Tuesday, 7 June 2011

What a wonderful night...

Thank you to all that came out for our second birthday bash...
Donning our finest jewels and mischievous moustaches we drank and danced on into the night and began our second year in the best company we could imagine. Francis and Laura were divine, Camille looked oh-so glamorous and we only wish Tony's "costume" had lasted longer than one night.

We hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did... And for those who couldn't make it, a brief photo re-cap:

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

New Spring Menu

With the changing weather, we've added a few new cocktails to the menu.

Rhubarb Gimlet, Homemade Rhubarb Cordial stirred with Beefeater Gin and a Grapefruit Twist

Dirty Martini, Olive Water, Beefeater Gin and Martini Extra Dry

La Rose, English Rose Garden Aromatics topped with Champagne

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Happy Birthday to us!

Another year has passed, as The Bar With No Name will turn 2 on June 1st! We welcome this as an opportunity to say thank you to all of our wonderful friends and customers and we look forward to another healthy and happy year in your company.

Please join our celebration on the evening of Wednesday, 1 June.

A formal party invite will be issued soon, please consider this a Save-the-date ;)

Talk with Ian Hart from Sacred Gin

Join us for a lecture session with Ian Hart, co-founder of Sacred Spirits Company; He'll share with us the history of his emergence from a Corporate background to become the founder of London's only vacuum distillery. We will sample and discuss Sacred products and hear about the creative processes used to produce the Sacred line.

Monday, 6 June, 3-5pm at 69 Colebrooke Row
This event is free to attend, please rsvp to drinks@69colebrookerow.com as space is limited.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Kigo Master Class at 69 Colebrooke Row

Tuesday, 24 May, 2-4pm

69 Colebrooke Row will host a Master Class devoted to KIGO Shochu, a Colebrooke favourite.

We will introduce the product at our Japanese Masterclass on 7th May, however this distinct class will be geared more toward our industry peers and will delve deeper into KIGO, it's production, history and uses.

Spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

For more information contact drinks@69colebrookerow.com

Japanese Master Class

Following the success of our previous Japanese Master Class, we are offering another this Saturday, 7 May from 2-4pm.

This class will focus on the aspects of Japanese bartending and tools, products and flavours from Japan. Featuring recipes from Japanese bartenders, we will provide an insight into the style of drinks service served in the bars within Japan and share with you some of our favourite products.

Japanese Master Class, Saturday 7 May, 2-4pm

All classes £40/person. Spaces for each class are limited; To book your place email drinks@69colebrookerow.com

Merlet Family Brothers Blend Cognac Talk

After years spent successfully crafting Cognacs at the Merlet distillery whilst working with many of the larger Cognac houses, the family branched out into Liquers with equal success. No longer under contract, the Family is free to make their own house Cognac under the Merlet name.

Several house blends later (including a batch in collaboration with 69 Colebrooke Row, which bore the 69 stamp on it's label) they are now releasing their own personal blend.

Unlike other Cognacs which are created with sipping in mind, this blend has been created to be used in Cocktails and reflects that in it's unique characteristics.

Gilles and Luc Merlet will be giving a talk on their new product at 69 Colebrooke row on Monday, May 23rd between 3-5pm.
Please contact drinks@69colebrookerow.com to reserve your space.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Kammerling's talk at 69 Colebrooke Row

We invite you for an afternoon with Alex Kammerling to discuss the history of alcohol as medicine and the kinds of ingredients that have been used for centuries.

We'll explore the botanicals for his secret recipe for Kammerling's ginseng spirit and a selection of infusions and distillations he's created over the past 5 years.

A tasting will be offered as well as a chance to sample some of Kammerling's signature cocktails and an open session for a bit of play with mixing the new spirit.

This talk is open to all, however space will be limited so please rsvp at drinks@69colebrookerow.com
Monday, 11 April, 3-5pm at the bar with no name at 69 Colebrooke Row

Saturday, 2 April 2011

69 Master Classes: April & May 2011

The next in our series will highlight Summer Party Cocktails and will feature a list of seasonal recipes to serve up at your summer barbeques. With tips for serving in warm weather, lots of fresh fruit, the Rosy Punch, mojitos, margaritas and Colebrooke classics like the Elegante~

Join us to kick off the start of our summer season and inspire your plans for the coming sunny months-
Summer Cocktail Master Class, Saturday 21 May, 2-4pm

The following will be a sequel to our recent Japanese Master Class that went so well, we're gladly responding to requests for another. This class will focus on the aspects of Japanese bartending and tools and products and flavours from Japan. Featuring recipes from Japanese bartenders, we will provide an insight into the style of drinks service served in the bars within Japan.

