Private members clubs typically provide very little in the way of entertainment, unless you think laughing at passing plebeians by is entertaining. Which it totally is. But if you're craving a different form of exclusive diversion, hit ClubTEN.
Near St. Paul but three floors below ground, Ten bucks genteel traditions to focus on live music, DJs, and throbbing after-parties, with purple lights bathing a crescent stage set in front of a small dance floor, and opportunities to escape dancing presented by white leather armchairs, tables equipped with built-in wine coolers, and a blue-lit bar, probably because you've depressed it by ordering an actual wine cooler. For the 3/4 weekly nights of live bands, they've partnered with Chelsea's 606 Club to curate a diverse lineup that so far includes Brazilian soulstress Jandira Silva, swingin' retro five piece Kai's Cats, and, freshly returned from backing Kylie Minogue's world tour, the upbeat brass of London Horns (even at her advanced age, Minogue's sax appeal's undeniable). Because you still must drink, there's a wide range of beers, wines, and spirits, as well as cocktails from Tequila Sunrises and homemade tomato juice Bloody Marys to blackberry daiquiris and the Bond Martini, which makes all girls look like Bond girls, while reducing your chances with them to double-0. Thunderballs!
For those in the mood for food, the plan's for a fusion-minded menu of Mediterranean tapas and sushi, plus a few larger plates for the hungrier, although if you're really starving, shouldn't you be outside shivering, getting laughed at by a bunch of private members?
Published: November 11, 2010 at 2:00am EST
10 Godliman Street St Paul
London, EC4V 5AJ
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