Sway is certainly what you'll be doing after a few too many mojitos here, at trendy city centre party hub, Sway Bar. Swanky after-work drinks have never looked, well, swankier and with a newly-refurbished interior, stylish contemporary feel and darn-right cool vibe throughout, this sophisticated London gem is the perfect destination for cocktail-sampling, tasty grub and nightlong dancing. Open 6 days a week and nestled right in the heart of the city's theatre district, get on your Kinky Boots and prepare for some Dirty Dancing at this Wicked West End Wild Party.
Think cool, trendy and stylish - Sway Bar's relaxed NYC inspired persona oozes from the array of party rooms, each bathed in subtle, glamorous décor. Quirks and kookiness are certainly off the table here, as this classy venue is all about refined evenings without the pretension. From its minimalistic sleek furnishings to atmospheric lighting in every area, Sway Bar has not a single tatty knick-knack in sight as it strives to achieve that coveted first-class status. Taking the edge off stressful city living, this self-proclaimed adult playground is, quite simply, just that; a place to forget about the worries of the working day and indulge in a cocktail, or five. Weigh it up – an ice-cold, thirst-quenching beer? Or another night sat in front of mind-numbing telly with a sad, microwave meal? We'll order the Uber.
Music: Chart, Pop, Disco, RnB, Commercial
Dress Code: Smart/Casual
Train Station: Holborn
Address: Sway, 61 - 65 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5BZ
Say farewell to uptight dining and, instead, embrace the cool New York vibes of Sway Bar's tasty menu. Pizzas and tapas style sharers are washed down with a classic selection of beautifully made cocktails, all accompanied by party-perfect chart hits. Regular happy hours and drink offers ensure an evening at Sway Bar is enjoyable without even an ounce of regret and Slammer Boards are always on offer for when those after-work drinks inevitably take a drastic turn. You got it; soon you'll be just a couple more shots away from knee-sliding onto the dancefloor and shimmying along to some classic party anthems.
Expect sophisticated city types to mix with theatre-loving couples and tourists alike at Sway Bar. Well, when we say couples, what we really mean are fellas who have undoubtedly been dragged out by their girlfriends, only complying at the promise of a few beers at the end of the night. The whole feel of this one-stop party hub is fancy without the fuss. Find girly groups gorging on cocktails and gossip, smart suits talking all-things-business and young party-revellers flocking to the sounds of happy hour glass-chinking, all nestled under the same roof. It's this surprising combination that creates an atmosphere much different to that found in a lot of city centre bars. Chilled, is the best way to describe it. Plain and simply, Sway gives a big thumbs up to pretty much anyone, providing you're a lover of food, drink and, of course, dancing.
If you're looking to feel more elite than street, Sway Bar is certainly the place to be; allowing you to shamelessly snooze through yet another theatre rendition of The Lion King in the comfortable knowledge that you'll be coolly sipping on a Cosmo in no time at all. Adding a much-needed dash of sophistication to city nights out, Sway Bar has no end of pros. But, the best part? Spotting even the chicest of Sway regulars gorging on a kebab come the end of the night. Leaving you to feel that little bit less guilty about that oh-so-flattering garlic mayo dressing down your chin. Classy, huh?
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