Tonight Josephine is THE cocktail bar of the moment that’s got everyone in London talking and for all the right reasons. If you haven’t heard of this little gem, it’s a short distance from Waterloo station, which is particularly handy as you will definitely be indulging in more than one cocktail when you see how many fabulous choices are on the menu!
The décor is the first main feature that will grab your attention and it’s an Instagrammers absolute dream photo opportunity. From the iridescent walls, to the rose covered ceiling ‘lady garden’ area, to the toilets which have celebrity mug shots on the doors such as Paris Hilton and Justin Beiber. Whoever designed this bar was a real genius as I have never seen anything quite like it before and is such good fun. As soon as you walk through the door you are greeted by large pink neon installations and a gorgeous sweet smell in the air. The bar seating area is the prettiest I have probably ever come across and is a girly heaven with a real 80s Miami Vice vibe.
Décor aside, the main reason you go to a cocktail bar usually is for the drinks themselves and you will not be disappointed in the selection here that’s for sure. There is also a slight French theme running throughout this bar. The staff have cute French slogans on their shirts and the reservation cards on the tables are decorated in sassy French phrases and quirky captions. Also, there is a fabulous cocktail called ‘No time for Napoleon’ which is topped with a French macaron which is a really nice touch.
One of my favourite cocktails though was the ‘Violet Femme’ which is a Bombay Sapphire gin, with violet liqueur, fresh lemon juice and Parma Violet sweets which I absolutely love!
Price wise you are looking at around £10 a drink but if you get there early enough they offer a 2 for the price of one happy hour every day of the week between 5-7pm.
Tonight Josephine is fabulously pink and feminine and I definitely recommend visiting – just make sure to get there fairly early. Not just for the great happy hour deals, but to be able to find a table area, as after around 8pm they start to get really busy. It is not the largest of bars but this is a great place for pre-drinks before heading off to a night out in London.
Let me know in the comments if you have been to Tonight Josephine before and what your favourite cocktail was.