The Union Bar
May 11, 2018
Another swanky V & A hotel bar, this one done on a sea-faring theme with shipping memorabilia dotting the plush, wood-paneled walls. The name might come from the old Union shipping line that used to service the southern tip of Africa but there’s nothing “old sea dog” about the interior. Expect to find upmarket businessmen and designer-clad women sipping fine wines and premium whiskeys from the leather armchairs, and more than a few of them cutting the tips off the imported cigars available behind the bar. If such fine living gets too much, there’s always a wide selection of sweet, well-poured cocktails to fall back on. We reckon everyone should join The Union.