Locappy Review Broadway Market’s Kansas Smitty’s is a teeny, tiny bar with a lot going on inside. We’re definitely not in Kansas anymore, with a regular carousel of international and London based musicians for special evenings out that are just a little bit different. With shows every 8pm on Wednesdays, Smitty’s is about sourcing unique local talent for a small handful of revellers with drinks to match. Tucked quietly underneath the skirts of Off Broadway cocktail bar, Kansas Smitty’s has a secretive vibe to it and will soon be a favourite inside tip for only your closest friends.Upcoming music events include the regular Kansas Smitty’s House Band which delivers a “Basement Tapes” gig with special guest stars like percussionist Pedro Segundo and Sweet Pete Horsfall's innovative quartet. There’s Joe Webb on the piano, Dave Archer on the guitar and Dave O’Brien on the bass, while Sweet Pete himself croons some sweet nothings to make your cocktail go down just that little bit more smoothly. Tickets can be bought online and will only set you back £7, meaning together with said cocktails, you have a full-on evening without burning a hole in your pocket.Speaking of cocktails, while the House Band is the big deal here, the bar itself is noteworthy for the slightly illegal atmosphere of the prohibition era speakeasy style decor and drinks as jazzy and loose as the lineup. If you’re not sure, the place to start is an A grade bourbon Julep - concocted by famed Sean Fennelly of Milk and Honey and designed to give you that punchy head rush that goes with great jazz and dimly lit, smoky underground bars. Don’t expect much in the way of edibles here, the focus is on recreating an authentic atmosphere of indulgence, hard liquor and swinging beats.
East London's music venue featuring life jazz band in an intimate basement bar.