A retro night full of old skool Bollywood classics, old skool Bhangra, old skool UK Garage, classic R&B, & those unforgettable Party anthems.
With 2 floors for a capacity of 300 party people, 2 bars a VIP area, and what can only possibly be described as the most comfortable leather sofa’s in the City, Essence Bar has it all.
You will be greeted by our lovely Bombay Retro hosts, who will be issuing an assortment of retro Indian Sweets & those Pick & Mix favourites that everyone loves.
The ground floor bar boasts a roped off V.I.P area for birthday bookings, and general V.I.P bookings. If you’re celebrating your birthday let us know and we’ll arrange a cake & cocktails for you and your group. The rest of the ground floor bar has low level sofa’s for those of you wanting to chill out and relax.
The second floor, downstairs, is where the party is. With a second bar serving drinks all night, a massive dance floor, retro decor, ambient lighting and more low level sofa’s.
The Retro Twist (Take note this is a first!):
This will be the only night in London where the alcoholic & non-alcoholic cocktails will be named after retro Bollywood icons. Where the finger buffet or so called fancy ‘canapes’ are actually Ladoo, Barfi, Jalebi, Fizzy Cola Bottles & Lollies. Plus the only night in London where you can checkout amazing retro artwork by artist:UrbanBindi
This is a retro revival night, so think 70’s Bollywood, big collars, flared jeans, wedged sandals, pedal pushers and 80’s & 90’s Punk! (No baseball caps, hoodies, or sportswear) Hat’s & Smart Trainers are ok. Fancy dress is encouraged but not necessary.
Parking: Plenty of single yellow’s within a minute’s walk of the bar
Official Cab Service: We will allocate 20 licensed cab’s to drop you home at the end of the evening on a first come first serve basis (Cab Fares are Payable by you).
Nearest Underground: Barbican