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Smith's (Bar)

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The Brook Green Hotel, 170 Shepherd’s Bush Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 7PB
Cuisine: Bar
Tel: 0207 371 1361 | Email to Smith's | Transport: Hammersmith (District & Piccadilly) | Write review

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Best for: quiet drinks in the evening.

Great: multitude of cocktails for celebrating.

Everyone loves a good celebration. A celebration makes everyone cheerful and happy and with the right amount of booze, you can sing away your troubles.

After four gruelling and tiresome years as a student studying journalism, I finally reached my last year, handed in my dissertation and was ready for a celebration! I wanted to drink a lot, laugh a lot and eat a lot, and Smiths seemed the best place to do just that.

Located in Hammersmith, Smith’s is part of the growing trend of basement cocktail bars which have swept the capital. The descent into a boozy, music filled haven is always appealing as you leave the hustle and bustle of London overhead and join the party below. What better than a celebratory shindig underground!?

Smith’s cocktail bar is nicely low-lit with quirky antique lampshades, and it has a cool red-brick interior, wall mirrors for the vain and cushy booths to while away the hours. The music that emits from the speakers is pleasant and eclectic. Unlike most basement venues, there is enough space for everyone; hooray!

On this evening, a Tuesday night, Smith’s was empty, save for a quiet couple in the corner which meant that my celebrations were not going to be as raucous as expected. Rather than see this as a dampener on the evening, we settled into the booth as we made our introductions and ate the popcorn served in an alcohol goblet in front of us.

Looking at the drinks list, I was pleasantly surprised to see a good mix of cocktails. It has the usual drinks - such as daiquiris and martinis - but it was their signature secrets which really took the cake! Each one of their secret mixes were perfect to get the celebration mood flowing. Cocktails with honey, cocktails with sherbet, cocktails with lollipops! An array of weird, special cocktails which were all very tempting! Which one first?

It’s not just the cocktails that are special. The food menu boasts four impressive platters that have something for everyone. A platter for those addicted to meat, those who prefer fish, those who prefer a vegetarian lifestyle, and those who love cheese! Me, I need meat and picked the Carnivore platter which came with chicken and chorizo skewers, honey London sausages and duck wings, to name but a few. The food is not particularly mind-blowing but will help keep hunger at bay while you drink the more impressive cocktails.

Selecting the Fruit Bubbles cocktail, I chatted to my friend as the splendid tipple was made behind me. Sour and fresh, it goes down easily leaving you with the sweetness of the mango lollipop to balance your tastebuds. It was pleasant and the lollipop made me feel oddly special as this was my night to leave all cares behind.

Selecting my next cocktail, I chose the Tennessee Smash cocktail which was sour and sweet at the same time, hitting all the right celebration buttons.

As I left Smith’s I was glad for the quiet celebratory night I’d had with my friend. The drinks were perfect for the occasion and the food helped to settle my hungry stomach. A loud place full of people is pleasant and can be exciting, but a whole bar to yourself is the way to really feel special on your big night!
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Customer Reviews for Smith's

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“I visited Smith's for my birthday a few weeks ago. I booked a booth for me and my friends and it was honestly such a good plan. We had a spot to sit and chat and base our night. The cocktails were great and the bartender was really attentive and came over to wish me Happy Birthday when my friend told him I was celebrating. all in all a god night out”
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Elizabeth Brady, London (2 years 5 months 9 days ago)

“Sad to see something that was originally so hyped, be so bad. Arrived around 11pm on a Friday. Dirty glasses all over the place and generally non chilled atmosphere. Looks like another place that has been a victim of it's over promotion - and attracted the wrong crowd. Was there a couple of months back and it was perfect - chilled, good atmosphere, clean, good service. Shame, shame....”
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Seeone, London (5 years 2 months 22 days ago)

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  • Cuisine Type: Bar
  • Group: Youngs

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