Get ready to horse around this summer in the heart of Soho as Archer Street, one of the hidden-away gems of the West End, transforms their downstairs bar into a polo-inspired lounge; Chukka.
The new bar, bursting with equestrian flare, is coinciding with the start of this year’s polo season. With many a polo-themed design features, Chukka boasts an astro-turfed bar, mallets and horse shoes decorating the walls, perfectly complementing Archer Street’s playful stripy sofas and cushions. England Polo International star, George Meyrick, even has intimate alcoves endorsed and branded by him.
Of course, the entertainment is exactly what you expect at Archer Street and more, keeping you excited till the wee hours of the morning with their mix of DJs and performances; all whilst sipping on champagne and ordering from the highly populated cocktail list.
The new bespoke cocktails include, to name but a few:
The Chukka, a twist on a classic Mojito churning Hendrick’s Gin and Pimm’s with fresh mint and lime, a dash of sugar topped with ginger ale.
Hooves on Fire, made with Jose Cuervo Tradicional, shaken with fresh red chilli, Limoncello, passion fruit and balanced with vanilla syrup.
Also, to celebrate their partnership with top polo player, George Meyrick, Chukka have created a special, tantalising sharing cocktail; The Meyrick’s Fizz Punch. Made with Ketel One Vodka, passionfruit, raspberries and rose liqueur topped with Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve.
Chukka will also be serving the finest fizz from London’s first exclusive Billecart-Salmon Champagne bar. Well, it is polo season.
All drinks served to you by staff kitted out in specially created polo shirts, supplied by Polo lifestyle company, Polistas.
And just to amp-up your ‘fun’ levels, the venue will also house an equestrian themed fancy dress box bursting to the seams with helmets, hobby horses and riding attire helping you to get into the full swing of Chukka.
This is definitely one for your spring/summer calendar. I’d suggest getting your polo rags ready for an ultimate fun night, but they already have them there. We are more than staring…
Open Thursday- Saturday until 1am
Chukka at Archer Street
3-4 Archer Street