Mar 1, 2012
To be quite frank - some of London’s speakeasy’s and secret bars with all its ‘hidden entrances’ and passwords aren’t so secret and in our well sourced opinion – are sometimes a letdown once we see what’s behind the overtly closed doors. But this one sure has kept ‘schtum’ about itself and perhaps rightly so...
The Venue: Shaker & Company opened last Autumn and you could almost hear expert bartenders across London prick their ears up at the news. The first bar from the team behind the finest bartenders, Shaker & Co with a New Orleans vibe offers specially crafted cocktails designed by the very guys juicing the pomegranate and salting your martini glass, these are the passionate bartenders who live and breathe cocktails and have been meticulously trained by the Shaker Bar School. They also offer up artisan beer, a food menu inspired by deep South Americana and a line up of music and performance talent.
The Atmosphere: A discretely retro setting, you can relax in a beaten in leather sofa, rest your drinks on 40 gallon Scotch whisky barrels and admire the giant piece of driftwood suspending from the ceiling. Entertainment including jazz nights, solo artists and comedy nights – it’s safe to say there’s something to suit everyone.
The Drinks: Must try’s are: Cox’s Gravespinner with Bacardi Superior Rum, spiced mango and apple & honey cordial and The Company Girl with Belvedere Vodka with pineapple, cranberry, lemon and egg white.
Our 2 pence: With it’s cosy ambinence, cocktails at £7.50 and a short walk from Warren Street station, we can’t find any reason not to go for a drink at Shaker & co after a hard day at work!
Located at 119 Hampstead Street, Camden Town NW1 3EE. For more information call 020 7387 5474 or visit www.shakerandcompany.co.uk