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