May 11, 2018
Spread over two floors, this hip new venue combines some of the city’s top liquid trends. Here you can stop by for an artisanal coffee in the afternoon and indulge in a snack or two (they make a mean sandwich), or partake of a light aperitif in the early evening before dinner. There’s a menu of more old school cocktails available too, in the bar below, if you fancy something stiffer and stronger. The main room at Lockwood is a bright, laid-back space, all white walls and blonde wood, with large windows to let in the light, while the downstairs basement bar is more atmospheric, an array of old stone rooms, low lit and more lounge-like, with vaulted ceilings and lots of little nooks in which one can sit and sip. Having been on people’s style radars since well before it opened, it hasn’t taken Lockwood long to establish itself as a popular spot, but given its spacious nature and its long opening hours – from breakfast until 2 a.m. it’s not too tricky to score a table and is worth it, as the drinks are well made, from the appetite-whetting Negronis to a potent, well put together Sazaeracs. Appealing to those who care about their coffee as well as the city’s craft cocktail crowd, it ticks a lot of boxes including ours.