Drink

Retro drinks at The King of Ladies ManLondon, UK

Want to know a secret? Getting to The King of Ladies Man is like opening a Russian matryoshka doll inside a time machine. Within The Breakfast Club, a 1950s all-day cafe and brunch bar, is a kitsch, bamboo-clad '80s launderette complete with a fake wall. Slide back the faux panel and – voila! – you’ll be stepping inside a '70s-style bachelor pad to snag a date with The King. Think pink flamingos, bronzed mirrors and vintage Playboy mags. In the glow of a stained-glass window etched with, well, a penis, bartenders rocking Hawaiian shirts and porn-star moustaches serve up ‘disco drinks’ like Pina Coladas and Mai Tais. For something less sweet, order from the rotating list of craft beer and pair with a toastie fit for royalty.


get there

Make your way to The Breakfast Club in Battersea Rise – we’ll let your Magnum-like detective skills take it from there.

You’ll be forking over about US$10 for a cocktail, which was outrageous in the ’70s but seems pretty fair nowadays.

The only challenge here is finding your way past the fake walls.

The King of Ladies Man
thekingofladiesman.com

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Tags: bar, great britain, london, theme bar

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