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July 15, 2009

London Elites Get Bluesy & Boozey @ Charlotte Street Blues

Posted by Laura Nestler

How do hot London yelpers cool off?

Why with bourbon, blues, and bona fide living legends, naturally!

Last night, nearly 70 elites and guests donned their war era wardrobes, coiffed their curls, pressed their zoot suits, fetched their fedoras, shined their Mississippi saxophones, and brought the deep South to Central London at newly opened Charlotte Street Blues.

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You could find spiffed up yelpers sipping on a variety of specialty mint juleps, or slippin' behind the bar to mix, mint, muddle and master the art of julep making for themselves: master mixologists Eddy and Francisco held cocktail classes throughout the evening.

As if London's coolest new blues bar, a wall of bourbon, elite-infused juleps, and spicy southern wings weren't enough, living legend Otis Taylor dropped in for not one, but two sets of live blues. (Confirming that the soundtrack really is the best thing about Public Enemies...) Elites were treated to the best seats in the house, overlooking the stage from our private wicker-filled porch!  Trust us, it was wicked.

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A huge thank you to Chris, Eddy and Francisco from Charlotte Street Blues for not only opening a smooth and swoon-worthy venue, but for being the classiest guys on Charlotte Street. (With live blues performances seven nights a week and entire walls of bourbon, you can bet we'll be back, right Chieh T ?) To Four Roses Bourbon for providing plenty of giggle water, and of course, Otis Taylor, his talented daughter Cassie, and the entire band for simply being the cat's meow. 

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Special thanks to Joe Upton for photographing the evening. View all the night's deliciousness HERE.

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Muddling, mixing, mastering, and sweet, sweet music making... hold on to your fedora hats Yelp London, we're only getting started! 

SYOY,
Laura N + the Yelp London crew

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Comments

Guillaume

The event was good fun and the place fantastic, a very good discovery! Yelp London Team you rock!

TomEeeee

More smooth wicker than a 1960s travel show! Fantastic times. :D

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