Wednesday, 28 October 2015

the pop up life continues

i thought i would not pop up again, as i'm waiting for the shop to open, but once one has the 'bug', it never leaves and the immediacy of a temporary place is exciting, forever fresh, bewildering and liberating. 

so, stav B' s liquor bar is alive and well and it's popping up again in the south west and south east of london, in old hoods but new venues. 

the veg bar, is a brand new vegetarian and vegan restaurant, with a pool table, morrissey scattered around the room, a great sized event space downstairs, with a bar, where i pop up, a stage and a dance floor. 
it resides in brixton, and area very special to me, as i used to party and work there; although things have changed dramatically, the community spirit is still intact. 

uluntu, is a brand new flower shop, in bermondsey, the first area in south london i got to know, as i had friends there to visit on sundays for roast dinners and art chats, plus i lived there for a while, too. 
the shop belongs to a good friend, who i have known through a friend from brixton and as all good stories have a good continuation, it is great to be among fresh and beautiful flowers, mixing and concocting. 

the menu is small but concise, with tailor made cocktails and with more homemade ingredients, like bitters, jams and syrups, beer, wine and non alcoholic beverages.  
it changes every week, according to the stock and the occasion (eg pumpkin syrup for halloween). 

the music is an enjoyable medley from the 20s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and a lot of tom waits and roots. 

it's fun, it's easy, it's affordable and it's good and made with love. 
all part of the creative process and keeping it afloat and real, as a project, week in, week out. 

stav B's liquor bar
veg bar
45 tulse hill sw2
every thursday from 6pm
22 oct - 17 dec 15 and back the 7th jan 16

uluntu bermonsdey
63 tower bridge road se1
every friday from 6pm
23 oct - 18 dec 15 and back the 1st jan16

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

london cocktail week 2015 (LCW)

monday 5 october - sunday 11 october 2015

monday begun with a ferocious, yet cleansing rain and also the london cocktail week, in the old spitalfields market, in london's east side. 

there are 275 cherry picked bars from thousands, to represent what is currently happening in the city's cocktail scene. 

bars, pop ups, masterclasses, parties, this hub of liquor will entice and challenge you, educate and inspire you and will get you drunk! naturally!

from north to south, west and east, there are bars for all tastes and persuasions. with spitalfields and soho, the LCW HQ. 

i enjoy these events, despite, my intense and brutal filtering and critique, so that i can keep up on the pulse of what is going on, meet new people and my buddies, try some liquor and just hang out in documenting and participating fun. 

get a wristband and visit the bars, who can make you their LCW cocktail for a fiver and get down to the village for some sampling and camaraderie. 

46 and mercy, bar termini, ghost vodka and an argentinian arepas, take my vote.