Japanese Master Class, Saturday 7 May, 2-4pm

All classes £40/person. Spaces for each class are limited; To book your place email drinks@69colebrookerow.com

Lagavulin night at 69 Colebrooke Row

Thursday we hosted a night of Lagavulin whisky with cocktails by our own Tony C. We started with a comparative whisky tasting with expert, Dr. Nick Morgan followed by a sampling of Lagavulin 16 year old with an assortment of blue cheeses.

Colebrooke collaborator Paul A. Young created a batch of chocolates with Lagavulin Distillers Edition, featuring a Sea Salted Caramel Truffle and Lagavulin Whisky Sour truffle. The evening commenced in the serving of two especially made Lagavulin cocktails by Tony Conigliaro, the Lagavulin Liquorice Whisky Sour and the Lagavulin Sterling Soda.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Italian Master Class, 26 March 2011

The next in our Master Class series will focus on Apertifs and classic Italian cocktails. Sit in on an interactive tutorial with our expert barmen and try your hand at a negroni, sbagliato or our Colebrooke take on the Americano. Presently 12 seats left for this class; 2-4pm, £40, email drinks@69colebrookerow.com for bookings.

The London Foodie on 69 Colebrooke Row

Read the review here

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Dr. Adam Elmegirab visits 69 Colebrooke Row

Our Monday talks are taking off! With another informative and interactive session given by Dr. Adam Elmegirab focusing on bitters. A big thanks to all that made it out and to Adam for sharing him time and knowledge. Keep posted for the next session soon.

69 Colebrooke and Paul A. Young Chocolates

A Valentines Day collaboration with neighbour artisan chocolatier, Paul Young has stirred up quite a bit of interest! We partnered with Paul to create chocolate bites flavoured as some of our featured menu cocktails and are so impressed with the results, they've been selling out of the shop in Camden Passage and we're working on our next selection!

Stop by the shop and sample some for yourself before swinging by for a Lipstick Rose or Liquorice Whisky Sour!

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Bitters Talk by Dr. Adam Elmegirab Monday March 14th, 3pm

The next in our series of talks hosted by 69 Colebrooke Row will be given by Dr. Adam Elmegirab. We will hear about the bitters category, specifically focusing on the past/present/future as well as the influence on drinking culture over the past 200+ years. We will then have the chance to try the key bittered drinks from this timeframe.

Adam will explain how he got into compounding bitters through his Jerry Thomas Project and give an insight into the production methods employed in the manufacture of Boker's Bitters, Dandelion & Burdock Bitters and Limited Edition Spanish Bitters, as well as the new Antique Colebrooke Bitters developed for ZTH.

We will take a look at other comapnies behind the craft bitters movement such as Bittermens (USA) and The Bitter Truth (Germany).

The event is free to attend; Please book now to reserve your space. drinks@69colebrookerow.com

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Classic Cocktail Making At 69 Colebrooke Row

Our next Master Class has been scheduled for next Saturday, 12 March from 2-4pm here at the bar with no name.

Due to demand we have organised another of our most popular class. We will discuss the secrets to making all of the time-tested favourites: The martinin, manhattan & old fashion, daiquiri & margarita as well as our popular Colebrooke Classics. This is a great class for both the novice and seasoned drinker - all are welcome.

The class will cap at 25 guests. To reserve your space, please contact drinks@69colebrookerow.com

Sunday, 27 February 2011

New Music Sundays at 69 Colebrooke Row

Our Sunday night live music continues and we've gathered the line up for the upcoming weeks:

Every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month features Viper's Dream, an acoustic Gypsy Jazz band who's repertoire ranges from swing and bebop to latin, bossa nova and original compositions. Special emphasis is on the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli and the Quintet of the Hot Club of France.

Sunday, 27 Feb
Jazz in Paris: French-American singer eVe Buigues accompanied by Scottish guitarist Kevin Glasgow. The Jazz In Paris Project bring a fresh approach to their original French adaptations of familiar tunes such as The Eurythmics' Sweet Dreams and Prince's quintessential Kiss- bringing a touch of class and the enticing sound of Parisian romance.

Sunday, 13 & 27 March
Gumbo La La: Conjuring up the spirit of the 1930s and 1940s by reimagining the sounds of roots, honky tonk and zydeco music with detailed three-part harmonies, fiddle, double bass, and acoustic guitar.

Sunday, 10 & 24 April
Dan Darling and Chaps playing accoustic Dixieland Jazz - the horns will transport you to the streets of New Orleans and back just in time for another sazerac..

