18-19 Old Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 1LB, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 207 447 4757
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-3am, Sun 10am-10.30pm
Door: Make reservation
Style: Member's lounge bar
Recommended for: Fun/atmosphere
Price guide: High-end
Food: Bar nibbles
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When The Met first opened at the end of last century it was consistently rammed with 'A' list celebs while hordes of paparazzi froze their nuts off outside. Unfortunately, most of the celebs moved on to the next place to be seen and some of the magic was lost. While lesser bars would have relaxed their door policy, The Met stuck strictly to its members and guests only rule. The strategy paid off for the celebs and that famous Met atmosphere have returned. On a good night it's like being at a friend's house party only with great DJs, bartenders and the odd TV personality.
With the exception of a new mural depicting people dancing, the décor has changed little. The original red, diner-style booths and tables are still crammed into a surprisingly small space. But The Met is about the music, the cocktails and the atmosphere, all of which can be fantastic. Unless you are a member, however, you'll need to book a room.