Last month, we were invited by the lovely PR & Everything Inbetween to come and check out GEM Bar – a chic cocktail bar right in the heart of Soho. With the location on point, we knew it would be a place we wanted to see.
Walking into GEM, the décor took me straight into the New York Subway – filled with colourful and eclectic graffiti art, there was an edgy vibe to the bar. And you can even add your own designs to the chalkboard walls along first floor – which, of course, we did. Not to mention the beer pong table they have in the side room of the bar – we definitely partook a bit too much in that too. Hey – we’re American. It’s in our blood.
The downstairs bar is a bit more refined and classic. I use that with loose terms, though, as we found the world’s greatest selfie mirror near the cloakroom. You stand in front of the full-size mirror, and once the picture is taken, you can pick a frame, add your own drawings, and with the touch-screen inside the mirror, voila! Prints in seconds for a perfect momento of the night. We may have gone a bit overboard, and possibly took around 8 or so photos … but who’s counting?
The menu was filled with delicious cocktails and tasty treats, all that we were able to have a try of. My favourite drink of the night was most definitely the Bounty Hunter; an amazing chocolate & coconut cocktail with chocolate liquor Bacardi. Too good!
As a veggie, the starters menu was absolutely spot on as well. We had a vegetarian sharing plate that included halloumi and roasted pepper skewers, sweet potato fries, and my personal favourite, cream cheese stuffed peppers – all which complemented the cocktails just right.
GEM Bar is perfect for a girls night out (didn’t you hear me? Selfie mirror and chocolate martinis!), or an evening out with the lads for some beer pong and food.
The cocktails and yummy sharing platters make it the perfect spot for some post-work fun as well!
Check out GEM Bar’s website for their cocktails & platters, and make sure you get in for a visit! Located right between Kingly and Regent Street in Soho, you’ve got no excuse not to pop in for a well-deserved drink (or three!)