• With cutesy no-reservation restaurants opening by the bucketful in Soho, there’s now a dedicated cocktail lounge for those who want to cut straight to the chase after dinner or a show. Set over two floors, the style is boho chic: velvet sofas and button-back armchairs plus French windows and a long and a long bar covered in antiqued steel panels. This is cocktails hour with a twist, though: “pop-up entertainment” will feature regularly, with a monthly soiree that you can count on for singing and dancing and plenty of jolly costume, as well as regular celebrity DJs. The biggest plus, perhaps, are the apertivi; free bites between 6 and 7:30. 3-4 Archer Street, W1D 7AP T: 020 7734 3342.,

• Movember is in full swing at the Devonshire Arms in Chiswick, where male staff will run the gamut from the Handlebar to the Hungarian. Chef David Faunch has created a special menu of Movember pies, with the likes of venison and prune. Until 30 November. 126 Devonshire Road, W4 2JJ,