The Bearded Lady
The Bearded Lady is your quintessential West End bar - an anything-goes kinda joint that is cosy recycled wood cabin with honky tonk piano up front and graffiti splattered rumpus room with performance space out back.
Along with the craft beers that are by the bottle or on rotation from a beer pull made of recycled pipe, house specialties are the unique cocktails conjured up by bar meister Barney – must try is The White Lady Loves You More – a heady mix of West Winds Sabre Gin, Cointreau, lemon and grapefruit topped with vanilla foam. Classicists needn’t worry – alongside Barney’s fabulous concoctions are a list of vintage faves like Negroni, Bloody Mary and Mojitos.
Food at The Bearded Lady is BYO (no problem considering the abundance of great budget bites nearby) except for micro nibbles like wasabi peas and soy chips.
And entertainment (coming soon) is in the spirit of vaudeville, with a random and ever changing mix of live music, theatre and circus acts. And, in between times, there’s always the age old game of beard-spotting, with one point for a man, ten for a lady.