The Comedy Cafe, 66 Rivington St EC2 (071-739 5706) is open late; a lot of comedians cross town to go there after work. There's a scruffy upstairs room where you can drink til about 2am. Noel, the boss, is very easy-going.
If I want to make an impression on someone I'll go to the Window on the World, on top of the Hilton Hotel, 22 Park Lane W1 (071-493 8000). You have to put on proper trousers, and the waiters don't like more than two sharing a table, so don't ask to sit down with someone by the window. The view's great, though inside it's all velour pouffes, cocktails and chrome.
I sometimes go to Belgo, a Belgian restaurant in Camden, 72 Chalk Farm Rd, London NW1 (071-267 0718) for the moules frites. It's handy for the Jongleurs comedy club over the road.
On Ko Samui, a Thai island, the Bob Marley Bar is good. It's a wooden place that is used by Vietnam casualties making their way back. Also, I like the Woodstock Cafe in Pusher St, Christiana, which is a part of Copenhagen where the hippies have declared an independent state. The police leave them alone, except evey now and again they remove the smackheads and bikers.'
Jeff Green, stand-up, hosts the 'Comedy Club', LWT, Sat nights from 5 Feb. Live 11-12 Feb, Jongleurs, Lavender Gdns, London SW11Reuse content