Jack Solomons: bar in Soho, dedicated to the best boxing promoter in Britain

On the place of the former boxing hall Jack Solomons in Soho, well-known in the 40-50's of the last century, now you can find the same name bar. But it is not so easy to do. From the street the institution is not remarkable. But the more interesting it is to go inside and be in the atmosphere of refined luxury.

After the World War Second, many promoters not only promoted their boxers, but also revived this type of sport. One of them was Jack Solomons, which literally breathed life into the boxing of Britain. He persuaded many American boxers to perform in the United Kingdom, thereby bringing back this sport to popularity. The owners of the bar decided not to abandon the history of the institution, which they inherited along with the room, and make an accent on it.

Red leather- and velvet-covered Furniture, and many glass surfaces create an amazing atmosphere, complemented by live jazz melodies. In the list of cocktails often appears whiskey, because it was a favorite drink of Jack Solomons. In addition, the bar offers drinks dedicated to other people (and not just to people), who meant a lot to Solomons.

For example, the cocktail Black Jack in honor of the greyhoud of the famous promoter is made from whiskey "Laphroaig", cherry liqueur and lime juice. In addition to a couple of cocktails, order snacks. Since Jack was born in the family of a fishmonger, the dishes in the institution are related. Be sure to try crab croquettes and hot smoked trout with horseradish. Delicious!

Address of the bar: 41 Great Windmill Street, W1D 7NB.

Opening hours: Wednesday to Saturday from 18:00 to 1:00.

You can get additional information and order a table on Jack Solomons website

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