Qype: Ronnie’s Bar in London
The bar upstairs from Ronnie Scott’s (imaginitively named, “Ronnie’s Bar”) was previously Members Only – however all that’s changed now, and it gives the rest of us access to quite a funky little room!
Open nightly from 6pm, or from 9pm for a small fee, you can head up & enjoy groovy tunes from an array of top talented acts, and chill out in the classy surrounds with a cocktail or 3.
Every night’s got a different slant to it – Wednesday is Jazz Jam night, and when we went in on Thursday (“The Cooker”) we were treated to the fine tones of resident band Mamafeelgood Funkagenda, who had the whole room on their feet & grooving out til closing time.
Drinks are a little pricier than standard pubs, but not in that crippling and unjustified way that so many pretentious clubs are.
Having this new lineup upstairs @ Ronnie’s is a good complement to the more serious jazz in the main room downstairs. This is an intimate little nightspot I can definitely see myself finding my way back to on a regular basis!