“ 2 BRANCHES: 187 Wardour Street, Soho W1. Tel: +44 (0)20 7434 2116/2118. (Tottenham Court Rd tube). „
The Dog House is a good place, provided you get there early and can grab a booth. It is quite a cramped, underground place, but its colourful walls and 'sorry guys - no ties' policy make it a fun place to relax after work. Beers are quite expensive, as you might expect in this area, but the bar snacks aren't bad. The service is efficient and friendly enough, and the clientele is mercifully young and trendy, not old and suited. Music is eclectic but nearly always chilled. At weekends the bar gets very crowded indeed, which is when it loses some of its charm, so I would recommend going midweek after work.
the Dog House is one of my favourite places to go for a drink in Soho if you want to avoid big crowds of sweaty city types in suits. This is partly due to the "no ties" policy which seems to put off the more undesireable elements that can make drinking in london a nightmare between 5-9 pm. Its fairly small with low ceilings and plenty of seats, and although the drinks are fairly pricey compared to the wetherspoons practically next door, theyre all served in large measures and with a friendly attitude. The decour is somewhat hard to describe as, and this may just be an illusion, it seems to change evry time i'm in there (and often while i'm in there as well, although i think thats probably those large measures again...) but "tastefully kitsch" covers it as well as i can, i think. All in all a nice little bar to go for a few drinks after work or before heading somewhere a bit "larger", as those city types would probably say. fools.