The Bootlegger is a fairly new speakeasy tucked in behind Leadenhall Market on Lime Street, near Monument. Be careful not to walk past – it is signposted but just look out for the Nandos and it is the next one along!
Down in the basement is actually rather spacious and not as horribly dark as some other speakeasies. Brilliant decor – brick walls, old photographs, an old fashioned till and various lamps and candles.
The atmosphere is fairly chilled – there is no table service and no cover charge for the live music on Thursdays and Fridays. The venue gets livelier later in the evening with people dancing to the live music.
The choice of cocktails is great and they are all split into types of alcohol – vodka, gin, rum and whiskey and they will make others to order. I had a beautiful gin cocktail with elderflower and prosecco and a rum cocktail with crushed strawberries, blueberries and blackberries.