The Lucky Liquor Co
Pioneering cocktail trends, this casual bar specialises in seasonal, eccentric concoctions.
Debunking the myth that the number 13 is unlucky, Lucky Liquor select 13 bottles, create 13 cocktails and serve each menu for – you guessed it – 13 weeks. Forget superstition and let the glowing red 'Liquor' sign lure you in; you're in for a good time. There's a boldness about this place which reaches beyond the chessboard flooring. Sassy mixologists clearly know a thing or two about tipples but the drinks themselves? An ambitious Peashooter showcases flavours of sugar snap peas, fennel and celery finished off with a paprika rim, while pickled carrot cordial or pine needle soda are just some of the unusual ingredients found elsewhere. Impressively, most concoctions feature a Lucky homemade liqueur, the likes of tonka bean, sassafras or more familiarly, banana and coconut. These, alongside a list of carefully selected wines and spirits make up the off-licence drinks list, perfect for consumption in a quieter setting at home. Of course, those preferring the buzz of a pulsating vinyl playlist must be prepared to stand but – if you're really lucky – you’ll get dibs on the pool table downstairs.
- Private dining: Up to 25 covers
- Provides: Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: All vinyl soundtrack - mix of blues, jazz, hiphop and metal
- Capacity: 45 (16 outdoors)
- Largest group: 25
- Open since: 2013
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 8
- House wine: £15.50 per bottle