Words by Charlotte Cox
If a box-set binge/Creme Egg coma was the Easter plan, scrap it. We've got way better bank holiday ideasMore
DRINK: Barrio Brixton
Tequila! Mezcal! Pisco! Rum! Now that we have your attention, we’d like to hereby bring it to your notice that Barrio – London’s favourite Latin bar – has just opened its first outpost south of the river. Which means that Brixtonites can now feast on Peruvian street-eats (salmon ceviche, grilled pork belly), Mexicano cocktails (tequila, mezcal… etc etc) and Latin craft brews without having to travel all the way to South America (or, er, up to Barrio Shoreditch). Which further means that this bank holiday, you can have yourself a veritable fiesta. Ole, indeed.
Barrio, 30 Acre Lane, SW2 5SG
DRINK: Black Rock
Q: When is a bar not a bar? A: When it is a tree. A huge, 185-year-old oak, to be precise, which has been split in half, turned on its side and filled with 17 litres of whisky cocktails… Yes, this has actually happened. And it is the centrepiece of Shoreditch’s newest subterranean drinking den. The perfectly aged cocktails – choose from the Cherry River or the Special House Blend – are then delivered straight to your glass via taps at the end of the trunk. A concept for which there is only one word: tree-mendous.
Black Rock, 9 Christopher Street, EC2A 2BS