective Agency


We sat down in the cinema chairs at one of the tables next to the bar and by the light of the candelabra we glanced over the very extensive cocktail list. I opted the 'go figure' which was rum with fig liqueur and very potent. Since we had the table for two hours, there was time for a second cocktail and I went for a mixture of rum and freshly pressed beetroot juice which was delightfully weird. They do regular wines and beer as well. The latter is on tap in a radiator.

Evans and Peel Detective Agency

After two hours we paid our bills, with regular 2014 credit cards and left the Roaring Twenties behind. We might not have cracked the case of the missing husbands on Valentine's Day, but we certainly enjoyed our 'illegal' cocktails very much.

Evans and Peel Detective Agency


You can also check out this speakeasy called BYOC in Covent Garden.

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4 comments:

  1. This sounds absolutely brilliant - I'm mildly gutted that this bar was my neighbour for five years and I've just heard of it now I've moved across the North Sea! Definitely bookmarking for a trip home... thanks!

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  2. Oh what a shame! But it looks like it will be here for a while, so do go!

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  3. That's so cool! I must make a visit soon - bookcases and cocktails sounds like the best combination :D

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    1. It sure is. Some people even dress up for the occasion. A lot of fun.

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