How to Combat the January Blues

Even the most jovial of us can find January a rather dark, dreary and depressing time of the year. The post-Christmas come down coupled with long dark nights can certainly leave us with a bad a case of January blues. While most are happy to see the back of this month, please see below a few suggestions from us of how to get through it!

Hips Shakin' at Last Nights of Havana

Shake off those January blues at Last Nights of Havana, Tobacco Dock's very own Cuban inspired pop-up bar which comes complete with salsa dancing, live jazz band and delicious rum cocktails. With only 3 nights of the pop-up left, guests can get their hips shaking and body moving to the soulful syncopation of live jazz band Los Habanos by Sambroso Sambroso while sipping on expertly made rum cocktails. Last Nights of Havana is inspired by pre-revolution 1940s and 50s Havana and evokes a time when rum cocktails, cigars, Cadillacs and unbridled glamour were the order of the day.

Tickets are £9 and are available here.

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Wine Tasting at BOTTLES

Discover the lesser known and forgotten grape varieties from around the world at BOTTLES' latest wine tasting event entitled Forgotten Grapes of the World. Guests will be guided through a range of hand selected wines by BOTTLES' senior sommelier while sampling a selection of Italian cheese, charcuterie & nibbles from SOOD Kitchen. With a list of over 200 wines focused on small producers, forgotten grapes, organic and natural wine making styles, BOTTLES' wine tasting will give guests a chance to try something new this January.

Tickets are £40 and available here.


Movie Night at Lost Boys Pizza

Inspired by the cult classic vampire movie ‘The Lost Boys’ and famous for their black charcoal pizza, killer cocktails and a strictly 80s soundtrack, Lost Boys Pizza in Archway are on a mission to the beat the January blues with a dose of The Blues. Lost Boys Pizza will be embracing the seasonal cliche in a completely different way by screening the Blue Brothers every Thursday in their basement bar The Crypt. 

Tickets start at £10 which includes a pizza but for those who aren’t doing dry January and want to sip along bottomless prosecco is available for the duration of the movie priced at £30.


Absinth Experience at Croque Monsieur

For those who aren’t doing dry January, recently launched Absinthe bar, Croque Monsieur will turn your January blues Green! Croque Monsieur invites you to have wild and wonderful times with La Fee Verte, catapulting absinthe from its dark history into London’s present opening up the world of this mysterious and potent green liquid to connoisseurs and newcomers alike. Every Friday and Saturday throughout January there will be a £25 tasting menu and masterclass which includes 3 drinks either Absinthe or cocktails. Bookings and Private hire available.

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Fresh Haircut at Blade Hairclubbing

New year, new you, If you've always thought about going full fringe - this is the time to try one out. Wear it with confidence, out and about. Tuck it into your winter hat so it stays sleek by the time you get to work. Book in to Blade Hairclubbing to banish the January Blues, and enjoy a range of hand crafted cocktails, mocktails, vegan serves, coffees and everything in between!

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