Tuesday, October 11, 2011

London Cocktail Week

Last night kicked off London Cocktail Week and I checked out the latest in cocktail creations as well as bar design in the East End.
1st stop: Chiswell Street Dining Rooms, which recently took over and remodeled an old dingy pub and turned it into a classy gastropub. Their drink of choice was a refreshing gin based drink.

 2nd Stop: The Drift, a new bar in the corporate City district. I loved the design of this place and their cocktail of the night was a rum and espresso concoction that I couldn't get enough of! The bar has a back wall painted with chalkboard paint with great illustrations and lots of white pottery stacked up against the wall. The backsplash is made up of beveled mirrored subway tiles that really bring sparkle to the down to earth chalkboard style. The paper and wire chandeliers are also to die for!

3rd Stop: The Zetter Townhouse, one of my local favorites that opened last Spring and the decor is best described as your crazy aunt's house. If you have a fear of taxidermy, this is not the place for you, but everything is done in a really playful way. A mixture of old British furniture, Chinese foo dogs and patterned wallpaper make up this cozy space. Their drink of choice for the night was the Townhouse Tonic served in individual bottles that are adorable.

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