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Archer Street is a luxurious cocktail bar and lounge in the heart of Soho. Spread over two floors, Archer Street has comfortable seating, sumptuous decor, a dance floor and an extensive selection of cocktails.

Located in the basement is Piste, a chalet style area that holds semi-regular DJs and live music.

Ranked #363 of 2091 pubs & bars in London

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MON

16:00 - 01:00

TUE

16:00 - 01:00

WED

16:00 - 01:00

THU

16:00 - 01:00

FRI

14:00 - 01:00

SAT

14:00 - 01:00

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Archer Street reviews



By Barbara C.

Just about to organise a night out but seeing those reviews made me rethink and going to 1707 wine bar! Thanks for sharing guys.


By Zeliha K.

Rude, condescendent, obnoxious manager and door staff, insulting and aggressively mistreating people. A mystery why these people are employed and given the responsibility to manage what could otherwise be a lovely place.... Have been so violently manhandled that we had to call the police! Twice! A massive disappointment! To avoid at all costs!


By Amy M.

Totally avoid this hideous place, spend your money somewhere else! Disgraceful, unprofessional and aggressive attitude from door staff, security and so called manager, these 'people' bed to go on people management training course sharpish! If you want to be abused by all means try it, I would recommend trying one of the any other bars where your custom is actually appreciated though! You couldn't pay me to go back there, diabolical!!


By Jill M.

We had our engagement party at Archer Street and the staff couldn't have been more helpful! The whole night was excellent and we had our own section of the beautiful bar and no pressure to buy excessive drinks. The cocktails are fantastic and bar staff very friendly (which is always a surprise!) There is a complimentary cloakroom upstairs and the music is cheesy/retro and very well mixed which really creates a fantastic atmosphere. It's my favourite bar in London without a doubt!


By Jacqueline K.

DREADFUL!

Rude, aggressive verbally and physically, over priced, under staffed and expensive! General Manager need to be sacked, never experienced such poor service from a very over priced venue! If you do visit it will be memorable, but not pleasant, even if you spend £1200.00 like I did for my client event! Good Luck!!!


By Leo G.

Avoid! Very rude manager and stuff! I don't know how this manager still working there with that mentality . Very bad experience. People going to bar for fun and spend nice time with friends not to fight. This manager need to be fired!


By Marc B.

I couldn't agree more with what is written in this forum. Great place but ugly Doorman filtering without any sense of respect. The owner of this place should really do something and teach those people what makes their daily salary. Incredible und very unprofessional


By Graham W.

avoid this place at any cost sleazy very x factor if you into this things worst management ive seen for decades arrogant


By Emma G.

I went to Archer Street about a month ago with a group of girl friends. When we walked in, we were approached by a member of staff who offered to find us a table, which I thought was great service. Luckily for us, we managed to stay there all night as the party who booked it didn't turn up! The one thing to note is that the upstairs and downstairs bars are very different. The upstairs seemed to be really lively with dancing and singing and generally crazy behaviour, while the downstairs was quieter and calmer with next to no dancing. The bar had a great atmosphere and the cocktails were incredible. I would recommend the bar, but would suggest deciding whether you want a quiet or lively night and then staying on the floor which matches your mood!


By Ebeny K.

We went here for a birthday celebration and this is definitely one of London's best hidden secrets. None of our guests had been to Archer St before and everyone was really impressed. We were on the main level which has beautiful french style furniture and we had an area set aside for our party. Loved that the wait staff are so attentive (table service) and that they are also very talented singers - now and again they take to the mic and sing a tune. Sounds corny but it's not at all, they are very impressive. Cocktails are fabulous and for your guests who prefer more of a club/bar atmosphere, they can head downstairs to the other bar which is equally great. Agree with previous comments - like a private members club but without the hassle of joining up and without the cost. Looking forward to going back!


By Lucy B.

I went to Archer Street Cocktail Bar a few weeks ago for my birthday drinks. A great success of a cocktail bar! The drinks were mixed really well, with good tasting cocktails. We also had enough space for all of my guests, to either sit or stand around the table that I had booked. The staff were all very friendly and helpful, and served the drinks efficiently. The downstairs bar is a sort of mix between a bar and a club - some people were dancing and others just drinking. Upstairs, there is a complimentary cloakroom which was fab, so we gave a nice tip to the guy running it. Will definitely be going back, love it!!


