May 11, 2018
Though centrally located, Murmur is rather hard to find, tucked as it is down an alley and then hidden up a flight of stairs, but at least this means the place isn’t always packed and this gorgeous stylish bar can retain its elegant atmosphere. Housed in an attractive heritage building – a former coffee warehouse (with trapdoor still in place) – the ceiling is high and beamed and hung with crystal chandeliers while the furnishings are contrastingly modern: lots of leather and sleek, polished wood. Their cocktails are where the real joy lies. How about a PB & J, with tequila, Chambord, grapes and peanut brittle, or Mitch Martini, with vodka, apple and peach liqueurs and passion fruit? Their rum, tequila and whiskey tasting plates are a nice idea and they also serve an excellent globe-trotting range of beers, including a good array of Belgians and some decent local brews.