My five favourite bars... Louise McClatchy

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Louise McClatchy, 24, is half of Supergirly, the Australian comedy duo famous for satirising pop bands. Together with fellow Melburnian Jai Simeone, 24, Louise has irreverently masqueraded as everyone from Britney to the All Saints. The pair made their debut at the Edinburgh fringe in 1999, and proved so popular that they've since given private performances for Madonna and Elton John. Louise lives in London and is engaged to Steve.

Louise McClatchy, 24, is half of Supergirly, the Australian comedy duo famous for satirising pop bands. Together with fellow Melburnian Jai Simeone, 24, Louise has irreverently masqueraded as everyone from Britney to the All Saints. The pair made their debut at the Edinburgh fringe in 1999, and proved so popular that they've since given private performances for Madonna and Elton John. Louise lives in London and is engaged to Steve.

1 BAR 38 1-3 Long Acre, London WC2 (tel: 020 7836 7794)

My favourite bar is actually a Mars bar. I didn't realise this piece was going to be about a different sort of bar. If we're talking alcohol, then I'd have to say Bar 38 in Covent Garden because the staff are excellent, it has a nice atmosphere and is great for people-watching. It's next to the New Ambassadors theatre, where we perform occasionally, so we go there to chill out with a pitcher of vodka and Red Bull.

2 SUGAR REEF 42-44 Great Windmill Street, London W1 (tel: 020 7851 0800)

We've been here quite a few times for friends' parties and even performed on occasion. The downstairs area is really groovy - there are lots of nooks where you can sit and chat. I like to drink different things in different places and because Sugar Reef is a big night out sort of venue, I'll have wine or champagne. It's good for bumping into pop bands, which is helpful as we have to pick up their mannerisms to do the songs. We once saw Martine McCutcheon, who said, "Aw gawd, I've heard you're doing my song!" Sometimes people are a bit wary when they hear we take the piss out of them, but once they've seen the act they usually like it.

3 TEATRO CLUB AND RESTAURANT Wingate House, 93-107 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1 (tel: 020 7494 3040)

This is the perfect place for cocktails and watching C-list soap stars. It's also the bar where I first tried absinthe with a friend. We were expecting crazy hallucinations, but it just felt like an out-of-body experience. When I'm not on the absinthe, I'll order the Teatro Splash, a blend of Drambuie, champagne and crushed strawberries.

4 BIZARRE BAR Hamilton Road, Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell, Lanarkshire (tel: 01698 303030)

This is a great place. Its decor is Egyptian inspired, with mummies all over the place. The music is mainly pop and Eighties, which I like. I first went there with my fiancé, who's Scottish, and his brother. We'd been to a wedding, so they were wearing kilts. I'd never realised what chick magnets they are - girls kept trying to lift them up to see what was underneath. It was an experience for me; men in skirts aren't a common sight in Oz.

5 RED HEAD BAR Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia

I haven't partied in Melbourne for four years, but when I did, I'd hang out at the Red Head. It overlooks a lake, and is a great place for live bands. The local TV crews tended to hangout there, while the celebs went to the more up-market Carousel bar. Live music is one of the things I miss about Melbourne; you'd find a decent live act in most pubs. I also miss driving; I'm far too scared to drive in London.

Supergirly are on a nationwide tour until mid-December. Call 020 7836 6111 for London dates, or check out www.supergirly.com

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