They’re both places you can go to kill a few braincells with some punch.
So Jack Solomons would have been very happy with the new club that’s opening in Soho with his name. He was one of the preeminent boxing promoters back in the ’40s and ’50s, and the club will be located on the site of his old gym.
The place itself – despite being the heart of Soho – is completely hidden. From street level, all you’ll see is an after-hours street-side deli; ring the bell, and you’ll be invited down to the club. Descending the stairs you’ll pass a glass wall peering into the neighbouring kitchen’s butchery chamber before you reach the basement, which opens out into an astonishingly large subterranean space, decked out in opulent style with plush finishes including pewter-metal bar counters, shaded velvet furnishings, and red leather walls.
On the menu, there’ll be a throng of cocktails (including the whisky, lime, and maraschino Black Jack; and the bourbon & maple-loaded Fen Tiger) plus bar snacks and small plates inspired by Solomons’ early spell as a fishmonger, with dishes to include crab croquettes, and hot smoked trout with horseradish.
Wednesday to Sunday evenings will see live bands, DJs, special one-off events, and guest appearances entertain until the early hours, which is more than K.O.
NOTE: Jack Solomons is due to open on December 1st. We’ll be back then with the full scoop. In the meantime, you can check out their Insta page right HERE.
OTHER NOTE: Naturally, Nudge Members will be getting in there before anyone else. You can find out more about Nudge Membership right HERE.
Jack Solomons Club | 41 Windmill Street, Soho, W1D 7NB
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