The same day S.B. was out mixing up watermelons and tequila, I was out having fried chicken and top notch beer with our good friends from Hypit. The only thing Wing Wing and Voltaire have in common is that both are great places to get bevvied up – and bevvied up we got.
Wing Wing is a brand new Korean chicken shop right on the corner of Tavistock Square. Their pride is rooted in the simple ‘Chimaek’, offering up the best chicken and maekju (beer) in Bloomsbury.
Upon walking in, the colourful seating and menus, combined with the sound of K-Pop all around, made for a super funky atmosphere. We made our way to the back of the joint and into the karaoke room, where we saw all the goods Wing Wing has to offer.
We kicked off the night with the ‘bottom-up’ beer filling. Here’s how it works: all the pints have holes with a magnetic rim, to which you then drop and attach a colourful magnet. You then attach the pint to the streamers, which then fill it with beer with no head in less than 5 seconds.
Lo and behold, clumsy over here just couldn’t get it right. After dropping the magnet in the pint in a dramatic fashion so we could boomerang it for the Gram, the magnet didn’t quite attach itself to the bottom of the glass. Next thing you know, I had detached the full pint glass from the streamer and beer was spilling all over the floor in Niagaric fashion. M E S S. My feet were beer-soaked and everyone saw it happen. I couldn’t wait for the fried chicken to arrive and distract from the real headless chick(en) (me).
Thankfully, it wasn’t long before the chicken arrived and we got to have a nibble.
It is important to note, Wing Wing’s chicken is free-range, double-fried and Korean-style, with a choice of 3 different types of glazing – soy garlic, hot, and… liquorice… yes, liquorice (it’s actually amazing and we hate liquorice.) The sides are also pretty lit, with the onion brick being our MVP (it’s life-changing and probably something we’ll be getting every day on our way back from uni).
Overall, this is the perfect student hangout spot, located conveniently close to Connaught, Bloomsbury, iQ, Garden, International, Unite, Ramsay, Carr-Saunders, Passfield, and College Halls (and probably more). Fresher’s week is fast approaching, so make sure to hit this joint, lads!