Montezuma the legendary Aztec emperor has returned and he's here to conquer the party. Based in the oh so posh location of South Kensington Montezuma is certainly small but boy does it make a big impression. With it's Mesoamerican vibes, Hip Hop and RnB playlists, and more cocktails than you can shake your obsidian blade at, what's not to love? Pure Aztec gold hidden in the heart of South Kensington, who'd have known?
A short walk from South Kensington tube station you'll encounter the queue for what has become one of the areas most popular venues. Beyond the throngs of the beautiful people clammering to get passed a polite but firm door picker you enter into a world of Aztec modern opulence. With plush wooden finishes, smart LED lighting thumping to the music, and a whole load of gold you'll feel like you've hit the big time. Once you get over the golden shower (...cough cough) you will instantly realise the detail that's gone into the finish of the Montezuma nightclub. Each area is perfect in it's own right, from the modern angles of the bar to the custom glass tables - it's all very impressive. With limited tables (11 if you're counting) you'll want to book one early as they tend to sell out days in advance and with Montezuma assigning priority to their table bookings you'll get that 'look at me i'm queue jumping' smugness included.
Music: Hip Hop, RnB, House
Dress Code: Smart/Casual
Train Station: South Kensington
Address: Montezuma, 17A Harrington Road, London, SW7 3ES
Did we mention how good the cocktails are? Montezuma prices the cocktails between £10 and £12 with quality gems like 'Montezuma's Chocolate & Chilli Martini', the 'Zu Eleuia', and classics like the 'Espresso Martini' it's hard to go wrong with their eclectic drinks menu especially when it comes down to their tasty, yet powerful shots. For those with a slightly deeper pocket the club offers table service with packages ranging from £300 for a bottle of bubbly and some of the finest vodka and shots, to their £1000 birthday package that includes a magnum of champagne, a magnum of vodka, a bottle of Jack Daniels, a bottle of Patron, and shots on top. Sheesh, that's a lot of booze!
Montezuma likes to keep you entertained with some crazy drummers and dancers whipping the crowd into a frenzy whilst they down as many of those cocktails as possible. The club attracts a younger crowd past ten when the party get's going but for those of us who are of a more mature disposition the nightclub opens as a cocktail bar after 5pm with no guestlist or table booking needed, just a serious craving for awesome cocktails. Being a smaller but naturally more selective nightclub you can be assured that you'll probably bump (literally) into that super hot guy/girl of your dreams with the added bonus that they can't get far once you do as they are just across the room for you to awkwardly wave/wink/stare or perve at. If it all get's a bit much you can hide up in the VIP beyond the looming security and tight rope control, nothing says VIP like sipping on champagne whilst you hide from the weirdo you bumped into earlier.
Get ready to release your inner Aztec in a no holds barred environment, just don't forget to bring that golden list of chat up lines you've been dying to use. This nightclub has it all, the music, the cocktails, and the beautiful people - and boy is it good fun. The only trick is getting in before the rest of London arrives - after all GQ magazine awarded the Montezuma Bar & Nightclub with the 'Club Of The Month' award.