Archer Street Cocktail Bar is once again the best place in London to get PISTE. After a long day spent on the nursery slopes of Regent Street, slaloming up and down St Martin’s Lane or battling the black run that is Picadilly Circus then the perfect place to peel off the layers and relax is PISTE, the ski lodge popup at Archer Street Cocktail Bar.
Given we’ve spent the summer months luxuriating in Archer Street Cocktail Bar’s Antigua and Barbuda Shack sipping cocktails and imagining ourselves by the white island sands, the transformation from Carribean beach shack to apres ski Valhalla is impressive and convicing. We’re not in Soho, we’re in a mountain retreat sipping cocoa and waiting for tonight’s dump of pristine powder snow.
The effect is achieved by attention to detail, the fur-lined seats and antlers strewn accross the walls, while the ‘digital art work’, plus a little suspension of disbelief, lets you look out accross many a snowy alp, cable cars and all.
Over winter PISTE will be serving up an array of winter cocktails including Santa Claus is Coming to Town, a combo of vodka, gingerbread syrup, orange juice and dark cocoa. Likewise, the Last Christmas is a mix of gin, Cointreau, cherry and cinnamon purée with apple juice and lemon.
From November PISTE will also be home to Archer Street’s famous singers who be cracking out the greatest all-time hits of Christmas ensuring a real winter grotto-ey vibe and a magical seasonal spirit.
The banquette style booths and alcoves are ideal for snuggling in groups or couples enjoying a respite from the cold outside but the venue is also available for private hire events with capacity for 250 people and a wonderful venue for both intimate and large scale events. Just make sure you leave your skiis outside.
PISTE at Archer Street Cocktail Bar is open now