Mr Fogg’s Hat Tavern & Gin Club

Inspired by the protagonist of Jules Verne’s famous novel, ‘Around the World in 80 Days’, Mr Fogg’s bars take inspiration from entrepreneur and adventurer, Phileas Fogg.

Mr Fogg’s Hat Tavern & Gin Club opened last Autumn and should definitely be a pin in your map to discover on your next adventure in Soho.

 

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?? Stylish date night idea in London ? Mr Fogg’s Hat Tavern & Gin Club @Mr Fogg’s ? Inspired by Jules Verne’s famous novel, ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ ?? The ground floor houses the Hat Tavern decorated with vintage items and paintings ?? Behind the secret door, in the basement you’ll find the intimate Gin Club ? Hundreds of different types of Gin are lining on the shelves behind the low bar which is actually a repurposed milliners’ bench ? Intricately patterned carpet, cosy plush sofas and plenty of hats – from top hats to bonnets – on display that guests can wear ?? The cocktail menu is revolving around hats and hat making from the 17th century up to the present day. Some of the cocktails are even served in hat-shaped glasses and pipe-shaped glasses #mrfoggs #phileasfogg #julesverne #aroundtheworldin80days #datenightideas #datenightlondon #bestbars #cocktail #cocktailtime #weekendfun #weekendvibes #CapCut

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Mr Fogg’s Hat Tavern & Gin Club

22a Great Chapel St, London W1F 8FR

 

Mr Fogg’s Hat Tavern and Gin Club

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Inception Group has given us some of London’s most adventurous cocktail bars, quirky taverns, glamorous railway carriages and stylish retro nightclubs. Each of the venues has unique style and whimsical cocktail menu.

 

Mr Fogg’s Hat Tavern & Gin Club is another addition to the Mr Fogg’s collection, now consisting of 10 venues each with different themes, such as a botanical garden, pawnbroker, or apothecary.

 

Mr Fogg’s Hat Tavern & Gin Club Soho

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Mr Fogg’s Hat Tavern & Gin Club couldn’t have a greater location on Soho’s Great Chapel Street! The venue is opposite a former Victorian hat factory, called Henry Heath Hat Factory (est. 1822) that would produce high-quality top hats in Victorian times.

 

The luxurious Gin Club in the basement is housed in a former Gin club, called The London Gin Club. The London Gin Club, that was operating from 2012 but then fell victim of the nearby Crossrail development in 2019, was famous for offering over 100 different types of Gin, including hard-to-find ones.

 

The Hat Tavern

 

Mr Fogg's Hat Tavern Soho

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The Hat Tavern upstairs shares Phileas J. Fogg’s two greatest passions: the art of millinery and the appreciation of fine Gin.

 

The Hat Tavern is serving draught beers and themed cocktails. The ceiling is covered with random vintage items, such as paintings, parasols, old tea pots and bellows. The long squadron tables are functioning both as glass-topped displays to showcase items and accessories the hat factory opposite once used to make hats and tables to sit at and place your drink on.

 

Millinery Accessories at Mr Fogg’s Hat Tavern & Gin Club

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While enjoying your drink, notice the old black and white photographs randomly placed at the long bar and the vintage hat boxes at the muffle windows.

 

The Gin Club

 

Mr Fogg's Hat Tavern and Gin Club in Soho

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Enter the Gin Club through a secret door opening from the Hat Tavern, head down the narrow staircase and you will find yourself at an exquisite intimate Gin parlour.

 

Hundreds of different types of Gin are lining on the shelves behind the low bar which is actually a repurposed milliners’ bench.

 

Gin Parlour at Mr Fogg's Hat Tavern and Gin Club

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Intricately patterned carpet, cosy plush sofas with soft embroidered cushions and plenty of hats – from top hats to bonnets – on display that guests can wear.

 

The shelves are packed with more hats and accessories, fabric samples, sewing tools, hat blocks, millinery braids and ribbons and much more to marvel at.

 

Whimsical Cocktails at Mr Fogg's Hat Tavern and Gin Club

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The cocktail menu is revolving around hats and hat making from the 17th century up to the present day. Some of the cocktails are served in hat-shaped glasses while others come in pipe-shaped glasses or in a mini bathtub.

 

Classics, such as Negroni and Aperol Spritz as well as alcohol-free tipples, champagne, wine, and beer also available.

 

The Perfect Date Night Destination or After Work Drinks with Friends

 

Mr Fogg's London

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Mr Fogg’s Hat Tavern is a perfect place for a drink or two with friends at the weekends or after work while the Gin Club offers a cosy relaxed environment if you’re looking for an extravagant place for a date night with whimsical cocktails.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ready for your next adventure? Museum of London Docklands is currently running an amazing exhibition: ‘Fashion City: How Jewish Londoners Shaped Global Style’. The exhibition showcases how Jewish immigrants played an important role in turning  London a fashion capital.