Londoners love a quirky themed pop up, and we love East London too. This amazing pop up is filled with actors, flash-mobs, cocktails, beers, live bands and is a perfect experience/night out with friends or even for a first date! Transport yourselves back to the Wild West.. This place is so weirdly cool! Haystacks, gingham cloth and cowboy hats fill the venue!
Its only open until early April- and I encourage anyone to get a ticket. The staff are in character, super friendly and even though it was their first ‘live’ night the evening was seamless and perfect!
This lady.. (Her real name is Tabeetha) deserves a special mention. She warmly receives you at the entrance whilst Lenny (real name: Joseph Ogeleka and upcoming actor) invites you to spit some mints into the hole! Hilarious and ridiculous game- only setting you back £1. My friend managed to be the first lady (although I’m not sure if we can call her a lady now!) to successfully aim the mint when spitting!
Enter the town and meet the sheriff.. They are looking for a pair of jail-breakers! I have a feeling this might be their guy…
Ladies can learn a thing or 2 here, after having a round at the catapult (totally bad aim at Kim Kardashians head) I bumped into Trixie Dixon (real name: Tegeen) who told me off for saying ‘sorry.’ She taught me a few profanities that will certainly guarantee me a seat on the tube! Trixie was so in character it took ages for me to coax her real name! She is truly a fantastic actress and had everyone laughing and the crowds feeling ‘in theme’
The live music from Pretty Retro (aka ) was off the chain amazing! We were line dancing, grpaevine’ing and boxstepping the night away with classics from Elvis, Dolly Parton and contemporary songs including James Bay. The party goes on until 1am and its easy to lose your sense of time here… I felt like I really was in the Wild Wild West!
Food was great, even the vegetarians are well catered for! Nachos, veggie stew, cronuts amongst others are on the menu! A vodka coke and root beer only set me back £6.50!
I rate this pop up 4.5*. There was one ridiculous staff member who was so busy flirting with her colleague that she ignored me whilst I tried to order… But even she couldn’t dampen my spirits! This place will make you want to slap your thighs, tap your heels, and yeehaw the night away!
Ps. studded boots, tassles, leather and cowboy hats are very much at home here!