Bristol is home to some cracking bars with the likes of Milk Thistle, Red Light, Her Majesty’s Secret Service and Filthy 13 all hugely popular.
And soon we will have another brilliant option to choose from when the team behind an award-winning London bar open their second venue in the city centre.
Black Rock, housed in the former barristers chambers on Marsh Street, just off Baldwin Street, will finally open its doors to the public on Monday, October 21.
Since opening in Shoreditch three years ago, Black Rock’s London venue has won countless accolades including the title of UK’s Best Specialist Bar in the prestigious Class Bar Awards.
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It has been praised by connoisseurs and regular visitors alike for its informal approach, sporting a minimalist and contemporary look.
The London bar’s centrepiece is an 18ft table made from a cross-section of an 185-year-old oak tree trunk, which has hollowed out channels in the middle where 17 litres of whisky and whisky cocktails are aged and poured from taps at one end.
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Bristolians will be delighted to hear that this unique feature has also been installed at Black Rock’s Bristol bar.
The London drinker stocks 250 different bottles of whisky from around the world, which can be enjoyed on their own or in a range of cocktails, and Bristol’s bar is expected to have a similar offering.
Whisky-based highball drinks on the menu include ‘Smoke’ (Talisker, Bloomsbury pastis, cassis, coffee) and ‘Sweet’ (JW Black, ginger ale, lime spritz) whilst cocktails include ‘Fruit’ (Haig Club, Freya birch, rhubarb milk punch) and ‘Spice’ (Bulleit rye, Amaro di Angostura, Earl Grey).
Customers are encouraged to pick up bottles and read the labels as owners Tristan Stephenson and Tom Aske try to demystify the often complex world of whisky and quash any stereotypes.
Food served in the Shoreditch venue includes oysters, haggis balls, Scotch eggs and soda bread with seaweed butter.
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