Calling all Mods and Rockers. Already a wee bit bored of the noughties? We thought you might be- not to worry, step into the time-warp that is Covent Garden’s Rock'n'Rolling Roadhouse. Winning a certificate of excellence in early 2013, The Roadhouse continually impresses clubbers with its retro revival, exciting vintage vibe and taste of the golden age. Not only that, but these guys' impressive cocktail moves are enough to put a certain Mr. Tom Cruise to shame.
Done up to the nines as a kooky 50’s diner, The Roadhouse is filled to the brim with memorabilia, mounted licence plates and red leather booths a la Hard-Rock Café. It’s open plan and spacey, disguising an otherwise small venue but you’d be hard pushed to tell. The Roadhouse also offers a cosy dance area where clubbers can witness live musicians and singers up close and personal every night of the week. Prepare for a spectacle of fire-eating and bottle spinning - this place is all about theatre and good old-fashioned cabaret so sit back and enjoy the show.
Music: Rock, Live, Pop, Commercial, Soul, 80's, Indie
Dress Code: Smart/Casual
Train Station: Covent Garden
Address: Roadhouse, Covent Garden Market, London, WC2E 8BE
Not many places classified as a bar or club tend to offer live music these days, which is exactly what we love about The Roadhouse. The bit we particularly love however is Roadhouse Rockaoke. That’s right, you heard us. The Roadhouse offers any budding Jon Bon Jovis or Debbie Harrys a chance to stand up and show just what they’re hiding up those tasselled sleeves of theirs. Not to worry though, that’s only Mondays and Wednesdays if you’d rather not sit through 20 back-to-back renditions of Livin’ on a Prayer, however entertaining it may be.
Table Service like a scene from Pulp Fiction, the staff are the most game for a laugh that we’ve yet to encounter- even specially coordinating a Roadhouse Harlem Shake with an impressive confetti cannon ending for guests lucky enough to attend their crazy Christmas function. Generally, the people at Roadhouse are the retro Camden-ites and music lovers, the fun lovers and thrill seekers. Justin Bieber and Will.i.am have even been spotted emerging from this place, all they need now is an appearance from Justin Timberlake and they’ve got themselves a 21st century Rat Pack.
An Americanised joint buzzing with 50’s gusto and glamour. The warm red buzz from the fibre optics have such an authentic New York bar vibe, you truly feel a million miles from home.Make sure to visit the website for a guest pass and queue jump to fully enjoy the indisputably jolly atmosphere. The Roadhouse is sure to leave you feeling robbed of the life you could have led if your parents were but 30 years older.
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