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What: An “Offy” – Off License or Liquor Store
Where: Old Compton Street, Soho
Why: Why? Because our every smallest dipsomaniacal wish is Gerry’s desire. From Framboise to Angostura Bitters to beers of distinction, to the Rolling Stones’ own label wine (!), Gerry’s has it all. The principle at work here is the same as that behind any great bar: expertise. Just as you will never catch out a great barkeep with any request, so too at Gerry’s you’ll find everything you need to make your party go with a swing.
And they are modest with it. Their website claims “at Gerry’s you can buy ALMOST every drink under the sun!”