Chill Out


The Big Chill Bar

London-City and East London

3.9 / 5

May 11, 2018

Taking all the sunny vibes of a summer festival and moving it to Brick Lane in London, Big Chill Bar makes every night feel like a once-a-year good time.

What happens when one of Britain’s most loved outdoor food and drink festivals decides to take the party inside? The Big Chill Bar, that’s what.The Big Chill made a name for itself by bringing fun people and great music together for over a decade, and the good times are still rolling, they’ve just rolled on over to Brick Lane. Yes, inside an industrial cool space lined with metal ducts, concrete beams, low-slung leather, and murals full of artistic accents, The Big Chill Bar serves up a slice of festival life each and every night. While the decor definitely puts you in the mood to, well, ‘chill’, the drinks list seals the deal with a sunny disposition that will convince you it’s festival season regardless of the time of year you stop by. Two of our favorites are the Chill ‘n’ Fizz – shaken with premium pear vodka, prosecco, strawberry pureé, and lemon juice – and the Lagerita – concocted with premium lager, tequila, triple sec, agave nectar, and lime juice. The beer selection is heavy on London craft or imports from sun-kissed countries, complemented by a short and sweet wine list. If you get hungry, food truck-esque fare like mac n’ cheese, grilled cheese and nachos are all served up sizzling hot, and with DJs spinning most nights, you’re going to need the fuel to keep those festival vibes going well into the night. 

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