Birthdays Are for Celebrating | Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town

I climbed into a fridge last Friday. Yep you read right, and you can see the photo below for evidence. I climbed into a white Smeg fridge, popped out the other side and ended up in Scaredy Cat Town. And no, I haven’t completely lost my mind, because I’m telling you this is exactly what happened.

Part of my birthday celebration planning for The Boy Next Door, was to find somewhere fun for pre-dinner cocktails. I settled on The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town, a hidden cocktail bar close to Spitalfields Market in London. Hidden underground inside a popular restaurant, there’s even a secret password to allow entry.

We arrived at 5pm on a Friday night, to beat city afterwork crowd and ensure we didn’t have to wait too long for a table. After giving the password, the hostess led us through the fridge door, down a flight of stairs, past the neon ‘Thrills’ sign, and into underground bar.

The cocktail bar is a fairly small dimly lit space, with exposed brick work and loads of quirky interior design, including a moose head hanging from the wall. Nearly all the tables were full when we arrived, so I’m glad we didn’t leave it any later. You can, however, book a table between 12-5pm Monday to Friday.

Alongside a delicious sounding bar food menu, there is the extensive drinks list. Between us we sampled the Spitalfields Spritz made up of aperol and fresh coriander, lengthened with bitter lemon and Prosecco, the Alpine Fizzle made up of St Germaine elderflower liqueur, raspberries, champagne and bitters and one other, but for the life of me I don’t remember what it was, I just remember it was good. They were all great, as well as the staff who were attentive and friendly without being over the top and annoying.

A fun alternative to an everyday bar, I’m looking forward to a return visit, through that Smeg fridge door!

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