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Saturday, 27 February 2010

Miss Q's, Earl's Court (CLOSED see PING)


‘Miss Q’s brings sex, rugs and rock’n’roll to Earl’s Court’ - good news for baldy headbangers that can’t get laid? Not many of those to the square metre in this ‘hood’s  million £ plus mansions, so who is this new basement speakeasy from Nick (ex-Cuckoo Club) Valentine aimed at? Not SW5’s gym junkie-rent boy-junkie Jims I imagine. ‘Earl’s Court gig after-parties?’ offers a PR hopefully. In an area low on cool lounges, this well-executed slab of Route 66-era Americana could pull a high-living crowd, so long as local backpackers don’t discover it first. Designer Paul (Underbelly, Roadtrip) Daly’s vision is - I suspect - inspired by Susie Q - she of Dale Hawkins’s sizzling 1957 swamp rock cut, the type of sound favoured here - but it’s also a play on Q, as in c-u-e; hence three stonking pool tables for Paul Newman Hustler wannabes. The aforementioned rugs (Persian) form part of a tricksy mix of 1930s tea dress pattern wallpapers, Louisiana juke joint styling, Brando butch and a Tony Manero-friendly flashing dance floor. ‘Hard liquor’ includes dirty cocktails and rock clich├ęs Jim & Jack (Beam & Daniels). Hopefully, live music will improve on tonight’s stocky leather-clad Elvis tribute, ‘The King’-  christian name, Burger? Better not pig out on Miss Q’s US diner menu!    

180- 184 Earl’s Court Rd SW5 7370 5358