You’ve heard from us on Tonight Josephine and Blame Gloria, and now it’s our time to talk about Nikki. Part of the same complex that houses Tonight Josephine in Hoxton Square, Nikki’s is an 80s fuelled disco dream that will have you feeling like you’re in a Quentin Tarantino movie.
Retro blinds, bar stools and booths fill the space, with a mirrored ceiling and wood panelled walls. Dreamy pinks, reds and purples colour the building, complete with neon stickers on the walls and wavy projections.
Boasting the same fun-filled cocktail menu that this bar group are known for, you’ll find skittle vodka shots and glittery cosmopolitans. London’s favourite cocktail the Pornstar Martini is always being served at the bar, as well as the Flaming Zombie, garnished with a fiery passionfruit. Our pick of the evening on this visit was the Lemongrass Collins, made with Eristoff Vodka, lemon juice, Licor 43, ginger beer and vanilla, with a healthy dash of chilli (which is optional) to give our Friday night a kickstart.
Though we don’t need an excuse to pop into Nikki’s, the reason behind our visit was to celebrate the launch of Big Kahuna Fridays, a collab with Dip & Flip. Every Friday before 7pm you get a FREE burger with the purchase of ANY alcoholic drink, which is pretty bloody fantastic for London. As well as the burgers, the food menu boasts a variety of wings, grilled cheese sandwiches and fries to accompany your OTT cocktails and Instagram pics. We were given the cheeseburger to try, which comes with a beef patty, ketchup, mustard, cabbage slaw and pickles in a toasted brioche bun. The iconic Dip & Flip Beer Burger is also available here, which is essentially a cheeseburger topped with a gravy-dipped slice of roast beef. If that isn’t something straight from the feed of a cheat meals Insta, we don’t know what is.
After you’re all loaded up on burgers and Bellinis, it’s time to take a quick snap on the quirky bed setup before heading downstairs to Tonight Josephine for a boogie. As they say, you never know where the night will take you with Nikki.
Images: Sourced from Nikki’s Bar Facebook page