- 198 Shaftesbury Ave WC2
- 7240 9933
- to 1am Thu, to 2am Fri, to 1am Sat
Lonely Planet review for Freud
Make this the first stop on your crawl because there’s no way you’ll make it down the stairs (not much more than a ladder) after a few bevvies (drinks). It’s a small basement bar-cafe-gallery with the sort of beige walls that could look just plain dirty, but purposefully arty pictures head off close scrutiny. The decor and punters are suitably scruffy and arty, and the cocktails are fat and fancy, but beer is sadly only by the bottle.