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Common Decency

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Bow Street, London
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It’s impossible to feel anything less than fabulous at Common Decency, the art deco-inspired bar underneath Covent Garden’s NoMad hotel. The soft, low lighting will give you the kind of glow that looks like you spent an hour at the MAC store around the corner. Throw in gold detailing, plush fringed chairs, moody booths, and attentive servers, and you won’t want to leave this glamorous underground drinking den for the crowded streets above. Especially when you’re a few cocktails down. You could request classics, but we’d order from the list of house specials, like the kicking Szechuan Gibson or refreshing Green Muse, laced with herbal Pernod absinthe and Lillet blanc. Just know that at Common Decency, fabulous doesn’t come cheap and drinks are pricey, so save it for a special occasion when you want to get dressed up, or come for a brief bask in that fancy lighting.

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