Evans & Peel to open second hidden bar in west London


Evans & Peel Earl's Court

The team behind Evans & Peel, a cocktail bar hidden behind a 1930s detective agency office in west London, are to open a second site.

Their new Prohibition-style bar and restaurant is due to open on August 21 in Devonshire Road in Chiswick, this time hidden behind a 1920s-style pharmacy.

It follows the success of the first Evans & Peel which was opened by bar entrepreneur Chris Peel in a basement in Earl’s Court five years ago. Guests are welcomed by a detective, inspired by 1930s film noir, and gain access using a handle hidden in a bookcase.

At the new Chiswick bar, guests will ring a bell and be greeted by a pharmacist who will take them through to the low-lit bar which is styled with vintage furniture based on a 1920s American pharmacy. There will be antique surgical equipment and secret drawers so guests will be able to find something new each time they visit.

The extensive cocktail list will include variations on a classic Old Fashioned as well as innovative pharmacy-inspired creations from the bar team. The bar will also stock vintage Japanese whiskies and interesting spirits as well as sophisticated wines and champagnes.

The food will be small plates of 1920s-style American classics, such as American grilled cheese sandwiches that will arrive in a cigar box with smoke seeping out of the side.

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