May 11, 2018
This hip spot at the Red Dot Traffic building is only going to be around for a finite amount of time before the space is redevoped, so make sure you get there while you can. The look of the place is pretty simple, with a home-made aesthetic; a long wooden bar forms the centrepiece of the space and there are a number of DIY shelves spotted about the place. A herb garden at the entrance adds colour. Drinks are creative and layered, with fruits and herbs playing a big part. The Arab Street is a pink and delicate thing made with G’Vine gin, pomegranate syrup, saffron rose water, apple juice and smoked with cherry shisha while The Golden 933 is an altogether more robust thing, made with cereal and butter fat-washed Angostura rum, along with a splash of chilli tincture. It’s a spicy, aromatic drink with a kick. The staff are friendly, the music unapologetically retro, and there’s a convivial atmosphere, but while there are a number of small snacks to choose from, the main pleasures here are liquid.