5 Places to enjoy a drink between Harry Potter and the Cursed Child plays


After looking at where to eat, it’s time to find where to enjoy a drink or two while you wait for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Part 2.

Yesterday, I dropped options for eating between the two Harry Potter and the Cursed Child plays. Sometimes, though, you don’t want to eat. Or you may have grabbed a quick bite at one of the food vendors in City Kitchen and now want somewhere to grab a drink.

You don’t have to have alcohol if you don’t want. This list of five places includes both coffee shops and bars. The coffee shops also include food, so you can get the best of both worlds. Walking distance is included to make sure you have time to get there and back!

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Go to Bluestone Lane

Australian-style coffee shops have become extremely popular. They offer the best espresso and you get a range of Millennial-style foods (yes, we’re talking avocado toast). Bluestone Lane is the place to drop by for a quick bite to eat and good coffee.

There are a couple of downsides to this option. It’s only open until 7 p.m. at the weekends—although during the week it’s open until 8 p.m. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Part 2 starts at 7:30 p.m., so you’ll have to kill time on your walk back. Also, it’s relatively small, so you might find yourself without a table.

It is only a 3-minute walk away though. You’ll have plenty of time to grab a coffee to go and enjoy it on the walk back.

Jimmy’s Corner

One of the best places to go for a drink between the plays is Jimmy’s Corner. This is one of those old-school bars, filled with plenty of boxing memorabilia. You’ll feel like you belong in the times.

At just a 5-minute walk away, this is a good option when you want to get somewhere as soon as the first play ends and leave just before the second play starts. It’s also open until 4 a.m., so you can go back afterwards. Oh, and this is open from midday, so there’s no need to hang around for it to open like the next one on the list.

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Lantern’s Keep

This cocktail bar is actually located in the Iroquois Hotel. The biggest downside really is it’s opening time. If you’re going to the theater at the weekend, it’s not an option between Harry Potter plays, as it doesn’t open until 7 p.m. On a weekday, it opens at 5 p.m. You’ll at least have time to grab food and then go for drinks. It’s also not open Mondays and Sundays.

However, it is open until midnight (and 1 a.m on Saturdays), so you’ll get the after show drinks. It’s only a 5-minute walk away and offers the best cocktails in town.

Russian Vodka Room

Love the different types of vodkas? This is definitely the place that you want to visit between plays. It’s owned by Russians and filled to the brim with different bottles. Plus, there’s live music throughout the week in the form of a baby grand piano!

The bar opens at 4 p.m., so it will be waiting for you when the first play finishes. It opens until 2 a.m. weekdays and 4 a.m. weekends, so you’ve also got somewhere to try after the play. The downside is that’s it’s located the furthest than any other bar, with just more than a 10-minute walk away, so it could be perfect for after the plays.

The Rum House

The last on the list’s name will give away what’s there. Yes, just like the Russia Vodka Room is full of vodka, The Rum House is full of rum. There are a lot of other options available too and it’s popular for cocktails. You’ll need to go into the Edison Hotel for this bar.

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When you want luxury, this is certainly the bar for you. There are plenty of deep-red leather chairs and dark wood tables. Plus, it opens at noon and closes at 4 a.m., so you can go before or after if you want. Oh, and it is only a 5-minute walk away.

Next: 7 places to eat between Harry Potter plays

Where have you been between Harry Potter plays? Do you recommend a bar close to the theater? Share in the comments below.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is currently playing at the Lyric Theatre.