I booked this bar for my 31st birthday drinks and was a bit nervous because they had a few bad reviews on Design My Night.
The bar is a hidden gem in Hoxton, there is a small bar at the front and then a much larger space hidden behind a large mirror. Very Alice in Wonderland!
It is open until 3am, dress code is casual, entry is free and you can get in until about 2am. I love their flexibility, and chilled out nature. It makes life so easy when booking for a birthday!
I made my booking with Amy, one of the managers there- and she assured me there would be no problem! In fact- she was great and really helpful in lead up to the day.
When I arrived we had an area at the front, the back bar doesn’t open until about 8-9pm. The area I had was a bit too small considering and I was a bit worried as more people began to arrive.
There was only one disabled toilet out front, but behind the mirror it’s a lot better!
One of the newer managers was rubbish! We went to get a drink at the bar and he told us to relax- he will come to take our order. He gave us all some water whilst we waited- and he never came to get our order! We eventually all went back to the bar.
We asked him about food, and he said he will see if he can get some pizzas from a restaurant they sometimes work with- he never got back to us on that either. So people popped out and went to Homeslice and then returned.
He then also showed me to the wrong table area at the bar behind the mirror- and he just had a bit of an attitude on him. But then I was introduced to Violet who was fantastic. She took control of everything, gave me the correct (and better) table out back and directed all my guests there for the rest of the evening- she really was very good! She even sent a few shots round as an apology for the confusion earlier on.
The rest of the evening was awesome! It’s a great bar with a quirky but classy feel! Drinks were fun and soon the shots came out! Everyone was having a great time! The music wasn’t a huge highlight- but it was nice to be in a place where you could also talk and catch up!
Looking Glass Cocktail Club is a great place for an event or get together- just remember the front bar is very small! There is no food on site, but plenty of nice places to eat nearby!