Adventure Bar


Adventure Bar

London-South West London

  • Great food
3.9 / 5 2 / 5

May 11, 2018

Drinking at Adventure Bar is certainly an adventure - in atmosphere, interior design and some of the most innovative cocktails we’ve ever seen.

Walking through Adventure Bar is, as the name suggests, an adventure, seemingly through at least two different eras. Upon entering, you’re greeted with a classy bar-cum-Victorian pub, replete with shiny wooden floors, studded leather booths, staid bookshelves and old-fashioned wallpaper. Meander through to the back room, however, and you’re faced with a much more modern vibe; a second bar area complete with neon prints, 60s-style angular stools and plastic lampshades.

Naturally, the eclectic nature of Adventure Bar doesn’t end with the mish-mash of colours, textures and fabrics in the decor. It also extends to the cocktail menu – a sensory overload of flavours and spirits, including both classic and contemporary recipes. Some of the more daring concoctions include the Snap, Kraken and Pop (rum, chocolate, sugar, Coco Pops, milk and ice cream), the King Pong (vodka, rhubarb liqueur, lemon and apple juice, cinnamon sugar, cider and a ping pong ball – presumably for playing ‘Cocktail Pong’ with the cup once you’re finished) and the Cricket Soup (rum, black raspberry liqueur, raspberries, lemon juice, fresh mint and sugar, topped with a cricket). Many of the cocktails can be super-sized for up to three people to share, in which case they come served in a popcorn box. And as if all of that wasn’t choice enough, Adventure Bar also offers a variety of shooters for the daring, including the Pickle Backs (whisky with a pickle juice chaser) and the Fisherman’s Tackle (gin and Worcestershire sauce). Food – if you still have room – is laid back affair, with a menu of hot dogs, burgers, chicken wings and slow-roasted belly pork.

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