Verne Cocktail Club
May 11, 2018
We’ve seen many a speakeasy come across our scroll over the last few years, but Buenos Aires’s Verne Cocktail Club is assuredly the first one that draws on author Jules Verne for inspiration, and we couldn’t be crazier about it.
Tucked away near Plaza Armenia, everything from the name of the bar, the logo (a golden cocktail glass in the shape of a ‘V’, with tentacles reaching skyward), and the interior design has been inspired by Verne, and once over the surprise, you realize that he really is a natural fit for a cocktail bar theme. No, really. The deep Chesterfield couches, Ottoman-inspired rugs, and absinthe dripper drag you to somewhere far-flung around the turn of the last century while the more modern steampunk fittings make you feel like you’re several thousand leagues under the sea.
While the theme and the decor are certainly intriguing, it’s the drinks that impress us the most at Verne Cocktail Club, and the entire program is overseen by a Buenos Aires legend. His influence is evident in every drink they pour, with a collection that evolves seasonally but always offers an ‘around the world’ experience. A few of our recent favorites are the Elefante Blanco (white rum, ginger, cream, and ginger ale), the Rocio De Mar (vodka, orange-flavored liqueur, lemon, and rosemary honey), and the London Fog featuring gin and absinthe.