Bootlegger, Bank

  • DATE #451
  • Written by Kevin May (Guest Author)
  • 3 years ago

The Vibe

The roaring 20s come roaring back to life in this prohibition inspired drinking den located in the hustle and bustle of the financial district. Industrial style cage lights and flickering tea candles cast a dim glow on restored relics and wall hangings from the era. The extensive and historically elaborate cocktail menus are tacked to cumbersome planks of wood, which sit atop distressed antique tables. Lively jazz covers of top 40 songs quite literally invoke an overwhelming urge to jump up, kick off your shoes, and take to the floor like the era-appropriate flapper. Bar staff and waiters don the charming, ever-so-sleek white shirt, bow tie, and suspenders, which only enhances the quite impeccable service in the minds of the tipsy.

The Order

Care to snack on some lightly salted popcorn out of quaint teacups whilst sipping on your cocktail creation? If that doesn’t lure you in, fancy, hand-crafted bar snacks are in the works and will be introduced in the next week.

The Game

If you dare stumble into this blast from the past establishment, your cocktail GAME will surely thank you. All hand-shaken, stirred, and poured into mason jars, the cocktails here are mixed with long-forgotten, but beloved liqueurs and bubblies and embellished with fresh fruit and a pinch of some really good lovin’. Sit back, soak in the tunes, and order a few. Luckily, most cocktails come with two straws so start sippin’ with bae – fingers crossed you’ll get lucky. Then stumble down Bishopgate to 24 hour Duck and Waffle and get your feast on. Need I say more?

The Faults

Hard to think of any, but if I had to nail one, the joint can get quite noisy when packed.

Sex Factor

3, but definitely a 4 if you know how to do the Charleston.

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