What do you get when you give a group of a girls a room, some dodgy wigs, alcohol, oh and their very own karaoke system? Well for starters a massive hangover but also a blimmin fun time and the chance to reminisce whilst signing ‘sound of the underground’ by Girls Aloud.
This is exactly what happened when I took a group of friends along to The Three Monkeys Bar in Balham on a Friday night. Priced at a very reasonable £35 per hour on Friday and Saturday nights for up to 10 people (slightly more for a larger group) the sound proof basement in the three monkeys bar is a guaranteed night of fun. I am a long time fan of karaoke, but even the hesitant singer can let loose, it’s a private room and there are only two mics so you don’t have to be in the spot light. The various hats, wigs and glasses are an addition for silly fun and photos you may regret in the morning. What’s more whilst in your private room drinks can be ordered and brought down to you.
A word of advice, an hour is NOT enough time. You should have heard the cheer that went up when we were told the group after us were running late so we were allowed an extra half hour!
The Three Monkeys also have a good selection of cocktails and the new winter menu is being released this week. The Apple Bob Crumble I tried was delicious and the Smoked Chocolate Martini was tasty but lethal!
The 3 Monkeys Bar:5 Fernlea Road,SW12 9RT
4.30pm – 12am Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
4.30pm – 1am Friday & Saturday