Would you like to step back in time when you visit Nightjar? A hidden gem, nestled between a newsagent and chicken shop. It is beautifully cozy yet a stylish bar that invites you. With its warm ambience and excellent interior, the bar is home to the best speakeasy jazz and blues today. As you go downstairs, the sexy sophistication of this sleek pub is inescapable. The wooden ceilings, dim lights, large mirrors and pre-prohibition look makes it one of the most attractive bars you can ever visit.
The restaurant is spectacular especially if you are taking someone there for the first time. The two of you walking down the narrow corridor in the magnificent bar will be terrific. Nightjar changes its menu regularly to meet the needs of their guests and their drinks are bespoke. Their seated cocktail dining experience with live jazz and swing in the background gives you the right kind of atmosphere for you to pop the question of “Will you marry me?” if you hadn’t. And yes, she will tell all her friends and enemies about it.
There isn’t another bar which goes to so much effort in the presentation of every single drink on the list. The best in the world at what it does. Their waiters know the menu inside out. They will greet you and guide you in the direction you need be either the sitting place or making an order. You can’t go wrong with them. You will love their table service with plenty to nibble on; a board of cheese, fat olives, spicy meat delights. They’ve just got a new menu too with killer creations made using voodoo smoke, mozzarella, insects, chili sweets and peanut butter ice cubes.
But, all of these cannot satisfy your hunger for live music.
The bands play every night. There is no entry fee on Tuesdays. Peak being Wednesday to Saturday. Your bill includes a cover charge but will be worth every penny. The eclectic mix of jazz, American classics, and gypsy swing is enchanting. Nightjar has no dance floor, but you can feel free to move around if you feel like it. The bar continues the 1920’s theme with a fitting jazz and blues soundtrack for you to enjoy in the background. The live performer comes in at around 9.30pm adding to the wonderful spectacle of this bar.
I recommend booking as it will get busy. Look out for the Nightjar bird on the easy-to-miss wooden door. It’s a must to try the cocktails on the menu – where else would you get a prohibition zombie or a post-war royal Hawaiian?
So, I ask you – what more could you want?