By Josh T.

Wow, this Cocktail Lounge has to be one of London's best kept secrets!Archer Street has all the quality and vibes of an exclusive members club but with one massive benefit, there's no crazily expensive membership fee!!!Archer Street is perfectly situated just off the beaten track, tucked behind London's Shaftesbury Avenue but right in the middle of theatreland. The interior is mega stylish with plenty of space in between tables and sofas unlike many of Soho's bars. You can expect top table service from the talented staff who take to the mike from time to time to treat you to a tune, they'll even lend you a blanket to keep you warm if you pop out for a smoke!This has to be the perfect venue to host a party, from a small booth for an intimate group to an entire floor.I think I might have really enjoyed my night in Archer Street, looking forward to going back!!!


By Vicki J.

This has only recently opened up but it is a real gem. Beautiful interior and lovely sit down areas combine with friendly table service and a great selection of wines and cocktails. Beware - you do pay above average for this experience but it'll be worth if one of the staff start singing (which has happened a couple of times there). Enjoy!


By Mark O.

Sitting opposite the highly-rated Bocca di Lupo Italian restaurant on the street that provides the inspiration for its name, Archer Street is a smart new two-level cocktail bar offering a comfy townhouse vibe on the ground floor and the potential for late night partying in the plush basement below.

The Venue
Archer Street actually list themselves as being residents of South Soho, but for most people this is little side street which provides welcome relief from the jarring human traffic on Shaftesbury Avenue. The owners have taken over from Barcode, a gay venue that was more interested in debauched partying than pimped-out cocktails and they’ve gone to work with a stylish new interior that includes white painted panelled walls, plush velvet armchairs and sofas, and bespoke filament light features that emit an amber glow in front of the pretty French windows. It’s the sort of place you could quite happily lose a few hours working through the drinks menu and watching the goings on outside on the street.

Downstairs, you’ll find a plush party basement with decks and two booths carved into the walls complete with ice buckets and moody lighting. This isn’t open all the time but it has everything required to be the scene of some messy late night affairs.

The Atmosphere
Word travels fast in this part of town and Archer Street is doing a brisk trade with a savvy crowd of local meeja and music industry heads, as well as those looking for a less hectic option than some of the other bars nearby with their deep queues. The music isn’t quite fine-tuned as yet – you may hear the cheese-tastic sounds of Lionel Richie’s Hello not once but twice in the space of a cocktail or two. A DJ takes to the decks later on and it must be like playing in someone’s living room (albeit in a posh house) given the surroundings, but crowd-pleasers from the Jackson 5 and Stevie Wonder keep heads nodding.

The Food
During the early evening (5-7pm), platters of cheese or cured meats are available to keep the hunger pangs away. The cheese is of particularly good quality.

The Drink
Archer Street pitches itself as a high-end cocktail bar, and prices reflect this – they’re £10.50 a pop. As a result you’ll find premium spirits and remixes of classic concoctions. Most drinks justify the premium prices although a couple may require some fine-tuning. Good ones include the Bulliet in the Afternoon, a refreshing blend of Bulliet bourbon, pomegranate juice, Lapsang Souchong syrup and fresh cucumber served over crushed ice. The Black Mint Charger also hits the mark; its mix of Pampero Especial rum, blackberry puree, fresh lime, mint and sugar topped with dandelion and burdock creates a pleasantly sweet, syrupy consistency which the fruit and lime cuts through nicely. Less agreeable is the Rhubarb and Rasberry Sling, a long drink using Ketel One vodka as it base spirit, which has an odd aftertaste due to the fruit flavours clashing with the addition of coconut water and lemon.

Bottles of wine start from £25, bottled lager £5.50 and spirits £8. The addition of a couple of bottled real ales to the beer list would be a good move.

The Last Word
From touristy party venues to smart bolt holes, clandestine cocktail bars and hedonistic gay bars, Soho has something for practically every occasion. Archer Street is definitely pitched at the smarter end of things, with prices reflecting this, and by offering table service and tabs, it’s definitely a destination worth seeking out if you don’t want to have to use your elbows everytime you need to get to the bar.

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