No 197 Chiswick Fire Station
May 11, 2018
A proudly independent neighborhood bar splashed with streaks of style, No 197 Chiswick Fire Station is a cool, yet ultra comfortable, space in London’s Chiswick neighborhood. The goal behind No 197 Chiswick Fire Station was to create a venue where people would feel at home whether they wanted to sip a cappuccino or tip back a nightcap cocktail, and they have wildly succeeded. The space is thoroughly contemporary in design, featuring soft colors offset by striking modern furniture, hip fittings (think retro movie posters and industrial lighting) and even a regal row of potted cactus that all scream ‘chic’ while also softly whispering “sit down and stay awhile”. Open early every day, No 197 Chiswick Fire Station is the ideal place in the neighborhood to lounge over coffee, lunch, or brunch while you catch up with friends or finish off a bit of work. As the day turns to night, the cocktail and wine move to the forefront of the action, and both lists have been procured with an eye for excellence. A quartet of unique Old Fashioneds set the tone on the cocktail menu, with mixes like the refreshing Rhubarb and Ginger Cobbler (made of premium gin, rhubarb & ginger shrub, cherry liqueur, and fresh mint), the bold British Sour (premium whisky, stout beer, and homemade cider reduction) and a punchy Pineapple & Sage Mojito following suit. In addition, the bar’s signature House Lemonade range has created a bevy of buzz (they’re concocted with frosty homemade lemon sherbert and taste especially great on the leafy back patio), and when you add in their impressive list of fine world wines and craft beers, you have a combination that will be tough to beat anywhere in London.