Point 101 BarBloomsbury101 New Oxford StreetLondonWC1
Telephone: 0207 379 3112
Nearest Tube: Tottenham Court Road
Bar Opening Times:
Monday to Thursday - 7am to 2am
Friday and Saturday - 10am to 2.30pm
Sunday - 12 noon to 12 midnight
Food Available: Yes, all day
Music: Low key groovy by day, bit more cheesey and energetic by night
Dress: Trainers, Suits, no real code, and depends on the time of day
People: Worky types and some tourists by day, young up for it semi-trendy folk of an eve
Point 101 occupies part of the ground floor of the 1969 Centre Point building in the West End. One of the many venues which has been converted from a bank, 101 was transformed into a bar in 1998 for The Mean Fiddler Organisation, retaining all it's original featues - concrete pillars and floor to ceiling windows - and has an enjoyable retro style.
The area itself is fairly bereft of decent places to go, with the notable exception of Wagamama, AKA and The End, so it's useful to know about. Once open for breakfast at 7am, it carries on serving through til 2 or 3am. By day it has a café feel, and in the evening adopts a bar/club vibe, with DJ's playing a good mix of music.
The snacky, sandwhichy bar food is decent, and the bar is strong on cocktails, but the thing which makes
Point 101 worth bearing in mind is the fact that it's free to get in at all times.
Another node intended for the impending gazelle's guide to London metanode ;-)