Japanese Master Class at the bar with no name

Our first of the sort here at 69 Colebrooke Row was a phenominal success! Guests sampled a bevy of products, tried out tools and learned quite a bit about the art of cocktails in Japan. The feedback has encouraged a second Japanese theme classed to be scheduled in the near future, keep updated on www.69colebrookerow.com for news.

Enter 2011 at 69 Colebrooke Row

It was a magical night aboard the luxury cruise liner with no name... We danced and drank into the night and our hearts were happy in the company of our friends.

Monday, 31 January 2011

Valentines Day at 69 Colebrooke Row

This Valentines Day join us for an intimate evening featuring friend and house pianist, Maurice Horhut and a collaboration with artisan chocolatier, Paul Young. We've created a limited edition batch of chocolates flavoured as your favourite Colebrooke cocktails.

Tickets for the evening will be sold as £60/couple and will offer 3 cocktails with nibbles, chocolate pairings and a gift box for each.

Please contact drinks@69colebrookerow.com for further info; Bookings without tickets also accepted per usual.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Dave Wondrich book signing at 69 Colebrooke Row

It was a full house this past Friday for the first in a series of 69 talks, this one featuring Mr. Dave Wondrich. The punch was flowing and nearly everyone got an autographed copy of Dave's new book, Punch: The Delights (and Dangers) of the Flowing Bowl. Thanks to all that came by and cheers to our friend Mr. Wondrich for a very memorable evening.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Tuesday, 25 January Burns Night

In honour of Burns Night, Chivas Regal is hosting an informal tasting from 4-6pm at 69 Colebrooke Row.
All are welcome, please swing by on your way home and share with us.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Tony and Marcis in the Imbibe awards

We are very pleased to have our very own Tony C and Marcis D8 nominated in the first ever Imbibe awards. Tony is up for a massive two- Bar personality of the year, and industry legend, whilst Marcis is strutting it under Hotstuff award! Please get voting folks- they clearly deserve to win!


Tuesday, 11 January 2011

A very special evening

We are very excited to welcome back to the bar with no name close friend Dave Wondrich. Esteemed cocktail historian and author of the indispensable 'Imbibe!' and recently, the definitive account on the flowing bowl- 'Punch', he is a wonderfully entertaining speaker having joined us over summer for the Drink Factory talks .
This very special evening on Friday 21st of January will be the first in a series of talks to grace the bar, and will feature Dave talking through (and of course, liberally ladling out) Punch, and discussing its history and development into modern day drinking. Bookings are being taken now so get in early for this one!

Sunday, 9 January 2011

New Masterclasses

The next in our series of special masterclasses will be our Valentine's Day class on Saturday, 12 February, 2-4pm. For all those in need of a little inspiration to make their Valentine feel extra special, the good folk at the bar with no name are here to help!
We will demonstrate a series of themed cocktails (with plenty of bubbles of course) that can be made at home to ensure everyone is in mood. Perfect for couples or those who want to learn something unique to impression someone special.

Our next scheduled comes in the form of a Japanese Masterclass. This will focus on some of the aspects of Japanese bartending and tools, but also products and flavours from Japan. This will also feature some recipes from Japanese bartenders and provide an insight into the style of drinks service served in the bars within Japan. Places are limited. The class will take place from 2-4pm on Saturday 26th February.

All master classes are priced at £40/person and can be booked by emailing drinks@69colebrookerow.com

69 Team trip to berlin

The 69 crew went for a family outing across the shores to the wonderful Berlin following a busy Christmas and New Year period. Despite a reception of ice and snow, spirits were high- aided by the wonderful reception of Soho House Hotel , and a fantastic break ensued. A soak in the cultural offerings of the city were paralleled with that within the hotel spa and a host of excellent bars- notably Lebensstern , Staggerlee , Tausend and Buck and Breck . In addition- Cami got to recharge her batteries in the brilliant cowshead spa, Tony got a very fetching pair of boots, LOU made it to the aquarium despite the failings of everyone else, Teo and Stu received endurance awards, Sophie dominated, Ryan was ping-pong champion, Cara got amused by foreign signs (with superb photos to boot) and Ingrid made her flight home (in spite of some mean spirited attempts to make otherwise). Superb! Oh, and Marcis was there too.

the bar with no name on BarLOG

A recent review from BarLOG following their visit to the bar with no name.


the bar with no name- Independent article photos

Photos from the Independent featuring the bar with no name and a piece on the return of the cocktail- with a few snaps of Tony and Matteo.