If you were told to meet up with someone & the entrance happened to be in a dark back alley with no lights no signs, leading down into a basement via a fire stairwell, most normal people would probably think you were a rapist.
A themed bar with a secret entrance without any signs gives this hidden establishment a special charm once you realise its not a swingers club. A long bar manned by staff with bow ties guarding a wall filled with so much whiskey that requires a ladder to reach with Jazz music in the background, soft lighting & wooden panels give this bar an aged look making it is easy to forget that it is all made-up. It has those idiosyncrasies that city hipsters love like its relative secret location, underground vibe, intimate floor space & its soft light candle-lit ambience is something different. Single malt liquor & old American boxing pictures aren’t topic’s many people could discuss in detail but the atmosphere here is always vibrant & its 1930’s theme is part of the charm which makes it worth waiting up to 30mins outside a back alley for.
With over 350 whiskey’s on offer not including tap beer, wines & ports they try to please everybody but if your into the rice wine peasant farmers enjoy after a gruelling harvest or south Pacific kava on a humid summer night you will be disappointed, maybe you can reminisce about your worldly travels over a whiskey on the rocks. Strictly no food is served here making this a pure drinking establishment, pretzels on request. Having so many obscure whiskey brands not found at your Woolies supermarket I would think many of the people who pretend to like the unpronounceable single-malts from Iceland or back streets of Belfast as fools shoring up their street cred. It’s a good place to try something new & to enjoy the company of friends, don’t get caught up in the whole fake cool hipster thing its superficial. Whether standing around the wall benches, watching the action at the bar or lucky enough to score a table it’s a pretty good place if you can get in.
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