The song Louie Louie has, among other things, inspired over 1,500 cover songs, a music festival in Washington, a two-year FBI investigation (which turned out to be inconclusive; they couldn’t understand the lyrics)…
…and a new basement cocktail & music bar in Elephant & Castle.
It’s housed underneath Louie Louie, a Mediterranean-style restaurant/cafe which much like its namesake has garnered some excellent reviews. Mimicking the laid-back style of the space above (but with a moodier, night-time slant), you’ll find classic high-backed booth seating, tiled & exposed brick walls, a small stage for live bands, and a bespoked vintage hi-fi style for not-live bands.
The focus on music isn’t just window-dressing either – it’s an integral part of the venue, with regular sets from unplugged local musicians, vinyl-wielding djs, & the Summer Of Love Revisited series (hosted by Classic Album Sundays) in which they’ll play through and talk about classic LPs.
To drink, they’ve got cocktails (try the Dead Sea Sling – it has tamarind tequila, cinnamon, demerara, and black lime charcoal), natural wines, and craft beers. And to soak all of that up, the Israeli head chef has whipped up bar bites like 12hr cured hake cured with pink peppercorns, and fermented feta with wild oregano.
Trust us. It’s worth investigating.
NOTE: Late Night Louie is open now. You can find out more at their website right HERE.
Louie Louie | 347 Walworth Road, SE17 2AL
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