25 Paul Street, a new cocktail bar and late-night hang out has opened in the heart of London's Shoreditch.
A multi-storey townhouse with statement retro interiors and vintage design from the 70s and 80s, it features an evolving gallery of art light boxes and projection mapping.
Throughout the week, the ground floor bar is open for after-work drinks, with resident DJ’s bringing up the vibe as the night goes on. On Saturdays, a ticketed, full town-house party against a backdrop of disco-balls and mind-bending visuals captures the spirit of NYC’s legendary Studio 54.
25 is situated under the same roof as 23 Paul Street, the women-led ‘House of Tease’ overseen by Thamila Von Zentho¨fer, formerly of Sager & Wilde. 25 is an entirely new offering but with the same high-level quality service and fun the townhouse is known for delivering. Guests are encouraged to let loose, free from judgement, with the firm belief in safety of expression.
Created by brothers Farid and Andre Obineche and helmed by Head of Operations Jared King, former General Manager of the Jazz Cafe, 25 Paul Street is set over the lower two floors and takes over the full five-storey townhouse on Saturdays for an ultimate house party until late.
Modern, unfussy cocktails are inspired by 70s classics intended to be enjoyed on the dance floor; think Harvey Wallbangers, New York Sours and Strawberry Daiquiris.
A colourful menu of 'disco drinks’ starting from £15 offers signatures such as ‘Sunshine of Love - Reyka, Mango Puree, Midori, lemon juice’, ‘Cherry Bomb - Hennessy, Amaretto, Morello Cherry Puree, lemon juice’, and ‘Clockwork Orange - Fresh Monkey Bulleit Bourbon, Pamplemousse Liqueur, orange bitters, egg white, orange marmalade, lemon juice.’
Farid said, “The concept is uniquely suited to the location. We’re in the middle of Silicon Roundabout and the City so it’s been exciting to layer digital art over wall sculptures to create an interior space quite different from anything we’ve seen anywhere.
'The styling is glam 70s, with pattern and mirror hinting at Biba’s 1970’s London store and Studio 54. The space-age orange TVs and Verner Panton pieces conjure up a happy, optimistic time, a louche 1970s houseparty and a fitting antidote to these recession-shadowed times.”