May 11, 2018
Behind the popular gourmet burger bar, The Butcher (itself a place well worth checking out), there’s a secret space, a hidden speakeasy-style amazing bar serving some of the city’s best creative cocktails. Located in Holland’s most famous market, the Albert Cuypstraat, you’ll need a reservation in advance if you want to get in to the inner sanctum. Find the door at the back of the restaurant, ring the buzzer and wait.
Once they let you inside you’ll find yourself in a hip, low-lit space full of elegant green bar stools around a central counter. The cocktail list includes eleven signature drinks as well as an on-trend range of barrel-aged top cocktails and a selection of punches designed to be shared. House tipples include things like The Butcher’s Nana, the Prohibition era-inspired Scofflaw and the Spicy Crusta, a mix of gin, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, Zuidam orange, lemon juice, and Butcher syrup #5 which is served with a small side dish of caramelised orange and lemon peel.
Drinks are on the pricey side but the attention to detail is impeccable. The crowd is made up of stylish urban professionals and the bar tenders really know their business.
Main photo credit: http://www.the-butcher.com