May 11, 2018
So painfully hip it doesn’t bother to have its name on the door (everyone who needs to know knows, and all that malarkey, which doesn’t seem to have worn thin as quickly as we’d like it to) and the black t-shirt clad, male model bar staff think a caiparinha is too un-cool to put on the menu. It’s hard to see into this chic little Mitte cocktail spot shutters block out a lot of the scene from passing pedestrians so maybe that’s why it has become a destination for the trendy, famous/almost famous and wannabe crowd, and the door can get busy so you’re not always guaranteed entry, as you have to make it past occasionally fussy (if generally also very friendly) door staff. If you do make the cut (dressing well helps) and manage to make it past the threshold, you’ll find yourself in a bar with a distinctly urban, Manhattan vibe. There’s a raised floor with leather sofas at one end to sit at, but hang around the green-lit bar area where you’ll be transfixed by walls of illuminated fish tanks framed with lime-coloured leather. Greenwich has been around long enough to no longer be, strictly speaking, cutting edge, but it has established itself as a hip hangout for an attractive crowd, lured by the stylish setting, exclusive feel and quality cocktails, though the space can start to feel a little claustrophobic when it gets busy as a place to kick start your evening or wind down from a night out, though, Greenwich is a stylish stop off.