Drink, Shop & Do

by Dec 4, 2014

Drink Shop Do

Stroll just around the corner from Kings Cross station and you’ll come across Drink, Shop & Do: a lively hangout that does what it says on the tin.

Drink, Shop & Do lets you indulge in exactly what it says on the tin: sip on wonderful cocktails (I still haven’t got over the Ginger Bread), buy some awesome designer trinkets for the home, and then entertain yourself by ‘doing’ – whether that be building Lego robots or crotcheting scarves.

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On the night we went the venue (that opens up like a stylish tardis from the small shop front) was packed. It was a Wednesday. Which just goes to demonstrate the draw of a bar/cafe/shop that lets people create too. Founded just over 4 years ago, the owners Coralie and Kristie tapped into a booming trend: the desire to get crafty with your hands and have something to show for your evening out. On our night the Do was papier-mache monsters – a messy affair that some people seemed to conquer, and some definitely didn’t.

Service was great as we tucked into far too many cocktails for a midweek session, and a couple of really tasty salads from the rustic menu. The atmosphere was buzzing and the place oozed creative inspiration.

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Downstairs is where they hold their dance classes, the style of which is perfectly exemplified by the Beyoncé single ladies dance. This isn’t a poncey ‘take yourself seriously’ arty venue, it’s a place to come and have fun.

There’s something on every afternoon and night of the week, and sometimes the activities are free to get involved in, sometimes they cost a tiny amount. It’s a great date idea and we counted at least three going on around us (a first and a couple of thirds judged by the level of awkwardness vs snogging). On Fridays and Saturdays, it’s all about drinking and dancing until 2am. Well worth a visit – just check the website for upcoming ‘Do’s’ that take your fancy. This Monday coming (8th) is inappropriate Christmas card making! Yes please.

Visit the site here for more information.

> Client Friendly: Fine for wining & dining

> Affordability: Budget Happy £

> Nearest station: Kings Cross

> Dress code: Any clothes goes

> Best for: Smooching

Words by – Jo Birch

[Images courtesy of Drink, Shop & Do]

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