Part 2.

Wine week really upped it’s game today. This was in no small part due to tasting 19 different wines. Nineteen. None of them were duds. It’s not as alarming as it sounds. Three of us were out this evening and we went to two bars offering three different flights, which we shared. There was also…

Thats the way to do it!

One of my bosses is a massive beer nerd. Another of them is a cocktail nerd.┬áLast week he suggested we go for a catch up at his favourite bar. Who was I to refuse? He first recommended it to me at Christmas last year, but I’d not actually gotten the chance to go. Punch Room…

The bar with no name.

I’ve been trying to work out how to get in a review of 69 Colebrooke Row since I started this blog. It’s probably my all time favourite cocktail bar. It crops up again and again in passing as I explore further into booze. It was definitely fundamental in my development as a massive cocktail nerd….

A rare foray

I spent rather a lot of time during my PhD at the Euston Tap. Far more time than I really should have. The Euston Tap is a collection of two pubs in the base of what was formally the Doric Arch – the big arch that was the entry to Euston Station, before it got…

The Lyan sleeps tonight!

As part of lovely girlfriend’s birthday, we (surprisingly!) went for cocktails.┬áThe chosen venue was Dandelyan. The bar from mixologist of note, Mr Lyan, in the Mondrian Hotel in the sea containers building on the south bank. Sea containers is amazing. It is one of the ugliest buildings in London – it’s got a lovely view…

A Place Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Bar Termini is one of my very favourite bars. It does great coffee, great drinks and the staff are awesome. I used to go a lot more often than I do, to the extent that when I did go yesterday, one of the staff members told me off for having not been visiting often enough…

Burn Baby, Burn

The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town is one of my favourite bars. They have a sister bar in Clapham – I’ve been meaning to visit for absolutely ages. This has finally happened. The King of Ladies Man is less hidden than it’s counterpart and while it lives in a breakfast club, it’s got a door…

Swift Half

A new bar in Soho with Nightjar and Milk & Honey heritage?!? Why yes. Swift has recently opened at the Charing Cross Road end of Old Compton Street. It’s a two floor bar with a light ‘drop in’ bar at street level serving mostly gin based drinks and a basement speak easy focusing far more…