I’m a proud West Londoner, but when it comes to places to hang out on a good night’s eve, the struggle is unbelievably, frustratingly real. That is, unless you can make it rain like the Chelsea set that has the privilege to rock up to hotspots like Chiltern Firehouse. But Heist Bank, the new, very vibesy, very Shoreditch-y bar in Paddington looks like the answer that my fellow, not-so-wealthy citizens of the Westside and I have been praying for.
Pizza, Beer and Flowers (who knew?)
If you’ve ever been to Coin Laundry on Exmouth Market, that should give you some idea of what to expect from this playful new kid on the block, at least style-wise. The same guys are behind both venues. But the Bank does exceptional pizzas, proper bougie craft beers and slick cocktails (not to mention flowers?! Oooookay…!). It’s also a part of the Merchant Square re-development that is slowly but surely making Paddington a worthy contender for a respectable night out. I reviewed the bar for Time Out London a few months ago (read it here), but let me know if you’ve been yet. I really like it!
Find out more about Heist Bank at www.heistbank.com