We’re holding a party.
And it’s not just your average, garden-variety party (although it will be in Covent Garden). No, this is going to be a huge, bombastic, cocktail-fuelled Nudge Member exclusive launch party at the stunning new bar & live music venue STEREO. One which’ll see you and up to three friends descending into a decadent setting below Covent Garden market, sipping welcome cocktails, and dancing to a live soundtrack of funk, soul & motown… and then dancing some more when the DJ takes over ’til the wee hours.
It’s the latest spot to come from the creative minds of Experimental Group, who – in between running some of the most stylish haunts in Paris, New York, Venice and Ibiza – have somehow found the time to run the Experimental Cocktail Club and the Henrietta Hotel here in London. So it’s unsurprising that STEREO is absolutely dripping in glamour. You’ll descend into a vast subterranean temple to music, with cool, monochromatic murals; leather banquettes; and velvet stools clustered around low, glossy tables. At one end you’ll find the stage, and in the centre, presiding majestically over the space, is a huge island bar which gives the distinct impression of having an infinite ceiling.
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It’s also no surprise, given their apparent flair for every area of hospitality, that STEREO isn’t merely a bar for live music. You can swing by for dinner, stay for a couple of drinks, then, as the band strikes up, hit the dancefloor. It’s therefore ideal for anyone who a) likes fun, and b) dislikes the tube on a Saturday night.
And by the way, you will want to come for dinner. Because STEREO’s menu of Franco-American comfort food has been put together by none other than Andrew Clarke (chef-owner of ACME Fire Cult, one of our undisputed favourite restaurants in East London right now). We’re talking cheeseburgers and hot wings; lobster pie and 1 kilo Porterhouse steaks, plus a menu of bar snacks to fuel the dancing until 2am.
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Which brings us back neatly to the not-so-small matter of our exclusive launch party, taking place on 24th March. The 500-capacity venue will be flinging its doors open just for Nudge Members (and up to three friends) for a late-night carousal, including a live headline set from the outrageously talented London-based artist Zach Said. Bolstered by his four-piece band, he’ll be filling the dancefloor with his distinctive neo-soul (if you’ve not heard his music yet, imagine a mash-up of Frank Ocean, Maverick Sabre and D’Angelo), before STEREO’s house band and DJ take over for the rest of the night.
And just to allow those honeyed tones go down even more smoothly? You’ll also be sipping on two complimentary welcome drinks from STEREO’s extensive cocktail menu (which incorporates both their own house vodka and gin – stored in 25l tanks – and over 200 vintage spirits sourced from around the world). And yes, that might sound unusually impressive…
…but it’s actually pretty STEREO typical.
NOTE: The Nudge Member exclusive STEREO launch party takes place on 24th March 2023. Tickets cost £19 – take a look at the Members’ box at the top of this article to book. Not a Nudge Member yet? Sign up for a free trial here.
ALSO NOTE: STEREO is open Tuesday-Saturday until 3am (midnight on Tuesdays). You can find out more on their website HERE.
STEREO | 35 The Piazza, London, WC2E 8BE
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